Journal Articles and Book Chapters

(Driving) Equity

Roberts, S. C., Zhang, F., Fisher, D., & Vaca, F. E. (2021). The effect of hazard awareness training on teen drivers of varying socioeconomic status. Traffic Injury Prevention, 22(6), 455-459.

Renski, H. C., Smith-Doerr, L., Wilkerson, T., Roberts, S. C., Zilberstein, S., & Branch, E. H. (2020). Racial Equity and the Future of Work. Technology | Architecture + Design, 4(1), 17-22.

Roberts, S. C., Smith-Doerr, L., Zilberstein, S., Renski, H., Branch, E. H., & Wilkerson, T. (2019). Automation, work, and racial equity: How human systems engineering can shape the future of work. In R. D. Roscoe, E. K. Chiou, & A. R. Wooldridge (Eds.), Advancing Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice through Human Systems Engineering (pp. 191-214). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.


Ebadi, Y., Helm, A., Hungund, A., Roberts, S. C., McDermott, J. M., Epstein, J., & Fisher, D. L. (2021). Impact of L2 Automated Systems on Hazard Anticipation and Mitigation Behavior of Young Drivers with Varying Levels of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Symptomatology. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 159 (106292).

Driver Distraction

Zhang, F., Mehrotra, S., Roberts, S. C. (2019). Driving distracted with friends: Effect of passengers and driver distraction on young drivers’ behavior. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 132.

Ebadi, Y., Fisher, D., & Roberts, S. C. (2019). Impact of cognitive distractions on drivers’ hazard anticipation behavior in complex scenarios. Transportation Research Record, 2673 (9), 440-451.

Lee, J., Roberts, S. C., Reimer, B., & Mehler, B. (2017). Does order matter? Investigating the effect of sequence on glance duration during on-road driving. PLOS ONE, 12(2).

Lee, J. D., Roberts, S. C., Hoffman, J. D., & Angell, L. S. (2012). Scrolling and driving: How an MP3 player and its aftermarket controller affect driving performance and visual behavior. Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 54(2), 250-263.

Feedback and Mitigation Systems

Parathasarathy, A. R., Mehrotra, S., Fitzpatrick, C., Roberts, S. C., Christofa, E., & Knodler, M. A. (2021). Driver behavior and performances on in-vehicle display based speed compliance. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 162.

Roberts, S. C., Horrey, W. J., & Liang, Y. (2016). Measurement of driver calibration and the impact of feedback on drivers’ estimates of performance. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 88, 150-158.

Roberts, S. C., Ghazizadeh, M., & Lee, J. D. (2012). Warn me now or inform me later: Drivers’ acceptance of real-time and post-drive mitigation systems. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 70(12), 967-979.

Vulnerable Road Users

Fournier, N., Bakhtiari, S., Valluru, K. D., Campbell, N., Roberts, S. C., Christofa E., & Knodler, M. K. (2020). Accounting for bicycling frequency and familiarity with bicycle infrastructure treatments when evaluating safety. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 137.

Conference Proceedings


Saisubramanian, S., Roberts, S. C., & Zilberstein, S. (2021). Understanding User Attitudes Towards Negative Side Effects of AI Systems. In Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1-6).

Zhang, F., Russo, L., Landry, S., Sharma, P., Roberts, S. C., Seppelt, B., & Reimer, B. (2020). Perceptions of automated driver assistance systems (ADAS): Using text mining to uncover insights from drivers with real-world ADAS experience. In Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 99th Annual Meeting 2020.


Wooldridge, A. R., Roscoe, R. D., Roberts, S. C., Valdez, R. S. (2020). Designing for Diversity: Implications for Research and Practice. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting Proceedings, 64, 563-567.


Zhang, F., Petit, J., & Roberts, S. C. (2019). A Simulator Study on Drivers’ Response and Perception Towards Vehicle Cyberattacks. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting Proceedings, 63, 1498–1502.

Qin, L., Flockhart, P., Lapets, A., Jansen, F., Bab, K., Varia, M., Roberts, S. C., & Globus-Harris, I. (2019). From usability to secure computing and back again. In Proceedings of the 15th Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS) (pp. 191-210). Santa Clara, CA: Usenix Association.

Roberts, S. C., Holodnak, J. T., Nguyen, T., Yuditskaya, S., Milosavljevic, M., and Streilein, W. W. (2016). A model-based approach to predicting the performance of insider threat detection systems. 2016 IEEE Security and Privacy Workshops (SPW) , San Jose, CA, 314-323.

Text Analysis

Zhang, F., Roberts, S. C., & Goldman, C. (2019). A survey study measuring people’s preferences towards automated and non-automated ridesplitting. 10th International Driving Symposium.

Mehrotra, S., & Roberts, S. C. (2018). Identification and validation of themes from vehicle owner complaints and fatality reports using text analysis. Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 97th Annual Meeting 2018, Washington, D.C.

Roberts, S. C., & Lee, J. D. (2014). Deciphering 140 characters: Text mining tweets on #DriverDistraction. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting Proceedings, 58, 2195-2199.

Driver Distraction

Zhang, F., Mehrotra, S., & Roberts, S. C. (2018). Examining the effect of social influence on young drivers’ behavior. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting Proceedings, 62, 1394-1398.

Mehrotra, S., Zhang, F., & Roberts, S. C. (2018). Evaluation and validation of distraction detection algorithms on multiple data sources. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting Proceedings, 62, 1949-1953.

Roberts, S. C., Lee, J. D., & Hoffman, J. D. (2010). Using capacity analysis to evaluate the effect of MP3 player usage on driver behavior. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting Proceedings, 54(24), 2120-2124.

Feedback and Mitigation Systems

Roberts, S. C. & Lee, J. D. (2012). Using agent-based modeling to predict the diffusion of safe teenage driving behavior through an online social network. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting Proceedings, 56, 2271-2275.

Roberts, S. C., Horrey, W. J., & Liang, Y. (2012). Effect of performance feedback (or lack thereof) on driver calibration. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. (Received 2nd place in Intel Outstanding Student Paper Award)

Technology Evaluation

Roberts, S. C., Mehler, B., Orszulak, J., Reimer, B., Glass, J., & Coughlin, J. (2011). An evaluation of age, gender, and technology experience in user performance and impressions of a multimodal human-machine interface. In T. Doolen & E. Van Aken (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2011 Industrial Engineering Research Conference. Reno, NV.

Gruenstein, A., Orszulak, J., Liu, S., Roberts, S. C., Zabel, J., Reimer, B., et al. (2009). City Browser: Developing a conversational HMI. In Proceedings of the 27th international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems (pp. 4291-4296). Boston, MA: ACM Press.