Richard Pak

Associate Professor, Clemson University Department of Psychology

Director, Clemson Human Factors Institute


Note: Dr. Pak will be on sabbatical in the Fall of 2016
but will be accepting graduate students for Fall 2017.

My area of interest is in how age-related changes in cognition affect people’s ability to use technology. Curriculum vitae (pdf).  I co-edit the Human Factors Blog with Anne McLaughlin.

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  • email:
  • Office location: Brackett Hall, 410b
  • Tel: 864-656-1584

Research Interests

  • Age-related changes in cognitive abilities
  • Human-automation interaction
  • Human-robot interaction
  • Anthropomorphic interfaces
  • Factors affecting the successful use of information technology
  • Human factors in HCI


  • Ph.D., Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005.
  • M.S., Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2001.
  • B.S., Applied Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1997.


Click here to see lab publications.



Now available in print: Designing Displays for Older Adults