KURATA, Yoshiki B.

KURATA, Yoshiki B.

Dr. Yoshiki B. Kurata is a Certified Industrial Engineer (CIE) awarded by the Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers (PIIE) and an Associate ASEAN Engineer (AAE) awarded by the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organizations. He earned his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Santo Tomas (2013), Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of the Philippines Diliman (2016), and Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering (Ph.D. IE) at Mapua University (2022), specializing in Cognitive Ergonomics and Macroergonomics in Disaster Risk Management.

At present, he is the national president of the Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers – Young Engineers Section (PIIE-YES) and the International Relations and Linkages Coordinator of the Philippine Technological Council – Young Engineers Section (PTC-YES). Also, he is part of the Scientific Advisory Board in the Human Factors in Management and Leadership track of the International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE) and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Track Chair in the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM) for the Asia Pacific Region.

He has published several journals and conference papers presented at local and international conferences in the fields of human factors and ergonomics, production engineering, disaster risk analysis, and service system operations. His research interests include cognitive ergonomics, macroergonomics, disaster risk, and accident analysis, exergaming and human performance, musculoskeletal disorders, and service science. 

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Academic Qualifications

Research Highlights

Research Interests

Academic Qualifications

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering, Mapua University – Manila, Philippines, 2022
  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, University of the Philippines Diliman – Quezon City, Philippines, 2016
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 2013

Research Highlights

  • Determining Factors Affecting Preparedness Beliefs among Filipinos on Taal volcano eruption in Luzon, Philippines
    • This study aimed to determine the relevant factors affecting Filipinos’ preparedness beliefs in the risk of the Taal volcano by integrating the Protection Motivation Theory and the extended Theory of Planned Behavior.
    • The results will contribute to researchers and policymakers in developing disaster mitigation plans to minimize the effects of volcano-related disasters and build community resilience to natural disasters.
    • The SEM constructs can be extended and modified to analyze the preparedness in other third-world countries prone to natural disasters. 
  • Factors affecting Perceived Effectiveness of Typhoon Vamco (Ulysses) Flood Disaster Response among Filipinos in Luzon, Philippines: An Integration of Protection Motivation Theory and Extended Theory of Planned Behavior
    • The study assessed the factors affecting the perceived effectiveness of flood disaster response among Filipinos during the 2020 Typhoon Vamco (Ulysses) integrating the Protection Motivation Theory and the Extended Theory of Planned Behavior.
    • This study is beneficial for academicians and policymakers as it provided a robust model and results for experts to use in analyzing natural disasters in order to develop optimum disaster risk responses to mitigate the severe effects of typhoon floods. 
  • Factors influencing the Acceptance of Telemedicine in the Philippines
    • This study aimed to measure significant factors affecting the Philippines’ behavioral adaptability of telemedicine application among Filipino users, through the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT2) model.
    • This study is the first study on Filipinos’ behavioral perception and acceptance of telemedicine.
    • The findings of this study would be beneficial to researchers and the government – specifically the health sector in the Philippines for the implementation and promotion of telemedicine.
  • The Influence of Organizational Commitment on the Perceived Effectiveness of Virtual Meetings by Filipino Professionals during the COVID-19 Pandemic 
    • The study investigated the influence of organizational commitment on the perceived effectiveness of virtual meetings by Filipino professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic through structural equation modeling.
  • Public Utility Vehicle Service Quality and Customer Satisfaction in the Philippines during the COVID-19 Pandemic
    • The study aimed to explore the service quality of Public Utility Vehicles (PUV) in the Philippines during the COVID-19 Pandemic utilizing the SERVQUAL dimensions.
    • The findings of the study provide the Philippine government with an evaluation of the compliance of PUVs to the imposed COVID-19 protocols. 
  • Preference and Perceived Quality of Health Communication Icons with COVID-19 Prevention Measures
    • The study analyzed the preference and subjective design features of 133 existing icons associated with COVID-19 prevention measures published by the health and medical organizations of different countries. 
  • Effects of Workload on Academic Performance among Working Students in an Undergraduate Engineering Program
    • The study explored and analyzed the effects of workload on academic performance and the factors associated with it.
    • Recommended interventions to support the physical and mental health of students to better cope with a high workload environment, which will translate to better work and academic performance. 
  • Effectiveness of Learning Management System Application in the Learnability of Tertiary Students in an Undergraduate Engineering Program in the Philippines
    • The study aims to create a predictive model that considers variables critical to the system design of a learning management system through pedagogical approach, usability, and user-interface satisfaction aspect utilizing structural equation modeling (SEM) approach. 
  • Work-related Factors Affecting Sustained Alert State Among Bank Security Personnel in the Philippines
    • The study is intended to investigate the correlation between all identified variables and critical factors affecting the sustained high alertness level for effective and maintained surveillance among bank security personnel for increased operational efficiency through ergonomic assessment using the binary logistic regression. 

