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Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on June 29, 2021

Today, the article entitled "Impact of L2 Automated Systems on Hazard Anticipation and Mitigation Behavior of Young Drivers with Varying Levels of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Symptomatology" was accepted for publication in Accident Analysis & Prevention.

Congratulations to the team (Yalda Ebadi, Abigail Helm, Apoorva P. Hungund, Jennifer M. McDermott, Jeffery N. Epstein, and Donald L. Fisher) on such great work!

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Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on June 17, 2021

Today, the edited volume (Advancing Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Through Human Systems Engineering) to which Prof. Roberts contributed was selected for the "Oustanding Academic Title" Award by the Choice Organization! You can read more about it here and here.

Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on June 11, 2021

Today, Fangda Zhang successfully defended his dissertation, entitled "Factors Affecting Drivers’ Off-road Glance Behavior While Interacting with In-vehicle Voice Interfaces – Insights from a Secondary Data Analysis".

Fangda has done great work in the lab and we look forward to seeing what he does in his new career in Ohio! Congratulations Fangda!

Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on June 4, 2021

Today, Fangda Zhang and Prof. Roberts paper on "The effect of hazard awareness training on teen drivers of varying socioeconomic status" was accepted for publication in Traffic Injury Prevention! The paper was a collaboration with Donald Fisher and Federico Vaca (Yale University).

Congratulations team!

Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on May 12, 2021

Today, Yalda Ebadi attended her doctoral commencement ceremony! Yalda officially graduated in August 2020, but getting hooded and walking across the stage (virtually) is worthy of an additional celebration. Congratulations Yalda!

Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on May 11, 2021

Today, Prof. Roberts was selected as an ADVANCE Fellow for the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department. In this role, she will communicate the importance of faculty equity work across campus. You can read more about it here.

Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on April 8, 2021

Today, Prof. Roberts was selected as a 2021-2022 Lilly Fellow for Teaching Excellence! Through the program, Prof. Roberts will be redesigning the MIE 273/CEE 260 course. You can read more about it here and here.

Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on March 26, 2021

Today, Prof. Roberts along with her collaborator, Prof. Jennifer McDermott, presented results from their interdisciplinary research project entitled 'ADHD and Teen Driving' for the Youth Driven Podcast.

Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on March 18, 2021

Today, Prof. Roberts sat on a panel at Roosevelt University to discuss her career as a woman in engineering. The panel convened after screening the documentary 'Picture a Scientist'.

Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on March 1, 2021

Today, both Yalda Ebadi and Fangda Zhang accepted full time positions! Yalda will be a Human Factors Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover and Fangda will become a post doctoral scholar at Ohio State University/Nationwide Children's Hospital! We are so excited to see Yalda and Fangda begin the next step of their careers as PhDs!

Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on February 23, 2021

Today, Prof. Roberts proposal entitled "Enhancing the effectiveness of automated vehicle sensory-based alert systems" that was submitted to the SaferSim University Transportation Center and the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety was selected for funding!

Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on February 22, 2021

Today, Shashank Mehrotra passed his preliminary proposal defense. Congratulations Shashank!

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

Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on February 18, 2021

Today, Prof. Roberts collaborative paper with Sandhya Saisubramanian and Shlomo Zilberstein in Computer Science entitled "Understanding User Attitudes Towards Negative Side Effects of AI Systems" was accepted for presentation at the CHI Conference.

Congratulations to the team!

Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on February 2, 2021

Today, Prof. Roberts presented on "Using Text Mining to Uncover Drivers’ Perception of Baseline Driver Assistance Systems" at the SAE Government Industry Meeting.

Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on January 26, 2021

Today, Prof. Roberts presided over a poster session entitled "Emerging Technologies: User Understanding and Opinions" at the TRB Annual Meeting.

Posted by Shannon C. Roberts on December 31, 2020

Today, the Human Performance Lab (HPL) received the portable Distractology trailer from Arbella Insurance Foundation! The trailer continues our collaboration with Arbella, which began when Arbella generously gifted HPL the funds to purchase our original driving simulator.



Thank you Arbella for your continued support!

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.

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