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Scope of Ergonomics Area. Occupational Biomechanics (spine and upper-extremity) Human-Machine System Design Human-Computer Interaction Cognitive Engineering Human Performance (psychomotor and cognitive) Occupational Safety Engineering Systems Safety.

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    1. Scope of Ergonomics Area • Occupational Biomechanics (spine and upper-extremity) • Human-Machine System Design • Human-Computer Interaction • Cognitive Engineering • Human Performance (psychomotor and cognitive) • Occupational Safety Engineering • Systems Safety

    2. Mahmoud A. Ayoub (Ph.D., Texas Tech) - Professor Research/Teaching Interests - Ergonomics, occupational safety, decision analysis. Courses - IE 311 Office - 448 Daniels Simon Hsiang (Ph.D. Texas Tech) - Associate Professor Research/Teaching Interests - Human motor control, optimization of manual control, human-machine system stability. Courses - IE 452, IE 544, IE 712 Office - 438 Daniels David B. Kaber (Ph.D., Texas Tech) - Associate Professor Research/Teaching Interests - Cognitive ergonomics, human-automation interaction, interface design, occupational safety. Courses - IE 452, IE 540, IE 740, IE 741, IE 745 Office - 439 Daniels Gary A. Mirka (Ph.D., Ohio State) - Associate Professor Research/Teaching Interests - Physical ergonomics, biomechanics, ergonomic intervention research. Courses - IE 352, IE 544, IE 767, IE 768, IE 796 Office - 432 Daniels Faculty and Research Interests

    3. Nelson Couch (Ph.D.) - Adjunct Assistant Professor Teaching Interests - Occupational safety, systems safety engineering. Courses - IE 541, IE 741 Office: Off-campus Nancy Currie (Ph.D.) - Adjunct Assistant Professor Research Interests - Human-robot interaction, anthropometry, systems safety Office: Off-campus Samuel Moon (M.D.) - Adjunct Associate Professor Research Interests - occupational medicine; ergonomics; musculoskeletal pain problems, Office: Off-campus Carolyn Sommerich (Ph.D.) - Adjunct Associate Professor Research Interests - Upper-extremity biomechanics, cumulative trauma disorders, occupational safety. Office: Off-campus Regina Stoll (M.D.) - Adjunct Associate Professor Research Interests - Work physiology, exercise science, human-automation interaction. Office: Off-campus Adjunct Faculty

    4. Ergonomics Course Offerings Background courses for PhD qualifying exam. • IE 540 - Human Factors in Systems Design • IE 541 - Occupational Safety Engineering • IE 544 - Occupational Biomechanics • IE 740 - Engineering Psychology of HCI • IE 741 - Systems Safety Engineering • IE 743 - Ergonomic Performance Assessment • IE 744 - Human Information Processing • IE 745 - Human Performance • IE 767 - Upper Extremity Biomechanics • IE 768 - Spine Biomechanics Doctoral level courses on cognitive ergo and safety. Taught by Psychology Department. Doctoral level courses on cognitive and physical ergonomics.

    5. Human-machine system design Task analysis and evaluation Human-machine function allocation Human information processing Signal detection theory Display-control design Virtual Reality Displays Human motor control and control design Workspace layout Human factors and automobiles Design for special populations Content relevant to qualifying exam IE 540 - Human Factors in Systems Design (Kaber)

    6. Product liability and litigation Consumer product safety Workers’ compensation OSHA regulations Behavior-based safety and risk Accident record keeping Emergency planning and safety program development Accident and hazard analysis Safety standards and control technology Content relevant to qualifying exam IE 541 - Occupational Safety Engineering (Couch/Kaber)

    7. Content relevant to qualifying exam IE 544 - Occupational Biomechanics (Hsiang/Mirka) • Musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology • Worksite analysis • Low back biomechanics • Upper extremity biomechanics • Cumulative trauma disorders • OSHA and ADA

    8. IE 740 - Engineering Psychology of HCI (Kaber): Usability paradigms and principles Models and styles of HCI User-centered design processes Rapid prototyping of interfaces User support (help) systems Usability evaluation and engineering Interface design guidelines Universal design in HCI Usability in VR IE 741 - Systems Safety Engineering (Couch/Kaber): Risk assessment Preliminary hazard analysis System and subsystem hazard analysis Failure modes and effects analysis Fault tree analysis Process safety management New Ergonomics Elective Courses! Added to the course catalog this year.

