Welcome to the Human-in-Mind Engineering Research Lab (HiMER Lab; pronounced as [/haɪmer/ lab]) led by Dr. Heejin Jeong at the University of Illinois at Chicago‘s Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE).
The HiMER Lab designs, implements, and evaluates emerging interactive systems from the human factors perspective to advance the well-being and the quality of life of the people.
As innovative technology and its applications are growing rapidly, humans’ tasks and roles have changed and become diverse in the human-technology interaction. We seek to understand both human cognitive skills (e.g., attention, memory, learning, problem-solving) and limitations (e.g., human error) to explore how humans interact with user interfaces using gesture, speech, eye glance, multi-modality, virtual/augmented reality, sensor, etc.
We are a human factors engineering research lab to seek interdisciplinary research collaborations with a wide range of fields including engineering, social sciences, and learning sciences. If you’re interested in working with us, please feel free to contact Dr. Jeong (firstname.lastname@example.org).