Winnie Chen

Post Doctoral Fellow
Phone: 416.978.0881
Linked-In: Winnie Chen

Research Interests: Human factors; human behaviour and performance in complex systems; visual information processing; automation; driver inattention; individual differences

Current Project: Driver distraction mitigation; eco-driving training.


Dr. Winnie Chen received her Ph.D. in human factors engineering from the University of Toronto in 2013. Previously, she received her BASc and MASc in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

Winnie’s research interests in human perception and attention extend from theoretical models to domain specific applications. She has worked on projects in multiple domains, including transportation, healthcare, defence and aerospace. In addition to research, Winnie has experience consulting for engineering firms, and has also taught Human-Centred Design at the University of Toronto.

Winnie currently holds a postdoctoral position at the Human Factors & Applied Statistics Lab at the University of Toronto, where she happily goes to work everyday conducting research on driver distraction and driver training.

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