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Xiaoxu Ji

  • Assistant Professor
    Bio-Medical Engineering

Dr. Ji is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical, Industrial and Systems Engineering at Gannon University. He received his Ph.D. in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Dr. Ji’s main research interests include the integration of Motion Tracking technology and Virtual Reality with Ergonomics in diverse workplaces; the application of Robotics to reduce the risk of whole-body vibration and awkward posture during vehicle or flight operations; the application of Artificial Intelligence (Neural Network) algorithm in modelling design.

 

 

• BME 355  Computer Simulation of Human Movement
• BME 356  Motion Capture Lab
• BME 460  Biosignal Processing
• BME 479  Biomedical Robot and Biomimetics
• BME 307  Bioengineering Research Method
• BME 308  Research Project Clinical Biomechanics
• BME 430  Biomedical System Model Analysis
• BME 480  Haptics
• IE 322/MGMT350 Quality Assurance and Control

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Kinesiology (Biomechanics)                Sep. 2011 - Sep. 2015

            Western University, London, Canada

  • Master of Science, Control Engineering                                 Sep. 2006 - Sep. 2008 

            Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Canada

Peer reviewed journal papers

Xiaoxu Ji, Justo Hernandez, Emily Schweitzer, Wilson Wang and Davide Piovesan. (2022) The assessment of injury risk in the healthcare sector via integrating motion tracking techniques with digital human modeling ergonomics tools. The International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation (IJHFMS). Accepted. (This paper will be published for the forthcoming issue Vol 8, No 1, 2023.)
Xiaoxu Ji, Saeed Tiari. (2022). Posture evaluation for the full-body dynamic simulation in JACK Siemens PLM. The International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics (IJHFE). Accepted. (This paper will be published for the forthcoming issue Vol 9, No 3, 2022.)
Ji, X., Piovesan, D., Arenas, M., & Liu, H. (2022). Analysis of Healthcare Push and Pull Task via JACK: Predicted Joint Accuracy during Full-Body Simulation. Applied Sciences, 12(13), 6450.
• Shank, K., Bernat, J., Regal, E., Leise, J., Ji, X., & Tiari, S. (2022). Experimental Study of Varying Heat Transfer Fluid Parameters within a Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage System Enhanced by Fins. Sustainability, 14(14), 8920.
Xiaoxu Ji, Tammy R. Eger and James P. Dickey. Evaluation of the vibration attenuation properties of an air-inflated cushion with two different heavy machinery seats in multi-axis vibration environments including jolts. Applied Ergonomics. 59 (2017) 293-301.
Xiaoxu Ji, Tammy R. Eger and James P. Dickey. Optimizing seat selection for LHDs in the underground mining environment. The Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. 116 (2016) 785-792.
Xiaoxu Ji, Tammy R. Eger and James P. Dickey. Development of a seat selection algorithm to match industrial seats with specific forestry vibration exposures. International Journal of Forest Engineering. 26 (2015) 48-59.
• James P. Dickey, Tammy R. Eger, Ryan J. Frayne, Giselle P. Delgado and Xiaoxu Ji. Research Using Virtual Reality: Mobile Machinery Safety in the 21st Century. Minerals. 3 (2013) 145-164.
Xiaoxu Ji and W. Wang. A Neural Fuzzy System for Vibration Control in Flexible Structures. Journal of Intelligent Control and Automation. 2 (2011) 57-68.

