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Page updated September 8, 2014


 People

Full Time Staff

Student Staff

Past Team Members


Full Time Staff

Paul Green - Research Professor

Phone: (734) 763-3795
Fax: (734) 764-1221
Email: PAGreen@umich.edu
Driver Interface Group
University of Michigan
Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)
RM 309
2901 Baxter Road
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2150 USA
URL: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~pagreen

Dr. Paul Green is a Research Professor in the Driver Interface Group at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute and an Adjunct Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering. He has a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering (Drexel University, 1972, Philadelphia, PA-where he grew up), and three degrees from The University of Michigan (M.S.E. - Industrial and Operations Engineering - 1974; M.A. - Psychology - 1979; joint Ph.D. - Industrial & Operations Engineering and Psychology - 1979).

Paul has been an engineering staff member at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard and a safety and health engineer for Scovill. In addition to his current positions at Michigan, he has also held appointments in the Psychology and Mechanical Engineering Departments, as well as the School of Art (Industrial Design) and Shool of Information.

His research has concerned motor vehicle controls and displays, and person-computer interaction. Much of his current work relates to automotive navigation systems for cars of the future, research that makes extensive use of instrumented cars and a driving simulator. He is a fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (and past President) and the institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors, and a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers.


Brian Tsang-Wei Lin - Research Fellow

Phone: (734) 763-2485
Fax: (734) 764-1221
Email: btwlin@umich.edu

Driver Interface Group
University of Michigan
Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)
RM 308
2901 Baxter Road
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2150 USA

Dr. Brian Tsang-Wei Lin is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Driver Interface Group (DI) at University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). He has a B.S. (2002), M.S. (2004), and Ph. D. (2009), in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management at National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan (in Human Factors, Ergonomics, and Safety Management program).

Brian has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Minhsin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, teaching Human Factors in 2009 and Production Management in 2008. He also has been a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management at National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan.

In DI, Brian used to work on the projects for Chrysler, GM, Hyundai-Kia, M-CASTL, and Nissan. Currently, he is working on the projects on driver's distraction and warnings, and on cyber-physical transportation systems. He has published more than twenty journal articles, conference papers, and technical reports. His current research is in the area of automotive human factors and man-machine interactions with in-vehicle devices. In particular, he is interested in modeling driver's behavior.


Te-Ping Kang - Research Area Specialist Associate

Phone: (734) 764-8219
Fax: (734) 764-1221
Email:tpkang@umich.edu

Driver Interface Group
University of Michigan
Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)
2901 Baxter Road
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2150 USA

Te-Ping Kang is a Research Associate in the Driver Interface Group at University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). He received his B.B.A (2006) in Transportation and Communication Management Science with a minor in Computer Science and Information Engineering from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. He acquired M.S. (2011) in Urban Planning from University of Michigan.

Te-Ping enjoys multidisciplinary research and participated in numbers of different field of studies. His student project, "From Revenue to Reuse: Managing Tax-Reverted Properties in Detroit" won 2013 American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Student Project Award for Applied Research. He has the experience working as Database Administrator, Geographic Information System (GIS) Analyst, Java/C# Programmer, Web-platform Programmer and Demographical Researcher. Te-Ping further extends his knowledge on Human Factors and Interface Design in the past one year. He now coauthors multiple journals and technical documents. His statistical and programming expertise will be an invaluable addition to the Driver Interface team.

Te-Ping spent his leisure time dedicate to song writing, composing, audio engineering, and most important, guitaring. Progressive/power metal, experimental music and all kinds of pop, rock music that you can think of, are all his favorite. He also enjoys playing softball and baseball. Some details about his GIS and music works can be found in his personal website.


   

Student Staff

Heejin Jeong - Graduate Student Research Assistant

Phone: (734) 763-6081
Fax: (734) 764-1221
Email: heejinj@umich.edu

Driver Interface Group
University of Michigan
Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)
2901 Baxter Road
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2150 USA

Heejin is a graduate student in the Industrial and Operations Engineering and a graduate student research assistant in Driver Interface Group at UMTRI. He joined this group in 2012 and has been involved in research on driving simulation, using MiniSim. His research interests include development and evaluation of multimodal interfaces and systems to improve user’s performance and safety. Prior to joining DI group, he was a research engineer in Information Systems Division at IHI (Ishikawajima-harima Heavy Industries) Corporation. He also worked as an intern at Hyundai Motor Company.

He holds his B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from POSTECH (Pohang University of Science and Technology). He enjoys baseball, driving, and cooking.


Tessa Elwart - Undergraduate Student Research Assistant

Phone: (734) 763-6081
Fax: (734) 764-1221
Email: telwart@umich.edu

Driver Interface Group
University of Michigan
Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)
2901 Baxter Road
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2150 USA

Tessa is a transfer student from Washtenaw Community College and this is her first year in Engineering at the University of Michigan. She will graduate with a B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering December 2015, and then will go on to pursue a Master Degree. Tessa is a member of the flag line in the Michigan Marching Band and coaches volleyball for Huron Valley Volleyball Club. In her free time, she loves playing volleyball, walking in the woods, and spending time with her friends and family.


Sarah Miller - Undergraduate Student Research Assistant

Phone: (734) 763-6081
Fax: (734) 764-1221
Email: smmill@umich.edu

Driver Interface Group
University of Michigan
Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)
2901 Baxter Road
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2150 USA

Sarah is a second year engineering student at the University of Michigan, intending to major in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering. She is a member of SWE (Society of Women Engineers) and the Adelia Cheever Program at the University of Michigan. In her free time, Sarah enjoys playing soccer and basketball, reading, and traveling around with friends and family.


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