    9. Research Practicums and Special Topics Courses • IE 796 - Research Practicum in Occupational Biomechanics • IE 796 - Applied Practicum in Occupational Safety and Ergonomics • IE 712 (or 794C) - Human Causality and Risk Analysis (Hsiang): • Modeling human bias, efficiency, and sufficiency in probing (or information gathering) in complex decision processes • IE 747 (or 794D) - Human Uncertainty and Self-organization (Hsiang): • Description of dynamic mechanisms leading to complex decision making in working scenarios, leisure activities, interpersonal interaction, etc.

    10. Ph.D. (10): Zongliang Jiang (Mirka) Sang-Eun Jin (Mirka) Dan Kelaher (Mirka) Sang Hwan Kim (Kaber) Carlene Perry (Kaber) Mohamed Sheiknainar (Kaber) Peter (Yu) Shu (Mirka) Xuezhong Wang (Hsiang) Xu Xu (Hsiang) Tao Zhang (Kaber) M.S. (4): Lashanda Lee (Kaber) Allison Anderson (Mirka) Leigh McClure (Mirka) Kristen Meador (Mirka) M.I.E. (1): Deanna Vick (Kaber) Current Ergonomics Students

    11. Some Recent Graduates and Jobs Students finishing between 2003-2006 • Komal Bajaj (M.S.)- Microsoft, Inc. • Elizabeth Covalla (M.S.) - Zenith Insurance • Hollis Dickens, (MIE) – NC Dept of Labor OSHA • Jonathan Drum (M.S.) – John Deere • Jacklyn Freeman (M.S.) - Milliken • Ruiqi Ma (Ph.D.) - Areva Inc. • Chris McClernon (M.S.) - U.S. Air Force Academy • Brian McGee (M.S.) – John Deere • Carlene Perry (Ph.D.) - U.S. Air Force • Stephanie Reid (M.S.) - Deloitte • Noa Segall (Ph.D.) - Duke Medical Center • Mohamed Sheik-Nainar (Ph.D.) - Synaptics Corporation • Gwanseob Shin (Ph.D.) - Hayes & Associates, Inc. • Yu Shu (M.S.) – PhD Student NCSU • Stephanie Southard (M.S.) - Diosynth RTP, Inc. • Xu Xu (M.S.) – PhD Student NCSU • Heather Warren (M.S.) - Evidence-Based Research Inc.

    12. Current Cognitive Ergonomics Research • Intelligent Human-Machine Interface and Control for Highly Automated Biological Screening Processes - NSF (10/1/04-9/31/07) • Investigation of Manual Control Performance Deficits in Adaptive Automation and a Cognitive Modeling Explanation - NASA LaRC (8/15/05-9/14/06) • A Multidimensional Scaling Analysis of Display Clutter and Development of a Clutter Measure - NASA LaRC (4/10/06-2/9/07) • Testing and validation of a psychophysically defined metric of display clutter - NASA LaRC (Pending) (10/1/06-9/30/09)

    13. Current Physical Ergonomics Research Projects • Ergonomic Interventions for the Agriculture Industry - NIOSH (9/30/01-9/29/06) • Ergonomic Interventions for Commercial Fishermen - NIOSH (Pending) (8/1/06-7/31/08)

    14. Ergonomics Area Faculty in Psychology • Katherine (Kitty) W. Klein (Ph.D. Wayne State) • Shari Lane (Ph.D.) • David W. Martin (Ph.D., Ohio State) • Christopher B. Mayhorn (Ph.D., University of Georgia) • Donald H. Mershon (Ph.D., University of California-Santa Barbara) • Eric N. Wiebe (Ph.D., NCSU) • Michael S. Wogalter (Ph.D., Rice University) Some ergonomics courses are cross-listed with Psychology. http://www.ncsu.edu/psychology/graduate/conc/ergo_exp/index.htm