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Mohammad T. Khasawneh

Professor and Department Chair

Mohammad KhasawnehAssistant Director for Health Systems, Watson Institute for Systems Excellence
Graduate Director of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Director, Healthcare Systems Engineering Center
Director, Human Factors and Ergonomics Laboratory
Graduate Program Director, Executive Master of Science in Health Systems
Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching (2010-2011)
Outstanding Graduate Director (2014-2015)     Chancellor's Award for Excellence in International Education (2015-2016)

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Contact Information:

Department of Systems Science & Industrial Engineering
Thomas J. Watson School of Engg. & Applied Science
State University of New York at Binghamton
P.O. Box 6000
Binghamton, New York 13902-6000

Voice: (607) 777-4408
Fax: (607) 777-4094
E-mail: mkhasawn@binghamton.edu
Engineering Building, Room R18

 

 

Education:

Ph.D., Industrial Engineering
2003, Clemson University, South Carolina, USA

M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering
2000, Jordan University of Science and Technology,  Jordan

B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering
1998, Jordan University of Science and Technology,  Jordan

 

Biography:

Dr. Mohammad Khasawneh is a Professor in the Department of Systems Science & Industrial Engineering (SSIE) at Binghamton University. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University, South Carolina, in August 2003, and his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan, in 1998 and 2000, respectively.

Dr. Khasawneh joined Binghamton University (SUNY) in the Fall of 2003. His research areas of interest are in human factors/ergonomics and modeling of healthcare delivery systems. Before joining the SSIE department, he worked as a graduate teacher of record and research assistant in the Industrial Engineering Department at Clemson University. He also served as manager for the Advanced Technology Systems Laboratory (ATSL) where he was actively involved in various projects funded by the FAA and NASA, with significant focus on improving inspection quality on the hangar floor through the use of advance technology, such as virtual reality and computer-based simulations.

Dr. Khasawneh currently serves as Assistant Director for the Watson Institute for Systems Excellence (WISE), an institute for advanced studies at Binghamton University. He also directs research in the Human Factors and Ergonomics Laboratory (HFEL). In the healthcare delivery systems area, through WISE, he has been actively working on applied health systems research since 2003. Since then, he has been leading or co-leading a wide spectrum of projects with multiple U.S. hospital systems, at their site, that focus on applied research projects that can be broadly classified under (a) workflow and process re-design, (b) productivity assessment and capacity planning, (c) strategic planning and future-state analysis, and (d) digital human modeling for ergonomic assessment. Examples of his research include significant amount of work in optimizing the use of OR suites, outpatient scheduling, pre-admission testing, optimizing the deployment of mobile intensive care units, as well as ergonomic study and evaluation of patient handling activities/procedures, to name a few. These efforts have been supported through partnerships with several U.S. hospitals systems, including United Health Services (Binghamton, NY), Upstate University Hospital (SUNY, Syracuse, NY), Virtua Health (Marlton, NJ), Montefiore Medical Center (Yonkers, NY), the Care Management Organization (Yonkers, NY), and the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN).

Dr. Khasawneh's research activities thus far have led to over 25 scholastic publications in various refereed journals (with over 10 more in review), over 75 conference articles that have been presented at national and international conferences, and one patent application and two new invention disclosures. In addition, his sponsored research efforts thus far have resulted in about US$2,153,520 (external sources), US$375,692 (internal sources), and US$39,145,185 in in-kind software grants. His research group currently consists of 8 doctoral students, 5 MS students, and 1 undergraduate student.

Dr. Khasawneh is a member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) and the American Society for Quality (ASQ) professional societies, as well as Alpha Pi Mu and Alpha Epsilon Lambda honor societies. He is also currently the faculty advisor for the IIE Student Chapter at Binghamton University.

 

Research Interests:

  • Healthcare delivery systems
  • Human factors engineering/ergonomics
  • Digital human modeling in manufacturing and healthcare

Selected Publications:

Zan, X.A., Yoon, S.W., Khasawneh, M.T., and Srihari, K., "A Comparison Study of Return-based Academic Enrollment Forecasting Models," (In Press: Research in Higher Education).

Hamasha, M.M., Rumbe, G., and Khasawneh, M.T., "Optimization of Single-Queue Service Delivery Systems Using a Markovian Approach," (In Press: International Journal of Industrial and System Engineering).

Bosire, J., Wang, S., Khasawneh, M.T., Gandhi, T., and Srihari, K. "Designing an Integrated Surgical Care Delivery System using Axiomatic Design and Petri Net Modeling," (In Press: Special Issue of Annals of Information Systems – Healthcare Informatics and Delivery).

Hamasha, M.M., Tashtoush, T., Hamasha, S.M., and Khasawneh, M.T., "Analysis of Two-Machine Flexible Manufacturing Cell Under Unbalanced Machining Time," Journal   of Management and Engineering Integration, 4(2), 26-31, 2011.

Almeanazel, O., Hamasha, M., Aqlan, F., and Khasawneh, M.T., "The Effect of Smoking, Gender, and Hand Dominancy on Hand Grip Endurance Limit," International Journal on Intelligent Technologies and Engineering Systems, 1(1), 67-73, 2011.

Aqlan, F., Hamasha, M.M., Almeanazel, O., Al-Hawari, T., and Khasawneh, M.T., "Stochastic Analysis of Pull Production Systems," Journal of Management and Engineering Integration, 4(1), 36-44, 2011.

