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Healthcare technologies: a conversation with Professors Jin-Oh Hahn and Monifa Vaughn-Cooke

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How are autonomous technologies advancing in healthcare? What is being done to enhance medical device design? Join us as we explore these questions and more with Professors Jin-Oh Hahn and Monifa Vaughn-Cooke from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, at the University of Maryland.

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Jin-Oh Hahn is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland. His research interests include: Dynamic Systems and Control (Health Monitoring, Fault Diagnostics and Accommodation in Mechanical Systems and Structures; Modeling, Identification and Control in Biomedicine and Biomedical/Bionic Systems; Modeling, Identification and Control in Automotive and Hydraulic Systems). Jin-Oh received his M.S./B.S. from Seoul National University and his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Monifa Vaughn-Cooke joined the University of Maryland, College Park in 2012. Her M.S. degree focused on human factors and medical device design and her Ph.D. focused on the application of human reliability tools to the healthcare system. Monifa’s interdisciplinary research synthesizes sociology, psychology, systems engineering and risk assessment. Her research aims to identify the behavioral mechanisms associated with system risk propagation to inform the design of user-centric products and systems, with the ultimate goal of improving productivity and safety. She received a B.S. (Biomedical Engineering) from The University of Southern California, her M.S. (Industrial and Systems Engineering) from The University of Southern California, 2006, and Ph.D. (Industrial Engineering) from The Pennsylvania State University, 2012.