Cyber-Human Systems

Improving humans’ ability to work effectively in complex technical systems.


From faculty who specialize in human factors engineering to experts in building a superior autonomous vehicle, our Cyber-Human Systems researchers investigate the complicated questions that arise when people interface with technology. When integrating human and machine intelligence, how do we know which one should be in charge when? How do we maximize the contributions of both? Can we imbue a machine with emotional intelligence, so it can use its cameras, sensors and algorithms to understand and act on what a human partner needs? Our researchers are asking these kinds of questions as they address challenges in areas such as haptics, autonomy and controls and control systems, risk and decision analysis, and human-centered computing. 

ESE Faculty in Cyber-Human Systems

Reid Bailey

Reid Bailey


Professor of Systems Engineering, Academic General Faculty, Teaching Track

Laura Barnes

Laura Barnes


Associate Professor

Nicola Bezzo

Nicola Bezzo


Assistant Professor, Engineering Systems and Environment

Link Lab, Olsson Hall, Suite 245

Phone: 434-924-1365
nb6be@virginia.edu
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Mehdi Boukhechba

Mehdi Boukhechba


Assistant Professor, Academic General Faculty, Research Track

Olsson Hall 113B

Phone: 434-247-8168
mob3f@virginia.edu
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Cindy Chang

Cindy Chang


Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering 310

Phone: 434-243-3456
qc9nq@virginia.edu
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Afsaneh Doryab

Afsaneh Doryab


Assistant Professor, Systems and Information Engineering

Olsson 255 (Link Lab)

Phone: 434-243-5823
ad4ks@virginia.edu
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Gregory J. Gerling

Gregory J. Gerling


Associate Professor

Olsson Hall 101D

Phone: 434-924-0533
gg7h@virginia.edu
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Tariq Iqbal

Tariq Iqbal


Assistant Professor, Engineering Systems and Environment

Leidy Klotz

Leidy Klotz


Copenhaver Associate Professor

Olsson Hall 111B

Phone: 434-982-5389
lk6me@virginia.edu
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James H. Lambert

James H. Lambert


Professor of Engineering Systems & Environment

Olsson Hall 112A

Phone: 434-982-2072
jhl6d@virginia.edu
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Sara Riggs

Sara Riggs


Assistant Professor