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     Date Submitted:21-09-2015
     Last Modified:21-09-2015 (09:12)
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     Current job:Post Doctoral Researcher
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordshuman centered design, human-in-the-loop testing, human-automation interaction, computational human performance modeling, lunar landing, piloting, mars, entry descent and landing
    CV
    RESEARCH INTERESTS
    Human-Centered Systems Design; Huiman-Automation Interaction; Cognitive Engineering; Human-in-the-Loop Testing; Computational Human Performance Modeling; Aerospace Engineering.
     
    CITIZENSHIP & LANGUAGES
    US citizen. English (native); French (professional)
     
    EDUCATION
    Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
    Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering with a Minor in Mathematics (August 2013)
    • “Quantitative Assessment of Human-System Interaction on Lunar Landing Design” (Committee: Dr. Karen M. Feigh*, Dr. Robert D. Braun, Dr. Chirold Epp, Dr. Amy R. Pritchett, Dr. Nick Patrick)
     
    M.S. in Aerospace Engineering (August 2009)
    • “Analysis of Human-System Interaction for Landing Point Redesignation” (advised by Dr. Robert D. Braun, Dr. Karen M. Feigh)
     
    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
    Post-Doctoral Researcher (January 2014 – January 2016)
    Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - SUPAERO (Toulouse, France)
    • Human Factors lead for Project Modern Taxiing (MoTa)
    • Assisting in design of new platform to improve taxiing operations for air traffic controllers
    • Designing human-subject validation tests for the new platform
    • Studying the effects of aging on hemodynamic activity in the prefrontal cortex in pilots
    • Experience with functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS), electrocardiography (ECG), and eyetracking
     
    Graduate Research Assistant (August 2007 – July 2013)
    Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
    • Joint affiliation with the Cognitive Engineering Center and the Space Systems Design Laboratory
    • NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP) Fellow in conjunction with NASA Johnson Space Center (2009-2012)
    • Quantifying impact of human-automation interaction on landing performance for crewed space systems
    • Modeling astronaut cognition and physiological reactions during lunar landing
    • Developed three human-in-the-loop (HIL) experiments to evaluate performance in simulated environments (two internal, one with NASA Astronaut Office)
    • Team member of preliminary Mars investigation of system-level impact of landing point designation 
     
    Graduate Student Researcher (Summers 2009, 2010, 2011)
    NASA Johnson Space Center (Houston, Texas, USA)
    • Assisted human-system interface development for the Autonomous Landing and Hazard Avoidance Technology (ALHAT) project
    • Developed models of astronaut cognition strategies during lunar landing
    • Designed and implemented human-in-the-loop evaluation to observe crew performance in simulated landing scenario
    • Proposed multifunctional flight display designs to assist crew during site selection
     
    Guest Researcher (Summer 2010)
    Technische Universität München (Munich, Bavaria, Germany)
    • ThirdEye Camera Arm with the Institut für Luft- und Raumfahrttechnik 
    • Analyzed human subject experiment results to determine ThirdEye Camera system effectiveness
    • Designed human subject experiments for system validation
    • Developed software tools and hardware apparatus to measure human performance during capturing & docking
     
    Human-Systems Collaboration Intern (Summer 2006, 2008)
    The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)
    • Human-Systems Collaboration modeling on the ALHAT project and for a Littoral Combat Ship (Summer 2008)
    • Refined task models accounting for crew decision-making and physical interaction with cockpit displays
    • Approximated task completion time, human tasking efficiency, and system resource use 
    • Systems architecture development of ALHAT (Summer 2006)
     
    Langley Research Summer Scholar (Summer 2007)
    NASA Langley Research Center (Hampton, Virginia, USA)
    • Developed supersonic inflatable aerodynamic decelerator mass estimation tool
    • Participated in Mars Architecture Working Group planning sessions for development of future Mars missions
     
    PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
    • Cognitia Newsletter Editor, HFES Cognitive Engineering & Decision Making (Oct 2013 – present)
    • Session chair, “Dynamic Decision Making”, HFES Annual Meeting 2015
    • Member of the Organizing Committee for the 2f-NIRS 2nd Annual Conference (2014-2015)
    • Reviewer for HFES Annual Meeting (2012 – present); Behaviour & Information Technology (2015), IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics – Part A (2012 – 2014); Ergonomics (2014)
    • Judge, Spirit of Innovation Challenge in Aerospace & Aviation (2012 – present) 
     
    AWARDS
    • Georgia Space Grant Consortium (GSGC) graduate fellow, 2012
    • NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP) Fellow, 2009, 2010, 2011
     
    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS 
    Journals 
    • M.C. Canellas, K.M. Feigh, Z.K. Chua, “Accuracy and Effort of Decision Making Strategies with Incomplete Information: Implications for DSS Design”. IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems. Online since 01 May 2015. DOI: 10.1109/THMS.2015.2420575
    • M. Wilde, Z. Chua, A. Fleischner, “Effects of Multi-Vantage Point Systems on the Teleoperation of Spacecraft Docking”. IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems. Vol. 44, No. 2, p. 200-210, 2014. DOI: 10.1109/THMS.2013.2295298
     
    Conferences
    • Z.K. Chua, M. Causse, M. Cousy, F. Andre, “Modulating Workload for Air Traffic Controllers during Airport Ground Operations”. 2015 HFES Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, USA. 26-October 2015. 
    • Z.K. Chua, K.M. Feigh, “Cognitive Process Model of Astronaut Decision Making during Lunar Landing”. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2014 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA.


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