Mechanical Engineering

Nhut Ho

Nhut Ho
Professor
Email:
Phone:
(818) 677 - 3889
Office location:
JD 4433

Biography

www.csun.edu/serl
www.csun.edu/~nhuttho

Office Hours: TBA

Lab Location: JD 1624C

Spring 2016 Class Schedule

ClassDaysTimeLocation
ME 101M W11:00 a.m.11:25 a.m.JD 1126
ME 101LM W11:30 a.m.12:55 p.m.JD 1126

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California, 1996

  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998

  • Ph.D.Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005

Academic Experience

  • Graduate Fellow, Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1996 – 1998

  • Research Assistant, Adaptive Control Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998 – 1999

  • Research Assistant, International Center for Air Transportation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999 – 2004

  • Teacher, Boston Vietnamese Cultural Center (Massachusetts), 1999 – 2002

  • Teaching Assistant, Mech. Eng. Dept., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002

  • Assistant Professor, Mech. Eng. Dept., California State University, Northridge, 2005 – 2009

  • Director, CSUN Systems Engineering Research Laboratory, 2005 – Present

  • Associate Professor, Mech. Eng. Dept., California State University, Northridge, 2009 – 2011

  • Professor, Mech. Eng. Dept., California State University, Northridge, 2013 – Present

Non-Academic Experience

  • Engineer, General Electric Aircraft Engines, Lynn Massachusetts, 1999

  • Research Engineer, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, 2001

  • NASA Research Fellow, NASA Ames Research Center MA, 2005

  • Founding Director, CSUN Schaeffer Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 2006 – 2009

  • CDIO Chief Advisor, Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City, 2010 – Present

  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of International Engineering Education, 2012 – Present

Selected Publications

  • Ho, N., Koltai, K., Masequesmay, G., Cals, S., Sadler, G., Lyons, J., Cancanindin, A., Johnson, W., Skoog, M., “An Ethnographic-Based Model for Trust Development in Auto-GCAS,” American Psychological Associate Annual Convention, Aug. 6-9, 2015, at the Metro Toronto, Canada.

  • Lyons, J., Koltai, K., Ho, N., Johnson, B., Smith, D., Shively, R., “Engineering Trust in Complex Automated Systems,” in press, the Journal of Ergonomics and Design.

  • Lyons, J.B., Ho, N.T., Koltai, K., Masequesmay, G., Skoog, M., Cacanindin, A. & Johnson, W., “A Trust-based analysis of an Air Force collision avoidance system: Test Pilots,” in press, the Journal of Ergonomics and Design.

  • Koltai, K., Ho, N., Masequesmay, G., Niedober, D., Skoog, M., Cacanindin, A., Johnson, W., & Lyons, J., “Influence of Cultural, Organizational, and Automation Capability on Human Automation Trust: A Case Study of Auto-GCAS Experimental Test Pilots.” International Conference on Human Computer Interaction in Aerospace, July 30 – August 1, 2014. Santa Clara, CA.

  • Niedober, D., Ho, N., Koltai, K., Masequesmay, G., Skoog, M., Cacanindin, A., Johnson, W., & Lyons, J., “Influence of Cultural, Organizational, and Automation Capability Factors on Human-Automation Trust: A Case Study of Auto-GCAS Engineers.” HCII 2014 Conference, June 22 – 27, 2014, Crete, Greece.

  • Koltai, K., Ho, N., Masequesmay, G., Niedober, D., Skoog, M., Cacanindin, A., Johnson, W., & Lyons, J. ,"An Extended Case Study Methodology for Investigating Influence of Cultural, Organizational, and Automation Factors on Human-Automation Trust", Proceedings of the ACM-CHI 2014 conference, Toronto, Canada, April 26-May 1, 2014.

  • Ho, N., Johnson, W, Arutyunov, V., Laue, J-L, Wilmoth, I., “Design And Evaluation Of Nextgen Aircraft Separation Assurance Concepts,” 31st Digital Avionics Systems Conference, October 14-18, 2012, Williamsburg, Virginia.

