240029_2096157202959_6910194_oShuping  Xiong熊树平

Associate Professor

Human Factors and Ergonomics Lab

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISysE

College of Engineering

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, ROK

Tel: +82-42-350-3132


Educational Background


Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering (Human Factors Track), Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong


B.S. & M.S. (Integrated program) in Safety Engineering,  China University of Geosciences (CUG), P.R. China


  • KAIST KICEP Director  (2019.08-present), KAIST International Office
  • Associate Professor (2013-present), Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, KAIST (2016-present); Department of Human and Systems Engineering, UNIST (2013-2016), South Korea.
  • Assistant Professor (2008-2010) & Associate Professor (2010-2011, Early Promotion), Department of Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), Shanghai, China.
  • Visiting Scholar (2009 Summer),Department of Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong

Awards and Honors

  • 2019.12  2019 ISysE Best Teacher, KAIST.
  • 2018.07  Invited Keynote Speech at the 18th Academic Conference of Chinese Ergonomics Society (CES), Shenyang, China.
  • 2018.06  Invited Keynote Speech at the Korean Gerontological Nursing Society (KGNS) Conference and 20th Anniversary, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2018.05  Invited Conference Speech at the 4th APBMRM and Os Fx Conference, Hong Kong.
  • 2017.01  Outstanding ReviewerElsevier: International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics.
  • 2016.04  VSI on the Applied Ergonomics Best Paper Award 2015, Elsevier, in association with The Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors
  • 2014.03  Outstanding Teaching and E-education Award, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
  • 2013.11  Invited Keynote Speech at 14th China Ergonomics and Management Conference, Shanghai, China
  • 2011.11  Best Chinese Ergonomics Society (CES) Conference Paper, Beijing, China (with my PhD student Hai Qiu)
  • 2011.12  Most Cited Article in IJIE from 2006-2011, IJIE: International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics (with Witana CP, Goonetilleke RS and Zhao JH)
  • 2010.12  Excellent Teaching & Research Performance Award, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)
  • 2010.07  Shanghai Pujiang Scholar, Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality (STCSM)
  • 2010.07  National First-Class Education Team Member (Rank 14th) for Industrial Engineering, Ministry of Education in China (MOE)
  • 2009.08  IEA KU Smith Student Award Finalist, International Ergonomics Association
  • 2009.04  Top 25 Hottest Articles in Applied Ergonomics from January to March 2009 (with Witana CP, Goonetilleke RS and Au EYL)

Professional Memberships

  • Associate Editor: Journal of Physiological Anthropology (SCIE, BMC), 2014-present
  • Editorial Board: Scientific Reports (SCI, Nature Publishing Group), 2019-present
  • Editorial Board: International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics (SCI, Elsevier), 2019-present
  • Editorial Board: Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science  (Taylor & Francis), 2019-2022
  • Conference Co-Chair: The 11th International Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors (July 16-20, 2020; San Diego, USA)
  • EC Officer (International Member-At-Large): International Society for Occupational Ergonomics and Safety (ISOES), 2018. 07-present
  • Board Member: Ergonomics Society of Korea (ESK, ROK), 2012.03-present
  • Board Member: International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (Physical Ergonomics & Human Factors), 2017-present
  • Board Member: HCI International (Digital Human Modeling and Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics and Risk Management), 2017-present
  • Member of NSFC proposal peer review panel for Industrial Engineering research, National Natural Science Foundation of China(NSFC), 2010.05-present
  • Member of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES, USA), 2007.01-present; Chinese Ergonomics Society (CES, China), 2009.06-present
  • Session Chairs: 2017 HCI International-DHM Conference (Vancouver, Canada); 2017 AHFE (LA, USA); 2015 AHFE (Las Vegas, USA); 2014 I-FAB (Busan, ROK); 2014 ACED (Jeju, ROK); 2013 ESK (Ulsan, ROK); 2009 MINES (Wuhan, China) etc
  • Faculty Advisor for SJTU-MIT joint Master program of “China Leaders for Manufacturing”-CLFM, 2008.09-2010.12 (*CLFM was renamed as CLGO since July 1, 2010)