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Congratulations to Aimee for her successful PhD dissertation defense! Well done Dr. Cloutier! (June 21, 2017)

Congratulations to Ritwik for his successful MS thesis defense (June 20, 2017).

PhD. Candidate, Ming Xu, received summer internship from NuVasive Inc. located in San Diego, CA this summer (April 25, 2017).

PhD candidate, Ming, Xu, received travel award for the 15th Annual Regional National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Young/New Investigators Symposium to present his research (April 20-21, 2017).

Jazmin Aguilar, a PhD student starting fall 2017, received the prestigious TTU Presidential Graduate Fellowship (April 7, 2017). Congratulations!!

Dr. Yang was awarded the Fulbright US Scholarship (April 6, 2017). News released at Texas Tech University and another news released on July 2017.

Dr. Yang received the SAE Fellow Certificate at Detroit (April 3, 2017).

Khoi Ly, BS student, received TTU Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Honorable Mention. Congrats! (March 15, 2017).

Jazmin Aguilar, MS student, received TTU United Supermarkets Graduate Fellowship ($5,000 per year up to 5 years). Congrats! (March 15, 2017).

Ming Xu, Ph.D. student, received TTU Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship. Congrats! (March 14, 2017).

Aimee Cloutier, a PhD candidate at the HCDR lab, has been offered a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (March, 10, 2017). Congratulations Aimee!

Dr. Yang was awarded the Ed and Linda Whitacre Faculty Fellowship. (Nov. 7, 2016).

Dr. Yang has been appointed as associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems. (Oct. 19, 2016).

Dr. Yang is named SAE Fellow and featured at Texas Tech University news. (Oct. 7, 2016)

Alex Webster joined our group (Sept. 2016).

Two visiting professors, Dr. Fei Xie and Dr. Hui Li, joined the HCDR Lab this fall (Sept. 10, 2016).

Rajath joined the HCDR Lab as a master student. (Sept. 2016).

The HCDR Lab Ph.D. student, Bin Li, received the Best Student Paper Award from the 2016 ASME IDETC Advanced Vehicle Technologies (AVT). Congratulations Bin! (June 21, 2016).

Dr. Yang has been invited to serve in the editorial board in International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. (June 2016).

Dr. Yang has been appointed as associate editor for Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing and Service Industries. (June 2016).

Eric Shang, a high school student, spent 6 weeks in our lab for his summer intern (June 2016).

Hengjia Zhu, a visiting Ph.D. student, from Huazhong University of Science and Technology joined the HCDR Lab. (April 26, 2016).

The HCDR Lab’s research work was published in Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) e Journal: The Pedagogical Value of “Enjoyment” in the Classical Piano Studio. (April 15, 2016).

Three students from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Peixiang Tang, Tianqi Lv, and Kaimin Zhuo) visited the HCDR Lab. (April 15, 2016).

Ritwik joined the HCDR Lab as a master student. (April 1, 2016).

 

Stephen joined the HCDR Lab as an undergraduate researcher and he will continue his MS program (April 1, 2016).

 

Three undergraduate researchers (Khoi Ly, Jessie Opella, and Abigail S. Holmes) from the HCDR Lab have been selected to receive travel awards for the 14th Annual Regional National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Young/New Investigators Symposium to present their research (March 23, 2016)

The HCDR Lab's patient fall study received the “Interior Design Educators Council 2015 Scholarship Excellence Award” (March 15, 2016).

The HCDR Lab received an NSF REU Site grant (Feb. 20, 2016). The REU Site website.

Aimee's paper entitled "Experimental Identification of Potential Falls in Older Adult Hospital Patients" was accepted by Journal of Biomechanics (Feb. 12, 2016).

Welcome Jia-Yu and Jazmin join our group as a Ph.D. and MS student respectively (Jan. 2016).

Dr. Rongyu Ge joined the HCDR Lab as a visiting scholar (Dec. 25, 2015).

The HCDR Lab received the 2015 TTU System Presidential Collaborative Research Grant collaborating with TTU-HSC and School of Medicine (August 2015).

Drs. Hongli Xu and Jie Tian joined the HCDR Lab as visiting scholars (August 2015).

Associate Dean and Prof. Xianhai Yang joined the HCDR Lab as a visiting scholar (July 2015).

The HCDR Lab received a grant from American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) (August 2015).

The HCDR Lab received 2015 ASME IDETC/CIE Best Paper Award and Ph.D. student, Aimee Cloutier, is the leading author (August 2015).

