Annual Student Conference 

The 9th Annual CSULB HFES Student Chapter Conference

  • Date: Saturday, March 1st, 2014
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: California State University Long Beach
  • Building: University Student Union (USU), room 205 (parking map)

Conference Registration is now closed

Online registration will be available until Thursday, February 27th. Register early for complimentary parking.

About the Conference

The CSULB HFES Regional Conference is a local forum for the exchange of ideas in all areas of human factors as well as an opportunity to meet students in the MS Human Factors Psychology Program at Cal State Long Beach and surrounding schools.

Invited speakers address a wide range of human factors issues of interest to practitioners, researchers, and students and in the field of human factors. A speaker breakout session will provide attendees the opportunity for small group discussion with our speakers.

A poster session will provide students and professionals an opportunity to present research and human factors projects. Those who wish to participate may submit posters which will be on display during the poster session. Students are encouraged to submit.

This year's speakers will include:

  • Dr. Robert Proctor, Researcher and Professor, Purdue University

Dr. Proctor will provide insight into his career as in academia and the work that he has done throughout the years. His research interests include Human Factors and Human-Computer Interaction with the majority of his research focusing on stimulus response compatibility effects and response selection.

  • Barry Berson, President, Human Factors Consulting Services, Inc.

Mr. Berson is the Co-Founder and President of Human Factors Consulting Services, Inc. a human factors research and design consulting firm that specializes in medical devices and innovations in consumer design. He will share some of this past experiences in the design of medical devices as well as some of his current work conducting usability tests on various medical products.

  • Dr. Mary Ngo, Cognitive Scientist, Pacific Science & Engineering.

Dr. Ngo will give us a glimpse of her work as a cognitive scientist at Pacific Science & Engineering, a human factors research firm that specializes in enhanced user performance and decision-making effectiveness for military and commercial products. Her field of interest is applied research in cognition and perception, and her research focus at PS&E involves UAV supervisory control, advanced displays, and decision support.


Interested in joining us? Register here.

Registration will be available until Thursday Feburary 27th. Registration for the poster session will be available until Tuesday February 18th. You may also register the day of the conference between 8:30am and 9:15am. 


Complimentary parking permits will be available to those who register on or before Wednesday, February 27th. Parking permits are limited and available on a first come first serve basis. They will be distributed at the intersection of Beach Drive and West Campus Drive (see map for details).