Farzan Sasangohar

Assistant Professor

Department of Environmental and Occupational Health (Courtesy Appointment)

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Office: 4079 ETB
Phone: 979.458.2337
Email: sasangohar@tamu.edu

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Research Interests

Dr. Sasangohar’s research interests are centered around understanding and improving human decision-making and performance in multi-task, safety-critical work environments using a wide range of analytical techniques and technological innovations such as remote continuous monitoring and connected integrated systems. He is interested and has experience in designing, implementing, and testing systems that improve human-systems performance in socio-technical domains such as healthcare, air-traffic control, command and control, process control, and surface transportation.


Awards & Honors

  • Project of the Year, Human Factors & Ergonomics Society (HFES) Student Chapter at Texas A&M University, 2017
  • Best Research Idea, TEES Annual Research Conference, 2017
  • Best Paper/Presentation Award, Houston Human Factors and Ergonomic Society Symposium, 2016
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) PDF, 2015-2017
  • Canadian Institute of Health Care Research (CIHR) Strategic Research Fellowship in Healthcare, Technology, and Place, 2013-2015
  • NSERC Postgraduate Fellowship, 2012-2015
  • University of Toronto, Faculty of Applied Sciences and Engineering Teaching Excellence Award, 2014
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Student Member With Honors, 2014
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2009-2010; 2012-2013


  • PhD, Industrial Engineering (Human Factors Engineering), University of Toronto, 2015
  • SM, Human-Systems Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011
  • MASc, Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2010
  • BA, Information Technology (Technology and Society), York University, 2009
  • BCS, Computer Science, University of Waterloo, 2007

Selected Publications

Sasangohar, F., Donmez, B., Easty, A., Trbovich, P. (2017) Effects of Nested Interruptions on Task Resumption: A Laboratory Study with Intensive Care Nurses, Human Factors., 59 (4) pp. 628-639.

Sasangohar, F., Donmez, B., Easty, A., Trbovich, P. (2015) Mitigating non-urgent interruptions during high-severity ICU tasks using a task-severity awareness tool: a quasi-controlled observational study, Journal of Critical Care. 30 (5) pp. 1150.el-1150.e6.

Sasangohar, F., Donmez, B., Easty, A., Trbovich, P. (2015) The relationship between interruption content and interrupted task severity in intensive care nursing: an observational study, International Journal of Nursing Studies, 52 (10) pp. 1573-1581.

Sasangohar, F., Donmez, B., Easty, A., Storey, H., Trbovich, P. (2014) Interruptions Experienced by Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit Nurses: An Observational Study, Journal of Critical Care, 29 (5) pp. 848-853.

Sasangohar, F., Cummings, M.L., Scott, S.D. (2014) Supervisory-level Interruption Recovery in Time-critical Control Tasks, Applied Ergonomics, 45 (2014) pp. 1148-1156.