Bin, Aimee, Ming, Zeyu, and two HCDR Lab alumni (Zhipeng and Jared) attended ASME IDETC/CIE 2015 (August 2015).

Seyed attend 6th International Conference on Applied Human factors and Ergonomics 2015 at Las Vegas in July 2015 (July 2015).

Prof. Yunqing Zhang and two of his Ph.D. students (Xingxing Feng and Hengjia Zhu) from Huazhong University of Science and Technology visited the HCDR Lab for one week (April 23-29, 2015).

Dr. Yang, Bin, and Zeyu attended the 2015 SAE World Congress (May 1, 2015).

Kate Lewis, alumni from the HCDR Lab, is accepted to Common European Master’s Course in Biomedical Engineering (March 24, 2015).

Aimee Cloutier received the NORA Young/New Investigators Symposium Travel Award (March 2015).

The HCDR Lab received the National Wind Institute (NWI) Discovery Research Project (March 30, 2015).

Richard George successfully defended his MS report (March 25, 2015).

Zeyu Ma joined the HCDR lab as a visiting Ph.D. student from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Feb. 2, 2015).

Khoi Ly joined the HCDR Lab as an undergraduate research scholar (January 20, 2015).

Jesse Latimer graduated with the highest honors of BS in Engineering and moved to Texas A&M University to start his PhD program (December 17, 2014).

Jerrod Hollers graduated with BS (December 15, 2014).

Brandon Snailer joined the HCDR Lab as an undergraduate research scholar (Sept. 26, 2014).

Brandt Colborg joined the HCDR Lab as an undergraduate research scholar (Sept. 3, 2014).

Seyed Ahmadisoleymani joined the HCDR Lab as a MS student (August 26, 2014).

David Knipe joined the HCDR Lab as an undergraduate research scholar (August 25, 2014).

Sarah Bird joined the HCDR Lab as an undergraduate research scholar (August 25, 2014).

Dr. Zhipeng Lei accepted the Postdoc Position at National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, Pittsburgh, PA (August 14, 2014).

Dr. Jared Gragg became an Assistant Professor at Department of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Luisville, Kentucky (August 13, 2014).

Dr. Burak Ozsoy launched a private company at Istanbul, Turkey (May 20, 2014).

Ellison Klose, Clark Scholar (prestigious scholar, high school senior), joined our lab. Welcome! (June 23, 2014).

Pedro Peralta, an undergraduate researcher, from Universidad del Turabo, Puerto Rico joined our team. Welcome! (June 3, 2014).

Jerrod Hollers joined the HCDR Lab as an undergraduate researcher (May 16, 2014).

Zhipeng successfully defended his PhD dissertation. Congratulations! (April 29, 2014).

Zhipeng received the Summer Dissertation Research Award ($2,300 check) (April 10, 2014).

Burak successfully defended his PhD dissertation. Congratulations! (April 4, 2014).

Jared successfully defended his PhD dissertation. Congratulations! (April 1, 2014).

Bin and Dr. Yang attended the 2014 SAE World Congress in Detroit, Michigan (April 7, 2014).

Jesse presented his research work at the 2014 National Conference on Undergraduate Research at the University of Kentucky (April 3, 2014).

Prof. Zhao from Beijing University of Technology joined the HCDR Lab as a visiting scholar for one year (April 1, 2014).

Two researchers (Jesse and Kate) from the HCDR Lab presented their research work at the 2014 Great Plains Honors Conference in Arkansas.

Prof. Zhang from Huazhong University of Science and Technology visited the HCDR lab for one month (March 24, 2014).

Congratulations to Jesse for his abstract has been accepted by the 2014 National Conference on Undergraduate Research and he also received travel fund from the Center for Active Learning and Undergraduate Engagement at TTU (Jan. 15, 2014).

Welcome Ming Xu as a new Ph.D. student to join our lab (December 26, 2013).

Welcome Corey as a new member to our lab. He is a MS student at ME (Sept. 27, 2013).

Rebeca Cunha joined our team who is from Brazil. She will stay with us for half a year. Welcome Rebeca!  (August 30, 2013).

A new member, Victoria Banuelas, Texas Tech University Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Research Scholar joined the HCDR lab. Welcome Victoria! (August 23, 2013).

The HCDR Lab has been awarded a research grant from NIOSH (August 23, 2013).

The HCDR Lab has been awarded a pilot research project from the NIOSH Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH) (July 12, 2013).

Dr. Yang will participate a workshop organized by the Nordic Network for the Integration of Music Informatics, Performance and Aesthetics (NNIMIPA) in conjunction with the 10 International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research (CMMR), October 15-18, 2013, Marseille, France.

