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Our People

Major: Human Factors/Ergonomics
Department: Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Email: kimberly.d.martinez@sjsu.edu

Kimberly is a Master’s student in Industrial and Systems Engineering, centered in the Human Factors and Ergonomics Program with a background in Cognitive Science (emphasizing in HCI/AI). Her interest’s lie in understanding and improving the way people perceive and interact with technology, while needing to make decisions and problem solve under pressure. She is currently working towards her becoming a Human Factors Researcher in the domain of autonomous vehicles and accessibility. In her free time she enjoys hiking and reading. Kimberly is also the lab manager of the BAT Research Lab.

Graduate Students

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Kimberly Martinez

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Kevin Joel Salubre

Major: Human Factors/Ergonomics
Department: Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Email: kevinjoel.salubre@sjsu.edu

Kevin is a second year M.S. student in the Human Factors and Ergonomics program. His research interests include attention and cognition regarding human automation interaction, situation awareness, safety, and accessibility of autonomous vehicles. He is also interested in teaching and hopes to one day pursue a Ph.D. to become a professor to continue his research on emerging technologies while teaching in the Human Factors / Psychology field.

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Yuni Lee

Major: Human Factors/Ergonomics
Department: Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Email: yuni.lee@sjsu.edu


Yuni is a first-year HF/E graduate student. She grew up in the Bay Area, but moved to SoCal to obtain her B.S. in Psychobiology from UCLA. Yuni’s background is in clinical mental health treatment, but after shifting careers, she is currently working towards becoming a UX designer/researcher. Yuni aspires to help make everyday products accessible, and to design inclusive products that make everyday life enjoyable. In her free time, you can find Yuni playing video games, cuddling her dog, trying new foods or grabbing boba!

Vidya Krishnamoorthy

Lab Director

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Assistant Professor

Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering

Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering

San José State University

 

Email: gaojian.huang@sjsu.edu

Graduate Students

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Mia Dong

Major: Human Factors/Ergonomics
Department: Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Email: miaomiao.dong@sjsu.edu

Mia Dong is a Human Factor Ergonomics master student, and this is her second year at San Jose State University. She is an international student from the North of China. Her future professional goal is to be a product designer or human factor ergonomics researcher, and her interest is watching documentaries in her free time.

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Zhi Zhang

Major: Human Factors/Ergonomics
Department: Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Email: zhi.zhang@sjsu.edu

Zhi Zhang is a second-year human factor and ergonomic master program student with background in Psychology and Film Study. Her current interests are human factor research and design. She has had experience in older/disable adults and smart home technology research, with potential to continue related studies in the lab. She is obsessed with suspense films. Her hobbies are camping and playing instruments.

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Aries Chu

Major: Human Factors/Ergonomics
Department: Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Email: aries.chu@sjsu.edu

Aries is a first-year Human Factors and Ergonomics Concentration in UX Master’s student at San Jose State University. Her background is in Cognitive Science focused on Linguistics and Computer Science and has previous experience working with artificial agents and human communication. In the future, she plans to become a Researcher, who specializes in how users perceive Voice Assistants in autonomous vehicles. During her free time, she likes to travel to different countries and online shop.

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Kyle Lin

Major: Human Factors/Ergonomics
Department: Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Email: kyle.x.lin@sjsu.edu

Kyle is a first-year master's student in the Human Factors and Ergonomics program. His academic and professional background include Psychology and Occupational Therapy. He is passionate about promoting worker health and well-being through his interests in ergonomics, automation, and human technology. When not immersed in his studies, he enjoys playing piano and learning languages in his free time.

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Nidhi Deshpande

Major: Human Factors/Ergonomics
Department: Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Email: nidhimilind.deshpande@sjsu.edu

Nidhi is a Master's student studying Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) in the Industrial and Systems Engineering department at SJSU. She studied  Computer Science for her bachelor’s degree and has worked as a software developer, predominantly as a front-end developer for a few years. Her professional goal is to become a product designer where she can leverage her past experiences and new learnings.

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Poorva Jain

Major: Human Factors/Ergonomics
Department: Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Email: @sjsu.edu

Poorva is a master's student in the Human Factors and Ergonomics program at SJSU. She is an international student from India and has a background in architecture. She is interested in user-centered design and research across different domains. She enjoys reading novels and sketching during her free time.

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Wei-Hsiang Lo

Major: Human Factors/Ergonomics (HFE)/ User Experience Concentration
Department: Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Email: weihsiang.lo@sjsu.edu

Wei-Hsiang is a Human Factors Engineering (HFE)/User Experience Concentration master's student at San Jose State University with a background in industrial design. He is passionate about understanding how design can be used to provide personalized solutions for different user groups, with a particular focus on exploring the potential for enhancing situational awareness in elderly individuals after sensory degradation, especially in the context of driving. His future professional goal is to become a researcher or designer who integrates inclusive design into in-vehicle human-machine interaction.

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Jinyoung Lee

Major: Human Factors/Ergonomics
Department: Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Email: jinyoung.lee@sjsu.edu

Jinyoung is a master’s student in the Human Factors and Ergonomics program. She
has studied philosophy and literature for her bachelor’s degree and has transitioned to
studying human experiences in the functional world. Her goal is to become a UX
Designer that solves human factors problems for various products. She likes archery,
drawing, and Sci-Fi.

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Carmen Roberts

Major: Human Factors/Ergonomics
Department: Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Email: carmen.roberts@sjsu.edu

Carmen is a Master's student studying Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) in the Industrial and Systems Engineering program at SJSU. Her academic and professional background include Psychology and Emergency Medicine (both pre-hospital and in hospital). She is working towards becoming an HFE researcher in the healthcare domain specializing in AR/VR as a tool for First Responder training and/or in field usage. In her free time you can find her in the gym, spending time with her husky, Kenu, and belgian malinois, Grunt, or discovering new coffee shops around the bay. 

Undergraduate Students

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Sanvee Boutuivi Kouam Pedro

Major: Industrial and Systems Engineering
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Email: brenna.nettles-miller@sjsu.edu

Sanvee Boutuivi Kouam Pedro is a 3rd year Mechanical Engineering student. He is originally from Togo in West Africa and has a profound passion for machines and the automotive industry. His ambition is to conduct research on materials that can improve safety and durability in human-machine interfaces. Pedro believes that by developing innovative materials, there can be significant enhancements in how humans interact with machines. Whether he is working on designing better controls or crafting more durable components, he is enthusiastic about contributing to the progress of this domain

BAT Lab Alumni

Vidya Krishnamoorthy (graduate student, Spring 2022): @ Tesla, Inc

Kimberly Martinez (graduate student, Spring 2023): @ American Rheinmetall Vehicle

Brenna Nettles-Miller (undergraduate, Spring 2023): @ Sammina Corporation

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