About the Author
Arathi Sethumadhavan, PhD, is a Senior Design Research Manager in the Ethics and Society team within Microsoft's Cloud and AI division, where she conducts research to examine the societal implications of emerging technologies, particularly artificial intelligence. Prior to joining Microsoft, she worked at Medtronic, where she provided human factors leadership to multiple products in the Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure portfolio including the world's smallest pacemaker. She has also spent many years studying human factors issues in air traffic control. Arathi is the Department Editor of Ergonomics in Design and writes on a range of topics from patient safety, affective computing, human-robot interaction, and in-vehicle technologies. She has delivered 40+ talks at national and international conferences, and won awards from the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Foundation, and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. She has an M.A. and Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology with a specialization in Human Factors from Texas Tech University. Farzan Sasangohar, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering as well as Environmental and Occupational Health at Texas A&M University (TAMU). He is also a Scientist and Assistant Professor at the Houston Methodist Hospital's (HMH) Center for Outcomes Research and Department of Surgery. Prior to joining TAMU, he worked as the Manager of Design Research at TD Bank and as a Research Scientist at MIT AeroAstro. He has experience designing, developing, and evaluating human-systems in different domains such as aviation, process control, surface transportation, finance, and health care. Farzan has received a PhD in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from University of Toronto in 2015, an SM in Engineering Systems from MIT in 2011, an MASc and BCS in Systems Design Engineering and Computer Science from University of Waterloo in 2010 and 2007, and a BA in Information Technology from York University in 2009. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and his research, teaching, and service have received national recognition. His research interests include remote health and performance monitoring, system resilience and safety, and user-centered design.