Andris Freivalds

Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of Michigan
M.S., Computer, Information, Control Engineering, University of Michigan 
M.S., Bioengineering, University of Michigan 
B.S., Science Engineering, University of Michigan 

Dr. Andris Freivalds is director of the HFEE Certificate and teaches IE 479 and IE 553 for the program.  Dr. Freivalds' research and teaching interests are in biomechanics and ergonomics, which led to the founding of the Center for Cumulative Trauma Disorders. This center served as the source of ergonomic services for more than 90 small and medium-sized Pennsylvania companies in controlling their workplace hazards over the last 35 years. He is the author of Methods, Standards, and Work Design and Biomechanics of the Upper Limbs.

Ling Rothrock

Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
M.S., Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
B.S., Applied Mathematics, Florida Institute of Technology

Dr. Ling Rothrock teaches IE 558 for the HFEE Certificate. His research areas include human-in-the-loop discrete event simulations, display visualization, and human-machine performance evaluation. Dr. Rothrock's simulation software has been used by the U.S. Navy for training and modeling. He has also been funded by the National Science Foundation to investigate decision strategies in dynamic tasks. He has published more than 80 technical articles in the area and obtained more than $3 million in external funding.