Yili Liu, Ph.D.

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor

Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2117


IOE 333 Human Factors and Ergonomics
IOE 430 Global Cultural Systems Engineering
IOE 691 Computational Modeling
of Human Behavior



Cognitive modeling, Neural modeling, Cognitive psychology,

Engineering aesthetics, Aesthetic ergonomics,

Cultural ergonomics, Cultural engineering,

Human factors, human-computer interaction

Journal Publications


               Wickens, Lee, Liu, Becker, "Introduction to Human Factors Engineering," (2nd Edition), 2004.
               Wickens, Gordon, Liu, "Introduction to Human Factors Engineering" (1st Edition), 1997. 






WRA World Record “First Person to Visit All 195 United Nations Member and Observer Countries and Antarctica

WRA World Record “First Person to Visit Solo All United Nations Member and Observer Countries as a Solo Traveler

Guinness World Record “Fastest time to visit all sovereign countries”


University of Michigan Arthur F. Thurnau Professorship, 2003-present (UofM Career Long Title)

IOE Department Award, 2007-2008

College of Engineering Education Excellence Award, 2002

Jon R. and Beverly S. Holt Award for Teaching Excellence (three-time recipient)

College of Engineering SWE/SMES Teaching Award (two-time recipient)

Alpha Pi Mu Professor of the Year Award (6-time recipient)




Current Research Topics:


Queueing Network Modeling of Mental Architecture, Human Performance, and HCI


Engineering Aesthetics and Affect


Cognitive Ergonomics and human factors