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Dr. Sudeep Hegde

hegde.jpg Assistant Professor  

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

Phone: (864) 656-0111

Department Research Thrust Pages:

  • Naturalistic Decision Making and Resilience Engineering
  • Health Systems
  • Resiliency and Security in Complex Networks


Ph.D. Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Buffalo, 2015
M.S. Industrial and Systems Engineering, University at Buffalo, 2010
B.S./M.S. Industrial Engineering and Management, Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, India, 2007

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, August 2020-present, Department of Industrial Engineering, Clemson University
  • Faculty Scholar, Clemson University School of Health Sciences Research (CUSHR), 2022-2025
  • Assistant Research Engineer, and Instructional Assistant Professor September 2019-2020, Texas A&M University
  • Postdoctoral Associate, August 2018-August 2019, Industrial and Systems Engineering, The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Harvard Research Fellow, September 2015-July 2018, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Harvard Medical School

Research Areas

Proactive organizational learning
Human-AI Teaming for learning-at-scale
Remote physiological stress/workload monitoring
Applications in healthcare, education, transportation

Selected Publications

Foster, S., Hegde, S., O Brien, T.C., Tucker, E.L. (2023). Organizational Adaptive Capacity During a Large-Scale Surprise Event: A Case Study at an Academic Institution During the COVID-19 Pandemic. IISE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors, 11(1-2), 32-47.

Hegde, S., Larsen, E., Torbett, O., Ponnala, S., Pohl, E., Sze, R., Schaeubinger, M. (2023). A Proactive Learning Approach to Building Adaptive Capacity During COVID-19: A Radiology Case Study. Applied Ergonomics, 110, 104009.

Hegde, S., Hettinger, A. Z., Fairbanks, R. J., Wreathall, J., Krevat, S. A., & Bisantz, A. M. (2020). Knowledge Elicitation to Understand Resilience: A Method and Findings From a Health Care Case Study. Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, 14(1), 75–95.

Hegde, S., Hettinger, A.Z., Fairbanks, R.J., Wreathall, J., Krevat, S.A., Jackson, C.D. & Bisantz, A.M. (2020). Qualitative Findings from a Pilot Stage Implementation of a Novel Organizational Learning Tool Toward Operationalizing the Safety-II Paradigm in Health Care. Applied Ergonomics, 82. Advance online publication.

Sharkey, T.C., Foster, S., Hegde, S., Kurz, M.E., Tucker, E.L. (Accepted). A Categorization of Observed Uses of Operational Research Models for Fundamental Surprise Events: Observations from University Operations during COVID-19. Journal of the Operational Research Society TJOR.

Saurin, T., Patriarca, R., Hegde, S., Rayo, M. (Accepted). The influence of digital technologies on resilient performance: contributions, drawbacks, and a research agenda. Applied Ergonomics.

Courses Taught

IE 8000: Human Factors Engineering
IE 8150: Research Methods in Human Factors
IE 4880: Human Factors Engineering
IE 4910/6910: Cognitive Systems and Resilience Engineering
IE 2100: Design and Analysis of Work Systems

Professional Affiliations

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), Member, 2009 – present
Resilience Engineering Association (REA), Member, 2015 – present
Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), Member, 2021 – present