Laboratory director

Ziho Kang

  • Assistant Professor
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Dr. Kang's background is in human factors and human-integrated systems engineering, and his specialty is in developing algorithms to characterize eye tracking data to evaluate human performance and investigate cognitive processes. His overarching interest is to investigate human decision making processes in order to understand human behavior and to inform the design of complex systems and construct alerting and assistive learning technologies. He previously worked at Samsung and has performed research for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA). Dr. Kang is currently corroborating with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA).
  • Email: zihokang@ou.edu

Current students

Abdulrahman M. Khamaj

  • Ph.D. Candidate
  • Fellowship
  • Abdulrahman received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Jazan University, Saudi Arabia in 2011. He also received his M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from University of Oklahoma in May 2015. His previous research was dedicated to measuring the distraction that in-vehicle infotainment systems cause to motorcycle riders. Currently, he is working in the CEDM Lab on testing the usability of mobile weather applications.
  • Email: khamaj@ou.edu

Amin G. Alhashim

  • Ph.D. Student
  • Received B.S. and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Science from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia in 2005 and 2009 respectively
  • Alhashim Participated in teaching several introductory Computer Science courses while at KFUPM until joining the Ph.D. Computer Science program of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) in the spring of 2013.
  • He worked on several projects in natural language processing and visualization. In the spring of 2017, he transferred to the Ph.D. program at the University of Oklahom for Industrial and Systems Engineering to work at the CEDM Lab.
  • Alhashim's research interest lies in the area of human computer interaction and the applications of machine learning.
  • alhashim.ou@gmail.com

Salem. M. Naeeri

  • Ph. D. student
  • Fellowship
  • Naeeri joined Industrial and Systems Engineering for his Ph.D degree in 2014. His M.S. work included investigating human errors during aircraft maintenance. He started his research at the CEDM laboratory in 2016, and has intiated his research on investigating pilot behaviors and errors.
  • Email: Salem.M.Naeeri-1@ou.edu

Saptarshi Mandal

  • Research Assitant
  • M.S. Student in Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Saptarshi received his B.Tech in Industrial Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, India in 2011. After graduation, he worked in PwC India as a consultant for a year and a half. He joined the University of Oklahoma in Spring 2015. His work at the CEDM Lab involves analyzing eye tracking data applicable to air traffic control using different mathematical tools such as the Graph Theory and the Markov process.
  • Email: Saptarshi.Mandal-1@ou.edu

Jiwon Jeon

  • Research Assistant
  • M.S. student in Data Science & Analytics
  • Jeon received her B.S. from Seoul National University, and received her M.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 2016. Her previous research involved analysis on tubular tracking to collect the operational limit data and to secure productivity and safety. She will join the Data Science and Analytics (DSA) program in Fall 2016. Her interest is in human factors and data analytics. She will be working on developing quantitative methods to assess human risk.
  • Email: jiwon.jeon@ou.edu

Lucas Cezard

  • Research Assistant
  • Master's student in ISE
  • Part of the collaborative degree between OU and the ISIMA, a French engineering school in Clermont-Ferrand, France.
  • Cezard has a background in scientific computing and modeling. His interests include both modeling and data analysis.
  • Email: Lucas.Cezard-1@ou.edu

Lucas Mosoni

  • Research Assistant
  • Master's student in ISE
  • Mosoni takes part in the collaborative degree between OU and the ISIMA, a French engineering school in Clermont-Ferrand, France.
  • He received an equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from ISIMA
  • Mosoni joined the CEDM lab within the scope of a Master's thesis at the end of Fall 2016 and his work will involve the analysis of eye tracking data recorded during the use of an online healthcare application. His research will include more specifically the study of patterns in the visual scan paths in order to determine different types of reading behaviors and to assess the comprehension of the information provided by the online healthcare application.
  • Email: Lucas.Cezard-1@ou.edu

Lauren Yeagle

  • Research Assistant
  • Senior Undergraduate student in ISE
  • Email: lauren.yeagle@ou.edu


Morgan Corn

  • Research Assistant
  • Editor/Research Assistant
  • Undergraduate student pursuing a B.A. in English Literature and a B.B.A. in Supply Chain Management
  • Morgan joined the CEDM lab in 2016 and assists in projects involving research, proofreading, administrative details and website management.

Previous students

Elizabeth M. Argyle

  • Co-adviser: Dr. Randa Shehab
  • Ph. D. Candidate
  • Email: emargyle@ou.edu
  • Elizabeth obtained her Ph.D. in May 2016. Elizabeth has a background in human factors, and her research interests include human-computer interaction, situation awareness in sociotechnical systems, and decision making under uncertainty. She is using eye tracking to assess the relationship between decision support automation and situation awareness in the weather forecasting domain. As of 2017, she has been a Research Fellow in the Institute of Aerospace Technology at the University of Nottingham, UK.

Sarah McClung

  • Research Assistant
  • M.S. Student in Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Email: snionan@ou.edu
  • Sarah received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University in December 2013, and became a student at the University of Oklahoma in Fall 2015. Her work at the Lab involved characterization and analysis of eye tracking data applicable to air traffic control.