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Dr. Joseph Nuamah

Assistant Professor


Areas of Interest

  • Information Visualization
  • NeuroErgonomics
  • Healthcare Systems Engineering
  • Human Interaction with Autonomous Systems
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Human Factors Issues in Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Simulation-Based Training
  • Human Performance Measurement


Academic Qualifications

Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC, 2018
M.S. Communication and Media Engineering, Offenburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany, 2005
B.S. Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Ghana, 2001

Academic Positions

Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University, August 2020 – now
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2019 – 2020
Postdoctoral Researcher, Texas &M University, 2018 – 2019

Selected Publications

  • Nuamah, J. K., Seong, Y., Jiang, S., Park, E., & Mountjoy, D. (2020). Evaluating effectiveness of information visualizations using cognitive fit theory: A neuroergonomics approach. Applied Ergonomics88, 103173.
  • Nuamah, J. K., Mehta, R., & Sasangohar, F. (2020). Technologies for Opioid Use Disorder Management: Mobile App Search and Scoping Review. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 8(6), e15752.  
  • Nuamah, J. K., Rodriguez-Paras, C., & Sasangohar, F. (2020). Veteran-Centered Investigation of Architectural and Space Design Considerations for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal, 1937586720925554. 
  • Mehta, R. K., & Nuamah, J. K. (2020). Relationship Between Acute Physical Fatigue and Cognitive Function During Orthostatic Challenge in Men and Women: A Neuroergonomics Investigation. Human Factors, 0018720820936794.
  • Zhu, Y., Jayagopal, J. K., Mehta, R. K., Erraguntla, M., Nuamah, J. K, McDonald, A. D., ... & Chang, S. H. (2020). Classifying Major Depressive Disorder Using fNIRS During Motor Rehabilitation. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 28(4), 961-969.
  • Mosaly, P. R., Adams, R., Tracton, G., Dooley, J., Adapa, K., Nuamah, J. K., ... & Mazur, L. M. (2020). Impact of Workspace Design on Radiation Therapist Technicians’ Physical Stressors, Mental Workload, Situation Awareness and Performance. Practical Radiation Oncology.
  • Nuamah, J. K., Mantooth, W., Karthikeyan, R., Mehta, R. K., & Ryu, S. C. (2019). Neural Efficiency of Human-Robotic Feedback Modalities under Stress differs with Gender. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 13(287):1-12.
  • Nuamah, J. K., Sasangohar, F., Erranguntla, M., & Mehta, R. K. (2019). The Past, Present and Future of Opioid Withdrawal Assessment: A Scoping Review of Scales and Technologies. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 19(1):1-11.
  • Nuamah, J. K., & Seong, Y. (2019). A Machine Learning Approach to Predict Human Judgments in Compensatory and Noncompensatory Judgment Tasks. IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, 49(4):326-336.
  • Nuamah, J. K., & Seong, Y. (2017). Support Vector Machine (SVM) Classification of Cognitive Tasks Based on Electroencephalography (EEG) Engagement Index. Brain-Computer Interfaces, 5(1):1-12. 


Book Chapters

  • Nuamah, J. K., & Mehta, R. K. (2020). Design for stress, fatigue, and workload management. In Design for Health (pp. 201226). Academic Press.
  • Nuamah, J. K., & Mehta, R. K. (2020). Neuroergonomic Applications in Information Visualization. In Neuroergonomics (pp. 435-449). Springer, Cham.



Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Houston Chapter, Best Professional Poster Award, April 2019
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Augmented Cognition Technical Group Award Winner, September 2017
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Student Author Presentation Support Award, August 2017
IEEE Cognitive and Computational Aspects of Situation Management, Student Travel Grant Recipient, March 2017
Department of Defense Human Factors Engineering Technical Advisory Group Meeting 70, NASA Langley, VA Certificate of Appreciation, May 2016



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