The members of the Virtual Environments, Cognition, and Training Research (VECTR) Lab at SJSU work to improve individual and team performance in complex work settings. We are an applied experimental human factors psychology laboratory focused on improving the fit between people and the high-technology environments in which they work.
We are investigating human-technology interaction in a number of domains:
We are taking a multidisciplinary approach to improving the security of computer networks. Our investigations focus on understanding the knowledge needed by those who maintain computer networks and how training and system design can improve situation awareness (SA), reduce workload, and maintain security.
We are investigating how future robot systems can support situation awareness (SA) when working collaboratively with people. Our research examines the conditions under which robots improve or hinder SA given real-world constraints of robot capability, robot reliability, and unaided human performance.
Evidence suggests that short- and long-term video game play improves performance on a variety of tasks. What kinds of games lead to improvements on military and occupational tasks? How can these qualities be leveraged for use in simulation-based training?