Lun 11 Mar
Seminari e Convegni

Introduction to Human Factors Engineering

This course introduces Human Factor Engineering (HFE), an interdisciplinary field, with applications wherever humans interact with equipment in a system context. Students will learn an overview of HFE principles and understand how they fit into engineering design and analysis. Typical design and operational problems in work domains, as well as their HFE solutions, will be highlighted. Students will apply HFE principles to design-related problems with examples drawn from manufacturing, aerospace, ground transportation, medicine, and computer/machine interaction. Main topics include visual sensory system, Illu- mination, hearing and noise, human information processing, physiological and biomechanical functioning, and implications of human factors for engineering design. The course does not require specific pre-requisites.

Lecturer: Doctor Farzan Sasangohar


Doctor Farzan Sasangohar is an Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Environmental and Occupational Health at Texas A&M University. He is also the Lead Research Scientist in the Center for Critical Care at Houston Methodist Hospital and an Adjunct Professor of Population Health at Weill Cornell Medical College. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto. He also received a S.M. in Engineering Systems from MIT, a MAS.c. in Systems Design Engineering and BCS in Computer Science from University of Waterloo, and a BA in Information Technology from York University. He is the co-author of Design for Health and has published more than 150 peer-reviewed publications. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief for Human Factors in Healthcare and as the Chair of the Technical Program Committee of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Annual Meeting. Dr. Sasangohar’s research interests include user-centered design and evaluation of remote and continuous monitoring tools for work- ers’ physical and mental health and performance in sociotechnical systems. He has received several international research, teaching, and service awards including the Hamed K. Eldin Outstanding Early Career IE in Academia Award from the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) and Jack A. Kraft Innovation Award, William C. Howell Young Investigator Award, and Bentzi-Karsh Early-Career Service Award from HFES.

To enroll contact maria.cavatorta@polito.it