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.”
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
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 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
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, 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.
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 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.
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.
HFASt alumnus Nazli Kaya (MASc 19) and her team was placed first in UTTRI Alumni Network “New Frontiers in Transportation” Competition with their project “Reducing short-distance car trips in Toronto”. The team engaged in collaborative work with planners, policy makers, or practitioners, supported by mentors from the UTTRI Alumni Network. They presented their final projects … Read More