Karim Zahed is a Ph.D. student in the Applied Cognitive Ergonomics Laboratory (ACE-Lab). His research focuses on modeling human behavior to understand how to engage individuals with technology that helps sustain healthy habits in various test beds such as Drowsy Driving, PTSD, Diabetes, Hypertension.
His long-term research interests are in designing technology and systems that encourage long-term usage by individuals. In addition, he is also interested in health & economic policy and its impact on underserved communities.
- Office: Emerging Technologies Building (ETB) – Room 2006
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Education & Work
- Ph.D., Industrial & Systems Engineering, 2021 (Anticipated), Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
- M.E., Industrial & Systems Engineering, 2017, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
- B.E. with Distinction, Electrical & Computer Engineering, 2013, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
- Future Pipe Industries Inc., Process Improvement Intern, Houston, TX (05/2016 – 08/2016)
- Bayanat Airport Engineering and Supplies, Project Engineer, Abu Dhabi, UAE (11/2013 – 08/2015)
- European Broadcasting Union, R&D Intern, Geneva, Switzerland (07/2013 – 08/2013)
- MPR Associates Inc., Trainee in Product Development, Alexandria, VA (08/2012 – 09/2012)
- Persuasive Systems & Behavior change to improve adherence to healthy habits through the use of telehealth.
- Predicting effectiveness of digital behavior change interventions on various test beds such as PTSD, diabetes, hypertension, and drowsy driving participants.
- Analyzing data from underserved communities about their preferences for telehealth devices to support their management of chronic conditions as a PATHS-UP fellow; an NSF funded program
- The usability, wearability, and user engagement of a wrist sensor prototype for the detection of hypoglycemia.
- Zahed, K., Sasangohar, F., Mehta, R., Erraguntla, M., Lawley, M., Qaraqe, K. (2018). Investigating the Efficacy of Using Hand Tremors for Early Detection of Hypoglycemic Events: A Scoping Literature Review. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 62(1), 1211–1215. https://doi.org/10.1177/1541931218621278
- Abbas, H., Zahed, K., Alic, L., Zhu, Y., Sasangohar, F., Mehta, R., … Qaraqe, K. (2018). A Wearable, Low-cost Hand Tremor Sensor for Detecting Hypoglycemic Events in Diabetic Patients. 3.
- Zhu, Y., Zahed, K., Mehta, R. K., Sasangohar, F., Erraguntla, M., Lawley, M., … Qaraqe, K. (2018). Non-invasive Wearable System for Hypoglycemia Detection: A Proof of Concept User-Centered Design Process. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 62(1), 1052–1056. https://doi.org/10.1177/1541931218621242
- McKenzie, J., Zahed, K., Warner, J., Uster, H., Ferris, T. (2018). Survey and Modeling Approach to Predicting Driver Turnover in Long-Haul Trucking. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 62(1), 1383–1383. https://doi.org/10.1177/1541931218621315
- Karameh, F., Awada, M., Zahed, K., Mourad, F., and Nahas, Z. Modeling of Neuronal Population Activation under Electroconvulsive Therapy; Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing (2014): 229-238.