NeCE Lab

The Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering (NeCE) Lab, located in the College of Engineering, Architecture & Technology, is focused on understanding neural, physiological, and behavioral mechanisms underlying human-system interactions, and using that knowledge to inform the design, development, and assessment of cyber-physical systems with the goal of enhancing productivity, safety, and health.

Areas of application include aviation, health care, surface transportation, energy, and military systems.

Meet the Team

Lab Director


Joseph Nuamah, Ph.D., PMP

Assistant Professor

Grad Students


Enrico Laoh, MS Student

Research Assistant

Undergrad Students




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(2020). Field Methods to quantify emergency responder fatigue: Lessons learned from sUAS deployment at the 2018 Kilauea Volcano Eruption. IISE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors.


(2020). Impact of Simulation-Based Training on Radiation Therapists’ Workload, Situation Awareness, and Performance. Advances in Radiation Oncology.


(2020). Assessment of Radiation Therapy Technologists’ Workload and Situation Awareness: Monitoring 2 Versus 3 Collocated Display Monitors. Advances in Radiation Oncology.


(2020). Effect of Simulation-Based Training and Neurofeedback Interventions on Radiation Technologists’ Workload, Situation Awareness, and Performance. Practical Radiation Oncology.


(2020). Electronic health records (EHR) simulation-based training: a scoping review protocol. BMJ Open.


(2020). Impact of Workspace Design on Radiation Therapist Technicians’ Physical Stressors, Mental Workload, Situation Awareness, and Performance. Practical Radiation Oncology.


(2020). Evaluating effectiveness of information visualizations using cognitive fit theory: A neuroergonomics approach. Applied Ergonomics.


(2020). Guidelines for cybersecurity visualization design. In IDEAS ‘20.


(2020). Veteran-Centered Investigation of Architectural and Space Design Considerations for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Health Environments Research & Design.


(2020). Technologies for Opioid Use Disorder Management: Mobile App Search and Scoping Review. JMIR mHealth and uHealth.


(2020). Neuroergonomic Applications in Information Visualization. In Neuroergonomics (pp. 435-449). Springer, Cham.


Presentations & Talks

Joseph Nuamah. Evaluating Efficiency of Information Visualizations: A Cognitive Load Perspective. Presented at: 2020 IISE Virtual Annual Conference; November 3, 2020.

Joseph Nuamah. Effectiveness of Feedback Modalities under Stress is Gender-dependent: A NeuroErgonomics Approach. Presented at: 15th Annual One-Day Symposium of Human Factors and Ergonomics; April 26, 2019; UHCL, Houston, TX.

Joseph Nuamah. Emergency Response with UAVs for Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano. Presented at: Texas A&M University Health Science Center’s Inaugral Disaster Response Symposium: Robotics & Responders; February 14, 2019; College Station, TX.

Joseph Nuamah. Human Factors in Human-Autonomous Systems: A Neuroergonomic Approach. Presented at: Congressional Delegation to HBCUs; March 28, 2018; Greensboro, NC.

Joseph Nuamah. A Machine Learning Approach to Capturing Compensatory and Non-Compensatory Strategies in Judgment Tasks. Presented at: Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFES) International Annual Meeting; October 13, 2017; Austin, TX.

Joseph Nuamah. Classification of Cognitive Tasks using Artificial Neural Networks and Support Vector Machines. Presented at: 2017 Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM; March 3, 2017; Washington, D.C.

Joseph Nuamah. Task Engagement Index Classification of Cognitive Tasks using Artificial Neural Networks and Support Vector Machines. Presented at: Autonomous Control & Info Tech Institute, North Carolina A&T State University; June 17, 2016; Greensboro, NC.

Joseph Nuamah. EEG-Based Artificial Neural Network Classification of Intuition and Analysis Cognition. Presented at: Department of Defense Human Factors Engineering Technical Advisory Group Meeting 70; May 13, 2016; NASA Langley, Hampton, VA.

Prospective Students

For prospective graduate students

Dr. Nuamah is accepting new graduate students starting in Fall 2021. Please contact Dr. Nuamah if you are interested.

For undergraduate research assistants

NeCE Lab is always looking for highly-motived undergraduate research assistants. Please contact Dr. Nuamah if you are interested.


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  • Athletic Ave, Stillwater, OK 74075
  • Advanced Technology Research Center (ATRC) Room 114, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK