Shaheen Ahmed, Ph.D.

 

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Information Systems and Technology
Station 24
109 Guy Hunt Technology Building
Phone (205) 652 3469
sahmed@uwa.edu

Personal Website: http://www.shaheenahmed.info/  

Degrees

PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2013
MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2010
MS in Automotive Industrial Design Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, 2008
BS in Mechanical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 2004

Employment Date

August 2013

Courses taught

AU 201 Fundamental of Automotive Technology
BQ 371 Advanced Business Statistics
TY 210 Total Productive Maintenance & Mechanical Systems
MG 322 Manufacturing Process Management
IE 3913  Engineering Economy, Mississippi State University

Research Interests

Engineering & Technical Education;
Design, Develop and Evaluate Products, Workstations, Work-tasks, Services and Systems;
Human Fatigue, Work Physiology, Occupational Biomechanics;
Design and Analysis of Experiments, Measurement, Instrumentation and Research Method; and
Ergonomics, Packaging, Design and Development in Automotive.

Publications

Ahmed, S. and Babski-Reeves, K. (2012). Assessment of Upper Extremity Postures in Novice and Expert during Simulated Carpentry Tasks. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 56th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, USA, October 22-26.

Ahmed, S. and Babski-Reeves, K. (2011). Making Life Meaningful: Designing Workstations for Physically and Cognitively Impaired Adults. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 55th Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV, USA, September 19-23.

Ahmed, S. and Babski-Reeves, K. (2009). Analysis of Subjective Body Discomfort Ratings during Simulated Prolonged Driving Tasks: What Measures are most Effective? Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 53rd Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX, USA, October 19-23.

Ahmed, S., Strawderman, L. and Babski-Reeves, K. (2008). Evaluation of a Conceptual Warning System for Mobile Phone Use While Driving to Increase Public Awareness. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 52nd Annual Meeting, New York, NY, USA, September 22-26.

Society Affiliations

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Institute of Industrial Engineers
Society of Automotive Engineers
Society of Design and Emotion
Alpha, Phi Mu Honor Society at MSU
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Student Chapter MSU

Research Projects Completed

Design and Development of Products, Workstations, Jobs, Services and Systems

Human Fatigue in Prolonged Mentally Demanding Work-Tasks: an Observational Study in the Field.

   o   PhD Dissertation, Funding Agency: Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Mississippi State University.

The National Highway Watch Analysis and Improvement Program.

   o   Funding Agency: Department of Homeland Security.

Making Life Meaningful: Designing Workstations for Physically and Cognitively Impaired Adults.

   o   Funding Agency: Voluntarily Performed for a State-Funded Non-Profit Organization.

The Development and Enhancement of Current Delivery Service Provider Training Programs to Improve Safety and Driving Performance of UPS Drivers.

   o   Funding Agency: United Postal Service.

Cab Development for the Next-Generation Truck Driver.

   o   Funding Agency: Volvo Truck, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Design Construction and Fabrications of an Impact Testing Machine for Plastic Materials.

   o   B.Sc. Thesis, Funding Agency: Department of Mechanical Engineering, BUET.

Physical Ergonomics

Quantify and Contrast Expert and Novice Worker Strategies and Associated Ergonomic Risks for Select Carpentry Tasks in Residential Construction.

   o   Funding Agency: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), USA.

Investigation of the Effects of Increased Coverage Area for Soft Body Armor.

   o   Funding Agency: National Institute of Justice, USA.

The relationship between Muscle Activity and Thermographic Readings of the Shoulder Muscles.

   o   Funding Agency: Mississippi State University, USA.

Effect of Backrest Angle on Operator Discomfort.

   o   Funding Agency: Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Mississippi State University.

Cognitive Ergonomics

Scientific Data Visualization for Relay Engineers: Phasor Measurement Data visualization in AVS/Express.

   o   Funding Agency: Pacific Gas and Electric; and the Department of Energy.

Validation of Optimization-Based Formulations and Performance of Dynamic Human models.

   o   Funding Agency: Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center.

Other Involvements

Member, College of Business Research Committee, University of West Alabama, 2013
Member, University Research Committee, University of West Alabama, 2013
Session Co-Chair, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 56th Annual Meeting, Boston, 2012
Science fair judge for K-5 students, Outreach program, Mississippi State University, 2012
President of Bangladesh Association, Mississippi State University, 2009-2010
President of Association of Bangladeshi Students, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, 2006

About Me

What amazes me the most, is us, the humans. Thatís why I study humans, especially our abilities and inabilities to design, evaluate and redesign products, workstations and work-tasks. I believe the most challenging part of my interest is to understand ourselves. It has never been so easy: In 1930s, listening to a radio while driving was considered distracting. These days, operating in-vehicle information system is considered distracting. It appears as if we have never completely understood ourselves, but we are thriving to pursue that. "Know yourself", said by Socrates, seems to carry the same significance today as it has ever been.

I enjoy traveling, meeting new people and places. I am an experimental chef. I also like working on cars.