President: Taylor Kunkes

Taylor is a Ph.D. student in Industrial Engineering at the University of Buffalo. Her research interests include communication and conversation analysis, safety in the surgical setting, and human factors applications in healthcare. She received her MS from the University of Buffalo in 2018; she received a BS in Psychology in 2016 and BA in Spanish in 2015, both from SUNY at Fredonia.

Vice President: Qian (Elizabeth) Zhang

Qian (Elizabeth) is a Ph.D. student in Industrial Engineering at the University at Buffalo. She is also a graduate research assistant in ergonomics and biomechanics lab and Roswell Park Cancer Insititute ATLAS Lab. Her research interests include Ergonomics, biomechanics in industrial safety and human-computer interaction.

Secretary: Jessica Arora

Jessica is in her senior year of undergrad pursuing degrees in Industrial Engineering B.S. and Statistics B.A. She has been an undergraduate research assistant for Dr. Bisantz for two years.

Treasurer: Elliot Biltekoff

Elliot Biltekoff is an undergraduate senior and Cognitive Science major. He works in the Formal Human Systems Lab and is a research assistant for Dr. Bolton’s project concerning prospective human reliability analysis. He wishes to pursue Human Factors Engineering and has interest in leveraging the powerful tools of formal methods and distributed systems into the Human Factors realm of study.

Faculty Advisor: Matthew L. Bolton, Ph.D.


Dr. Bolton is an assistant professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University at Buffalo. His research interests include system safety, human performance modeling, erroneous human behavior, systems engineering, formal methods, model checking, human-automation interaction, complex system failure, situational and spatial awareness measurement, and psychophysics.