President: Rebecca Berg


Rebecca is a PhD student in Industrial Engineering at the University at Buffalo. Her research interests include human factors applications in healthcare. She received her BS in Biomedical Engineering from the University at Buffalo in 2015.

Vice President: Karen Kim

Karen Kim, MArch, is a research assistant at the Center for Excellence in Home Health and Well-Being through Adaptive Smart Environments (Home BASE) at the University at Buffalo. Her Master’s Thesis is entitled, “Contemporary Practices in Stairway Design: Behavior of Stair Users in Public Buildings.” Her research interests include universal design of environments and products, visual perception and aging, and design for well-being. She serves as the Student Representative to the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Board.

Secretary: Xiaomei Wang

Xiaomei is a 3rd year PhD student in the human factors engineering program at UB. Her research interest is making machine learning based decision support interpretable. She received her B.S. in Industrial Design in 2014.

Treasurer: Taylor Kunkes

Taylor is a Masters student in the human factors engineering program at the University at Buffalo.  Her research interests include adaptation of technology for physical disabilities and atypical workspace design.  She received her BA in Spanish in 2015 and her BS in Psychology in 2016 from SUNY Fredonia.

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.