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Park, Junho


Junho Park is an Assistant Professor in the Department of General Engineering at Santa Clara University (SCU). He also leads the Human-AI System Optimization (HASO) Lab. In 2023, Junho received his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Texas A&M University under the supervision of Professor Dr. Maryam Zahabi. The title of his dissertation is: "Modeling and Analysis of Upper-Limb Prosthetic Devices." He has worked as a researcher in modeling, simulation, and force requirements analysis at the Korea Institute for Defense Analyses, a national laboratory under the Ministry of National Defense of South Korea. His primary research interests are in computational and quantitative modeling using advanced mathematical and statistical approaches for human-AI system optimization.



Ph.D. in Industrial & Systems Engineering, Texas A&M University, United States, 2023
M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, Seoul National University, South Korea, 2010
B.Sc. in Computer & Industrial Engineering, Yonsei University, South Korea, 2008


  • Assistive Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computational Modeling
  • Human Factors
  • Ergonomics

Courses Taught

Spring 2024

  • MECH 293-1 Ergonomic Design and Performance Modeling

Fall 2023

  • ENGR1/1L Introduction to Engineering (Santa Clara University)

Spring 2023

  • ISEN 330 - Human-System Interaction (Texas A&M University)


  • Student Member with Honors, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2023
  • Travel Grant to IEEE 3rd International Conference on Human-Machine Systems (ICHMS) Conference, Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, TAMU, 2022
  • Student Fellowship, Institute for Applied Creativity, TAMU, 2022
  • Korean-American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) Scholarship, KASF, 2022
  • Best Student Paper Award, Human Factors & Ergonomics Society (HFES) 2021 


  • Park, J., Zahabi, M., Zheng, X., Ory, M., Benden, M., McDonald, A., & Li, W. (2024). Automated Vehicles for Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment: A Survey Study. Ergonomics.
  • Park, J., Wozniak, D., & Zahabi, M. (2024). Modeling novice law enforcement officers’ interaction with in-vehicle technology. Applied Ergonomics, 114, 104154.
  • Park, J., Berman, J., Dodson, A., Liu, Y., Huang, H., Kaber, D., Ruiz, J., & Zahabi, M. (2023). Assessing Workload in Using Electromyography (EMG)-based Prostheses. Ergonomics. 1-24.
  • Park, J., Zahabi, M., Blanchard, S., Zheng, X., Ory, M., & Benden, M. (2023). A novel autonomous vehicle interface for older adults with cognitive impairment. Applied Ergonomics, 113, 104080.
  • Park, J., & Zahabi, M. (2022). A Review of Human Performance Models for Prediction of Driver Behavior and Interactions With In-Vehicle Technology. Human Factors, 00187208221132740.
  • Park, J., & Zahabi, M. (2022). Cognitive Workload Assessment of Prosthetic Devices: A Review of Literature and Meta-Analysis. IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems.
Assistant Professor, Department of General Engineering