Faculty and Student Highlights

Our department chair, Dr. Bisantz, has been named Dean of Undergraduate Education for The University at Buffalo. In naming her, vice provost for educational affairs Graham Hammill said, “Dr. Bisantz has distinguished herself through an outstanding record of educational and academic service that has greatly benefited students and fellow faculty members. Her research and leadership has continuously placed the University at Buffalo in the spotlight as a premier public research university.” You can read more about her appointment here.

Congratulations Dr. Bisantz!


Every year, UB selects a group of graduate students to participate in the annual Auburn Engineers Student Ergonomics Design Competition. Buffalo regularly fields teams that take first or second place, and this year’s team was no different, placing first. Well done!


This year was a very productive year for our student at the HFES Annual Meeting. Several of our students and faculty presented: Dr Matthew Bolton; Nat Benda; Xi Zheng; and Kylie Molinaro.  Xi Zheng also received a Best Student Paper award for the Human Performance Modeling Technical Group.

Nat Benda and Rebecca berg also received her student member with honors award, and Rebecca Berg (chapter president) accepted the chapter’s Silver award! Photos of them both are here.

Congratulations to everyone!


Dr. Bisantz was awarded the Paul M. Fitts Education Award at HFES 2017.  This award the award recognizes her “exceptional contributions to the education and training of human factors specialists.” Congratulations!


HF Ph.D. student Kylie Molinaro, gave a webinar discussing phishing and her research on May 19, 2017. You can check out the recording here.


Dr. Victor Paquet talks about the ErgoPART project he co-led here.


HF professor, Dr. Matthew L. Bolton, was featured for his work on alarm masking by News 4 WIVB Buffalo here, by the University here and here, by Newswise here, and also by Network World here.


HF professor, Dr. Lora Cavuoto, was featured by the University for her work on improving workplace safety here and here.