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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

Grad Student Wins Best Student Paper at 2016 HFES STTG

Jeanne Xie (IndE MASc 1T6) recently won the best student paper award from 2016 HFES STTG for her research on “Gaming to Safety: Exploring Feedback Gamification for Mitigating Driver Distraction.” Jeanne recently graduated from the Human Factors and Applied Statistics (HFASt) Lab, supervised by Professor Birsen Donmez. Co-authors Winnie Chen, Professor Donmez, and Jeanne Xie are pictured above. … Read More

Voted Best Science Fun House Demo

Let’s Talk Science (LTS) is a national charitable organization committed to building youth interest and engagement in science. On April 25th, 2016, the LTS Fun House was held at the St. George Campus of the University of Toronto. The Human Factors and Applied Statistics Laboratory, HFASt, created an informative activity to teach attending elementary school … Read More

HFASt and Toyota collaborate on Distracted Walking Dojo

The Toyota Technical Center created a fun and informative walking obstacle course, dubbed the Distracted Walking Dojo, to demonstrate the degradation in performance due to trying to combine texting and walking. To help with the distraction task and evaluation, CSRC reached out to collaborative partners MIT AgeLab and U of T’s HFASt lab. Learn more … Read More

Prof. Donmez featured in EDGE Magazine

Prof. Donmez was featured in Spring 2015 (The Manufacturing) issue of the EDGE Magazine. In an article titled ” Reduced distracted driving”, Prof. Donmez discusses the impact of in-vehicle devices on dirving distraction.

HFAST featured in Toyota Club Magazine

Professor Donmez interview was featured on October issue of Toyota Club Magazine. Article higlhights the importance of research initiative by Toyota Collaborative Safety research Center (CSRC) and HFASt to investigate safety system feedback.