Join us as we solve the next generation of physical and cognitive performance issues. We design complex systems that involve human-computer interfaces. Our students and faculty are developing innovative ways to use brain-computer interfaces for neurorehabilitation. Our students develop skills in:

  • human performance measurement modeling
  • human-machine system design
  • human-computer interaction
  • occupational safety and risk management
  • and occupational biomechanics

Our labs provide hands-on experience to apply the ergonomics theory, models, methods and design principles learned in the classroom.

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Are you a current or potential student looking for more information? Please contact Kanton Reynolds | | 919.515.0605


Are you an industry leader, government agency or university and want to partner with ISE on a research project? Contact Julie Swann | | 919.515.6423

The Ergonomics Center of North Carolina

ISE faculty work with trained ergonomists at the Center on both theoretical and applied research. They conduct product and process evaluations and find answers to a broad range of questions relating to ergonomics and biomechanics.

The Ergonomics Center of North Carolina Website

Faculty Research Area Overviews


Want to see the research projects our students are working on right now? View our Current Ph.D. Student Page. Are you a student and want to join us? Undergraduates contact Kanton Reynolds | | 919.515.0605 and graduates contact Cecilia Chen | | 919.515.6410


Human-Systems Engineering Facilities


Human-Systems Engineering Faculty

Karen Chen

Assistant Professor


Dave Kaber

Distinguished Professor


Chang S. (CS) Nam

Associate Professor


Xu Xu

Assistant Professor


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