Virginia Cognitive System Engineering (VACSE) is a Human Factors group that conducts research on cognitive work and technology design for complex systems VACSE is located in the Grado Department of Systems and Information Engineering Department at Virginia Tech. Comments and inquiries can be emailed to Dr. Nathan Lau, the founder of VACSE.


Feb 2nd, 2018

Dec 22nd, 2017
VACSE is collaborating with Dr. Antin at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute on a Safe-D National UTC award to study how seniors adapt to mix-level automated vehicles!
Nov 16, 2017
VACSE welcomes Subhash Holla Hosakoppa Sukumar to the laboratory. Subhash will be studying how to integrate human factors into machine learning technology.
Nov 6th, 2017
The 13th Annual Academic Surgical Congress
The abstract, Eye-tracking in educational assessment: an automated procedure to define dynamic areas of interest, is accepted for presentation at the 13th Annual ASC.
Oct  1st, 2017
With Vanderbilt University Medical Center, we are awarded a NEUP grant to build Scalable Multi-Agent Adaptive Resolution Tools for Collaborative Outage Management (SMART-COM).
July 9th, 2017
HCI International 2017
With Dr. Ryan Gerdes, Hao and Nathan co-published a conference article, Application of Work Domain Analysis for Cybersecurity, at the Human Computer Interaction International.
Sep 21st, 2017
Gram Hsing
VACSE welcomes Gram Hsing to the Lab for his MS research. He is currently conducting research on virtual reality for medical treatment of substance abuse. Congrats to Gram!

Sep 19th, 2017
Human Factors in Practice: Concepts and Applications
With Dr. Ron Boring, Nathan co-published a book chapter on Situation Awareness in Sociotechnical Systems in Human Factors in Practice. Congrats to Nathan!
Jun 11th,  2017
In collaboration with researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Arisa and Nathan co-published two articles at the conference hosted by the American Nuclear Society. Congrats!