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Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on December 2, 2020

Today, Prof. Roberts along with her collaborator, Prof. Jennifer McDermott, presented results from their interdisciplinary research project entitled 'ADHD and Teen Driving' to the New Hampshire Traffic Safety Series Teen Driver Panel.

Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on November 20, 2020

Today, Prof. Roberts presented during the Texas A&M University's Industrial Engieering Seminar. The title of her talk was 'The effect of peer passengers on driving and eye glance behavior'.

Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on October 30, 2020

Today, Fangda Zhang passed his preliminary proposal defense. Congratulations Fangda!

Fangda will move on to the next stage of the PhD process and will begin to analyze data for his dissertation.

Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on October 20, 2020

Today, Prof. Roberts presented during the Arizona State University Brown Bag Online Series. The title of her talk was 'Training and Feedback for Driver Safety'.

Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on October 7, 2020

Today, Prof. Roberts was quoted during the NPR Under the Radar podcast on Massachusetts Ballot Question 1. You can listen to the podcast here.

Also, Prof. Roberts presented her thoughts on 'An Interdisciplinary Workshop on Automation, Work, and Racial Equity' during the panel entitled 'Designing for Diversity: Implications for Research and Practice' at the HFES Annual Meeting. The proceedings paper will be released soon!

Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on September 10, 2020

Today, Prof. Roberts was a guest lecture for the 'Integrative Frameworks for Technology, Environment, and Society' Course taught at Harvard University. Prof. Roberts presented on Human Factors, Equity, and Inclusion.

Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on August 18, 2020

Today, Prof. Roberts along with her collaborator, Prof. Jennifer McDermott, presented results from their interdisciplinary research project entitled 'ADHD and Teen Driving' to the AAA Northeast Safe Behind the Wheel Webinar. You can see a video of the webinar here.

Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on July 19, 2020

Today, Yalda Ebadi successfully defended her PhD dissertation!

Congratulations Yalda! We look forward to all of the amazing work you will do as a newly minted PhD!

Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on May 5, 2020

Today, Fangda Zhang received a Dissertation Research Grant from the UMass Graduate School! Fangda will use the $1000 to assist in funding his dissertation research.



Congratulations Fangda!

Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on April 14, 2020

Today, Prof. Roberts was featured in TRB's "Tell Us Your Story" about her experience in transportation. You can find her comments here.

Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on April 1, 2020

Today, Prof. Roberts research proposal, with Prof. McDermott in Psychology, entitled "Attention and Adaptation of Teen Drivers with ADHD to Driving Automation Systems" that was submitted to the SaferSim University Transportation Center was selected for funding!

Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on January 29, 2020

Today, Yalda Ebadi received the Helene M. Overly Memorial/Ann Hershfang Memorial Scholarship from WTS Boston.



Congratulations Yalda!

Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on January 13, 2020

Today, Fangda Zhang presented his research poster entitled "Perceptions of automated driver assistance systems (ADAS): Using text mining to uncover insights from drivers with real-world ADAS experience" at the 2020 TRB Annual Meeting in DC, which was held from January 12-16.



Congratulations Fangda!

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