Alec’s research focuses on drowsy driving and reducing crashes and improving safety. Specifically, he aims to utilize a variety of techniques including systems thinking, user-centered design and data analytics to create an educational program and technological interface that will help to mitigate occurrences of drowsy driving. Some of Alec’s other interests include mixing different methodologies in pursuit of answering research questions
- Office: Emerging Technologies Building (ETB) – Room 2006
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Education & Work
- Ph.D., Industrial & Systems Engineering, 2022 (Anticipated), Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
- B.S., Industrial & Systems Engineering, 2018, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
- HP Inc., Houston, TX, Accessibility and Aging Intern (06/2017—08/2017)
- Little Flower Catholic Bookstore, Katy, TX, Contractor (2015—2017)
- ConocoPhillips, Franklin, TX, Production Engineering Intern (05/2015—08/2015)
- Drowsy Driving Mitigation among Shift Work Nurses
- Using a user-centered approach to develop educational and technological interventions to prevent drowsy driving among shift work nurses. Analyzing driving data to determine prevalence and severity of drowsy driving on the commute home.
- PTSD Continuous Monitoring System
- Using a user-centered approach to develop a smart watch and phone application to aid PTSD veterans in the detection and mitigation of the effects of PTSD by understanding their experiences and preferences for technology.
- Mehta, R., Smith, A., Williams, J.P., Peres, S.C., Sasangohar, F. (2019). Investigating fatigue in offshore drilling: A qualitative data analysis of interviews. IISE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors.
- Sasangohar, F., Williams, J.P., Peres, S.C., Smith, A., Mannan, S. (2018). Investigating written procedures in process safety: Qualitative data analysis of interviews from high risk facilities. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 113, pp. 30-39.
- Smith, A., Sasangohar, F., McDonald, A., Bonuel, N., Shui, H., Ouko, C., Lazaro, L. (2019). Drowsy Driving Among Shift Work Nurses: A Qualitative Data Analysis. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care, Chicago, IL. 8(1), 167-171.
- Williams, J. P., Sasangohar, F., Peres, S. C., Smith, A., Mannan, M. S. (2017). Investigating written procedures in process safety: Qualitative data analysis of interviews from high risk facilities. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (pp. 1669–1670). Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
- Moon, J., Smith, A., Sasangohar, F., Benzer, J., Kum, H.-C. (2017). A descriptive model of the current PTSD care system: Identifying opportunities for improvement. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care, New Orleans, LA, 6(1), 251.