Thomas N Hangartner, PhD

Chair
Distinguished Professor
Department of Biomedical, Industrial, & Human Factors Engineering

Research areas include: non-invasive, quantitative evaluation of bone in normals and patients with various diseases; bone-density changes in spinal cord injury; development of special computed tomography (CT) scanners (peripheral CT, high-resolution, focused CT); highly accurate analysis of geometry and density of narrow objects by CT; quality assurance and control of dual-energy, x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) devices; creation of normal databases of DXA parameters under inclusion of anthropometric variables; computer-based analysis method of skeletal maturity based on hand-wrist radiographs.


Caroline G.L. Cao, PhD

Professor
Ohio Research Scholar for the Ohio Imaging Research and Innovation Network (OIRAIN)
Department of Biomedical, Industrial, & Human Factors Engineering

Research areas include: human factors of medical systems, design and evaluation of enabling technology (e.g., robotics, image guidance, haptics) for minimally invasive surgery, training of surgical skills in real and virtual simulators, and decision-making and team communication in the operating room.


Frank W Ciarallo, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical, Industrial, & Human Factors Engineering

Research areas include: control and management of supply chain systems, interaction of risk and competition in game theoretic models of inventory systems with multiple competing entities, supply uncertainty and risk in inventory models, multi-objectivization as a technique for solving difficult single-objective optimization problems via evolutionary algorithms, software and conceptual modeling tools for more effective simulation modeling, agent-based modeling of ballistic impacts.


Mary Fendley, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical, Industrial, & Human Factors Engineering

Research areas include: cognitive engineering, modeling, decision analysis, and human factors engineering, metrics development within the intelligence analysis domain, decision aiding for multimodal information processing, modeling from human-in-the-loop testing, cognitive workload evaluation, and decision support for cognitive biases.


Tarun Goswami, D.Sc.

Professor
Department of Biomedical, Industrial, & Human Factors Engineering

Research areas include studying the applicability of engineering materials in biomedical fields such as total joint replacements and characterizing their mechanics and durability. New bio/nano-material development and assessing their biocompatibility. Design and development of orthopaedic related devices, injury (traumatic brain injury and cervical spinal injury) and device biomechanics assessments. Probabilistic and deterministic design and failure analyses of medical and engineering components. Laboratories supporting these efforts maintain imaging data base, computational modeling and analysis software and mechanical testing of hard bones to research bone mechanics.


Ping He, PhD

Professor
Department of Biomedical, Industrial, & Human Factors Engineering

Research areas include: ultrasound tissue characterization, ultrasound image acquisition and processing, biomedical instrumentation, EEG signal processing and analysis.


Nasser H Kashou, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical, Industrial, & Human Factors Engineering

Dr. Kashou has a background in medical imaging and image processing. Within the last ten years, he has worked on neuroimaging analysis and support, specifically in the field of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Some of this analysis has included functional MRI (fMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and volumetric analysis. His minor areas of specialization have been vision science and neuroscience, specifically oculomotor function. Most recently, he has been working on segmentation of brain regions, DTI and fMRI for mild traumatic brain injury, infantile nystagmus syndrome, convergence insufficiency and the effects of anesthesia on adolescents. Other research interests include neuroimaging using diffuse optical tomography (DOT). Dr. Kashou currently runs the biomedical imaging lab (BMIL) at WSU. He is also the director of the fNIRS (functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy) lab under the BMIL core. This lab consists of a NIRS system along with a portable physiological monitoring unit. Both these labs and the resources available therein are available to potential research students.


Yan Liu, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical, Industrial, & Human Factors Engineering

Research areas include: healthcare informatics, data mining, information visualization, cross-cultural studies, agent-based modeling and simulation, design of interactive systems, and usability evaluation


Pratik J Parikh, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical, Industrial, & Human Factors Engineering

Research areas include: healthcare systems engineering (patient flow analysis, staff scheduling, readmission prediction), supply chain and distribution network design and analysis, warehouse design, retail layout, revenue management, stochastic modeling/simulation of complex systems


Chandler A Phillips, MD

Professor
Department of Biomedical, Industrial, & Human Factors Engineering

Research areas include: human-machine interaction to define information processing and human operator strategy during multiple-task information processing. Haptic devices and audio-visual cuing to optimize multiple-task information throughput.


David B Reynolds, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical, Industrial, & Human Factors Engineering

Research areas include: new methods for virtual training of amputees with prosthetics, dynamic characterization of pneumatic muscle actuators, and non-blood contacting heart assist devices for bridge to transplant and remote environments


Xinhui Zhang, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical, Industrial, & Human Factors Engineering

Research area include mathematical modeling, simulation, optimization in area of manufacturing, logistics and transportation, media management, and service operations. High impact research includes airline crew recovery, advertising allocation, production planning, staff scheduling, vehicle routing, inventory simulation optimization, marketing research, and enrollment management and optimization. The Simulation and Optimization for Inventory Management for the Kroger Corp, was selected as one of the six finalists worldwide for the 2013 Franz Edelman Prize for excellence in Operations Research. This is the highest award from Institute of Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS). The INFORMS press release stated that 'Simulation and Optimization Improves Pharmacy Inventory Management at the Kroger Co. has reduced out-of-stocks by 1.5 million prescriptions, lowered inventory by more than $100M, and yielded additional revenue of more than $70M since Oct 2011.'