Jai Xu, PhD

Assistant Professor
Center for Psychological Sciences, Zhejaing University, China
Assistant Professor
Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University
(615) 936-6598

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FOCUS: HCI, neuroergonomics

Dr. Xu is a human factors engineer who has studied the principles and methods of human factors and ergonomics, human-computer interaction, and systems engineering and their application in the design of sociotechnical systems in healthcare and nuclear power industries. He has conducted human factors research related to trust in technology, group affect, team physiological compliance, physician-patient communication, user-centered design, simulation training, and event reporting. These studies were conducted in various environments, such as the laboratory, primary care, emergency care, surgical room, intensive care, cancer care, and nuclear power main control room. His current research interests include neuroergonomics, augmented cognition, teamwork, and user experience. His goal is to advance the theory and practice of human factors engineering and design effective, efficient, and safe work systems.

Education & Training

BE – Donghua University, China
BS – East China Normal University, China
MS – University of Wisconsin – Madison
PhD – University of Wisconsin – Madison
Postdoctoral Training – CRISS, Vanderbilt University

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(Refer to Jai’s Zhejiang University page)