Heejin Jeong

    Email Address: heejinj@uic.edu
    College: Engineering Department: Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Office: ERF 2049
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    The Human-in-Mind Engineering Research (HiMER) Lab designs, implements, and evaluates emerging interactive systems from the human factors perspective to advance the well-being and the quality of life of the people.

    Specific research areas we work in our lab include human-computer interaction, human performance/behavior modeling, transportation safety, human interactions with modern emerging technology (e.g., augmented/virtual reality, collaborative robot, and artificial intelligence). Students are expected to work on collaborative research projects with other UIC groups in robotics, computer science, and health science.

    We are a human factors engineering research lab to seek interdisciplinary research collaborations with a wide range of fields including engineering, social sciences, and learning sciences.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 8

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Minimum qualifications:
    - Major in engineering, computer science, engineering psychology, or closely related fields
    - Junior or Senior level student
    - Minimum GPA of 3.3

    Preferred qualifications:
    -Strong background in statistical analysis and programming
    -Oral and written fluency in English
    -Experience in human subject studies using experimental and physiological measurements (e.g., eye-tracking, motion-tracking, EEG, EMG, ECG)
    -Experience in scholarly writing and publications

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    We are looking for students with a willingness to learn new skills, self-motivation, and eagerness to undertake challenging problems.

    Tasks may include literature review; computer programming; preparing IRB applications; recruitment and scheduling of research participants; data collection and analyses; and writing reports and publications, depending on students' skill and interest.

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