UTTRI Faculty Snapshot: Birsen Donmez

Birsen Donmez driving simulator April 2018

“When we talk about automated vehicles, everyone thinks about the self-driving cars. But vehicles are already automated to some extent.”
Birsen Donmez

What aspects of transportation does your research address?
Human factors. My research focuses on understanding and improving driver behaviour and performance. We conduct simulator, instrumented vehicle, and naturalistic studies. We also perform crash data analysis.  Major topics we pursue are driver attention and interactions with technologies, including carried in devices and automated vehicle features.

What other important aspects of transportation does it connect to?
Our work mainly focuses on traffic safety. However, we also have done work at supporting medical vehicle dispatch decisions. Click here to continue reading UTTRI Faculty Snapshot of Professor Birsen Donmez.


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Jun
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10:00 am 3rd Annual iCity-ORF Research Da... @ Galbraith Building, Room 202
3rd Annual iCity-ORF Research Da... @ Galbraith Building, Room 202
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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all-day Transformative Transportation ’1...
Transformative Transportation ’1...
Jun 28 all-day
On June 28, 2018, the iCity-Centre for Automated and Transformative Transportation Systems (iCity-CATTS) will host its inaugural annual research day at University of Toronto St. George Campus. By invitation only. Background In July 2017, the... Read more »
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10:30 am Distracted Walking and Distracte... @ MC331 (Boardroom), 3rd flr, Mechanical Engineering Bldg.
Distracted Walking and Distracte... @ MC331 (Boardroom), 3rd flr, Mechanical Engineering Bldg.
Jul 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Distracted Walking and Distracted Bicycling: What We Know and Data Needs @ MC331 (Boardroom), 3rd flr, Mechanical Engineering Bldg. | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Pedestrians and bicyclists, much like drivers, have always been engaged in multi-tasking like using hand-held devices, listening to music, snacking, or reading while walking and bicycling. The effects are similar to those experienced by distracted... Read more »
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8:00 am Two Short Courses on Public Tran... @ University of Toronto, Galbraith Building, Room GB202
Two Short Courses on Public Tran... @ University of Toronto, Galbraith Building, Room GB202
Aug 13 @ 8:00 am – Aug 15 @ 5:00 pm
The University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute offers two back-to-back courses designed to provide participants with knowledge of key concepts and best practices related to public transit service planning and technology. The first course, Public Transit... Read more »