On May 29, Prof. Roberts will serve on a panel to discuss current research as it relates to Human Factors Needs for Autonomous Vehicles. You can find out more about it here.
Photo of the Research Group in Spring 2018
Fangda Zhang graduated with his MS in Mechanical Engineering. Congratulations Fangda!
Fangda has done great work in the lab thus far and we are excited to have him continue on for his PhD!
Prof. Roberts was featured in a UMass Women in Science Video!
You can see it here.
We just wrapped up our workshop "Understanding Emerging Technologies, Racial Equity, and the Future of Work". You can read the news release here or you can find out more about the workshop here.
Thanks to my collaborators Laurel Smith-Doerr, Henry Renski, Anna Branch, and Shlomo Zilberstein for such great work!
Prof. Roberts research proposal, with co-PI Jennifer McDermott in Psychology, entitled "Discerning Risk and Individual Variation in Driving Behavior among Young Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)" was selected for funding through the UMass Institute of Diversity Sciences! You can find out more about the awards here.
Two papers submitted by Shashank Mehrotra and Fangda Zhang were accepted for presentation at the 2018 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting.
Congratulations Shashank and Fangda!
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering students selected Professor Roberts as the Industrial Engineering Faculty of the Year!
Prof. Roberts research proposal entitled "Development and Testing of an In-Vehicle Interface for Use in Automated Driving Contexts" that was submitted to the SaferSim University Transportation Center was selected for funding!
Fangda Zhang and Yalda Ebadi, both PhD students, presented their research at the Safer-Sim Poisum in Orlando Florida on February 6. Yalda won the prize for best poster presentation!
Fangda Zhang, PhD student, was selected as one of 50 Traffic Safety Scholars and received a scholarship to attend the 2018 Lifesavers Conference on Highway Safety Priorities. You can read the press release here.
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.
Today, Prof. Roberts gave a presentation describing her dissertation research during the INFORMS Student Chapter Speaker Series.
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!
Prof. Roberts was awarded $1000 through the MSP (Massachusetts Society of Professors) Research Fund to assist in pursuing professional development activities.
Prof. Roberts was invited to present during the CCubed Conference on research related to the importance of social influence for young drivers.