VACSE 


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 Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech. Comments and inquiries can be emailed to Dr. Nathan Lau, the founder of VACSE.

News

Mar 13, 2017

Congratulations to Sid for being awarded a four-year PhD fellowship by the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at Univeristy of Wisconsin - Madison! We will miss Sid when he joins UW-Madison in the fall.  

Feb 18, 2017

Carilion Clinic is awarding a Research Acceleration Program grant to our collaborator Dr. Safford and VACSE. This grant will be supporting our research on the use of eye-tracking for laparoscopy training.Take a look at our project description. 

Oct 02, 2016

In collaboration with University of Virginia, Sid and Nathan published their poster on the evaluation of the eDAPT at the Diabetes Technology Meeting 2016! Take a look at the blog.

Oct 02, 2016

VT team won the Most Creative award for the HFES Guerrilla Usability challenge! Take a look at the blog.

Oct 01, 2016

VACSE welcomes Siddarth Ponnala to the Lab for his MS research. He is currently conducting research on situational awareness in laparoscopic surgery using remote eye-tracking. Congrats to Siddarth!

Oct 01, 2016

VACSE welcomes Arisa Pruttianan to the Lab for her MS research. She will be conducting research on scenario design to target specific aspects of human performance for evaluation of new technology. Congrats to Arisa!

Oct 01, 2016

VACSE welcomes Shuyuan Liu to the Lab for her MS research. She will be conducting research on sleep disorders and driving safety analyzing data from the Strategic Highway Safety Program 2 (SHRP 2). Congrats to Shuyuan!

Oct 01, 2016

VACSE welcomes Amy Jungmin Seo to the Lab for her PhD research. She will be conducting a preliminary study in human factors research to support modernization of nuclear power plant control rooms. Congrats to Amy!

Oct 01, 2016

VACSE welcomes Hao Wang to the Lab for his PhD research. He will be conducting research on a cyber situation awareness (CSA) and work domain analysis. He is also pursuing a MS degree in statistics, specifically bayesian analysis and regression. Congrats to Hao!

Oct 01, 2016

VACSE welcomes Tianzi Wang to the Lab for her PhD research. She will be conducting research on Virtual Reality design for digital control room alarm systems. Congrats to Tianzi!