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Department of Mechanical Engineering

James Intriligator

Professor of the Practice

James Intriligator

Professor of the Practice

Phone 617-627-2071
Robinson Hall, Room 152
200 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Biography: 

James Intriligator earned his Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience from Harvard University in 1997. After a postdoc in neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, he left academia for five years and worked in venture capital and high-tech consulting firms as an offerings designer and innovation catalyst. In 2003, he merged his business experience with his scientific expertise and went to Bangor University (Wales, UK) as a pioneer in the field of consumer psychology. In his 13 years at Bangor, Intriligator created Europe's leading consumer psychology master's programs and co-developed several multidisciplinary design programs.

Education: 
Ph.D., Cognitive Neuroscience - Perception and Cognition, Harvard University, 1997
M.A., Perceptual and Cognitive Psychology, Harvard University, 1992
B.A., Psychology and Philosophy, University of California-San Diego, 1990
Research Interests: 

James Intriligator's research interests include design thinking and motivation, marketing, branding/packaging, consumer perceptions and experience, perception, cognition, attention, emotion, and entrepreneurialism.  Within the field of Human Factors Engineering, Prof Intriligator is interested in human-machine system design, biomechanics, automation, machine-learning, intelligent systems, multidimensional task analysis, exoskeletons, data-visualization/manipulation, and emotional design.

Selected Honors and Awards: 
2019: Shortlisted for University-wide “Professor of the Year," Tufts University
2019: Nominated for a “Distinction Award,” Tufts University
2018: Tufts Teaching with Technology Award, Tufts University
2017: Honorary Chair in the School of Psychology, Bangor University
2016: Admitted to Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)
2015: Elected Member, Committee for the Academy of National Teaching Fellows
2015: Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) Associate Award
2014: HEA National Teaching Fellow
2012: Equality and Liberation Champion, National Union of Students
2009-2012: Academic Champion for Enterprise, Bangor University
1994: Bok Center Teaching Award, Harvard University
1992: Fellow, McDonnell Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience
1991-1994: Graduate Fellowship, National Science Foundation
Professional Memberships: 
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Vision Sciences Society
Association of National Teaching Fellows (UK)