Research interests center around reducing the user's cognitive load by making improvements to the user interface. In 2008 the Human-Computer Interaction Research Group was formed. The research group is made up of faculty, students, and local industry partners. Computer science, neuroscience, engineering, biology, and human kinetics are some of the disciplines making up this multi-disciplinary research group.

  • Building a predictive model of user performance (cognitive load, time, accuracy, and satisfaction) based on user interface design
  • Designing an optimal interface for a single user to simultaneously operate multiple machines at multiple sites
  • Neurophysiological processing accociated with 3-D imaging and predisposed cognitive styles
  • Development of a stereoscopic Gantt chart
  • Issues surrounding the optimal placement of a camera and screen in a LHD cabin

  • Quoc Hao Mach, (2008-): Ph.D. in Natural Sciences. Designing an interface to remotely operate multiple mining machines simultaneously
  • Mathew Hunter (2008-2010): Masters in Biology. Investigating neurophysiological processing in 3D imaging. Completed in 2010. Now doing Ph.D. at Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany
  • Chris Cameron (2008-): Masters in Computational Sciences. Currently working with me on refining GanttRoll: A 3D Gantt chart
  • Anudeep Makenna (2009-): Masters in Computational Sciences. Simulating the usability of interfaces using virtual environments
  • Barry Cooper (2010-): Masters in Computational Sciences. Looking at emotionally profiling user interfaces
  • Gautham Mamidi (2010-): Masters in Computational Sciences. Correlations in user preferences, productivity, and efficiency

  • Penguin Research Center provided $56,000 to fund Ph.D. student and purchase equipment, 2008
  • MIRARCo provided $30,380 to fund Master's student, undergraduate students, and purchase equipment, 2008