Jared at the HCDR Lab just received "The Graduate Student of the Year Award" from the Graduate School, TTU (July 10, 2013).

Prasad successfully defended his MS thesis. Congratulations Prasad!. Prasad will move to Cummins Inc. at Tennesse to start his new job. (June 26, 2013).

The HCDR Lab students Andrew, Jesse, and Kate received Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the Honors College, TTU. (June 17, 2013).

The HCDR Lab was awared a research grant from the National Patient Safety Foundation. This is a collaboration research project with the Department of Design, TTU (May 3, 2013).

Dr. Yang was invited to serve on International Advisory Board for Automotive Technology (i-ABAT), North America Chinese Society of Automotive Engineers (NACSAE). (April 24, 2013).

Dr. Yang and Prasad attended the 2013 SAE World Congress. Dr. Yang gave a keynote talk and Prasad presented his paper. (April 18, 2013)

Two PhD students at the HCRD Lab, Jared Gragg and Burak Ozsoy, received the Summer Dissertation Research Awards and each will receive $2,300 check. (April 11, 2013)

PhD student, Jared Gragg, has received the 2013 Helen DeVitt Jones Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award. Congrats Jared! (April 3, 2013).

The HCDR Lab PhD student Aimee Cloutier just received the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations Aimee! (March 30, 2013)

Mr. Alan Mayton from Office of Mine Safety and Health, NIOSH visited the HCDRLab and delivered a department seminar. (March 25, 2013)

Congratulations Zhipeng! He received the 2012 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad. (March 22, 2013)

Jared's paper entitled "Digital Human Forward Kinematic and Dynamic Reliabilities" has been accepted by ASME Journal of Mechanical Design. Way to go Jared! (March 14, 2013)

Welcome Brandon Schuelke to join the lab (March 14, 2013).

Welcome four new students, Jesse, Andrew, Victoria, and Kate to join the HCDRLab (March 4, 2013).

Both Aimee and Zhipeng received travel funds from the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) to attend the 10th Annual NORA Symposium at Salt Lake City, April 18-19, 2013.

Dr. Yang was invited to give a keynote talk at the 2013 SAE World Congress (Jan. 2013).

Congratulations to Brad that his paper entitled “Vertical Ground Reaction Forces for Given Human Standing Posture with Uneven Terrains: Prediction and Validation” was accepted by IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems (Dec. 17, 2012).

Dr. Qiuling Zou's Graduation Commencement (Dec. 14, 2012).

Dr. Yang received the 2012 Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Research Award, TTU (Dec. 7, 2012).


             TTU Recipients                                             TTU System Recipients


             with Chancellor Hance

Qiuling successfully defended her PhD dissertation. Congrats Qiuling! (Oct. 18, 2012).

Congratulations to Aimee for receiving NSF Student Poster Symposium travel award to attend ASME IMECE 2012 (Oct. 16, 2012).

Congrats to Zhipeng that his paper entitled "Simulation and evaluation of respirator faceseal leaks using computational fluid dynamics and infrared imaging" was accepted by the Annals of Occupational Hygiene (Oct. 13, 2012).

Richard, Prasad, and Jared attended the ASME DETC in Chicago (August 2012).

The HCDR Lab received a grant from NIOSH (August 2012).

Congratulations to Zhipeng as the Student Research Paper Winner at the ISRP Conference in Boston. The paper's title is Computational Fluid Dynamics-Based Respirator Fit Prediction-A Pilot Study. This award includes a $2,000 US Dollar cash prize, free conference registration for the ISRP Boston 2012 Conference, round trip airfare to Boston, up to five night hotel accommodation and publication in the ISRP Journal (June 2012).

Zhipeng and Aimee attended the AHFE conference in San Francisco (July 2012).

Congratulations to Aimee for receiving the 2012 Honors Collaborative Learning Award, Texas Tech University (May 2012).

Dr. Yang received a most influential professor award in 2012 in TTU.

Dr. Yang received the 2012 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award from the Honors College and Center for Undergraduate Research, Texas Tech University (May 2012).

Congratulations to Aimee who just finished her BS (honor) with honors thesis. She will continue pursuing her PhD at the HCDR Lab.

Aimee received the Graduate School Doctoral Fellowship (April 10, 2012). Congrats!

The HCDR Lab welcomes a new undergraduate research assistant, Mark Ryan, to join us (March 30, 2012).

Congratulations to James Long who successfully passed his MS thesis defense (March 27, 2012).

Congratulations to Thomas who successfully passed his MS thesis defense (March 21, 2012).

