I will be starting a faculty job as an assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Florida in August 2018. My research focuses on how new and emerging technologies, such as smartwatches/wearables and digital voice assistants, are integrated into safety critical systems. I am currently recruiting students for the coming year, please contact me at wayne.giang [at] ise.ufl.edu if you are interested.
Previously, Wayne was a Ph.D. Candidate in the Human Factors and Applied Statistics Lab in the department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. Wayne also received his BASc (2009) in Systems Design Engineering with an option in Cognitive Science and a MASc (2012) in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
Wayne has experience working in multiple domains including healthcare, transport, defence, and consumer electronics in his research positions at the Advanced Interface Design Lab at the University of Waterloo and the Advance Interface Group at Defence R&D Canada – Toronto. Wayne has also designed interfaces for multiple platforms including digital tabletops, interactive wall displays, tablet PCs, smart watches, mobile phones, and vibrotactile vests and sonifications for UAV ground control stations. He has a passion for leveraging current research in human perception and psychology for the design of interfaces for complex systems.