My research interests include the application of human factors, cognitive engineering and industrial engineering in: transportation, human machine interface development and assessment, assistive technology and healthcare. I find how people allocate their visual attention in dynamic environments, the relationship between workload and performance and the impact of cognitive workload and stress on perception and decision making to be intriguing. Changes in behavior across the lifespan and the impact of disease and medication are key research questions.
At MIT I work with colleagues at the AgeLab, New England University Transportation Center, Center for Transportation and Logistics, Center for Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (CSAIL) and Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. In addition to collaborative research with colleagues in the United States, I work with researchers from Europe, Asia and Canada. My work has been supported by a number of major automotive manufacturers, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, smaller technology producers and startups, the Santos Family Foundation and the United States Department of Transportation. Brief descriptions of selected projects can be found through the links to the right.