Cognitive Engineering Laboratory

A leading center for cognitive engineering research, training and solutions.

The Cognitive Engineering Laboratory (CEL) conducts applied research on how to introduce information technology into complex work environments so that the prerequisites for an effective feedback control system can be satisfied.

The CEL, the Human Factors and Applied Statistics Laboratory (HFASt), the Ergonomics in Teleoperation and Control Laboratory (ETC), and the Interactive Media Lab (IML), comprise the University of Toronto's Human Factors Research Group. All four labs are located in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.

This website provides a comprehensive view of the past and present work conducted at the CEL and the people responsible for its success. Any questions or comments on the material presented here can be emailed to Dr. Greg A. Jamieson, Director of the Cognitive Engineering Laboratory.

Current Projects

Consolidating Operations and Maintenance through Mobile Devices and Ubiquitous Service

Discovering ways that mobile technologies can improve operator and maintenance effectiveness in the hydrocarbon and specialty chemical industries.

Investigating Soldier Reliance on Automated Combat Identification Aids through Signal Detection Theory

Investigating benefits of automated combat identification decision aids, specifically a method of analysis that can explain performance in terms of multiple perceptual dimensions.

Discovering Adaptive Interpretation Strategies for Monitoring, Targeting, and Reporting in Energy Management

A work analysis of Energy Monitoring and Targeting, based on field study. Design and evaluation of a novel energy performance diagnosis tool.