Jeong Ho (Jay) Kim

Assistant Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Email:
 jaykim (at) niu (dot) edu
Tel: 815-753-9971

Education

  • M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2007)

  • Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Washington (2012)

Research Interests

  • Occupational ergonomics, Biomechanics, Computer-human interactions, Occupational epidemiology, Musculoskeletal disorders, Computer-related disorders, Whole body vibration, Exposure assessment

Work Experience

  • Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Northern Illinois University (2013-present)

  • Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington (2012-2013)

  • Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (2008-2012)

  • Molex Korea (2003-2004)

Professional Associations and Honors

  • PI academy, Northern Illinois University (2013-2014)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Washington (2012)
  • GPSS Travel Grant, University of Washington (2012)
  • International Ergonomics Association KU Smith Award finalist (best student paper) 201
  • Community of Innovators Awards nominee, College of Engineering, University of Washington, (best student researcher) (2011)
  • Clairmont L. Egtvedt Fellowship, University of Washington (2009)
  • Member, Alpha Pi Mu, the National Industrial Engineering Honor Society (since 2009)
  • Officer, Alpha Pi Mu, the National Industrial Engineering Honor Society (2011-2012)
  • Member, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (since 2009)
  • Member, Institute of Industrial Engineers (since 2008)
  • Member, Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (since 2010)
  • Faculty Advisor, Alpha Pi Mu, the National Industrial Engineering Honor Society (2013-present)

Selected Publications

  • Kim, JH, Johnson PW. (2012) Viability of Using Digital Signals from the keyboard to Capture Typing Force Exposures. Ergonomics 55(11) 1395-1403
  • Kim JH, Johnson PW. (2012) Can Digital Signals from the Keyboard Capture Force Exposures during Typing? Work and Rehabilitation 4(2012) 2588-2590.  
  • Kim JH, Aulck L, Thamsuwan O, Bartha M, Johnson PW (Accepted). The Effects of Key Sizes of Touch Screen Virtual Keyboard on Productivity, Usability, Wrist Posture and Typing forces.  Human Factors.
  • Kim JH, Aulck L, Trippany D, Johnson PW (Submitted). Work surface and its effects on contact pressure, muscle activity, and wrist postures. Work and Rehabilitation.
  • Kim JH, Aulck L, Bartha M, Harper CA, Johnson PW (Submitted).  Differences in Force Exposures, Muscle Activity, Discomfort, and Typing Performance between a Virtual, Notebook, and Desktop Keyboard. Applied Ergonomics. 
  • Kim JH, Johnson PW (Submitted). Different Physiological Responses to the Keyboard and Mouse Use.. European Journal of Applied Physiology.

Peer Reviewed Papers in Preparation

  • Kim JH, Johnson PW.Temporal Physiological Changes in a Finger Flexor Muscle Paralleled Changes in Keystroke Durations.  Target journal – European Journal of Applied Physiology. (Manuscript available upon request)
  • Kim JH, Zigman M, Ibbotson J, Johnson PW.  A cross-sectional analysis of whole body vibration exposure and low back pain in trucking industry in the state of Washington.  Target journal – Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
  • Kim JH, Zigman M, Ibbotson J, Johnson PW. An engineering control on whole body vibration exposures and its effectiveness in exposure reduction among long-haul truck drivers.  Target journal – Ergonomics.
  • Kim JH, Zigman M, Ibbotson J, Johnson PW. A prospective study of an engineering control on whole body vibration exposures and its effects on low back pain outcomes among long-haul truck drivers: a 1-year randomized controlled trial study.  Target journal – Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Peer reviewed Conference Proceedings/Presentations

  • Kim JH, Johnson PW. (2011) Validation of Software-based Measures of Keystroke Durations with External USB-based Logger. 61st Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Reno, NV.
  • Kim JH, Johnson PW. (2011) Validation of a Software Program for Measuring Fatigue-Related Changes in Keystroke Durations. 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Boston, MA.
  • Kim JH, Johnson PW. (2012) Can Digital Signals from the Keyboard Capture Force Exposures during Typing? 18th World Congress on Ergonomics, Recife, Brazil.
  • Kim JH, Aulck L, Johnson PW. (accepted) Typing Force and Performance Variability between Conventional and Virtual Keyboards. 62nd Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Orlando, FL. 
  • Kim JH, Aulck L, Bartha MC, Harper CA, Johnson PW. (2012) Are there Differences in Force Exposures and Typing Productivity between touchscreen and conventional keyboard? Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 56th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
  • Kim JH, Aulck L, Johnson PW. (2012)  Are there Differences in Muscle Activity, Subjective Discomfort, and Typing Performance between Virtual and Conventional Keyboards? 34th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, San Diego, CA.
  • Kim JH, Aulck L, Thamsuwan O, Bartha M, Harper CA,  Johnson PW. (2013) The Effects of Key Sizes of Touch Screen Virtual Keyboard on Productivity, Usability, and Typing forces.  15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Kim JH, Johnson PW. (2013) Temporal Physiological Changes in a Finger Flexor Muscle Paralleled Changes in Keystroke Durations. 8th International Conference on Prevention of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders, Pusan, South Korea.
  • Kim JH, Aulck L, Thamsuwan O, Bartha M, Johnson PW. (2013) The Effects of Virtual Keyboard Key Sizes on Typing Productivity and Physical Exposures. 2013 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, San Diego, CA.    
  • Johnson PW, Kim JH, Zigman M, Ibbotson J. (2013) Preliminary Whole Body Vibration Exposure Measurements from a Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) Evaluating Truck Seats. Association of Canadian Ergonomists 44th Annual Conference, Whistler, BC.
  • Kim JH. (2014)  Typing on Touchscreen Virtual Keyboards: Usability and Biomechanics.  Office Ergonomics Research Committee 2014 Marconi Conference, Austin, TX.     

 Funded projects

  • Evaluation of computer mouse and keyboard as exposure assessment tools.  Peter W. Johnson, PhD. (PI), NIOSH (R21). $275,000, Study Coordinator, 50% effort (2009-2011).
  • Ergonomic and human factors analysis of virtual keyboards. $75,000, Peter W. Johnson, PhD. (PI), Hewlett Packard Co. Study Coordinator, 25% effort (2011-2012).
  • Ergonomic and human factors analysis of low travel keyboards. Peter W. Johnson, PhD. (PI), Hewlett Packard Co. $75,000, Study Coordinator, 20% effort (2011-2012).
  • Randomized Controlled Trial of Whole Body Vibration Intervention in Truck Drivers. Peter W. Johnson, Ph.D (PI), Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. $254,000, Research Scientist, 40% effort (2012-2013).
  • Computer Work Surface Comparative Study. Peter W. Johnson, PhD. (PI), Steelcase Inc. $50,000, Study Coordinator, 20% effort (2012-2013).
  • Whole Body Vibration Exposure Assessment on Off-road Vehicles.  Peter W. Johnson, Ph.D (PI), Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health at the University of Washington. $186,376, Study Coordinator, 10% effort (2012-2013).
  • Ergonomic Evaluation of Emerging Technologies in the TreeFruit Industry. Peter W. Johnson, PhD (PI), NIOSH (R01). Research Scientist, 10% effort (2012-2013).
  • Randomized Controlled Trial of Whole Body Vibration Intervention in Truck Drivers. Jack T. Dennerlein, PhD (PI), NIOSH (R01). $2.1M, Research advisory board member (2013-2017).
  • Characterizing and Reducing Whole Body Vibration for Agricultural Tractor Drivers. Jeong Ho Kim, PhD (PI), NIU Research and Artistry, 10% effort (Pending).

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