Organizing Committee Members - Ergonomics 2018
Philips Research Laboratory
Don G. Bouwhuis (Biography)
Prof. dr Don G. Bouwhuis has a background in cognitive science, mathematics and computer science and was investigator at the Institute of Perception Research IPO of the Philips Research Laboratory in Eindhoven, NL, where he specialized in visual perception, mathematical modeling and human computer interaction. Currently he is professor of Cognitive Engineering in the research group Human-Technology Interaction at the University of Technology, Eindhoven. His main topic is how people, and in particular older people interact with technological products. This area includes the analysis and development of interaction dialogues, the design of interfaces and ergonomic evaluation procedures with the corresponding methodology. Between 1990 and 2012 he has been involved in the specification and evaluation of research in the European Framework programmes on disabled and elderly, and people with special needs. He is one of the founders of the International Society of Gerontechnology, and has written a course on Cognitive Aspects on Ageing which appeared as a COST publication. Between 2006 and 2012, at Nan Kai University of Technology in Cao Tun, Taiwan, he concentrated on technology for the elderly aimed at prevention of accidents and emergency at home. In a number of research projects he worked on visual attention of young adults, and also on attentional processes in older people in relation to car driving. Other traffic-related research involved auditory and visual warning systems in truck cabins, as well as in-cabin lighting during night driving of trucks on long range trajectories.
Don G. Bouwhuis (Research Area)
cognitive science, mathematics and computer science
University of Padua
Fabio Sgarbossa (Biography)
Prof. Fabio Sgarbossa is an Associate Professor of Industrial Plants and Logistics at the University of Padua, working within the research group coordinated by Prof. Persona.Research and management systems, management and production of systems and maintenance, supply chain management, technological innovation in logistics, materials management and inventory control, operations management and logistics networks, humanitarian and healthcare supply chain management. He was a visiting researcher at the Quality and Reliability Engineering Laboratory, Rutgers University, Piscataway - New Jersey (USA), in collaboration with prof. Pham, Department Chairman. This collaboration with prof. Pham is still active on various issues related to system reliability modeling of environments, of considerable interest to the scientific and industrial community. He is author and co-author of more than 100 publications in important international journals and international research conferences. He was a member of IIE, IEEE and coordinator of the young group of AILOG Nord-EST (Italian Logistics Association). He has been a member of the Organizing and Scientific Committee and Session Chairman of several International Conferences and Workshops. He has also been a guest editor of several Special Issues in relevant International Journals. Prof. Fabio Sgarbossa actively contributes to new researches in Logistics laboratories related to the development and integrated study of new packaging solutions, innovative logistics systems and the use and analysis of motion capture systems for ergonomic assessment and efficiency of the various assembly and productive workstations.
Fabio Sgarbossa (Research Area)
Working within the research group coordinated by Prof. Persona.Research and management systems, management and production of systems and maintenance, supply chain management, technological innovation in logistics, materials management and inventory control, operations management and logistics networks, humanitarian and healthcare supply chain management.
Key Laboratory of Hearing and Balance Medicine
Dr Ying Lean, PhD, postdoc, Associate Professor, Associate Dean working at Key Laboratory of Hearing and Balance Medicine, Ningbo, China. He got his PhD degree at Institute of Biomedical Manufacturing and Life Quality Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China in 2008. During PhD studies, he researched on humans physiological and psychological reactions when riding airplanes and elevators, including ear discomfort, aviation otitis media, vestibular dysfunction. He did his postdoc research at School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and Department of Neurology, Shanghai Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China from March, 2009 to March, 2011. He worked at Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Shanghai First Peopleâ€™s Hospital from March, 2011 to February, 2017. Now, he is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean working at Key Laboratory of Hearing and Balance Medicine, Ningbo, China. He is a Reviewer of since 2010. He is a committee member of Vestibular Disorders Committee of China Medicine Education Association since 2017
Ying Lean(Research Area)
1. Ergonomics, Human Factors, Engineering Psychology, Application of Human Physiology and Psychology in Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, and Aeronautics and Astronautics. 2. Medicine and Physiology in Aeronautics and Astronautics, Aviation Otitis Media and Vertigo, Hyper-gravity and Hypo-gravity Physiology. 3. Audiology and Hearing Science, Hearing Physiology, Hearing Psychology (Psychoacoustics), Basic and Clinical Researches of Pure Tone Audiometry, Tympanogram, Otoacoustic Emission (including TEOAE and DPOAE), Auditory Evoked Potential (including ABR, ASSR, P300, MMN, etc). 4. Balance and Vestibular Researches, ENG, VNG, Vertigo and Dizziness. 5. Cognitive Science, Non-linear Analysis of EEG Signals (including Dimensions, Lyapunov Expotent, ApEn, and Complexity), Event-related-potential (ERP), Psychophysiology.
