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Alia Galal wins CSEAs Excellence Award

Alia Galal wins an Excellence Award in the 2023 Canada Safest Employers Awards (CSEAs) Competition, organized by the Occupational Health and Safety Magazine.  For the 13th year, the annual CSEAs is the leading independent awards program in the profession of occupational health and safety. The awards recognize health and safety professionals and companies for their outstanding achievements, leadership and innovation over the … Read More

HFASt research was recognized as a best paper finalist for the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics

HFASt research was recognized as a best paper finalist for the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics for the paper titled “Classification of Driver Cognitive Load Based on Physiological Data: Exploring Recurrent Neural Networks.”

Alia Galal receives Best Poster Award from Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals

Congratulations to Alia Galal who received the Best Poster Award at the 2022 Conference of the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals (CARSP) for: Galal, A., Donmez, B., Roorda, M. (2022).  Improving truck driver and vulnerable road user interactions through driver training: A subject matter expert interview study. Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals Conference 2022.  Sudbury. June 19-22. … Read More

Overreliance on Automated Vehicle Impedes Driver Performance. What To Do About It?

An article by the Science Times used research by the HFASt lab to highlight the overreliance on AV technology. Lead author, Dengbo He, noted that future automated vehicles should be designed with the driver’s attention in mind.   Link to article Link to study

‘A false sense of security’: Automated vehicle tech can impede driver performance, U of T study finds

A study by researchers Dengbo He, Dina Kanaan, and Professor Birsen Donmez at U of T’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering reveals some in-vehicle displays can lead to drivers being over-reliant on automated systems. The lead author of the study, Dengbo He, notes that AV technology gives drivers a false sense of security, which … Read More

U of T driver attention study could help cities turn the corner on road safety

To better understand vehicle accidents involving cyclists and pedestrians, researchers at U of T are working with the City of Guelph to study how drivers’ attention and gaze are affected at intersections. Link to article

Shekhar Kumar (IndE2T0) listed as part of UofT Engineering Grads to Watch 2020

Shekhar Kumar, who completed his undergraduate thesis at HFASt, is listed as the Global Engineering Ambassador as part of UofT Engineering Grads to Watch 2020. To read more about his experience and accomplishments, please visit UofT Engineering website. 

HFASt Lab featured on Engineering Dimensions January/February Issue

Current issue of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)’s bimonthly magazine, Engineering Dimensions, interviewed Birsen Donmez to discuss the importance of human factors engineering in automative industry. This interview highlights HFASt Lab’s research in transportation, and how research in human factors engineering is aiding the automative industry to improve designs of new technology. The article also includes … Read More

Dengbo He and Nazli E. Kaya won DiDi Graduate Awards

Dengbo He and Nazli Eser Kaya were recognized by DiDi Chuxing, the world’s largest ride-hailing service, for their contributions to transportation safety research. Dengbo and Nazli were among ten U of T graduate students to receive the first DiDi Graduate Awards in U of T.  More information on DiDi graduate awards ceremony here.

HFASt Alumnus Nazli Kaya wins “Advancing Women in Transportation” WTS Toronto Area Chapter scholarship

Nazli Kaya (MASc 19), a recent MASc graduate of HFASt Lab was awarded the “Advancing Women in Transportation” scholarship by the WTS Toronto area chapter for her active contributions to the area of human factors in transportation. More information can be found here.