Hong-En Chen

Hong-En Chen, Ph.D.

Scientist
Data Sciences
Menlo Park
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Dr. Hong-En Chen applies mixed methods research to inform design decisions, improve product design, and facilitate better human-product interactions. She has experience in designing and conducting user interviews and user experience (UX) studies, as well as, qualitative and quantitative data analysis for product design. Dr. Chen is skilled at integrating analytical techniques such as eye tracking and quantitative survey instruments with qualitative human subject research to understand human behavior. She has used eye tracking to evaluate gaze pattern differences of novice and expert surgeons during central venous catheter placement. She has also applied interview data and user feedback to rapidly iterate low to medium fidelity prototypes, as well as conducted testing and validation of physical and digital product designs.

Dr. Chen received her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, with a focus on human factors. For her doctoral research, Dr. Chen worked with attending physicians, surgical and anesthesia residents, and engineers on optimizing feedback and performance metrics for simulation-based needle insertion training. Another research area focused on capturing engineering design team interactions and understanding how individuals’ creative preferences and cognitive styles impacted their design ideation and decisions.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2019
  • M.S., Industrial Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2017
  • B.S., Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2014
  • Alpha Pi Mu Industrial Engineering Honor Society

    Wisconsin Idea Fellowship, 2012-2013

LANGUAGES

  • Mandarin

Publications

Chen, H., Sonntag, C.C., Pepley, D.F., Prabhu, R.S., Han, D.C., Moore, J.Z., Miller, S.R. (2019). Looks can be deceiving: Gaze pattern differences between novices and experts during placement of central lines. The American Journal of Surgery, 217(2), 362-367.

Chen, H., Yovanoff, M.A., Pepley, D.F., Prabhu, R.S., Sonntag, C.C., Han, D.C., Moore, J.Z., Miller, S.R. (2019). Evaluating surgical resident needle insertion skill gains in central venous catheterization training. Journal of Surgical Research, 233, 351-359.

Chen, H., Yovanoff, M.A., Pepley, D.F., Sonntag, C.C., Mirkin, K.A., Han, D.C., Moore, J.Z., Miller, S.R., (2019). Can Haptic Simulators Distinguish Expert Performance? A Case Study in Central Venous Catheterization in Surgical Education. Simulation in healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, 14(1), 35-42.

Chen, H, Bhide, R.R., Pepley, D.F., Sonntag, C.C., Moore, J.Z., Han, D.C., Miller, S.R. (2019). Can Eye Tracking be Used to Predict Performance Improvements in Simulated Medical Training? A Case Study in Central Venous Catheterization. In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care. 8(1), 110-114.

Pepley, D. F., Chen, H. E., Tang, Y., Adhikary, S. D., Miller, S. R., & Moore, J. Z. (2019). Low-Cost Haptic Simulation Using Material Fracture. IEEE Transactions on Haptics, 12(4), 563-570.

Yovanoff, M.A., Chen, H., Pepley, D.F., Mirkin, K.A., Han, D.C., Moore, J.Z., Miller, S.R. (2018). Investigating the Effect of Simulator Functional Fidelity and Personalized Feedback on Central Venous Catheterization Training. Journal of surgical education, 75(5), 1410-1421.

Heininger, K., Chen, H., Jablokow, K., Miller, S.R. (2018). How engineering design students’ creative preferences and cognitive styles impact their concept generation and screening. International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. ASME, Quebec City, Canada, IDETC2018-85942.

Chen, H. and Miller, S. R. (2017). Can Wearable Sensors Be Used to Capture Engineering Design Team Interactions? An Investigation into the Reliability of Sociometric Badges. International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, ASME, Cleveland, OH, DETC2017-68183.

Sinha, S., Chen, H., Meisel, N.A., Miller, S.R. (2017). Does Designing for Additive Manufacturing Help Us Be More Creative? An Exploration in Engineering Design Education. International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. ASME, Cleveland, OH, DETC2017-68274.

Weichert, J.P., Clark, P.A., Kandela, I.K., Vaccaro, A.M., Clarke, W., Longino, M.A., Pinchuk, A.N., Farhoud, M., Swanson, K.I., Floberg, J.M., Grudzinski, J., Titz, B., Traynor, A.M., Chen, H., Hall, L.T., Pazoles, C.J., Pickhardt, P.J., Kuo, J.S. (2014). Alkylphosphocholine analogs for broad-spectrum cancer imaging and therapy. Science translational medicine, 6(240), pp.240ra75-240ra75.

Cabán-Acevedo, M., Kaiser, N.S., English, C.R., Liang, D., Thompson, B.J., Chen, H., Czech, K.J., Wright, J.C., Hamers, R.J. and Jin, S., (2014). Ionization of high-density deep donor defect states explains the low photovoltage of iron pyrite single crystals. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136(49), pp.17163-17179.

Presentations

Chen, H., Sonntag, C.C., Pepley, D.F., Mirkin, K.A., Han, D.C., Moore, J.Z., Miller, S.R. From the simulation center to the bedside: Validating the efficacy of a dynamic haptic robotic trainer in internal jugular central venous catheter placement. Paper presented at Association for Surgical Education Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 2019.

Chen, H., Sonntag, C.C., Pepley, D.F., Prabhu, R.S., Han, D.C., Moore, J.Z., Miller, S.R. Looks can be deceiving: Gaze pattern differences between novices and experts during placement of central lines. Paper presented at College of Engineering Research Symposium, Pennsylvania State University, April 2018. *Won best paper & oral award in Industrial Systems & Design.

Chen, H. and Miller, S.R. Can Wearable Sensors Be Used to Capture Engineering Design Team Interactions? An Investigation into the Reliability of Sociometric Badges. Paper presented at ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Cleveland, OH, August 2017.

Sinha, S., Chen, H., Meisel, N.A., Miller, S.R. Does Designing for Additive Manufacturing Help Us Be More Creative? An Exploration in Engineering Design Education. Paper presented at ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. ASME, Cleveland, OH, August 2017.

Chen, H., Bharatkumar, A., Chen, M., Ledin, D., Benson C.H., Energy Hub elementary school outreach: Fostering the next generation of energy thought and action. Wisconsin Idea Fellowship Award Ceremony, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, May 2013

Chen, H., Clark, P.A., Mohamed, M., Weichert, J.P., Kuo, J.S. NM404 targets malignant brain cancer stem cells by disrupting the AKT molecular pathway. Poster presented at Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, December 2011

Prior Experience

Academic and Music Program Teacher, Einstein School, Madison, WI 2008-2015

Academic Appointments

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Industrial Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, Spring 2016

Professional Affiliations

Human Factor and Ergonomics Society (HFES)

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Additional Information

Peer Reviewer

International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC)

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2019
  • M.S., Industrial Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2017
  • B.S., Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2014
  • Alpha Pi Mu Industrial Engineering Honor Society

    Wisconsin Idea Fellowship, 2012-2013

LANGUAGES

  • Mandarin