Chang S. (CS) Nam

Associate Professor

Chang S. Nam has been an Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at North Carolina State University since 2011. 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 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 prospective 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). 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

  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2010
  • Outstanding Researcher Award, University of Arkansas, 2010
  • Best Teacher Award, University of Arkansas, 2010


Behavioral and neural correlates of executive function: Interplay between inhibition and updating processes
Kim, N. Y., Wittenberg, E., & Nam, C. S. (2017), Frontiers in Neuroscience, 11.
Neuroimaging of human balance control: A systematic review
Wittenberg, E., Thompson, J., Nam, C. S., & Franz, J. R. (2017), Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11.
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, 12(4).
Emotional granularity effects on event-related brain potentials during affective picture processing
Lee, J. Y., Lindquist, K. A., & Nam, C. S. (2017), Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11, 1-18.
Touchscreen interfaces in context: A systematic review of research into touchscreens across settings, populations, and implementations
Orphanides, A. K., & Nam, C. S. (2017), Applied Ergonomics, 61, 116-143.
The Role of haptic feedback in robotic-assisted retinal microsurgery systems: a systematic review
Griffin, J. A., Zhu, W. H., & Nam, C. S. (2017), IEEE Transactions on Haptics, 10(1), 94-105.
The effects of interruption similarity and complexity on performance in a simulated visual-manual assembly operation
Pankok, C., Zahabi, M., Zhang, W. J., Choi, I., Liao, Y. F., Nam, C. S., & Kaber, D. (2017), Applied Ergonomics, 59, 94-103.
A meta-analysis of human-system interfaces in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) swarm management
Hocraffer, A., & Nam, C. S. (2017), Applied Ergonomics, 58, 66-80.
Muscle loading in exoskeletal orthotic use in an activity of daily living
White, M. M., Morejon, O. N., Liu, S. J., Lau, M. Y., Nam, C. S., & Kaber, D. B. (2017), Applied Ergonomics, 58, 190-197.
Toward quantitative modeling of user performance in multitasking environments
Liu, S. J., Wadeson, A., & Nam, C. S. (2016), In Engineering psychology and cognitive ergonomics, (epce 2016). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 9736) (pp. 3-9).

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