Peer reviewed proceeding conference full papers

Xiaoxu Ji, Ruba Alshaeri, Davide Piovesan, Kaden Conley. (2022). The Dynamic and Control of a Robotic Platform for a Low-Cost Flight Simulator. The Proceeding of the ASME 2022 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition conference. Columbus, Ohio, Oct 30-Nov 3, USA. Accepted.
• Rachana Mamidi, Arvin Sharifbaev, Shivani Patel, Matthew Gacura, Gary Vanderlaan, Xiaoxu Ji and Davide Piovesan. (2022). Effect of Linear Albedo on Uvc Irradiation Control. The Proceeding of the ASME 2022 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition conference. Columbus, Ohio, Oct 30-Nov 3, USA. Accepted.
• Kaden Conley, Davide Piovesan and Xiaoxu Ji. (2022). D.O.V.E: Dexerous On-board Vehicle Emulator. The 2022 IEEE International Workshop on Sport Technology and Research. Cavalese, July 6-8, Italy. Accepted.
• Davide Piovesan and Xiaoxu Ji. (2022). Assessment of Whole-body Vibration via Integrating a Stewart Platform and SimWise Simulation. The Proceeding of the 2022 Modeling, Estimation and Control Conference (MECC). Jersey City, Oct 2-5, USA. Accepted.
• Davide Piovesan, Xiaoxu Ji, Yan Gu, Biswanath Samanta (2022). Bioinspired techniques for the control and assessment of robotic motion. Modeling, Estimation and Control Conference (MECC) 2022. Jersey City, NJ, Oct 2-5, USA. Accepted.
Xiaoxu Ji, Kristen Snarski, Arnon Ashkenazi, and Davide Piovesan. (2022). Integrating Virtual Reality and Motion Capture in Unity 3D for the Training of Children with Cerebral Palsy. The Proceeding of the 7th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operation Management (IEOM). Orlando, USA. Accepted.
Xiaoxu Ji, Davide Piovesan and Kaden Conley. (2022). The effect of pulling effort on lumbar spine via applying digital human modeling technology. The proceeding of the 2022 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) Annual conference. Seattle, May 21-24, USA. Accepted.
• A. Sharifbaev, R. Mamidi, M. Reddy, G. Gacura, G. Vanderlaan, X. Ji, D. Piovesan. (2022). Manufacturing of The Eriedescent Sterilizing Device. The Proceeding of the ASME 17th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference MSEC2022, Indiana, June27-July 1, USA. Accepted.
Ji, X., Hernandez, J., Schweitzer, E., & Littman, A. (2021, November). The Accuracy of Dynamic Simulation with the Use of TSB within JACK Siemens PLM software. In Proceedings of the 6th North American International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Monterrey, Mexico (pp. 3-5).
• Sfalcin, B., Ji, X., Gouw, A. D., Potvin, J., & Cort, J. (2019, November). Optical and inertial motion capture joint angle comparison using Jack™. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (Vol. 63, No. 1, pp. 1137-1141). Sage CA: Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications.
• de Gouw, A., Ji, X., & Cort, J. (2018, September). The evaluation of absolute position drift of inertial-based motion capture systems. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (Vol. 62, No. 1, pp. 809-812). Sage CA: Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications.
Xiaoxu Ji, Tammy R. Eger and James P. Dickey. (2015). Development of a seat selection algorithm to match industrial seats with specific mining vibration exposures. Association of Canadian Ergonomists (ACE), 45th Annual Conference.

Service to the University Committees

  • Member of Justice, Equity, Diversity and inclusion (JEDI) Steering Committee
  • Library and Learning Resource Center
  • STEM Center Faculty Advisory Committee
  • The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
  • Member of the Full Tuition Competition

Service to the College Committees

  • Chair of Search Committee for the position of Assistant Teaching Professor and Engineering Capstone Liaison
  • Member of Search Committee for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor, in Biomedical Engineering
  • Member of Search Committee for the position of Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, in Industrial Robotics Engineering
  • Member of the College Academic Affair Committee
  • Member of Task Force to Develop the Graduate Engineering Assessment Rubric
  • Chair of Search Committee for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor in Industrial Robotics Engineering
  • Member of the Committee of Engineering and Computing Academic Competition for high school seniors
  • Dell Scholarly Interest
  • Member of the Robotics Competition committee

Service to the Department

  • Chair of the Master’s thesis defense committee for the graduate student
  • Attended BME Open House
  • Met BME Admitted/Prospective Students
  • ABET Assessment for BME outcomes
  • Prepared proposals of BME curriculum revisions based on the requirements of Liberal Studies
  • Attended BME orientations
  • Prepared the Biomedical Graduate Catalog
  • Attended the Manufacturing Day
  • Prepared proposals for three Biomedical existing courses
     
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