CS Nam


Chang S. Nam is a Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at North Carolina State University. He is also an associated faculty in the UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering as well as Department of Psychology. Previously he was an Assistant Professor and an Associate Professor at the University of Arkansas. He has received the NSF CAREER Award (2010), Outstanding Researcher Award (2010-2011), and Best Teacher Award (2010-2011). He is a recipient of the US Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (AFSFFP) Award in 2018. Dr. Nam teaches and conducts basic and applied research in human factors and ergonomics engineering to advance the science of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) with a broad perspective on the application of systems and information engineering to human-centered technologies, including brain-computer interfaces and rehabilitation engineering. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), and the Laboratory for Analytic Sciences (LAS), UNC/NCSU Rehabilitation Engineering Center (REC). He is the main editor (with Drs. Nijholt and Lotte) of “Brain-Computer Interfaces Handbook: Technological and Theoretical Advances,” published by CRC Press. Currently, Nam serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Brain-Computer Interfaces.


Ph.D. 2003

Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering

Virginia Tech

MSIE 2000

Master of Science in Industrial Engineering

State University of New York at Buffalo

Research Description

Brain-computer interface and neurorehabilitation, haptic-user interaction, neuroergonomics, and adaptive and intelligent human-computer interaction.

Honors and Awards

  • U.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (AFSFFP) Awardee, 2018
  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2010
  • Outstanding Researcher Award, University of Arkansas, 2010
  • Best Teacher Award, University of Arkansas, 2010


Designing of smart chair for monitoring of sitting posture using convolutional neural networks
Kim, W., Jin, B., Choo, S., Nam, C. S., & Yun, M. H. (2019), DATA TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS, 53(2), 142–155. https://doi.org/10.1108/DTA-03-2018-0021
Emotional expressions facilitate human-human trust when using automation in high-risk situations
Feng, J., Sanchez, J., Sall, R., Lyons, J. B., & Nam, C. S. (2019), MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY, 31(4), 292–305. https://doi.org/10.1080/08995605.2019.1630227
Neural Correlates of Workload Transition in Multitasking: An ACT-R Model of Hysteresis Effect
Kim, N. Y., House, R., Yun, M. H., & Nam, C. S. (2019), FRONTIERS IN HUMAN NEUROSCIENCE, 12. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2018.00535
Temporally Constrained Sparse Group Spatial Patterns for Motor Imagery BCI
Zhang, Y., Nam, C. S., Zhou, G., Jin, J., Wang, X., & Cichocki, A. (2019), IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CYBERNETICS, 49(9), 3322–3332. https://doi.org/10.1109/TCYB.2018.2841847
Affective experience of physical user interfaces: Similarities and differences among control types
Rhiu, I., Bahn, S., Nam, C. S., & Yun, M. H. (2018), Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, 28(2), 56–68. https://doi.org/10.1002/hfm.20722
Brain-computer interfaces handbook: Technological and theoretical advances
Nam, C. S., Nijholt, A., & Lotte, F. (2018). , . Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781351231954
Immersion of virtual reality for rehabilitation - Review
Rose, T., Nam, C. S., & Chen, K. B. (2018), Applied Ergonomics. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2018.01.009
Quantitative modeling of user performance in multitasking environments
Liu, S. J., Nam, C. S., & Fitts, E. P. (2018), Computers in Human Behavior, 84, 130–140.
A meta-analysis of human-system interfaces in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) swarm management
Hocraffer, A., & Nam, C. S. (2017), Applied Ergonomics. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2016.05.011
A systematic review of hybrid brain-computer interfaces: Taxonomy and usability perspectives
Choi, I., Rhiu, I., Lee, Y., Yun, M. H., & Nam, C. S. (2017), PLoS One. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0176674

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