Ranjana Mehta is an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University. She is also a graduate faculty with the Texas A&M Institute for Neuroscience at Texas A&M University, director of the NeuroErgonomics Laboratory, co-director of the Texas A&M Ergonomics Center, and a faculty fellow with the Center for Population Health and Aging and the Center for Remote Health Technologies and Systems. She received her MS and Ph.D. from Virginia Tech, MEng from University at Buffalo, and BE from Mumbai University.
She is the recipient of:
Technical Innovation, the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, 2022
Presidential Impact Fellow, Texas A&M University, 2021
Virginia Tech Engineering Outstanding Recent Alumni Award, Virginia Tech, 2020
TEES Engineering Genesis Award, Texas A&M University, 2020
TEES Faculty Fellow, Texas A&M University, 2020
HFE WOMAN of the Year, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2019
Creativeness in Ergonomics Practitioner of the Year Award, Applied Ergonomics Society (IISE), 2019
William C. Howell Young Investigator Award, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2017
James G. Zimmer New Investigator Research Award, American Public Health Association, 2014
Oshin Tyagi has a B.Tech in Production and Systems Engineering from IIT Roorkee and an MS in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University. Her research interests include Neuroergonomics, Stochastic Systems, and Networks, and their applications in designing effective human systems under stress. Oshin wants to establish a research career in academia. She was awarded the Human Factors Prize at Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) in 2022.
John Kang has a BS in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech and worked in a consulting company for over 6 years. His research interests are in physiological wearables to quantify fatigue and understanding decision-making under fatigue or stress in high-risk environments. He was also awarded Creativeness in Ergonomics Student of the Year by the Applied Ergonomics Society (IISE) in 2021.
Yinsu Zhang has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University. His research interests are in human-automation interactions and in objective measures of dynamic driver trust in autonomous vehicles.
Aakash Yadav has a B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati. His research interests span robotics, human-robot interaction, human factors, cognition, neuroergonomics, and affective computing. Aakash works towards understanding the teaming between robots and humans to improve the combined system performance, efficiency, and safety. He loves to walk, bike, hike, and canoe in his free time.
Tiash Rana Mukherjee has a B.Tech Degree in Production Engineering from the National Institute of Technology in Agartala, India. Her research interests lie in the intersection of Mechanical Design and Cognitive Psychology. She is aiming for an Applied Research career in the Industry.
John Hayes has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Texas A&M and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering with a focus on Health and Human Systems. His research interests are in applying human factors engineering and neuroergonomics to improve training and performance in aerospace environments. His goal is to pursue a career with NASA. John was awarded the Huffines Student Research Grant for the Spring 2023 semester.
David Nartey has a BS in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Chemistry from Florida Institute of Technology. He worked in the automotive industry for 3 years. His research interests include general A.I, machine learning, systems engineering, cognition, and wearable health technology. In his free time, he enjoys working out, watching animation, and traveling.
Shivangi Dwivedi has a B. Tech in Electronics and Instrumentation engineering from Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University(Uttar Pradesh, India), M.Tech in Electrical Engineering from Madan Mohan Malaviya Technical University (Uttar Pradesh, India) with thesis work from MNIT (Jaipur, Rajasthan). Her research interests include neuroergonomics, machine learning, and designing compatible systems for vulnerable populations. She is passionate about making a contribution to people’s lives through her research and wishes to establish a career in academia.
Lindsey Brenner is a Project Coordinator for the NeuroErgonomics Laboratory and is the project manager for the NSF-funded Convergence-Accelerator initiative — Track B: AI and the Future of Work (LEARNER). Lindsey graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.
Peter Kaloostian Selly Is a Research Assistant for the NeuroErgonomics Laboratory. He has a B.S. in Psychology from the University of California San Diego with a focus on neuroscience. His research interests include brain-computer interface (BCI) technologies and behavioral neuroscience.
Vidhya Darshini Banoth is a student intern at the NeuroErgonomics Laboratory. She has a B.Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering from CVR College of Engineering, Hyderabad, India. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Industrial Engineering and has worked in the Information Technology Industry for 1 year. Her research interests include human factors, neuroergonomics, green manufacturing, machine learning, and sustainable development.
Isabella Pedron is a Chemical Engineering student at Texas A&M University.
Diane Lee is an Applied Mathematics student at Texas A&M University.
Rawashdeh Malik is a Computer Science student at Texas A&M University.
Bolf Thomas is an Applied Mathematics student at Texas A&M University.
Nora Patralika is a Computer Science student at Texas A&M University.
Eshan Manchanda is an Applied Mathematical Sciences (APMS) – Biology Emphasis student at Texas A&M University
Vishal Gottumukkala is a Biomedical Science student at Texas A&M University.
Sebastian Villa Cuellar is an Interdisciplinary Engineering student at Texas A&M Univesity.
Mattias Hollmann is an Electrical Engineeringis student at Texas A&M Univesity.
Mihiran Pandey is a Computer Science student at Texas A&M University.
Matthew Belmares is a Chemical Engineering student at Texas A&M University.
Blake Fairchild is a Biology student at Texas A&M University.
Rithika Venna is a Neuroscience student at Texas A&M University.
Malek Korish is a Mechanical Engineering student at Texas A&M University.
Mark Morrison is an Aerospace Engineering student at Texas A&M University.
Ibrahim Semary is a Computer Science student at Texas A&M University.
Tiago Gunter is a Mechanical Engineering student at Texas A&M University.
Mytreyi Abburu is a Biomedical Engineering student at Texas A&M University.
Victoria Chen is a Computer Engineering student at Texas A&M University.
Joseph Nuamah, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University
Joohyun Rhee, Ph.D., Research Associate at Texas A&M Health Science Center
Maher Abujelala, Ph.D., Data Scientist at Exact Sciences
Paul Ritchey, DrPH, Environmental and Occupational Health (2017). Consumer Product Research Scientist at Amway
Yibo Zhu, Ph.D., Industrial & Systems Engineering (2021). Human Factors Design Engineer at Apple Inc.
Sarah Hopko, Ph.D., UX Researcher at Meta Reality Labs
Rohith Kartikeyan, Ph.D., Research and Development Researcher at Apple Inc.
Whitney Mantooth, MPH, Environmental and Occupational Health (2017). Health And Safety Specialist at Koch Ag & Energy Solutions, LLC
Sarah Sparks, MPH, Environmental and Occupational Health (2017). Executive Officer, NR C3F MAO DET FTW
Ashley Shortz, MSPH, Environmental and Occupational Health (2015). Health And Safety Coordinator at Elite Technical Services Group, Inc.
Osofundiya, Olufunmilola, MSPH, Environmental and Occupational Health (2015)
Fall 2022 Sydney Hunt, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Fall 2022 Jimena Cortes Escalona, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Fall 2022 Avi Bansal, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Spring 2022 Chris Notzon, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Spring 2022 Whit Saunders, Biomedical Engineering
Spring 2022 Russtam Wafayee, Aerospace Engineering
2021-2022 Carlos Meisel, Aerospace Engineering
2021-2022 Harlyn Nguyen, Biomedical Engineering
2021-2022 Kristene He, Mathematics and Statistics
2021-2022 Yixin Zhang, Statistics
2021-2022 Reed Smoot, Electrical Engineering
2021-2022 Joceleen Hardjadinata, Mechanical Engineering student
2021-2022 Ashley Bailly, Biomedical Engineering
2021-2022 Conner Barnes, Interdisciplinary Engineering
Fall 2021 Zachary Laguna, Computer Science
Fall 2021 Shaye Smith, Environmental Engineering and Bussiness (Minor)
Fall 2021 Margaret Zhuang, Computer Science
2020-2021 Mikash Kothari, Biomedical Engineering
2020-2021 Alekya Konda, Psychology
2020-2021 Joshua Carrizales, Biomedical Engineering
2019-2021 Connor Johnson, Biomedical Engineering
2019-2021 Jingkun Wang, Industrial and Systems Engineering
2020-2020 Slava Konopleva, Electrical and Computer Engineering
2019-2020 Hanna Plate, Mechanical Engineering
2019-2020 Emilie Vawter, Biomedical Engineering
2019-2020 Ethan Vargas, Electrical and Computer Engineering
2019-2020 Santiago Garcia, Industrial & Systems Engineering
Fall 2018 Mariam Khaldoon, Industrial & Systems Engineering
Fall 2018 Jacob Palat, Industrial & Systems Engineering
Fall 2018 Doja Qaraqe, Biomedical Sciences
2017-2018 Alejandro Casas, Public Health Studies
2017-2018 Taylor Layton, Public Health Studies
2016-2018 Hayley Hardwick, Public Health Studies
2016-2018 Rasik Jainik, Public Health Studies
2016-2018 Catherine Pieratt, Public Health Studies
2016-2018 Ecem Kilic, Biomedical Engineering
2016-2018 Madeline Franke, Biomedical Engineering
2015-2018 Taylor Dillard, Biomedical Engineering
2015-2018 Michelle Nvouvo, Philosophy
2015-2016 Maha Rasheed, Sociology
2015-2016 Hannah Baker, Biomedical Engineering
2015-2016 Lynee Herrera, Psychology
2020-2021 Hyewon Ji, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Texas A&M University.
Spring 2020 María Elena Celedón, BS in Industrial Engineering Information Technologies, Pontificia Universidad Catolica De Chile,Santiago, Chile
Summer 2017 Betsy Abraham, Grade 11, Med High School, Mission TX
Summer 2017 Maryshe Zietsman, BS Biology, UT Austin
2016-2017 Yibo Zhu, MS Biomedical Engineering, UT Arlington
2015-2016 Elena Mora, BS Neuroscience, UT Austin