Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Lab Director, Human Factors and Statistical Modeling Lab
University of Washington
College of Engineering
Seattle, WA 98195-2650
Education:PhD, MS, University of Washington; BS SUNY at Buffalo
My research interests center on understanding individual behavior as influenced by a person's likelihood of mishaps, injuries, and crashes. Many innovations are designed to increase a person's safety by simplifying demands and tasks in safety-critical situations. However, long term use may also decrease their awareness, increase distractions, and degrade the ability to respond appropriately. Modeling this dynamic adaptive behavior is extremely fascinating and is the core of many research studies currently being conducted in this lab.