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Intersection safety study featured on CBC News

One of our research on driver attention failures at intersections rose certain public awareness. CBC news channel interviewed Prof. Birsen Donmez and Nazli E. Kaya, MASc student working under her supervision. This study, being the first of its kind, used eye-tracking equipment to accurately assess where drivers were looking when turning at an intersection. It was … Read More

Students Win Best Poster Awards at MIE Research Symposium 2019

Chelsea DeGuzman and Suzan Ayas won the Best Poster Award at the 10th Annual MIE Graduate Research Symposium, University of Toronto on June 26th, 2019. Their posters “The Effect of Automation Failure Predictability on Drivers’ Take-over Performance and Monitoring Behaviour” and “Understanding and Mitigating Operating Room (OR) Distractions: Preliminary Findings on Door Activity” were both chosen the … Read More

UofT Student Chapter Hosts 19th Annual Inter-University Workshop

On November 17th, 2018, the Human Factors Interest Group (HFIG), the HFES student chapter at the University of Toronto, hosted the 19th annual Inter-University Workshop (IUW 2018). This student-run symposium, hosted yearly among the University of Toronto, University of Waterloo and SUNY Buffalo, brings together researchers in human factors and related fields for a day … Read More

HFASt is hosting AutoUI 2018 between September 23-25

HFASt is hosting the 10th International ACM Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications in Toronto on September 23-25, 2018. AutomotiveUI is the premier forum for UI research in the automotive domain. The conference brings together researchers and practitioners interested in both the technical and the human aspects of in-vehicle user interfaces and … Read More

Joyita Chakraborty Wins People’s Choice Award for Poster Presentations

Joyita Chakraborty won People’s Choice Award for her poster “Look Who’s Talking (To Their Car): A Focus Group Study” at University of Toronto’s 9th Annual Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Graduate Research Symposium on June 27th, 2018.  

Prof. Donmez Featured in UTTRI Faculty Snapshot Series

Prof. Donmez was featured in University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute(UTTRI)’s Faculty Snapshot series. Prof. Donmez talks about her research interests in transportation and the 10th ACM International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces which will be held in Toronto this September.

HFASt MASc Students Win Best Oral Presentation Award at IUW 2017

Co-Presenters Suzan Ayas (IndE MASc 1T9) and Nazli E. Kaya (IndE MASc 1T9) from won Best Oral Presentation award at 18th Annual Human Factors Engineering Inter-University Workshop at University at Buffalo on November 11, 2017. They presented their work titled “Driver Attention Allocation during Right Turns at Signal-Controlled Intersections”, which uses data collected in the … Read More

Toyota CSRC Video Highlights HFASt Research

HFASt research and members were featured in a video produced by Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center. The video, embedded below, highlights research focused on enhancing driver safety and was shown at the ITS World Congress in Montreal.

HFASt Research Featured in Toyota CSRC 2017 Report

Toyota Collaborative Safety Research Center’s (CSRC) 2017 report featured research conducted by HFASt in naturalistic driving (04-A Bump in the Road to Autonomy) and driver distraction (05-Diagnosing Driver Distraction).  

Undergrad Students Win Best Presentation and Video at UnERD 2017

  Xiaonian (Sean) He (IndE BASc 1T9), Kaiyang (Bond) Chen (IndE BASc 1T9), and Tianshu (Tina) Shen (IndE BASc 1T9) placed first in the video competition at Undergraduate Engineering Research Day (UnERD) 2017 at the University of Toronto. Their video described the Anticipatory Driving Behaviour research conducted by Dengbo He and Professor Birsen Donmez. Ryan Cheng (IndE BASc … Read More