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Shuping Xiong (Biography)
Dr. Shuping Xiong received his Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering (Human Factors and Ergonomics Track) from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 2008. He joined Shanghai Jiao Tong University as a faculty member right after his graduation. He is currently an associate professor in Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), heading the Human Factors and Ergonomics Laboratory. His research focuses on digital human modelling and ergonomic product design, fall risk assessment & fall prevention using ICT technologies, human behaviour/performance analysis and modelling. He published over 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals and prestigious conferences, authored 8 book chapters and 5 patents. He has been actively involved in academic community, with present and past roles as Associate Editor of Journal of Physiological Anthropology, a board member of Ergonomics Society of Korea (South Korea), Scientific Advisory Board of AHFE2017, AHFE2018 (USA), Technical Committee of HCI International2017, HCI International2018 and session chairs for many international conferences.
Shuping Xiong (Research Area)
His research focuses on digital human modelling and ergonomic product design, fall risk assessment & fall prevention using ICT technologies, human behaviour/performance analysis and modelling. He published over 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals and prestigious conferences, authored 8 book chapters and 5 patents.
Dr. Ã–zlem Kaya completed her degree in 2004 and her masters degree on the topic of â€œThe Analysis of Branding Level of Small Scale Firms in Leather Clothing Industryâ€ at SelÃ§uk University in 2008. She asserted her PhD thesis which was on the topic of â€œThe Effects of Supply, Production and Logistics Activities of Textile â€“Clothing firms in Turkey on National Competitionâ€ Dr. Kaya has been continuing her academic career at Hitit University since 2009. She acted as a subject expert for various commissions/universities and also as paper setter and evaluator of different institutes/universities. Dr. Kaya has a lot of articles which were published in national and international journal. She is the member of Association of Turkish Ergonomics.
Ozlem Kaya(Research Area)
Ergonomics, Design, Textile, and Garment industry, Ergonomic product design, Ergonomic work place design, Ergonomic improvement of working conditions
P.R.I. Global Ventures Limited
Collins Ezeiruaku Nwosu (Biography)
Collins Ezeiruaku Nwosu is a leading expert in strategy and leadership. He is an independent certified coach, speaker, trainer teacher on the John Maxwell Team; he is also a mentor on that team. In addition, Collins is a certified consultant in the model of human behaviour associated with the Personality insights Institute in the United States of America. A life-long learner, he is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria (ICEN) and a volunteering member of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG). He is an author and associate trainer with EquipÂ®, a leadership training company that has trained over 3million leaders across the globe. He has also been through many executive programs with institutions such as the Oxford Princeton Program, London Business School, University of Pennsylvania, Darden Business School, IFP School, United Nations Institute of Training and Research. He is currently the Director of Strategy for a private business development company (P.R.I. Global Ventures Limited). He has held many leadership positions spanning across industries such as Mining, Pharmaceuticals, Finance, Oil and Gas and Agriculture. He was recently appointed the Director of Marketing for the Nigeria Karate Association (NKA) and made a Trustee of the Foundation for Agro Support Education and Development (FASED).
Collins Ezeiruaku Nwosu (Research Area)
He loves thinking and sharing his thoughts through various media to help his clients and the general public bridge the gaps the find between their vision and where they currently are. In conjunction with the John Maxwell Foundation and the Paraguayan Government he participated in the transformational training program that has trained over 700 thousand people to date. He has conducted round table trainings in the past 6 months with over 220 participants going through this 12 week transformational process. He makes out time to also support teachers and students via leadership trainings (mostly pro-bono). In conjunction with the John Maxwell Global Youth Initiative he has trained over 400 students/pupils for free.
Professor and Head
Dr.Ys Parmar University Of Horticulture And Forestry
Kulwant Rai Sharma(Biography)
Dr. Kulwant Rai Sharma Successfully guided eighteen M.Sc. and seven Ph.D. students in Forest Products. He taught courses to undergraduate and postgraduate students. He acted as a subject expert for various public service commissions/institutes/universities and also as paper setter and evaluator of different institutes/universities. He received five best paper presentation awards. Published about 196 articles including research articles, book chapters, books, proceedings, practical manuals, bulletins and popular articles.
