Our People

Principal Investigator

Brandon Pitts
Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering

Graduate Students

Micah George
M.S. Thesis Student
I am an MS Thesis student from India in the School of Industrial Engineering focusing on Human Factors and Ergonomics. I am really interested in automobile safety, and I would like make research contributions that would enhance the safety of driving and make it more accessible to the older populations as well.
Nade Liang
Ph.D. Candidate
I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the School of Industrial Engineering, with a research focus on Human Factors. I am originally from Shanghai, China. My research focuses on the effects of vehicle automation on driving behavior and cognitive workload, and methods that may help to mitigate potential roadway safety risks. Upon graduation, I hope to work in academia or a research division in the industry to develop safer and more efficient transportation systems. Personal Website
I am a PhD student in the School of Industrial Engineering. I was raised in Meridian, MS. My current research project is in the field of cognitive engineering and focuses on ways to quantify trust in human-automation interaction within complex environments. This project investigates dispositional trust factors, such as age, gender, and culture, and their impact on the way(s) humans interact complex automation. My future goals are to pursue the application of this research in industry and eventually transition into a faculty position at a top university.
I graduated from Purdue University’s School of Industrial Engineering with my BSIE in 2016. I was accepted into the PhD. program that same year. I am co-advised by Dr. Steven J. Landry (PennState) and Dr. Brandon Pitts. My thesis research is focused on modeling human response performance to vibrotactile alerts. For my assistantship, I work for the Technical Assistance Program (TAP) at Purdue to provide 40 hours of free engineering consulting services to small-to-medium-sized businesses in Indiana.

Undergraduate Students

Alexander Clark
Undergraduate Researcher (incoming M.S. Non-thesis Student)
I graduated with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering in May 2023, and I am an incoming M.S. Non-Thesis student at Purdue University. I am originally from Fairfax, VA, and received my undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University in May 2023. My research focus is human cognition and human-system interactions. I am interested in working with autonomous vehicles and medical devices with the hope of improving the quality of interaction experienced by the user. My future goals are to end up in industry or research working towards improving the ability of individuals with uncommon problems to interact with common systems.
Duong Diep
Undergraduate Research Assistant
I’m an Industrial Engineer undergraduate student class of 2024 with a minor in Management. I’m originally from Saigon, Vietnam, and then I went on to finish high school in Santa Rosa, California. Currently I’m hoping to learn more about research and graduate students’ life as I’m assisting PhD students with an emphasis on the field of Human Factors.
I am an undergraduate student in the school of Industrial Engineering with a minor in Statistics. I am from Beijing, China. I assist Ph.D. students with literature review, data collection, and data analysis. After graduating, I plan to obtain a Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering with a focus on Human Factors.

Undergraduate Programmer

Stuti Rastogi
Undergraduate Programmer
I am an undergraduate student, majoring in Computer Engineering with a minor in Management. I belong to New Delhi, India. I assist Ph.D. students in meeting their software requirements in analyzing Human Factors. I aspire to work towards technological excellence and the development of cost-effective intelligent technologies to benefit people across the globe.


Shree graduated from Purdue with a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering in Summer 2022. She is now a Human Factors Engineer at Boeing.
Gaojian Huang
Assistant Professor at SJSU
Gaojian Huang is currently an Assistant Professor at Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering, San Jose State University Personal Website
Dhairya graduated from Purdue with an M.S. in Industrial Engineering in Spring 2020. She is now at Amazon Web Services.
Collin Li
Undergraduate Programmer
Collin graduated from Purdue in May 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in computer science. He is currently a software engineer at Paylocity in Seattle, WA.
Yuyuan Liu
MSIE (non-thesis)
Deo Kishor Mayur
Mayur received an M.S. in Industrial Engineering in Spring 2021. He is currently a Data Scientist at John Deere.
Christine Petersen
Undergraduate Researcher
Christine is currently a doctoral student in Human Factors & Human-Computer Interaction at Rice University.
Matthew Scott
Undergraduate Researcher
Matthew received a BS in Industrial Engineering in December 2018. He is currently working at Expeditors in Nashville, TN.
Jeanelle Tanhueco
Undergraduate Computer Programmer
Jeanelle graduated from Purdue in May 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in computer science. She is currently a software engineer at Cisco.
Lauren Werner
Master Thesis Student (M.S.I.E.)
Lauren graduated from Purdue with an M.S. in Industrial Engineering in Fall 2021. She is now a product manager at Cheil Marketing Consulting Firm.