Garrett, S. and Khasawneh, M.T., "Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare Delivery Systems: A Special Issue on Medication Administration and Information Technology," International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 41(4), 333-335, 2011.

Mandahawi, N., Al-Araidah, O., Boran, A., and Khasawneh, M.T., "Application of Lean Six Sigma Tools to Minimize Length of Stay for Ophthalmology Day Case Surgery," International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive, 6(3), 156-172, 2011.

Al-Araidah, O., Momani, A., Khasawneh, M.T., and Momani, M., "Lead-Time Reduction Utilizing Lean Tools Applied to Healthcare Systems: The Inpatient Pharmacy at a Local Hospital," Journal for Healthcare Quality, 32(1), 59-66, 2010.

Raghavan, V.A., Venkatadri, V., Kesavakumaran, V., Wang, S., Khasawneh, M.T., and Srihari, K., "Reengineering The Cardiac Catheterization Lab Processes:   A Lean Approach," Special Issue, Healthcare Systems Engineering Journal, 1(1), 45-66, 2010.

Bowling, S.R., Khasawneh, M.T., Kaewkuekool, S., and Cho, B.R., "A Logistic Approximation to the Cumulative Normal Distribution," Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management, 2(1), 114-127, 2009.

Eberhart, M.J. and Khasawneh, M.T., "The Effect of Visual Distraction on Visual Inspection Performance," Journal of Management and Engineering Integration, 1(2), 40-45, 2008.

Sudarsanam, K., Bhopte, B., and Khasawneh, M.T., "Preventing WMSDs In Medical Sonographers Using Digital Humans: An Evaluation Study," Journal of Management and Engineering Integration, 1(2), 46-51, 2008.

Cornell, M.A. and Khasawneh, M.T., "An Ergonomic Comparison of Firearm Safety Mechanisms," Ergonomics, 51(9), 1394-1406, 2008.

Khasawneh, M.T., Bowling, S.R., and Cho, B.R., "A Markovian Approach to Determining Process Means with Dual Quality Characteristics," Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering, 17(1), 66-85, 2008.

Bowling, S.R., Khasawneh, M.T., Kaewkuekool, S., Jiang, X., and Gramopadhye, A.K., "Evaluating the Effects of Virtual Training in an Aircraft Maintenance Task," International Journal of Aviation Psychology, 18(1), 104-116, 2008.

Bhowmick, A., Khasawneh, M.T., Bowling, S.R., Gramopadhye, A.K., and Melloy, B.J., "Evaluation of Alternate Multimedia for Web Based Asynchronous Learning," International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 37(7), 615-629, 2007.

Rao, P., Bowling, S.R., Khasawneh, M.T., Gramopadhye, A.K., and Melloy, B.J., "Impact of Training Standard Complexity on Inspection Performance," Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, 16(2), 1-24, 2006.

Khasawneh, M.T., Bowling S.R., Kaewkuekool, S., and Cho, B.R., "Tables of a Truncated Standard Normal Distribution: A Singly Truncated Case," Quality Engineering, 17(1), 33-50, 2005.

Khasawneh, M.T., Bowling S.R., Kaewkuekool, S., and Cho, B.R., "Tables of a Truncated Standard Normal Distribution: A Doubly Truncated Case," Quality Engineering, 17(2), 1-15, 2005.

Kelkar, K., Khasawneh, M.T., Bowling, S.R., Gramopadhye, A.K., Melloy, B.J., and Grimes, L.W., "The Added Usefulness of Process Measures Over Performance Measures in Interface Design," International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 18(1), 1-18, 2005.

Master, R., Jiang, X., Khasawneh, M.T., Bowling, S.R., Grimes, L.W., Gramopadhye, A.K., and Melloy, B.J., "Measurement of Trust Over Time in Hybrid Inspection Systems," Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, 15(2), 177-196, 2005.

Singh, V., Khasawneh, M.T., Bowling, S.R., Kaewkuekool, S., Jiang, X., and Gramopadhye, A.K., "The Evaluation of Alternate Learning Systems in an Industrial Engineering Course: Asynchronous, Synchronous and Classroom," International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 33(6), 495-505, 2004. Listed among the Top 25 Hottest Articles on Science Direct (July - September 2004).

Jiang, X., Khasawneh, M.T., Master, R., Bowling, S.R., Gramopadhye, A.K., Melloy, B.J., and Grimes, L.W., "Measurement of Human Trust in a Hybrid Inspection System Based on Signal Detection Theory Measures," International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 34(5), 407-419, 2004.

Haddad, O., Alkam, M., and Khasawneh, M.T., "Entropy Generation Due to Laminar Forced Convection in the Entrance Region of a Concentric Annulus," Energy, The International Journal, 29(1), 35-55, 2004.

Bowling, S.R., Khasawneh, M.T., Kaewkuekool, S., and Cho, B.R., "A Markovian Approach to Determining Optimum Process Target Levels for a Multi-Stage Serial Production System," European Journal of Operational Research, 159(3), 636-650, 2004.

Gramopadhye, A.K., Melloy, B.J., Chen, S., Jiang, X., Khasawneh, M.T., Kaewkuekool, S., and Bowling, S.R., "Using High Fidelity Simulator for Aircraft Inspection Training: Development and Evaluation," Human Factors and Aerospace Safety, 3(2), 121-146, 2003.

Last Updated: 12/6/17