Kulwant Rai Sharma(Research Area)
Successfully concluded seven research projects (4 as PI and 3 as co-PI).A new method i.e. Borehole method of oleoresin tapping has been standardized. Evaluated high density plantations of eucalypt and black locust for wood characteristics. Selected and evaluated high oleoresin yielders in chir pine. Evaluated khair provenances for katha and cutch contents. Selected and evaluated plus trees of shisham for wood parameters. Developed package of practices for khair, kasturi bhindi, makoy and bhringraj. Also coordinated research work with other departments. Prepared ergonomic check lists for various forest work operations. Presently handling seven projects (1 as Coordinator, 4 as PI and 2 as co-PI
Fagbohun Raphael (Biography)
Dr. Fagbohun Raphael received his Ph.D degree from University of Abuja, Abuja in 2014. He received his Member Diploma from Counseling Association of Nigeria Computer Desktop Publishing (CASSON) in 2008.He has received the certificate of Teachers Registration Council in 2012.Raphael worked as a manager at CROSS Mission School Orozo from 2013-2015.Later he took a charge as principal of OCAC College, Askoro from 2015- Till now.
Fagbohun Raphael (Research Area)
â€¢ Effect of Emotional Intelligence Training on FCT Police Officersâ€™ Attitude to Corruption 2014 â€¢ Effect of Logo therapy on Academic Stress of Students of Obafemi Awolowo University 2008 â€¢ Political Power and Alienation in Nigeria 2000
Employee Relations Officer
Nigerian Agip Oil Company
Amachree Isoboye Afanyaa(Biography)
Education is about the most important factor which influences an individualâ€™s aspirations and ambitions for life. I did my college education at the University of Port Harcourt, Uniport in Nigeria. I chose this college for two major reasons; ïƒ˜ Course of study ïƒ˜ Proximity I studied biochemistry which is a four year program. During this period the most interesting course for me was in my final year; my project. The project was on the analysis of the nutritional value of Digiteria Exilis ( Acha) a grain under the Millet family. It opened me up to what a research work was all about. I spent so much time during this period in the laboratory and in cyber cafes sourcing for information. I got to meet so many people in course of the project Growing up as a young boy I have always been fascinated with the idea of independence when Mum and Dad are not around and you have to take some major decisions based on your experience and association. I got to meet so many people from different backgrounds. One experience out of so many that will always be dear to me was meeting someone who had read this particular novel that i have read too; the title of the Novel is â€˜The man who tapped from the secrets of the universeâ€™ by Walter Russell. We were all reasoning alike and our approach to issues was very similar. It opened my mind to the fact that individuals can actually reason on the same level and come up with solutions to problems and issues buttressing the saying that â€˜birds of the same feather flocks together. It defined my reasoning greatly. It might sound awkward to some to find a science inclined individual working in HR, for me I did not choose where I am presently working, rather it chose me. I love meeting people, interacting and exchanging ideas. During my college year I was involved with voluntary organizations that were geared towards motivating young people to be purpose driven and make their lives count. I enjoyed it so much. So when the opportunity came for me in HR I took it, because it was reliving my passion in a way. What you do on a regular basis defines who you are, because you spend all your time carrying out that task and in my opinion the human life is expressed on the scale of time. So whatever you use your time for defines your person. So the job you do to a great extent is an expression of your person. I was employed on the 5th of May, 2008. My first day at work was really a tough one I must say. When I got to the office I was really excited and was looking forward to the job. My boss started by welcoming me and the very first assignment I was given was to study the documents in the department to know where the department had been, where it is now and to see what the future holds. I must say this paid off for me. The most significant moment for me in my professional experience so far was winning the confidence of my boss with regards to delivering jobs on target. Working for me is all about sharing what you know with others (colleagues) so as to build capacity for the future, because what share stays with you, but what you keep with you without sharing dies with time. In doing my job, what has been very easy is the co-operation i get from my colleagues directly or indirect. While on the hand, what i find difficult is un-co-operative atmosphere. Aside the extrinsic benefit of my job, what really motivates me on the job is the intrinsic benefits. Being purpose driven is everything for me, because when you know the purpose behind a thing then you will appropriate yourself accordingly Being a professional is all about getting a task done in an atmosphere of satisfaction and being paid for it. I realised this from the very beginning of my employment All work and no play makes Jack a doll boy and all play and work makes Jack a mere toy. For me I try to balance work and private life by drawing lines, but i must say it is not that easy. I am married with a son, my wife has been so understanding in this regards. I try not to occupy my weekends so I can spend good time with my family. I am happily married to my beautiful wife, Tina is her name. I call her my â€˜Wonder Womanâ€™ and we have three lovely Children, two boys and a girl; Jezreel, Jorel and Jâ€™olivia
Amachree Isoboye Afanyaa(Research Area)
Environmental ergonomics, Environmental design, Iterative design, Poor work practices, Human error, Computer vision syndrome