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Ranjana Mehta

Ranjana Mehta

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Expert in user experience/interactions (UX/UI) when interacting with nascent technologies (e.g., AR/VR, robotics, AI), under vulnerable human conditions (e.g., fatigue, stress) in high-risk occupational domains.

Professor, Industrial & Systsems Engineering College of Engineering Work: 608-262-3218 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page Twitter: @ranjanamehta


  • Human factors and user experience topics (e.g., workload, trust, and satisfaction) with mixed reality (augmented reality, virtual reality), robotics, and AI
  • Human health, performance, and errors under vulnerable states such as fatigue, stress, workload
  • Brain-behavior (neuroscience) evaluations in the wild and field settings, mind-body interactions
  • Human-centered design, integration, and acceptance of novel technologies (wearables, AI, robotics)
  • Wearable computing and neurotechnology for emergency response, energy, and space explorations


  • Fellow, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
  • Early Career Research Fellow, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • NASA IDEAS Fellow
  • Award for Technical Innovation, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers