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Erin ChiouErin Chiou, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Human Systems Engineering Program

Automation Design Advancing People and Technology (ADAPT) Laboratory
The Polytechnic School
Wanner Hall second floor
6073 S. Backus Mall, Mesa, AZ 85212
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Research Expertise
Human-automation interaction, human-autonomy teaming, trust in automation, resilience engineering, cooperation in complex systems, health systems engineering, work systems design, patient engagement, healthcare human factors and medical devices.

Erin Chiou is an assistant professor of human systems engineering at the Polytechnic School. She directs the Automation Design Advancing People and Technology (ADAPT) lab, which focuses on how automation can enhance cooperation to improve productivity, quality, and safety in our world.

She received her Ph.D. and M.S. in industrial and systems engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studying cognitive systems engineering with John D. Lee and health systems engineering with Enid Montague. Her graduate degrees were funded by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program and the Graduate Engineering Research Scholars advanced opportunity fellowship.

From 2008 – 2011 she worked in a variety of industries, including as a human factors engineer at a medical device company, and as an education advisor with an international education startup company. She received her B.S. in psychology and philosophy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and from 2006 – 2007 was a Freeman scholar exchange student at Fudan University.

Ph.D. Industrial & Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison 2016
M.S. Industrial & Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison 2013
B.S. Psychology, Philosophy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2008