• Assistant Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Faculty Fellow, Center for Health Systems & Design (CHSD)
  • Faculty Fellow, Center for Remote Health Technologies & Systems (CRHTS)
Maryam Zahabi

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Industrial & Systems Engineering, North Carolina State University - 2017
  • Ph.D., Minor Statistics, North Carolina State University - 2017
  • M.S., Industrial & Systems Engineering. Sharif University of technology - 2013
  • B.S., Industrial & Systems Engineering Sharif University of Technology - 2011

Research Interests

  • Dr. Zahabi's research is focused on applying Human Systems Engineering theories and principles in design and analysis of complex human-in-the-loop systems. In particular, she is interested in usability evaluation and interface design of health information technologies;  law enforcement in-vehicle technology design, training, driving distraction and multi-tasking performance under high workload driving conditions; and virtual reality application to improve human cognitive and psychomotor performance. Other research interests include interruptions in healthcare settings, patient safety monitoring and adverse event prediction using data analytics, and applications of cognitive performance modeling and system safety analyses techniques in different domains.

Awards & Honors

  • Early Career Professional Award, WSU, 2018
  • Shook Mentou Scholarship award, 2016
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) student travel grants for the 2016 ISERC in Anaheim, CA, 2016

Selected Publications

  • Zahabi, M, Kaber, D., (2018). Identification of task demands and usability issues in police use of mobile computer terminals. Applied Ergonomics, 66, 161-171.
  • Zahabi, M, Kaber, D., (2018). Effect of Police Mobile Computer Terminal on Officer Driving Distraction. Applied Ergonomics, 67, 26-38.
  • White, M., Zhang, W., Winslow, A., Zahabi, M., Zhang, F., Huang, H., Kaber, D.B. (2017). Usability Comparison of Conventional Direct Control vs. Pattern Recognition Control of Transradial Prostheses. IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, 47(6), 1146-1157.
  • Zahabi, M., Machado, P., Pankok Jr, C., Lau, M., Liao, Y., Hummer, J., Rasdorf, W., Kaber, D.B. (2017). The Role of Driver Age in Performance and Attention Allocation Effects of Roadway Sign Count, Format and Familiarity. Applied Ergonomics, 63, 17-30.
  • Zahabi, M., Machado, P., Lau, M., Deng, Y., Pankok Jr, C., Hummer, J., Rasdorf, W., Kaber, D.B. (2017). Driver Performance and Attention Allocation in Use of Logo Signs on Freeway Exit Ramps. Applied Ergonomics, 65, 70-80.