President: Elliot Biltekoff

Elliot Biltekoff is a second year Ph.D. student working in the Formal Human Systems Laboratory at UB. His undergraduate studies at UB were in Cognitive Science with a focus in High Level Mental Processes. His current interests include Fuzzy Logic, Human Centric Computing, and Ethical Decision Making.

Vice President/Treasurer : Connor Wurst

Connor is a first year Industrial and Systems Engineering PhD student with interests in cognitive ergonomics, decision making, and engineering ethics. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2019 with his BA in Industrial Engineering and is excited to be joining the UB family. He is currently working on various expert decision models in the Applied Cognitive Engineering Lab.

Secretary: Kristen Pham

Kristen is a MS student in the department of Industrial and Systems Engineering with a concentration in Human Factors and Ergonomics.  She is interested in cognitive engineering and user experience. She was formerly an industrial engineer at General Motors, and graduated with a BS in industrial engineering from UB in 2019.

Communications Director: Pengyuan Wan

Pengyuan Wan is a MS student working in the The Formal Human Systems
Laboratory (FHSL). He is interested in human relibility analysis, forcing function on interfaces and systematic interventions for human errors.

Board Member at Large: Su Shen

Su Shen is a Ph.D. student working in the Applied Cognitive Ergonomics Lab, where she stretches her perception of the industry from an entirely physics-driven world to a cognitive world worth exploring. America is still a new place for her, and she enjoys experiencing the different cultures and people she’s come across here. She loves traveling and exploring food and culture. Her interest in the field of Human Factors lies in the many varied ways people process information, either relevant or irrelevant to main task, specifically in driving domain.

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


Dr. Bolton is an associate 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. He leads the Formal Human Systems Laboratory (FHSL) at UB.

Faculty Advisor: Huei-Yen “Winnie” Chen, Ph.D.

Winnie Chen.

Dr. Chen is an assistant professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University at Buffalo. Her research interests include human-machine interactions, cognitive engineering, driver behavior and safety, and human factors in healthcare. She leads the Applied Cognitive Engineering Lab (ACEL) at UB.