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Dr. Jackie Cha

cha_jackie.jpg Assistant Professor  

Department of Industrial Engineering
268 Freeman Hall, Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634-0920

Phone: (864) 656-1874

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Ph.D.    Industrial Engineering, Purdue University
M.S.E.  Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan
B.S.E.   Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan

Research Areas

Human factors and ergonomics in healthcare
Analytical modeling of human through behavior and physiological signals
Medical/ wearable devices and robotics

Selected Publications

Gonzales, A., Barbieri, D. F., Carbonell, A. M., Joseph, A., Srinivasan, D., & Cha, J. (2023). The Compatibility of Exoskeletons in Perioperative Environments and Workflows: An Analysis of Surgical Team Members’ Perspectives and Workflow Simulation. Ergonomics.

Gonzales, A., Lin, J., Cha, J., (2022) COVID-19 Effects on Work-from-Home Office Workers: Evaluation of Physical Activity from Objective and Subjective Metrics. Applied Ergonomics.

Cha, J. S., Athanasiadis, D., Anton, N. E., Stefanidis, D., & Yu, D. (2021). Measurement of Nontechnical Skills During Robotic-Assisted Surgery Using Sensor-Based Communication and Proximity Metrics. JAMA network open, 4(11), e2132209-e2132209.

Cha, J. S. and Yu, D. (2021) Objective Measures of Surgeon Nontechnical Skills in Surgery: A Scoping Review. Human Factors.

Cha, J. S., Monfared, S., Stefanidis, D., Nussbaum, M., Yu, D. (2020) Supporting Surgical Teams: Identifying Needs and Barriers for Exoskeleton Implementation in the Operating Room. Human Factors.

Wu, C., Cha, J. S., Sulek, J., Sundaram, C. P., Wachs, J., Proctor, R. W., Yu, D. (2020) Sensor-based Indicators of Performance Changes Between Sessions during Robotic Surgery Training. Applied Ergonomics.

Wu, C., Cha, J. S., Sulek, J., Zhou, T., Sundaram, C. P., Wachs, J. P., Yu, D. (2019) Eye-tracking Metrics Predicts Perceived Workload in Robotic Surgical Skills Training. Human Factors.

Zhou, T., Cha, J. S., Gonzalez, G., Wachs, J. P., Sundaram, C. P., Yu, D. (2019) Multimodal Physiological Signals for Workload Prediction in Robot-Assisted Surgery. Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction.

Zhou, T., Cha, J. S., Gonzalez, G., Sundaram, C. P., Wachs, J. P., Yu, D. (2019) JISAP: Joint Inference for Surgeon Attributes Prediction during Robot-Assisted Surgery. Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2019). November 4-8, 2019.

Peng, Y., Anton, N. E., Cha, J. S., Mizota, T., Hennings, J. M., Stambro, R., Rendina, M.A., Stanton- Maxey, K., Stefanidis, D., Yu, D. (2019). Objective Measures of Communication Behavior Predict Clinical Performance. Journal of Surgical Education.

Cha, J. S., Anton, N. E., Mizota, T., Hennings, J. M., Rendina, M.A., Stanton- Maxey, K., Ritter, H. E., Stefanidis, D., Yu, D. (2019). Use of Non-technical skills can predict medical student performance in acute care simulated scenarios. American Journal of Surgery.

Zhou, T., Cha, J. S., Gonzalez, G. T., Wachs, J. P., Sundaram, C., & Yu, D. (2018). Joint Surgeon Attributes Estimation in Robot-Assisted Surgery. In Companion of the 2018 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 285-286). Chicago, IL. March 5-8, 2019.

Courses Taught

IE 4880: Introduction to Human Factors
IE 4500/6500: Human Factors in Device Design
IE 4890/6890: Industrial Ergonomics & Automation

Professional Affiliations

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)
Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)