Dr. Nhut Ho is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at CSUN, where he has multifaceted leadership roles to make significant impacts on students and society. As a teacher, he has transformed the learning environment to enhance the engagement and retention of STEM students, especially underserved students. He secured funding for and led the design and construction of a Student Design Center, used by hundreds of students each day. He also led reforms of the Department’s courses to allow underprepared students to complete their required courses sooner. Undergraduates who conduct research under his guidance, have been accepted into top graduate programs and obtained excellent jobs.
His cutting-edge research makes practical, substantial impacts on people’s lives. An FAA-sponsored research project developed aircraft noise abatement procedures that cut noise intensity in half; an Air Force-sponsored study led to fixes for the F16 Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance system, which has saved 6 pilot lives to date. He has pioneered Human Autonomy Teaming systems (HATS) for NASA and other DoD organizations to research effective human-automation partnerships for large, complex systems. He has helped to transform curricula and culture in higher education systems in the developing world. To date, over 50 programs at several Vietnam universities have implemented the Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate (CDIO) model in Vietnam to achieve high marks with international accreditation agencies.
- Ph.D. 2005, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- M.S. 1998, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- B.S. 1996, University of Southern California
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