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Gaojian Huang, PhD student

Graduate Research Assistant

School of Industrial Engineering

Purdue University

Email: huan1186@purdue.edu

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About me
 
I am a 3rd year Ph.D. student in Industrial Engineering (concentrated in Human Factors), and an M.S. in Cognitive Psychology at Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN. I am the lab manager of the NHanCE (Next-generation Human-systems and Cognitive Engineering) Research Lab, and also the Co-President of HFES at Purdue Chapter.

Research Interests

  • Autonomous driving

  • Human-automation interaction

  • Aging and technology

  • Multisensory/multimodal displays

  • Adaptive automation

Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, 2021 (expected)

Purdue University

 

M.S. in Psychology, 2020 (expected)

Purdue University

M.S. in Safety Management, 2016

Indiana University 

B.S.E. in Safety Engineering, 2014 

China

 

research

Funded by National Science Fundation (NSF) (2018-2020)

Bridging the Age-related Performance Gap: Multimodal (Auditory, Visual, and Haptic) Interface Design to Support Older Adults in Autonomous Vehicles

PArtial Funded by HFES Aging technical group (2019-2020)

Distracted Internally (e.g., mind wandering) and Externally (e.g., non-driving related activities) in Autonomous Vehicles: Impacts on Physiological Responses

Funded by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) (2017-2018)

Exploring Next-generation Speech Recognition Technology

Other projects

Safety Climate and Firefighter Injury Investigation, and Development of Burnout Predictors

Funded by Federal Emergency Management Agency (2016-2017), Indiana University

Safety Inspection and Evaluation for Huayuan Scientific Park at Binhai District

Funded by Bureau of Safety Supervision, Government of Binhai District, China (2012)

 
Lecturer

Indiana University

 (Aug 2016 – May 2017)

  • SPH-H180 Stress Prevention & Management (Fall 2016 Semester)

  • SPH-S151 Legal Aspect of Safety (Spring 2017 Semester)

Indiana University

 (Jan 2015 – May 2016)

graduate teaching assistant
  • SPH-H180 Stress Prevention & Management (Supervisor: Bobbie Saccone, Ph.D.)

  • SPH-F255 Human Sexuality (Supervisor: Vickie VanDeventer, M.S., MPH)

  • SPH-F341 Effects of Divorce on Children (Supervisor: Courtney Olcott, Ph.D.)

Teaching

 

Awards, GRANts, & honors

  • HFES Aging Technical Group Student Research Scholarship, Seattle, WA (2019)

  • Purdue Graduate Student Government Professional Grant, West Lafayette, IN (2019)

  • Certificate of Foundations in College Teaching, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (2019)

  • Graduate Student Mentor of the Summer Award,  Purdue Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (2019)

  • Outstanding Speaker Award, 1st Annual Conference on Next-Generation Transport Systems, West Lafayette, IN (2019)

  • Stanley Roscoe Best Student Paper Competition Finalist, 20th ISAP, Dayton, OH (2019)

  • Travel Grant, School of Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (2019)

  • Outstanding Undergraduate Graduation Thesis (Design), Tianjin, China (2014)

  • Honor Student Award, Tianjin, China (2014)

  • People Scholarship, Tianjin, China (2010 – 2013)

  • Freshman Scholarship, Tianjin, China (2011)

 

service

Professional & University Service

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Purdue University Student Chapter

    • Co-President (2019-Present)

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Annual Meeting

    • Reviewer (2019)

    • Co-chair 

      • Perception and Performance Technical Group (PPTG) (2019)

      • Human Performance Modeling Technical Group (HPMTG) (2019)

    • Volunteer (2019)

  • Judge of the Purdue Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Research Symposium (2019)

  • NHanCE (Next-generation Human-systems and Cognitive Engineering) Research Lab

    • Lab Manager (August 2017-Present)

Community Service

  • Tech Team Volunteer, Center on Aging and the Life Course (CALC), Purdue University (2019 - Present)

    • Solving electronic equipment problems at senior living facilities

  • Chicago Marathon Volunteer (2019)​

  • 8th Annual Purdue Boilermaker Half-Marathon & 5k - Volunteer (2019)

  • Purdue Space Day Volunteer (2019)

    • ​STEM educational outreach program for K-12 students

 

publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal/Proceedings Articles
  •  Huang, G., & Pitts, B. J. (2020). Age-Related Differences in Takeover Request Modality Preferences and Attention Allocation during Semi-Autonomous Driving. In International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Springer, Cham. (In press)

  • Huang, G., Steele, C., Zhang, X., & Pitts, B. J. (2019). Multimodal Cue Combinations: A Possible Approach to Designing In-Vehicle Takeover Requests for Semi-autonomous Driving. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (Vol. 63, No. 1, pp. 1739-1743). Sage CA: Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications.

