Dr. Xiong is an associate professor of Human and Systems Engineering (HSE) at the School of Design and Human Engineering at UNIST. He holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (Human Factors Track) from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), HK. He has previously worked as an assistant professor (2008-2010) and an associate professor (2010-2011) in Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China. His research interests include fall risk assessment, diagnosis and fall prevention (especially for the elderly), ergonomic product design and development (especially fit and comfort for body-fitted products), evaluation and design of safety signs, and human performance analysis and modeling. He has published 7 book chapters, authored over 40 refereed journal (such as Ergonomics, Applied Ergonomics, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development) and proceeding papers in the field of human factors and ergonomics. He is also the recipient of Outstanding Teaching and E-education Award (2014.03), the Best Chinese Ergonomics Society Conference Paper (2012.12), Best Teaching and Research Award, SJTU (2010.12), Shanghai Pujiang Scholar (2010.07) as well as the IEA KU Smith Student Award Finalist (2009.08).
Dr. Xiong serves as a board member of Ergonomics Society of Korea (ESK), a regular member of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES, USA) and Chinese Ergonomics Society (CES). He is a member of Editorial Board of Journal of Physiological Anthropology (JPA, SCI Journal) and has been session chairs for 2015 AHFE (Las Vegas, USA); 2014 I-FAB (Busan, ROK); 2014 ACED (Jeju, ROK); 2013 ESK (Ulsan, ROK); 2009 MINES (Wuhan, China) etc.