Dr. Narayanan joined Wright State University (WSU) in Fall 1994 and became the Professor and Chair of the Biomedical, Industrial, and Human Factors Engineering department at WSU in fall 2002. He received his Ph.D. in industrial and systems engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta in 1994. He directs the Interactive Systems Modeling and Simulation Laboratory within the Department of Biomedical, Industrial and Human Factors Engineering at Wright State University.
He received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the Regional Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, India in 1987 and the M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, and the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta in 1989 and 1991, respectively. He received his doctoral degree in industrial and systems engineering from Georgia Tech in 1994. He is a member of Association for Computing Machinery , Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, Institute of Industrial Engineers , Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Society for Modeling and Simulation International, Alpha Pi Mu, and Phi Kappa Phi.
At present, Dr. Narayanan is Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science and Professor in the Department of Biomedical, Industrial, and Human Factors Engineering at Wright State University. Dr. Narayanan has executed over $7.5 million of collaborative research projects on interactive simulations, information analysis, systems analysis, and human computer interaction from a variety of sponsors including the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the human effectiveness directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory, Ohio Board of Regents, Intel, Lexis-Nexis, and other industries. His research interests are in the area of modeling human cognition in context and designing interactive systems to aid humans in performing cognitively complex tasks such as planning, information retrieval and synthesis, and troubleshooting. His research has an interdisciplinary trust with the following themes: cognition, computational representation, interactivity, and application. He has published over 75 technical articles and is Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, the International Journal of Modeling and Simulation, and Transactions of the Society for Computer Simulation. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Medicine and Biology in Engineering.
S. Narayanan Ph.D., P.E.
Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science,
of Biomedical, Industrial, and Human Factors Department