Xu Xu

Assistant Professor

  • Phone: 919.513.7205
  • Office: 4351 Fitts-Woolard Hall

Prior to joining the NC State faculty, Xu Xu started his career as a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Public Health at Harvard University. From there he became a research scientist in Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety where he received best-paper and outstanding scientific contribution award multiple times.

His research interests are generally in the areas of biomechanical modeling, optimization, simulation and data mining with respect to human daily activities to promote workplace and at-home injury prevention and driving safety. Xu has published more than 40 journal articles on the aforementioned research topics. He has also served as a research advisor for three postdoctoral research fellows.

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A novel vision-based real-time method for evaluating postural risk factors associated with musculoskeletal disorders
Li, L., Martin, T., & Xu, X. (2020), APPLIED ERGONOMICS, 87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2020.103138
Detection of driver manual distraction via image-based hand and ear recognition
Li, L., Zhong, B., Hutmacher, C., Jr., Liang, Y., Horrey, W. J., & Xu, X. (2020), ACCIDENT ANALYSIS AND PREVENTION, 137. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2020.105432
A Deep Neural Network-based method for estimation of 3D lifting motions
Mehrizi, R., Peng, X., Xu, Z., & Shaoting, L. (2019), JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICS, 84, 87–93. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.12.022
Design Process for an Ergonomic Solution to the Police Duty Belt
White, M. M., Kaber, D. B., Deng, Y., & Xu, X. (2019), ADVANCES IN PHYSICAL ERGONOMICS & HUMAN FACTORS, pp. 3–15. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94484-5_1
Occupational cranking operations: The scapula perspective
Lin, J.-H., & Xu, X. (2019), APPLIED ERGONOMICS, 75, 129–133. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2018.09.011
Predicting 3-D Lower Back Joint Load in Lifting: A Deep Pose Estimation Approach
Mehrizi, R., Peng, M., Dimitris N., X., Xu, Z., & Shaoting, L. (2019), IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON HUMAN-MACHINE SYSTEMS, 49(1), 85–94. https://doi.org/10.1109/THMS.2018.2884811
Video-Based Driver's Hand Tracking using Fast Normalized Cross Coefficient with Improved Computational Efficiency
Li, L., Hutmacher, C. M., Jr., & Xu, X. (2019), TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD, 2673(8), 233–241. https://doi.org/10.1177/0361198119841554
A computer vision based method for 3D posture estimation of symmetrical lifting
Mehrizi, R., Peng, X., Xu, X., Zhang, S. T., Metaxas, D., & Li, K. (2018), Journal of Biomechanics, 69, 40–46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.01.012
Identification of heel strike under a slippery condition
Chang, W. R., & Xu, X. (2018), Applied Ergonomics, 66, 32–40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2017.08.004
Impact of posture choice on one-handed pull strength variations at low, waist, and overhead pulling heights
Yu, D., Xu, X., & Lin, J. H. (2018), International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 64, 226–234. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ergon.2017.07.004

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