(January 8, 2015)  The ISE Department would like to welcome two new faculty in Spring 2016: Dr. Niyousha Hosseinichimeh in Management Systems Engineering, and Dr. Divya Srinivasan in Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics.

Dr. Niyousha Hosseinichimeh

Dr. Niyousha Hosseinichimeh
Dr. Niyousha Hosseinichimeh

Dr. Niyousha Hosseinichimeh joined the ISE faculty as an Assistant Professor in January 2016. She holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Iran, and a Master’s degree as well as a PhD in Public Administration and Policy from SUNY-Albany. During the past two years, she has served as a Postdoctoral Associate in our department, working under the direction of Dr. Hazhir Rahmandad.

Dr. Hosseinichimeh’s project with Dr. Rahmandad focused on a systems approach to the dynamic modeling of a major human health problem: adult depression. In this work, she developed data-informed models which work as platforms for simulation-based policy analysis of major depressive disorders. Most of her employment history and many of her current publications are in the field of healthcare, but she has also contributed to projects related to the potential privatization of public assets. Her most recent publications are in the field of system dynamics.

Dr. Divya Srinivasan

Dr. Divya Srinivasan
Dr. Divya Srinivasan

Dr. Divya Srinivasan also started working as an Assistant Professor in the ISE department in January 2016. Dr. Srinivasan brings expertise in human factors engineering and ergonomics, and more specifically she has recently been working on various aspects of human health and performance in occupational settings with a goal to help in designing more sustainable jobs. She will be teaching ISE 5614: Human Physical Capabilities this spring semester.

Dr. Srinivasan holds a BSEE Degree from Anna University in Chennai, India and has two MS Degrees from the University of Michigan; one in Industrial Engineering and one in Biomedical Engineering. She also has a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan. Prior to coming to VT, she was an EU Marie-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Musculoskeletal Research at the University of Gävle, in Sweden.