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About Christine Toh

Christine is an Assistant Professor in IT Innovation in the School of Interdisciplinary Informatics. She obtained her PhD in Industrial Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. Her research focuses on studying human decision-making and the antecedents of creativity in design, and developing an understanding of the larger context of innovation and entrepreneurship in engineering and technology settings. Christine teaches classes in IT Innovation, Design, and Human-Centered Computing. Her research to date has spanned topics such as individual attributes and biases in team decision-making, perceptions and preferences for creativity during concept selection, and the visual representation of design artifacts in virtual engineering learning paradigms. Her current research interests include new technology-enabled information platforms for design, design creativity in technology startup environments, and the nature of relationships between humans and machines.

Positions

Present Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska at Omaha
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Honors and Awards

  • Design Studies 2016 Award Nomination (Scholarship/ Research) 2017
  • Design Studies 2015 Award Nominee (Scholarship/Research) 2016
  • Best Presentation Award (Scholarship/Research) 2015
  • Best Poster Award (Scholarship/Research) 2014
  • Lagoa, Ray and Monkowski Graduate Award for excellence in scholarship and research (Scholarship/Research) 2013
  • Best Paper Award (Scholarship/Research) 2013

Courses

  • Creativity and Design
  • Design Thinking and Cognition
  • Human-Centered Computing
  • Interaction Design

Education

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2016 Ph D - Industrial Engineering - Human Factors and Ergonomics, The Pennsylvania State University
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2014 MS - Industrial Engineering - Human Factors and Ergonomics, The Pennsylvania State University
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2014 MS - Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
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2011 BS - Mechanical Engineering - Minor in Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
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