Research in the NeuroErgonomics Lab utilizes theories, methods, and techniques from physiology, biomechanics, neuroscience, psychology, and public health to better understand operator behavior and capabilities when interacting with simple and complex work systems. HF/E investigations involve examining multifactorial causes and consequences of operator stress and fatigue, brain-behavior relationships with changing workforce demographics (aging, obesity), and development of HF/E tools to assess operator health and performance in hazardous work environments.
- Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech - (Blacksburg, Virginia, United States) 2011
- M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech - (Blacksburg, Virginia, United States) 2009
- M.E. in Industrial Engineering, University at Buffalo, State University of New York - (Buffalo, New York, United States) 2006
- B.E. in Production Engineering, University of Mumbai - (Mumbai, Maharashtra, India) 2004
- Zhu, Y., Jayagopal, J. K., Mehta, R. K., Erraguntla, M., Nuamah, J., McDonald, A. D., Taylor, H., & Chang, S. (2020). Classifying Major Depressive Disorder Using fNIRS During Motor Rehabilitation. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 28(4), 961-969.
- Sasangohar, F., Moats, J., Mehta, R., & Peres, S. C. (2020). Disaster Ergonomics: Human Factors in COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Management.. HUMAN FACTORS. 18720820939428-001872082093942.
- Zahabi, M., Razak, A., Shortz, A. E., Mehta, R. K., & Manser, M. (2020). Evaluating advanced driver-assistance system trainings using driver performance, attention allocation, and neural efficiency measures. Appl Ergon. 84, 103036-103036.
- Zhu, Y., Rodriguez-Paras, C., Rhee, J., & Mehta, R. K. (2020). Methodological Approaches and Recommendations for Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Applications in HF/E Research. HUMAN FACTORS. 62(4), 613-642.
- Zhu, Y., Mehta, R. K., Erraguntla, M., Sasangohar, F., & Qaraqe, K. (2020). Quantifying Accelerometer-based Tremor Features of Neuromuscular Fatigue in Healthy and Diabetic Adults. IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL. PP(99), 1-1.
- Parasuraman, R., & Mehta, R. K. (2015). Neuroergonomic Methods for the Evaluation of Physical and Cognitive Work. Wilson, J. R., & Sharples, S. (Eds.), Evaluation of Human Work. (pp. 609-638). CRC Press.
- Pankey, R. B., Mehta, R., Woosley, J., Shortz, A., & Yoshikawa, A. (2014). A Comparison Of Four Sensory Condition Protocols on the mCTSIB Balance Tests In Aging Adults. MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE. 46(5S), 690-691.
- Mehta, R. K., Liu, J., Shortz, A. E., Yoshikawa, A., Lee, S. D., Pankey, R. B., ... Ory, M. G. (2014). Functional and Biomechanical Assessments of A Matter of Balance/Volunteer Lay Leader Model. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. 58(1), 185-189.
- Shortz, A. E., & Mehta, R. K. (2014). The Impact of Cognitive Fatigue on Age-related Differences in Neuromuscular Function. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. 58(1), 1924-1928.
- Ritchey, P., Peres, S. C., & Mehta, R. K. (2014). User Interface Biomechanics. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. 58(1), 2003-2007.
- Cavuoto, L. A., & Mehta, R. K. (2013). The Effects of Obesity and Workload on Hand Grip Endurance. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. 57(1), 953-957.
- RAPID: Human-robotic interactions during Harvey recovery operations awarded by National Science Foundation 2017 - 2019
- Obesity, Stress, and Neuromuscular Function in the Elderly awarded by DHHS-NIH-National Institute On Aging 2015 - 2018
- Ritchey, Paul Daniel (2017-08). Development and Validation of the Self-report Ergonomic Assessment Tool (SEAT). (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Shortz, Ashley (2015-08). The Impact of Cognitive Fatigue on Age-Related Differences in Neuromuscular Function. (Master's Thesis)
- Osofundiya, Olufunmilola Aduke (2015-05). The Impact of Obesity on Walking and Dual-Task Situations in Older Adults: A Prefrontal fNIRS Study. (Master's Thesis)