  • LaMarr, M., Ho., N., Johnson, W., Battiste, V., Biviano, J., “Enhancing Pilot Ability to Perform Continuous Descent Approaches with Descriptive Waypoints,” 30th Digital Avionics Systems Conference, October 16-20, 2011, Seattle, Washington.

  • Ho, N., Martin, P., Johnson, W., Lachter, J., Dao, Battiste, V., A., Brandt, S., “Pilot Response to Off Nominal Conditions During Interval Management Operations,” 29th Digital Avionics Systems Conference, October 3-7, 2010, Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • Johnson, W., Ho, N., Martin, P., Vu, K-P., Ligda, S., Battiste, V., Lachter, J., Dao, A., “Management Of Continuous Descent Approaches During Interval Management Operations,” 29th Digital Avionics Systems Conference, October 3-7, 2010, Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • Dao, A., Lachter, J., Battiste, V., Brandt, S., Vu, K., Strybel, T., Ho, N., Martin, P., Johnson, W., “Automated Spacing Support Tools for Interval Management Operations during Continuous Descent Approaches,” Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 54th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, September 27-October 10, 2010.

  • Phan, B., Nguyen, N., Le, M., Ho, N., Doan, T., Tran, H., Vu, L., Nguyen, L., Le, B., "Development of a Model Framework for CDIO Implemention in Vietnam, " 6th International CDIO Conference, June 15-18, 2010, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Québec, Canada.

  • Ho, N., “Benchmarking Vietnam’s IT/Engineering Program for Curriculum Design,” SEOMEO RETRAC International Conference on Branding in Higher Education, August 10-13, 2009, Nha Trang, Vietnam.

  • Ho, N., Martin, P., Bellissimo, J., Berson, B., “Information Requirements and Sharing for NGATS Function Allocation Concepts,” 13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, San Diego, CA, 19-24 July 2009.

  • Ho, N., Zjhra, M., “Vietnam’s Transition to a Credit-Based System: Opportunities and Challenges (Part 1),” Institute for Educational Research 2nd Conference on Comparative Education: Vietnamese Education in the Globalization Context, May 23, 2008, Ho Chi Minh City Education University, Vietnam.

  • Zjhra, M., Ho, N., “Vietnam’s Transition to a Credit-Based System: Opportunities and Challenges (Part 2),” Institute for Educational Research 2nd Conference on Comparative Education: Vietnamese Education in the Globalization Context, May 23, 2008, Ho Chi Minh City Education University, Vietnam.

  • Martin, P., Ho, N. Berson, B.,“A Scenario-Based Study to Identify Pilot Information Requirements, Strategies, and Communication for NGATS Concepts,” Human Factors and NextGen Conference, Arlington TX, May 28-29, 2008.

  • Ho, N., Clarke, J-P., “A Methodology for Optimizing Parameters of Noise Abatement Approach Procedures,” AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 44, No. 4, July-August 2007.

  • Ho, N., Clarke, J-P., Riedel, R., Oman, C., "Cueing System for Near-Term Implementation of Aircraft Noise Abatement Approach Procedures," AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 44, No. 3, May-June 2007.

  • Ho, N., "A CDIO Framework for Improving Learning and Retention in a Diverse Student Population,” ASEE Pacific Southwest Conference, University of Nevada, Reno, April 12-13, 2007.

  • Ho, N., Clarke, J-P., Riedel, R., Oman, C., "Pilot Ability and Strategies to Manage the Deceleration of Low-Noise Approaches as a Function of Feedback Information," Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 50th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, October 16-20, 2006.

  • Ho, N., Clarke, J-P., "Human Factors Aspects in the Implementation of Aircraft Noise Abatement Approach Procedures," AIAA 6th Aviation, Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference (ATIO), September 25-27, 2006, Wichita, Kansas.

  • Ho, N., "Development and Evaluation of a Sophomore Design Course Infused with CDIO Skills," Second Annual International CDIO Conference and Collaborators' Meeting, Linköping University, Sweden, 12-15 June 2006.

