Photo of the Research Group in Spring 2017

Recent News

Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on November 20, 2017

We are always recruiting participants for driving simulator studies! Experiments lasts between 1 and 1.5 hours and participants are compensated around $20 an hour. You can sign up here.

Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on October 27, 2017

Today, Prof. Roberts gave a presentation describing her dissertation research during the INFORMS Student Chapter Speaker Series.

Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on October 13, 2017

Shashank Mehrotra's research on text mining of the NHTSA complaint database has been accepted for presentation at the 2018 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. Congratulations Shashank!

Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on October 13, 2017

Prof. Roberts was awarded $1000 through the MSP (Massachusetts Society of Professors) Research Fund to assist in pursuing professional development activities.

Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on September 12, 2017

Prof. Roberts was invited to present during the CCubed Conference on research related to the importance of social influence for young drivers.

Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on August 3, 2017

Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation, Stephanie Pollack, visited the HPL driving simulator. You can see her tweet here or the Mass DOT's Communication Director's tweet here.

Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on June 16, 2017

Prof. Roberts provided input for a WalletHub article on teenage driving. You can find her comments here.

Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on May 31, 2017

The Human Performance Laboratory has a new driving simulator, which will allow us to explore new territory with respect to the interaction between drivers, their vehicle, and the roadway. The new driving simulator has a full Ford Fusion Cab, a 330 degree field of view, and a 17 inch touch screen center stack.


Please email Prof. Roberts if you are interested in working with the new driving simulator.

Posted by Shannon C. Robertson May 15, 2017

On May 12, Rose Kelly graduated with her BS in Industrial Engineering. Congratulations Rose!

Rose has done some great work in the Group since her arrival in January 2017. We wish you the best of luck in your new career at UTC!

Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on April 21, 2017

On April 21, Shashank Mehrotra will be presenting his work on the use of text mining to uncover key themes from NHTSA data at the HFES New England Chapter Student Conference.

Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on March 6, 2017

On March 24 from 12:30 to 2 PM, Prof. Roberts will gave a presentation describing her dissertation research during the CSSI (Computational Social Science Institute) Seminar Series. The presentation will be in CS 150/151.

Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on March 3, 2017

Prof. Roberts was awarded $1000 through the MSP (Massachusetts Society of Professors) Research Fund to assist in conducting exploratory research with students.

Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on February 6, 2017

Our paper on the effect of glance sequence on glance duration was just published in PLOS ONE! You can read the article here.

Archived news can be found here.