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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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 DanielsFaculty and Research Interests
Teaching Interests - Occupational safety, systems safety engineering.
Courses - IE 541, IE 741
Nancy Currie (Ph.D.) - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Research Interests - Human-robot interaction, anthropometry, systems safety
Samuel Moon (M.D.) - Adjunct Associate Professor
Research Interests - occupational medicine; ergonomics; musculoskeletal pain problems,
Carolyn Sommerich (Ph.D.) - Adjunct Associate Professor
Research Interests - Upper-extremity biomechanics, cumulative trauma disorders, occupational safety.
Regina Stoll (M.D.) - Adjunct Associate Professor
Research Interests - Work physiology, exercise science, human-automation interaction.
Office: Off-campusAdjunct Faculty
Background courses for PhD qualifying exam.
Doctoral level courses on cognitive ergo and safety.
Taught by Psychology Department.
Doctoral level courses on cognitive and physical ergonomics.
Task analysis and evaluation
Human-machine function allocation
Human information processing
Signal detection theory
Virtual Reality Displays
Human motor control and control design
Human factors and automobiles
Design for special populations
Content relevant to qualifying examIE 540 - Human Factors in Systems Design (Kaber)
Consumer product safety
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 examIE 541 - Occupational Safety Engineering (Couch/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):
Preliminary hazard analysis
System and subsystem hazard analysis
Failure modes and effects analysis
Fault tree analysis
Process safety managementNew Ergonomics Elective Courses!
Added to the course catalog this year.
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)
Lashanda Lee (Kaber)
Allison Anderson (Mirka)
Leigh McClure (Mirka)
Kristen Meador (Mirka)
Deanna Vick (Kaber)Current Ergonomics Students
Students finishing between 2003-2006
Some ergonomics courses are cross-listed with Psychology.