Research Interests

  • Cognitive Ergonomics and Neuroergonomics
  • Macroergonomics, particularly related to Special Populations and Education
  • Disaster Risk Management 
  • Human Behavior
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Accident Analysis
  • Exergaming and Human Performance
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders 

Courses Handled

Major Recognitions

Professional Activities

Courses Handled

  • Computer Applications for Industrial Engineering 1 – Statistical Analysis and Design Laboratory
  • Ergonomics 1: Physical Ergonomics
  • Ergonomics 2: Cognitive Ergonomics
  • Facilities Planning and Design
  • IE Design Project
  • Information Systems
  • Multi-criteria Decision Making
  • Operating Productive Systems 
  • Operations Research 1
  • Operations Research 2
  • Project Feasibility Study
  • Risk Management
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Work Study (Laboratory)

Major Recognitions

  • Certified Industrial Engineer
  • Associate ASEAN Engineer
  • Basic Occupational Health and Safety Officer II
  • Best Paper Presenter – 9th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Applications, 2022
  • Best Paper Award (Human Factors and Ergonomics Track) – 8th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, 2018
  • Co-Author and Research Adviser – Human Factors and Ergonomics Competition – First Place – Third African Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Nsukka, Nigeria, 2022
  • Co-Author and Research Adviser – Undergraduate Student Paper Competition (sponsored by Siemens) – First Place – Third African Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Nsukka, Nigeria, 2022
  • Co-Author and Research Adviser – Undergraduate Research Competition – Second Place – Third African Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Nsukka, Nigeria, 2022

Professional Activities

  • Laboratory Supervisor – Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Santo Tomas (2022 – Present)
  • Track Coordinator – Operations Research and Analytics TrackDepartment of Industrial Engineering, University of Santo Tomas (2021 – Present)
  • Deputy Quality Management RepresentativeDepartment of Industrial Engineering, University of Santo Tomas (2021 – 2022)
  • Scientific Advisory Board – Human Factors in Management and Leadership, International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE)
  • Track ChairInternational Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM)
  • National PresidentPhilippine Institute of Industrial Engineers – Young Engineers Section 
  • International Relations and Linkages CoordinatorPhilippine Technological Council – Young Engineers Section
  • Member Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers 
  • Reviewer
    • Applied Geography (Elsevier)
    • Environmental Development (Elsevier)
    • Ocean and Coastal Management (Elsevier)
    • Sustainability (MDPI)

