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 Phd at Darmstadt Tecnical 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 Ä°stanbul Tecnical 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.
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
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)
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
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.
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
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
Aleksandar Zunjic is the Full Professor at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Belgrade, Serbia. The primary area of research of Dr. Aleksandar Zunjic is Ergonomics. Also, he works in the field of Mechanical engineering, Industrial engineering and in other multidisciplinary engineering areas. Aleksandar Zunjic has been published his scientific work in many prestigious international journals and books. Currently, he is mostly interested in the application of innovations in the area of Ergonomics and global engineering. Aleksandar Zunjic is the President of the Ergonomics Society of Serbia. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Engineering and Technology Institute (IETI). He is also the President of the IETI for the Belgrade Branch. Aleksandar Zunjic is a member of the Technical Committee of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) - Work With Computing Systems (WWCS). He is a member of the international Institute of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, and International Research Institute for Economics and Management. He is the Head of the Laboratory for Ergonomics, and currently holds 7 courses at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. He has been the editor, member of organizational boards and scientific boards of many international conferences (currently, he is a member of the Scientific Committee of the IEA 2018 Congres). Aleksandar Zunjic is a member of the Editorial Board of several international journals: International Journal of Behavioral Research & Psychology (IJBRP), IETI Transactions on Sciences, Journal of Robotics and Mechanical Engineering Research and Information Management & Computer Science. Aleksandar Zunjic is also the Editor-in-Chief of two new journals: IETI Transactions on Ergonomics and Safety and IETI Transactions on Engineering Research and Practice.
Aleksandar Zunjic (Research Area)
Ergonomics, Human Factors, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial engineering, Industrial Psychology, Information processing, Management.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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