Kapil Madathil
Dr. Kapil Chalil Madathil holds the Wilfred P. Tiencken Endowed Professorship at Clemson University. His area of expertise is in applying the knowledge base of human factors to the design and operation of human-computer systems that involve rich interactions among people and technology. He draws on qualitative and quantitative methodologies including ethnography, contextual inquiry, and controlled behavioral experiments to understand how humans perceive, make sense of, and interact with human-machine systems. He has been a principal investigator or co-investigator for more than 30 research grants and awards, generating more than \$20 million in funding. His research work is funded by the United States National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, United States Department of Defense, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Labor, National Institutes of Health, and several other industries and state agencies. He teaches courses on human factors and ergonomics and graduate courses on accident analysis, human-centered system design, and human-machine interaction. He is the Director of the Center for Workforce Development, a South Carolina Commission on Higher Education-approved, statewide initiative to improve the workforce. He serves as the Associate Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. He is also the Associate Editor for Ergonomics in Design, Program Chair for the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society’s Computer Systems Technical Group, and a technical reviewer for 30 different journals.