  • Ho, N., Clarke, J-P., Riedel, R., Oman, C., "Development and Evaluation of a Pilot Cueing System for Near-Term Implementation of Aircraft Noise Abatement Approach Procedures," AIAA 5th Aviation, Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference (ATIO), September 26-28, 2005, Arlington, VA.

  • Ho, N., Clarke, J-P., “A Methodology for Optimizing Parameters of Noise Abatement Approach Procedures,” AIAA 5th Aviation, Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference (ATIO), September 26-28, 2005, Arlington, VA.

  • Clarke, J-P., Ho, N., Ren, L., Brown, A., Elmer, K., Tong, K-O., Watt, J., “Continuous Descent Approach: Design and Flight Test for Louisville Publications International Airport,” AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 41, No. 5, September-October 2004.

  • Ren, L., Ho, N., Clarke, J-P., “Workstation Based Fast-Time Aircraft Simulator for Noise Abatement Approach Procedure Study,” AIAA 4th Aviation Technology, Integration and Operations (ATIO) Forum, Chicago, Illinois, September 20-22, 2004, AIAA-2004-6503.

  • Ho, N., Clarke, J-P., “A Parametric Study to Determine Robust Open-loop Advanced Noise Abatement Procedure,” The 32nd International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering, August 25-28, 2003, International Convention Center Jeju, Seogwipo, Korea.

  • Ren, L., Clarke, J-P., Ho, N., “Achieving Low Noise Without Sacrificing Capacity,” The 22 Digital Avionics Systems Conference, October 12-16, 2003, Indianapolis, Indiana.

  • Gershzohn, G., Watt, J., Dwyer, J., Elmer, K., Clarke, J-P., Ho, N.,  “Advanced Noise Abatement Procedure: An Experimental Study of Flight Operational Acceptability,” AIAA’s Aircraft Technology, Integration, and Operation (ATIO) 2002 Technical Forum, AIAA 2002-5867.

  • Elmer, K., Wat, J., Gershzohn, G., Shivashankara, B., Clarke, J-P., Ho, N., Tobias, L., “A Study of Noise Abatement Procedures Using Ames B747-400 Flight Simulator,” 8th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoutics Conference and Exhibit, AIAA 2002-2540.

  • Ho, N., Clarke, J-P., " Mitigating the Impact of Aircraft Noise by Leveraging on Automation,” Proceedings of the AIAA Integration, Technology, Information, and Operation Forum, November 16-18, 2001, Los Angeles Convention Center, California.

  • Annaswamy, A., Ho, N., Kojic, A., “A Convergent Frequency Estimator,” Proceedings of the American Control Conference, 2000, Volume 4, pg. 2235-2239.

  • Ho, N., Lozano, P., Mangoubi, R., Martinez-Sanchez, M., “A Model-Based Vehicle Health Monitoring System for the Space Shuttle Main Engine,” AIAA-98-3609, 34th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, July 12-15, 1998, Cleveland, OH.

  • Ho, N., Lozano, P., Mangoubi, R., Martinez-Sanchez, M., “Failure Detection and Isolation for the Space Shuttle Main Engine,” presented at the 33rd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, July 6-9, 1997, Seattle WA.

Memberships in Professional Organizations

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Member

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Member

  • Sigma Xi Member

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Member

  • American Society for Engineering Education, Member

  • CDIO Consortium (Conceiving, Designing, Implementing, Operating), Member

  • CSUN Entrepreneurship Club, Faculty Advisor

Honors and Awards

  • Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City Outstanding Contribution Award, 2012

  • Best Paper in the Air Traffic Management Track, AIAA 31st DASC Conference, 2012

  • Fulbright Scholar, 2008

  • San Fernando Valley Engineers' Council Outstanding Engineering Achievement Merit Award, 2007

  • ASEE NASA Summer Fellow, 2005

  • PARTNER Joseph Hartman Paper Award, 2005

  • Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Fellow, 1996-1998