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

  • Y.B. Kurata, Y.T. Prasetyo, A.K.S. Ong, R. Nadlifatin, S.F. Persada, T. Chuenyindee, M.M.L. Cahigas “Determing Factors affecting Preparedness Beliefs among Filipinos on Taal volcano eruption in Luzon, Philippines”, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (2022), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2022.103035 
  • Y.B. Kurata, Y.T. Prasetyo, A.K.S. Ong, R. Nadlifatin, T. Chuenyindee, “Factors affecting Perceived Effectiveness of Typhoon Vamco (Ulysses) Flood Disaster Response among Filipinos in Luzon, Philippines: An Integration of Protection Motivation Theory and Extended Theory of Planned Behavior”, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (2022), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2021.102670 
  • A.K.S. Ong, Y.B. Kurata, S.A.D.G. Castro, J.P.B. De Leon, H.V. Dela Rosa, A.P.J. Tomines “Factors influencing the Acceptance of Telemedicine in the Philippines”, Technology in Society (2022), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techsoc.2022.102040 
  • T. Chuenyindee, A.K.S. Ong, J.P. Ramos, Y.T. Prasetyo, R. Nadlifatin, Y.B. Kurata, T. Sittiwatethanasiri, “Public utility vehicle service quality and customer satisfaction in the Philippines during the COVID-19 pandemic”, Utilities Policy (2022), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jup.2022.101336 
  • Y.T. Prasetyo, L.D. Montenegro, R. Nadlifatin, Y.B. Kurata, A.K.S. Ong, T. Chuenyindee, “The Influence of Organizational Commitment on the Perceived Effectiveness of Virtual Meetings by Filipino Professionals during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach”, Work (2021),  DOI: https://doi.org/10.3233/wor-210040  
  • Y.T. Prasetyo, Y.B. Kurata, A.R. Acosta, A.P.F.B. Aben, S.F. Persada, R. Nadlifatin, A.A.N.P. Redi, “Factors affecting Response Actions of the 2020 Taal volcano eruption among Filipinos in Luzon, Philippines: A Structural Modeling Approach”, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (2021), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2021.102454 
  • Y.T. Prasetyo, R.S. Dewi, N.M. Balatbat, M.L.B. Antonio, T. Chuenyindee, A.A.N.P. Redi, M.N. Young, J.F.T. Diaz, Y.B. Kurata, “The Evaluation of Preference and Perceived Quality of Health Communication Icons Associated with COVID-19 Prevention Measures”, Healthcare (2021), 9, 1115, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9091115 
  • A.K.S. Ong, Y.T. Prasetyo, K.L Picazo, K.A. Salvador, B.A Miraja, Y.B. Kurata, T. Chuenyindee, R. Nadlifatin, A.A.N.P. Redi, M.N. Young, “Gym-Goers Preference Analysis of Fitness Centers during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Conjoint Analysis Approach for Business Sustainability”, Sustainability (2021), 13, 10481, DOI:  https://doi.org/10.3390/su131810481 
  • P. Dela Pena, A. Dawates, M. Garza, N. Suarez, Y.B. Kurata, “Work-in-Process Delay Problem: A Process Optimization in the Corrugator Department in a Philippine Manufacturing Company”, Joint Conference of the Asian Council on Ergonomics and Design and the Southeast Asian Network of Ergonomics Societies, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-63335-6_7, December 2020 
  • S. Besana, R. Allanic, A. Martin, M. Bermeo, J. Torremucha, Y.B. Kurata, “Bottleneck Process Delay Problem: A Process Improvement in the Peanut Production Line for a Food Manufacturing Company in the Philippines”, Conference of the Asian Council on Ergonomics and Design and the Southeast Asian Network of Ergonomics Societies, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-63335-6_8, December 2020 
  • A. Necio, N. Batac, T. Odias, J. Ricafort, R. Salazar, Y.B. Kurata, “Postural Analysis among Machinists Experiencing Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Philippines”, IEEE Xplore Digital Library, DOI: 10.1109/IEEM44572.2019.8978765, December 2019
  • Y.B. Kurata, A. Matias, “Work-related Factors Affecting Sustained Alert State among Bank Security Personnel in the Philippines”, Advances in the Human Side of Service Engineering, Vol. 601. Springer, Cham, DOI: 978-3-319-60486-2_18, July 2017 
  • Y.B. Kurata, R. Bano, M. Marcelo, “Effectiveness of Learning Management System Application in the Learnability of Tertiary Students in an Undergraduate Engineering Program in the Philippines”, Advances in Human Factors in Training, Education, and Learning Sciences, Vol. 596. Springer, Cham, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-60018-5_15, July 2017
  • Y.B. Kurata, R. Bano, A. Matias, “Effects of Workload on Academic Performance among Working Students in an Undergraduate Engineering Program”, Elsevier – Procedia Manufacturing, Vol. 3 pp. 3360-3367, July 2015
  • Y.B. Kurata, D. Acula, R. Galingan, A. Palines, J. Viterbo, “Human Error Reduction for Cost Efficiency Improvement in the Butchery Area of a Chicken Processing Company”, Elsevier – Procedia Manufacturing, Vol. 3 pp. 346-353, July 2015
  • Y.B. Kurata, A. Matias, L. Grepo, “Manpower Utilization in the Hotdog Meat Processing Production of a Meat Processing Company”, Elsevier – Procedia Manufacturing, Vol. 3, pp. 340-345, July 2015

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