Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Kinesiology, University of Texas, Austin, 2007
  • M.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia, 2003
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2001
Academic Appointments
  • Assistant Professor, Kinesiology, California State University San Marcos, 2014-2020
  • Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Health Promotion, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 2009-2014
  • Research Fellow, Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 2007-2009
Professional Affiliations
  • 2004 - American Society of Biomechanics, Member
  • 2004 - International Society of Biomechanics, Member
  • 2007 - American Geriatrics Society, Member
  • 2007 - The Gerontological Society of America, Member
  • 2008 - Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society, Member
  • 2014 - International Society of Posture and Gait Research, Member
  • Japanese
  • Korean

Dr. Hyun Gu Kang is a specialist who has helped clients navigate the complex world of new technology-market fit, data-based decision support, human-centered design and real-world participant studies. He brings over 20 years of experience and expertise in novel technology evaluation, usability and UX, aging and health, statistics and epidemiology, biomechanics and ergonomics, and mathematical modeling. With his expertise, he has guided local and federal governments as well as corporate clients in healthcare delivery IT, logistics, EHS and robotics. He solved problems in product development and adoption, program development and launch, community health, occupational health, data science, enterprise performance, and logistics engineering.

Dr. Kang is known for his deep knowledge of human participant studies of novel experiences and technology, which he leverages to help clients build and iterate on products that perform in even the most challenging usage scenarios. His experience in health data, user studies, program and product launches, and technology launch decisions make him an invaluable resource for leaders seeking to stay ahead of the curve. He is also known for systems and mathematical modeling with applications in behavior prediction, health outcomes, music and the brain, failure modes, recommendation systems, and decision support.

Employing expertise in statistics, machine learning, and system modeling, Dr. Kang can assist clients with developing and executing data strategies, modeling and taming complex systems, predict the efficacy and cost of an intervention, and understanding user experience for the next product iteration. He is skilled in protocol development, human subjects compliance, clinical trial design, risk factor identification, process automation, data visualization, ergonomic evaluations, user studies, and usability studies of novel technology.

Before joining Exponent, Dr. Kang helped numerous government and corporate clients in healthcare, logistics, robotics, and maintenance industries. These clients improved their employee engagement, enterprise performance, and data strategy and made investment decisions of nascent technology.