Chang S. (CS) Nam


Chang S. Nam is a Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at North Carolina State University. He is also an affiliated faculty in the UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering as well as the Department of Psychology. 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, social cognitive and affective neuroscience, computational neuroscience, and neural correlates of trust in human-robot interaction. 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 has received the NSF CAREER Award (2010), Outstanding Researcher Award (2010-2011), and Best Teacher Award (2010-2011). He is a recipient of the 2018 US Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (AFSFFP) Award and the 2019 Leland S. Kollmorgen Spirit of Innovation Award from the HFES Augmented Cognition TG. Dr. He is the main editor (with Drs. Nijholt and Lotte) of Brain-Computer Interfaces Handbook: Technological and Theoretical Advances (CRC Press) and “Neuroergonomics: Principles and Practices (Springer). Currently, Nam serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Brain-Computer Interfaces. For more details, refer to Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) Lab.


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

  • Leland S. Kollmorgen Spirit of Innovation Award, HFES Augmented Cognition TG, 2019
  • 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


Trusting Autonomous Security Robots: The Role of Reliability and Stated Social Intent
Lyons, J. B., Vo, T., Wynne, K. T., Mahoney, S., Nam, C. S., & Gallimore, D. (2020), HUMAN FACTORS.
BCI-Based Expressive Arts: Moving Toward Mind-Body Alignment
Ho, R. T. H., Markosov, S. H., Sanders, N., & Nam, C. S. (2019), In Brain Art (pp. 355–373).
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.
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.
Mobile Brain-Body Imaging and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation and Creativity
Contreras-Vidal, J. L., Robleto, D., Cruz-Garza, J. G., Azorín, J. M., & Nam, C. S. (Eds.). (2019), In Springer Series on Bio- and Neurosystems.
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.
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.
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.
Brain-computer interfaces handbook: Technological and theoretical advances
Nam, C. S., Nijholt, A., & Lotte, F. (2018). , .
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Rhiu, I., Bahn, S., Nam, C. S., & Yun, M. H. (2018), Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries, 28(2), i-i.

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