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“No Student ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him: it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required, that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction.”

-Charles Kendall Adams

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The Clemson Institute of Supply Chain Optimization and Logistics (CISCOL) focuses on conducting theoretical and applied research on improving the management and control of supply chains as well as next generation systems.

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The EASt Lab uses a wide variety of sophisticated analytical models to quantify operators‘ behaviors and performance in complex systems and situations specifically in healthcare and transportation domains.  The Lab is working on developing models that gauge driver injury and crash risk, evaluate human factor issues and strategies for improving health and health care systems, and quantify the effect of technology-based tools on behavior and performance.

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The Human Interaction Lab broadly studies how humans interact with technology.  The goals of their projects are to enhance the human-technology relationship.  This is done through the application of information on physical and cognitive characteristics to the design of technology for human use.  For example, the team is currently studying the effects of immersive technologies (e.g. virtual and augmented reality) in healthcare applications, specifically the development of novel interfaces such as bio-feedback in virtual reality for pain and anxiety management.

Human-Systems Integration Lab

The mission of HSIL is to improve the design of human-computer systems. Our goal is to enable people to use these systems to carry out their activities productively. The laboratory applies user-centered design methodologies to develop and refine human-computer systems for a variety of applications within the production and service sectors, including information and knowledge management, collaborative design, quality and process improvement, and education and training.

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The research in the Riggs Lab can be applied to various complex domains–e.g. healthcare, aviation, military operations, and automotive industry–which are becoming increasingly complex with the advent and adoption of new technologies.  It is critical to consider cognitive ergonomics and systems engineering to support the design of interfaces that can present the “right information to the user at the right time.”  We currently have an ongoing research on the following topics: multimodal displays, adaptive displays, and cognitive limitations.

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Since the initial $2 million investment from state and the $2 million match from Fluor Corporation in 2007, the center has received $10.2 million in additional external investment to date. On-going research efforts include nuclear supply chain mapping, maintenance scheduling, statewide freight transportation modeling, supply chain viability, and manufacturing productivity improvement through simulation with companies and organizations throughout SC and the US.