Dr. Yang received the 2012 SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award (March 20, 2012).

Brad Howard received the 2012 Helen DeVitt Jones Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award (March 20, 2012). Congrats Brad!

Dr. Yang received the 2012 Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship. PhD student, Jared Gragg, will also participate this research with Dr. Yang (March 16, 2012).

Aimee Cloutier Received the prestigious 2012 CH Foundation Doctoral Fellowship from the Graduate School, Texas Tech University (March 13, 2012). Congratulations Aimee!

Two Ph.D. students (Jared and Zhipeng) from the HCDR Lab received checks and certificates from Dr. Chaudhuri, ME Department Chair for their journal publications.

Dr. Yang was selected as the 2012 Transdiciplinary Research Academy Member.

Aimee received GPH conference travel fund award from the Honors College, TTU. (Jan. 2012).

Prasad Kumbhar joined the HCDR Lab to conduct research on ride comfort modeling. (January 17, 2012). Welcome Prasad!

Dr. Yang received the Faculty Research Award from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, TTU (Dec. 1, 2011).

Brad's paper "Calculating Support Reaction Forces in Physics-Based Seated Posture Prediction for Pregnant Women" has been accepted for publication by International Journal of Robotics and Automation (Nov. 28, 2011). Congrats Brad!

Zhipeng's paper entitled "Human Face and N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirator Interaction: Contact Pressure Simulation and Validation"  has been accepted for publication by Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (Nov. 2011).

Aimee Cloutier received the 2011/2012 Undergraduate Research Fellowship (URF) from the Honors College (Oct. 1, 2011). Congratulations Aimee!

Mr. Richard George joined the HCDR Lab as a Master student (August 2011).

Thomas Powelson was awarded a travel fund from the Graduate School, TTU to attend ASME DETC 2011.

Pierce McGrath received his BS in August 2011. Congrats Pierce!

Six graduate students from the HCDR Lab (Brad, Jared, Burak, Qiuling, Zhipeng, and James) were awarded travel funds from the Graduate School, TTU to attend the 2011 HCI conference in Orlando this Summer.

Aimee Cloutier, NSF REU student from the HCDR Lab, was awarded a travel fund from the Center for Undergraduate Research and the Honors College, TTU to attend the 2011 HCI conference in Orlando this Summer.

Byron received his BS in May 2011. Congratulations Byron!

Dr. Yang and two graduate students (Jared and Brad) attended the SAE World Congress in Detroit from April 12-14, 2011.

Dr. Yang was nominated for the 2011 Outstanding Faculty Mentor from the Center for Undergraduate Research, TTU (April 14, 2011).

Dr. Yang received the 2011 TTU Alumni Association New Faculty Award (April 12, 2011).

Dr. Yang received the 2011 Whitacre Excellence in Research Award, College of Engineering, TTU (April 12, 2011).

Dr. Yang was invited to serve as the editorial board member for International Journal of the Digital Human. (March 2011).

Kyle Beck received his BS in Dec. 2010 and he continues to work with the HCDR Lab towards his MS.

Jared's paper entitled "Hybrid Method for Driver Accommodation Using Optimization-Based Digital Human Models" has been accepted by Computer Aided Design (Nov. 25, 2010). Congrats Jared!

Dr. Zhuang from NIOSH and Dr. Butler from NIST visited the HCDR Lab (Nov. 1, 2010).

Prof. Blackmore visited the HCDR Lab (Oct. 21, 2010).

Thomas Powerlson from the HCDR Lab received Chancellor's MS Fellowship (Oct. 1, 2010). Congrats!

Thomas Powelson joined the HCDR Lab as a MS student after he got his BS from University of California-Berkeley (Sept. 28, 2010).

Kyle Beck joined the HCDR Lab as a research assistant (Sept. 15, 2010).

Pierce McGrath joined the HCDR Lab as a research assistant (Sept. 15, 2010).

Katherine Burns joined the HCDR Lab as an NSF REU student (Sept. 10, 2010).

Aimee Cloutier received the Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the Honors College (Sept. 10, 2010). Congrats!

Roxanne Greve received the Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the Honors College (Sept. 9, 2010). Congrats!

Roxanne Greve joined the HCDR Lab as an undergraduate research assistant (Sept. 10, 2010).

Dr. Yang was awarded a research grant from a private sector in Sept. 2010.

Dr. Yang was awarded a research grant from NIOSH in Sept. 2010.

Aimee Cloutier joined the HCDR Lab as an NSF REU student (Sept. 1, 2010).