  • Huang, G., Liang, N., Wu, C., & Pitts, B. J. (2019). The Impact of Mind Wandering on Signal Detection, Semi-autonomous Driving Performance, and Physiological Responses. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (Vol. 63, No. 1, pp. 2051-2055). Sage CA: Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications.

  • Huang, G., & Pitts, B. J. (2019). Automated Speech Recognition Technology to Support in Flight Weather-related Communication for GA Pilots. In 20th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology (p. 468).

  • Werner, L., Huang, G., & Pitts, B. J. (2019). Automated Speech Recognition Systems and Older Adults: A Literature Review and Synthesis. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (Vol. 63, No. 1, pp. 42-46). Sage CA: Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications.

  • Smith, T. D., DeJoy, D. M., Dyal, M. A., & Huang, G. (2019). Impact of work pressure, work stress and work–family conflict on firefighter burnout. Archives of environmental & occupational health, 74(4), 215-222. 

Presentations, Invited Lectures, & Posters
  • Huang, G., Steel, C., Zhang, X., & Pitts, B. J. (2019). Multimodal Cue Combinations: A Possible Approach to Designing In-Vehicle Takeover Requests for Semi-Autonomous Driving. Oral presentation given at the 63rd International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Seattle, WA. October.
  • Huang, G., Liang, N., Wu, C., & Pitts, B. J. (2019). The Impact of Mind Wandering on Signal Detection, Semi-autonomous Driving Performance, and Physiological Responses. Oral presentation given at the 63rd International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Seattle, WA. October.
  • Huang, G. (2019). Smart Home Technologies for Older Adults. Invited lecture in IE 590: Human Factors of Gerontechnology. West Lafayette, IN. October.
  • Park, J., Huang, G., & Pitts, B. J. (2019). Self-Perception of Manual Driving Abilities in Older Age: A Systematic Review. Poster presented at the Annual Fall Undergraduate Research Expo. West Lafayette, IN. November.
  • Gonzales, A., Huang, G., Pitts, B. J. (2019). Augmented Reality in Semi-Autonomous Driving: The Effect of Warning Signal Format and Perceived Urgency on Takeover Performance. Poster presented at Purdue Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Research Symposium. West Lafayette, IN. August.
  • Richards, M., Huang, G., Karagol, I., Pitts, B. J. (2019). Perception versus Reality: How do Older Drivers Self-perceive their Own Driving Abilities?. Poster presented at Purdue Summer Research Opportunity Program's (SROP) Research Poster Symposium and Reception. West Lafayette, IN. July.
  • Huang, G., & Pitts, B. J. (2019). Predicting Mind Wandering during Semi-autonomous Driving and Exploring Potencial Mitigation Strategies. Oral presentation given at the 1st Annual Conference on Next-Generation Transport Systems (NGTS-2019). West Lafayette, IN. May.
  • Huang, G., & Pitts, B. (2019). Automated Speech Recognition Technology to Support in Flight Weather-related Communication for GA Pilots. Oral presentation given at the 20th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology. Dayton, OH. May.
  • Huang, G., Liang, N., & Pitts, B. J. (2019). Assisted-Driving & Autonomous Vehicle Systems: Human Factors Considerations in Next-Generation Transportation. Poster presented at the 105th Purdue Road School Transportation Conference and Expo. West Lafayette, IN. March.
  • Huang, G. & Pitts, B. J. (2018). Assessing the Capability of Automated Speech Recognition Weather Information Interfaces in GA Flight. Poster presented at the 2018 The Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability (PEGASAS) Annual Meeting. West Lafayette, IN. May.
  • Smith, T.D. & Huang, G. (2017). Bolstering occupational safety and health outcomes through effective multi-level leadership. Oral Presentation given at the 2017 National Safety Council Congress & Expo. Indianapolis, IN. September.