Deborah Alperovitch-Najenson is a physical therapist. Her expertise is ergonomics. She has completed her PhD from Tel-Aviv University faculty of medicine, and postdoctoral studies from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, School of Physical Therapy. She lectures in Ben Gurion University in the department of Physical Therapy and in Tel Aviv University in the department of Environmental and Occupational Health. She does research in the field of Ergonomics and guides students in their thesis. Deborah also directs a physical therapy department in a large geriatric hospital.
Deborah Alperovitch-Najenson(Research Area)
Ergonomics, Exercise,Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health,Workplace Health Safety
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
Prof. Ozok completed his Bachelor and Masterâ€™s degree in 1964 (Ä°stanbul Technical University, Mechanical Engineering) and in 1979 (Ä°stanbul University, Math Department). He worked for his Ph.D at Darmstadt Technical University (Superviser: Prof. Dr. Walter Rohmert) and Ä°stanbul Technical University and completed it in 1973.
Prof. Ozok has been served as the president of Industrial Engineering Department and as the Dean of Industrial Engineering and Management Faculty at Istanbul Technical University.
Prof. Ozok has been at University of Paris 6 in Math-Statistics Institute (1973-1974 academic year) Stanford University (1979-1980 academic year).
He is now in the academic staff of Okan University (Ä°stanbul) since 2009. He is also the president of Turkish Ergonomic Society.
He is a member of various academic commissions at different universities and he directs as Project Leader some industrial projects.
Prof. Ozok has a lot of articles in different areas published in scientific journals. He is a member of Turkish Operations Research Society, German Ergonomics Association, Turkish Mathematicians Association and Turkish German Education and Solidarity Foundation.
Ahmet Fahri Ozok (Research Area)
Ergonomics, Human Factors, Work Study, Fuzzy Logic, Mathematical Modelling of Man-Machine Systems.
Serpil Aytac has completed her PhD at the Uludag University, Turkey. She is the Director of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations Department. She has published more than 30 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of repute. She was the Director of numerous research projects. She currently has national and international publications on work psychology and management. She is a Member of Turkish Ergonomics Society Association.
Serpil Aytac(Research Area)
Work-Related Violence and Stress, Psycho-Social Approach, Occupational Health and Safety, Psychological Symptoms, Risk at Work, Customer-Related Stressors, Workplace Well-Being
Dr. Jaehyun Park received his Ph.D. degree in Department of Industrial and Management Engineering at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in 2013. During Ph.D. studies, he researched on user experience (UX), usability, accessibility and affective satisfaction. After his graduation, he joined Samsung Electronics as a senior designer. He is currently an assistant professor of Department of Industrial and Management Engineering at Incheon National University (INU), heading user value laboratory. He has been actively involved in academic and professional communities such as the board of directors of Ergonomics Society of Korea, the steering committee of Advances in Computer-Human Interactions, Occupational Disease Assessment Committee of Seoul, and the committee of ISO/TC 210.
Jaehyun Park(Research Area)
Focused Constructs: User Value(UV), user Experence(UX), User Interface(UI), Human Computer Interaction(HCI), Affective Engineering (AE)
Antonio Chialastri is an Airbus flight Captain with 15000 flight hours. He has a university degree in Philosophy, a degree in Epistemology, a Master of Arts in Bioethics. He has published seven books on human factor and safety. He teaches human factor at Rome University, Master in Civil Aviation and has been a lecturer in other universities among which Bologna, Pisa and Messina. He is member of the organizing committee at the incoming world IEA conference that will be held in Florence on August 2018. He works also as a consultant for different domains: railways, health care, electricity plants and military.
Paola graduated in Psychology in 2006. In 2007, she took a post-graduate degree in
Occupational Psychology. In 2018 she took a post-graduate degree in Psychotherapy, with a
thesis on Psychopatology and aviation safety. Currently she works as psychotherapist and
Human Factors specialist. From 2016, she is Lecturer of Human Factors in Aviation for the
Giustino Fortunato University. From 2011 she has been working in Deep Blue srl, a
consultancy SME based in Rome, where she is involved as human factors specialist in several
EU research projects and training initiatives. Her activity concerns the integration of human
performance aspects into safety-critical systems, especially aviation and healthcare domains.
She is periodically involved in the preparation and delivery of training courses in the area of
Human Cognition and Human Error for the Italian and European aviation organizations. She
is also involved in the preparation of R&D proposals for European funding (H2020, SESAR,
Paola Tomasello(Research Area)
Human Cognition, Human Error, Healthcare, Psychotherapy, Aviation safety, Psychopatology
Dr. Ozlem 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
Aleksandar Susic is Professor of Biomechanics and Ergonomics with a specialization in Human Centered Design, Biomechanics and Applied Biomechanics in Kinesiology, currently employee of Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb, Croatia. As Head of Department for Biomechanics and Ergonomics, Prof. Susic is active consultant in many applications of Applied Biomechanics and Ergonomics. Besides lectures in Design of Medical Structures graduate programme, Prof. Susic was participated in several research projects, from which is most recognized contribution to biomechanical understanding of lumbar spine system functionality and injury prevention. In latest research he has improved integration of ergonomic criterions into conceptualization and embodiment phases of engineering design that is essential to meet advanced product demands. During his mandates as the President of Croatian Ergonomics Society, Prof. Susic has organized two International Ergonomic Conferences with objective to manage integration of Ergonomics into societies, industry and academia. He restructured and promoted Croatian Ergonomics Society to become active International partner to FEES (Federation of the European Ergonomics Societies) and IEA (International Ergonomics Association). Prof. Susic is interested in further research on Ergonomics real life implementation, improvement in product design for consequent elevation of overall life quality.
Aleksandar Susic (Research Area)
Biomechanics, Ergonomics, Applied Biomechanics, Human Centered Design
Fabio Fruggiero is an Assistant Professor, and responsible of the area and lab, in Industrial Systems Engineering at the School of Engineering â€“ Mechanical Engineering Area - of the University of Basilicata- Italy. He runs courses for both Industrial System Engineering and Operations Management. He works as referee for different International Journals (e.g., IJSOI, IJAMT, IJPR, CPPB, EIS, TPMR, TSMSI, IJEBM, UHSE, Cogent OA etc â€¦) and the national minister of research. Track Chair for Human Factor and Ergonomics in IEOM - Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Society - conferences. Fabio has been engaged in the auto sector for both Human Factor analysis and Ergonomic research, scheduling optimization, production management. He has collaboration with firms of the production and service sector applying the results of his work to help multinational companies and SMEs to generate safety and Optimize services and profits. He is acting as consultant to several major companies and patent initiatives. He is active in initiative for knowledge transfer to industry. His research's activity encompassed the area of: Human Factor and Corporate Strategy; Industrial System Design Processes; Additive Manufacturing and Advanced Manufacturing; Simulation and Virtual modelling; Agent Based Modelling; Assembly Line Balancing; HealthCare Management and Clinical Risk Assessment; Scheduling and Optimisation; Safety and Risk analysis.
Fabio Fruggiero (Research Area)
Ergonomics, Industrial Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Operations Management, Human Factor analysis, Industrial System Design, Additive Manufacturing