Michigan Tech has hired ten new faculty members as part of the University’s most recent Strategic Faculty Hiring Initiatives (SFHI), which were conducted in parallel over the last two years. The research done by six of the new hires focuses on the cross-disciplinary theme of water systems. The other four new faculty members conduct research in future transportation systems.
Myounghoon “Philart” Jeon earned his PhD in Engineering Psychology from Georgia Tech in 2012 and joined the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences as assistant professor. His research areas encompass auditory displays, affective computing, assistive technologies and automotive interface design. His research has yielded more than 70 publications across various journals and conference proceedings. Previously, Jeon worked at LG Electronics and was responsible for all of their automotive user interface and sound designs. In addition, Jeon has led many other industry projects in collaboration with Toyota, Hyundai-Kia Motors, General Electric, Samsung Electronics and Panasonic Automotive, etc. His works have been recognized by awards such as the IF Communication Design Award and the Korean Ergonomic Design Award.
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