Jared Gragg from the HCDR Lab received the 2010 Dean's Fellowship (August 18, 2010). Congratulations!

Dr. Yang was awarded the REU Supplement from NSF (August 6, 2010).

Prof. Pitarch visited the HCDR Lab for one month in Summer 2010.

Prof. G. Yang from NJUST, China visited the HCDR Lab for one month in Summer 2010.

Dr. Yang was awarded the acquisition of 3D head scanner system from NIOSH (July 2010).

Laura Aguilar joined the HCDR Lab as a PhD student. Welcome Laura!

Prof. Zhang from Northern Michigan University visited the HCDR Lab for two weeks (May 2, 2010).

Jared was awarded 3rd Place in the Ninth Annual Graduate Student Research Poster Competition (April 8, 2010), congrats!

Robyn Boothby has received her BS and will start her MS this Fall semester. She is an undergraduate research assistant at the HCDR Lab in Summer 2010.

Jared successfully defended his MS thesis (3-23-2010). Congratulations Jared!

Dr. Yang was invited to serve as the Editorial Board Member for Ferrari Millechili Journal: Weight Reduction in Vehicle Design (supported by Ferrari, March 17, 2010). Call for Papers.

Jared Gragg received the prestigious 2010-2011 AT&T Chancellor's Fellowship Awards (March 3, 2010). Congratulations Jared!

Five graduate students (Jared, Zhipeng, Qiuling, Burak, and Brad) from the HCDR Lab were awarded travel funds from Texas Tech University to attend conferences (Feb., 25, 2010). Jared will attend the 2010 SAE World Congress and the other four students will attend the 2010 Applied Digital Human Modeling Conference in Miami.

Byron joined the HCDR Lab as an undergraduate assistant (Jan. 25, 2010). Welcome Byron!

Dr. Yang was awarded a seed grant from a private sector in Feb. 2010.

Robyn has received the MS fellowship from TTU starting from Fall 2010. Congrats!

Robyn joined the HCDR Lab as an undergraduate assistant (Jan. 13, 2010).

Jichang's farewell party in Dr. Yang's house (Dec. 18, 2009).

James Long received his BS and continues his MS degree with the HCDR Lab, congrats James!

HCDR Lab moved to Room 142 from Room 150 on December 7, 2009.

Dr. Yang was awarded a seed grant from NIST in December 2009.

Dr. Yang visited UPC, Spain, Nov. 20-27.

Jichang successfully defended his MS thesis (Oct. 28, 2009). Congratulations!

Dr. Yang attended the ASME09 Conference at San Diego in Sept 2009.

Dr. Yang was awarded a NSF grant in Sept. 2009.

Dr. Yang attended NSF Design Workshop at Stanford University in August 2009.

Mr. Brad Howard joined the HCDR Lab in Fall 2009 as a PhD Student.

Mr. Zhipeng Lei joined the HCDR Lab on August 25, 2009 as a PhD Student.

Mr. Burak Ozsoy received TTU Harrington Graduate Engineering Scholarship.

Ms. Qiuling Zou joined the HCDR Lab on July 28, 2009 as a PhD student.

Mr. Burak Ozsoy joined the HCDR Lab on July 16, 2009 as a PhD student.

Dr. Yang and Jichang attended the HCI09 Conference July 19-24, 2009, at San Diego, California, USA.

Dr. Xuguang Wang visited the HCDR Lab in July to collaborate with Dr. Yang on digital human modeling research for two weeks.

Dr. Yang was awarded a research grant from National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in June 2009.

Dr. Yang attended the CAD'09 Conference June 8-12, 2009, at Reno, Nevada, USA.

On May 15, 2009, James Long joined the HCDR Lab.

Jichang was awarded a travel fund from Texas Tech University.

Congrats to Jichang for receiving the James Douglas and Mary Hazlewood Memorial Fellowship for the academic year 2009-2010.

Jichang's paper entitled "Simulating the Interaction between a Respirator and a Headform Using LS-DYNA" is accepted by Computer-Aided Design and Applications. Congrats Jichang for the nice work!

On Jan. 14, 2009, Kyle King joined the HCDR Lab.

Dr. Yang attended the 52nd Car Crash Conference in San Antonio, November 1-5, 2008.

On Sept. 10, 2008, Jerad Gragg joined the HCDR Lab.

On Sept. 2, 2008, Jichang Dai joined the HCDR Lab.

On August 27, Dr. Yang received a grant from Caterpillar, Inc.

On August 15, 2008, The Human-Centric Design Research Lab was launched.

 

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