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Dr. Kapil Chalil Madathil

Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering and Industrial Engineering
Deputy Director, RESA (Risk Engineering and System Analytics Center)

Human-Systems Integration Laboratory

Areas of Interest:
Dr. Chalil Madathil’s area of expertise is in applying the knowledge base of human factors engineering to the design and operation of sustainable human-computer systems that involve rich interactions among people and technology. His research covers the entire spectrum of system design: from identifying the user needs to designing and developing computing systems that inform and motivate user behavior and empirically evaluating the efficacy of these interventions.  Using qualitative and quantitative methodologies, his research attempts to understand how humans perceive, make sense of, and interact with human-machine systems.  His current research focuses on how sustainable human computer interaction research might be extended to play a broader role in tackling global sustainability issues and supporting the societal change that this will require.

User-centered design
User experience research
Human factors
Human-computer interaction
Sustainable HCI
Healthcare human factors

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2006
M.S., Industrial Engineering, 2010
Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, 2013

Classes typically taught:
CE 8930: Human Factors in Risk Engineering
IE 4880/6880: Introduction to Human Factors Engineering
CE 4910/6910: Design Thinking Approaches to Sustainable System Design
IE 4910: Special Projects in Industrial Engineering

Professional Society Membership:
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Association for Computing Machinery
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

ACM - SIGCHI Honorable Mention Award, 2011
National Science Foundation’s Award for Student Excellence, 2010
Outstanding Graduate Student Researcher of the Year, 2012
Best Software System Award, 2012
Human Factors Society’s Student Member with Honors, 2013
Annual Dieter W. Jahns Student Practitioner Award, 2013
Human Factors Institute’s Associate Director’s Student Award, 2013
Clinical Research Informatics Distinguished Paper Nominee, 2013

 Selected Journal Publications:
Chalil Madathil, K. & Greenstein, J. S. (2017). An investigation of the efficacy of collaborative virtual reality-based systems for remote moderated usability testing. Applied Ergonomics, 65, 501-514.

Scharett, E., Chalil Madathil, K., Lopes, S., Rogers, H., Agnisarman, S., Narasimha, S., Dye, C. (2017).  An investigation of the information sought by caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients on online peer support groups. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.

Agnisarman, S., Narasimha, S., Chalil Madathil, K., Gramopadhye, A.K. & McElligott, J.T. (2017). Designing home-based telemedicine systems for the geriatric population: An empirical study. Telemedicine and e-Health: The Journal of the American Telemedicine Association.

Agnisarman, S., Narasimha, S., Chalil Madathil, K., Welch, B.M, Fnu Brinda, Ashok, A., & McElligott, J.T. (2017). Towards a more usable home-based video telemedicine system: A heuristic evaluation of the clinician user interfaces of home-based video telemedicine systems. Journal of Medical Internet Research - Human Factors. 4(2), e11.

Rogers, H., Chalil Madathil, K., Agnisarman, S., Narasimha, S., Welch, B., Ashok, A., & McElligott, J.T. (2017). A systematic review of the implementation challenges of telemedicine systems in ambulances. Telemedicine and e-health: The Journal of the American Telemedicine Association.

Agnisarman, S. O., Chalil Madathil, K., Smith, K., Ashok, A., Welch, B., & McElligott, J. T. (2017). Lessons learned from the usability assessment of home-based telemedicine systems. Applied Ergonomics, 58, 424-434.

Narasimha,* S., Agnisarman,* S.O., Chalil Madathil, K., Roger,* H., Welch, B., Ashok, A., Nair, A. & McElligott, J.T. (2017). Designing telemedicine systems for geriatric patients: a review of the usability studies. Telemedicine and e-health: The Journal of the American Telemedicine Association. 23(6), 459-472.

Parmar, D., Bertrand, J., Babu, S. V., Chalil Madathil, K., Zelaya, M., Wang, T., … Frady, K. (2016). A comparative evaluation of viewing metaphors on psychophysical skills education in an interactive virtual environment. Virtual Reality, 20(3), 141–157.

Chalil Madathil, K., Rivera-Rodriguez, A. J., Greenstein, J. S., & Gramopadhye, A. K. (2015). Healthcare information on YouTube: a systematic review. Health Informatics Journal, 21(3), 173-194.

Sanderson, I. C., Obeid, J. S., Chalil Madathil, K., Gerken, K., Fryar, K., Rugg, D., ... & Moskowitz, J. (2013). Managing clinical research permissions electronically: A novel approach to enhancing recruitment and managing consents, Clinical Trials, 10(4), 604-611.

Chalil Madathil, K., Koikkara, R., Obeid, J., Greenstein, J. S., Sanderson, I., Fryar, K., Moskowitz, J. & Gramopadhye A. K. (2013). An investigation of the efficacy of electronic consenting interfaces of research permissions management system in a hospital setting. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 82(9), 854-863.

Selected Conference Proceedings

Ponathil,* A., Agnisarman,* S., Narasimha,* S., & Chalil Madathil, K. (2017, October). “An Empirical Study Investigating the Effectiveness of Decision Aids in Supporting the Sensemaking Process on Anonymous Social Networks.” In Proceedings of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society’s International Annual Meeting, Austin, TX.

Rogers,* H., Khasawneh,* A., Bertrand, J. & Chalil Madathil, K. (2017, October). “An Investigation of the Effect of Latency on the Operator’s Trust and Performance for Manual Multi-robot Teleoperated Tasks,” In Proceedings of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society’s International Annual Meeting, Austin, TX.

Bertrand, J., Bhargava, A., Chalil Madathil, K., Gramopadhye, A.K. & Babu, S. (2017, March). The Effects of Presentation Method and Simulation Fidelity on Psychomotor Education in a Bimanual Metrology Training Simulation,” In Proceedings of 2016 IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces (3DUI), Los Angeles, CA.

Bertrand, J., Brickler, D., Babu, S.,Chalil Madathil, K., Zelaya, M., Wang, T., Wagner, J. Gramopadhye, A. K. & Luo, J. (2015, May). The role of dimensional symmetry on bimanual psychomotor skills education in immersive virtual environments. In Proceedings of the Virtual Reality Conference, 2015, IEEE VR 2015, Provence, France.

Chalil Madathil, K., Greenstein, J. S. & Koikkara, R. (2014, October). An investigation of the factors that predict a healthcare consumer’s use of anecdotal information available on the internet. In Proceedings of the 2014 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society’s International Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Parmar, D., Bertrand, J., Shannon, B., Babu, S. V., Chalil Madathil, K., Zelaya, M., ... & Gramopadhye, A. K. (2014, March). Interactive breadboard activity simulation (ibas) for psychomotor skills education in electrical circuitry. In 2014 IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces (3DUI), IEEE.

Obeid, J., Gerken, K., Chalil Madathil, K., Rugg, D., Alstad, C., Fryar, K., Alexander, R., Gramopadhye, A. K., Moskowitz, J. & Sanderson, I.C. (2013, February). Development of an electronic research permissions management system to enhance informed consents and capture research authorizations data. In Proceedings of the AMIA Clinical Research Informatics Summit, San Francisco, CA.

Chalil Madathil, K., & Greenstein, J. S. (2011, May). Synchronous remote usability testing: a new approach facilitated by virtual worlds. In Proceedings of the 2011 Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 2225-2234). ACM.

Kapil Madathil
Contact Information:
Office: 116 Lowry Hall
Phone: (864) 656-0856
FAX: (864) 656-0795
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