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Shan Bao

Adjunct Associate Professor





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Shan Bao

PhD in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Iowa, 2009

My research interests are to improve safety associated with motor-vehicle transportation by addressing both active safety (increased crash avoidance) and passive safety (increased crash protection) issues through the development and application of a wide range of research methodologies. These methodologies are targeted at developing a better understanding and modeling of driver behavior, including physical and cognitive attributes, driver decision-making processes and human intention prediction.

I am currently interested in:

  • Driver distraction state detection and prediction
  • Training and education to improve user understanding of automated vehicle technologies
  • Communication and interaction between vehicle and vulnerable road users
  • Seat belt use behavior and the effectiveness of seat belt interlock systems
  • Driving style classification
  • Human factors issues associated with connected and automated vehicle technologies