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WVU Online Faculty Testimonial - Avishek Choudhury

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Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, Assistant Professor

Preparing the next generation of professionals

Avishek Choudhury

"My aim is to empower students to become not just proficient learners, but critical thinkers with a robust problem-solving toolkit that extends well beyond the confines of the classroom."

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Empower students

Avishek Choudhury went into his field of study because it was in the pioneering landscape where systems engineering meets cognitive human factors in healthcare.

"I found myself at the thrilling intersection of technology, healthcare, and human behavior," he says.

His work involves unraveling the intricacies of healthcare environments, fostering systems that are not only efficient and reliable but also emphatically human-centered.

"We champion innovative solutions, setting a new benchmark in healthcare delivery," he says. "The solutions are user-friendly, enhancing the safety and wellbeing of both healthcare professionals and patients alike."

But his role is also about preparing the next generation of professionals.

"This is not just a profession, it is a commitment to revolutionizing healthcare."

In his classroom, he expects his students to immerse themselves in a deep well of knowledge, venturing far beyond the pursuit of grades.

He emphasizes conceptual understanding over rote memorization and nurtures a learning environment where curiosity is not just encouraged, but is a requisite.

"My aim is to empower students to become not just proficient learners, but critical thinkers with a robust problem-solving toolkit that extends well beyond the confines of the classroom."

q & a

What technology do you use in the classroom?

"I typically lean towards the use of open-source software that students can use and learn. Often, simple software such as Vensim or AnyLogic to do simulation is much better and interesting to students compared to solving the same problem using pen and paper."

How do you mentor students?

"As I tread this path with my mentees, we together forge a journey from unawareness to recognition, unveiling layers of complexity and embracing the beautiful yet intricate web of incessant learning."

What is the difference between online teaching vs on-campus?

"The advantages of online teaching include video-based explanations, a medium that resonates with contemporary students because they can pause, rewind, and revisit the topic at their own pace."
"In the digital classroom, students benefit from visual representations, real-life examples, and a range of instructional strategies that cater to diverse learning styles. Learning is more personalized, flexible, and in tune with the technological proclivities of today's learners."

What is the key to student success in your classes?

"Thinking the right way and looking at the larger picture."

Inside WVU

Choudhury is director of the Occupational Safety and Health Doctoral Program at WVU, where he also directs the Human Factors and Neuroergonomics Lab, a highly collaborative research lab focusing on concepts such as patient safety, clinical decision-making, trust in artificial intelligence, and mobile health technologies.

The focus of HFN lab is to humanize the technology to foster better usability, adoption, and satisfaction.

Outside WVU

Avishek collaborates with several international not-for-profit organizations across the globe, particularly in low-income countries, to address some of the issues under the Sustainable Development Goal (public health issues and digital divide concerns) using the science of human factors and artificial intelligence.

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