Clive D’Souza is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering. He joined the faculty in 2013 after earning a PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering and a MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University at Buffalo. Dr. D’Souza conducts research in ergonomics and human factors to address human performance, safety and inclusive (universal) design concerns in human-in-the-loop systems analysis and design.
He has extensive experience in the design and conduct of experiments to evaluate and model performance, behavior and coping strategies of people with diverse functional abilities including wheelchair users, older adult users of walking aids, blind and visually impaired users for environmental design applications.
His research also includes computer graphics programming, data visualization and digital human modeling for ergonomics and environmental design. This involves developing empirically-based design resources and software tools for assisting designers and engineers in environment and product design that accommodate users of diverse functional abilities i.e., inclusive design.
Examples of on-going and previous work include usability studies to evaluate and improve the design of environments that are constrained by space, time and/or user abilities including public transportation systems and occupational environments. Clive D’Souza is a recipient of the University of Buffalo Graduate School’s Presidential Fellowship.