About the CSL
The Cognitive Systems Laboratory focuses on cognitive engineering, where the
challenge is to understand and improve the capacity of joint human-technology systems. This research
has considered technology insertion in the maritime industry, ground transportation,
tele-operation, and process control. A specific example is the distraction potential of
in-vehicle information systems, such as cellular telephones and e-mail. Another example
is the role of trust and appropriate reliance in the supervisory control of automation,
such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). In each of these examples, the ultimate goal is
to develop computational models of human performance and design principles that can
support effective and humane use of technology.
Our research on driving with iPods is highlighted in the April 10th Iowa City Press-Citizen article entitled "UI puts distractions to the test"
The Driving Simulation Conference North America will be located at The University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA September 12-14th, 2007.
Check out the new driving wiki at www.drivingwiki.org, a site devoted to driving research that anyone can edit. The driving wiki includes information on key research areas within the human factors transportation community; simulation tools such as standards for scenario design and validation, and selection of performance measures; research tools, including a list of recommended readings; and collaboration tools, namely a discussion forum for job opportunities and proposed projects.
Congratulations to Yi-Ching Lee for successfully defending her dissertation entitled "Cognitive Load and the Guidance of Attention in Complex Dynamic Environments". We wish her the best as a University of Illinois faculty member.
Check out www.HFcareers.com for Human Factors (HF) job announcements. This site was conceptualized and developed in its entirety by HF professionals for HF professionals.