October 17, 2023
In this webinar, our expert panel of researchers will share their latest research, experiences, and insights on using eye tracking to examine visual attention in traffic safety research, both in simulators and real-world studies.
Join us for an engaging and informative discussion on how eye tracking technology not only helps us understand driving behavior but can help revolutionize traffic safety in future.
Understanding drivers' visual perception is crucial for enhancing road traffic safety. The research team at the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, University of Zagreb, actively uses eye-tracking glasses to conduct studies related to drivers' visual scanning of main road elements and surrounding, as well as other road users under various conditions. As part of the webinar, the fundamental methodological approach and the results of studies conducted at the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences will be presented.
Pilots are required under Part 91 of the Federal Aviation Regulation to see and avoid other traffic. By establishing and evaluating this performance baseline, this capability can be translated to Detect and Avoid for uncrewed aircraft systems. Pilot visual acquisition performance is measured against a variety of other aircraft over the course of a flight where they encounter an undisclosed number of aircraft.
One of the challenging research topics in the eye tracking research community is the development of algorithms for clustering complex spatial-temporal visual scanning networks to uncover common human behaviors. During this seminar, Dr. Kang will introduce the concept of spatial-temporal visual scanning networks, explain why it poses challenges, and discuss a couple of viable algorithms that might address these challenges. The application context for this research is in the field of air traffic control using a high-fidelity virtual reality (VR) airport tower simulator.
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, University of Zagreb
Dario Babić is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, University of Zagreb, with more than 10 years of experience in the field of road safety. He conducted his postdoctoral research at the Transportation Research Institute, University of Hasselt, and at Michigan State University as a Fulbright research scholar. Among his research interests is a focus on the use of eye tracking in driver behaviour studies.
Research Engineer at the Raspet Flight Research Laboratory at Mississippi State University
Dylan Amerson is a Research Engineer at the Raspet Flight Research Laboratory at Mississippi State University, where he has been heavily involved with FAA related research through the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE) for the future of uncrewed aircraft systems. He has conducted over 80 flight tests to study pilot workload and visual acquisition performance over the course of his three years at Raspet and currently helps lead efforts to leverage these results for future aviation regulations.
Associate Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Oklahoma (OU)
Ziho Kang is recognized in human factors, most recently as a recipient of a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award. Dr. Kang is discovering new smart learning methods in the multi-person virtual reality space through the multimodal engagement analysis of eye movements, haptic interactions and brain activities. Dr. Kang’s specialty is in developing algorithms that can discover significant patterns from real-time and spatial-temporal eye movement networks, which can be used to inform the design of systems and develop training intervention methods. Prior and current research areas include air traffic control, weather forecasting, commercial advertisement, driving, piloting, Deepwater Horizon offshore oil drilling, and education. Dr. Kang’s four years of industry experience as an engineer at Samsung and the Korea Stock Exchange preceded his doctoral degree from the School of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University in 2012. He then served as a Postdoctoral Researcher at two Universities, University of Virginia and Drexel University, before serving as a faculty member in Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Oklahoma (OU) in 2014. He has been the institution co-PI at the Center of Excellence for Technical Training and Human Performance, and the PI of many projects in human factors research and/or eye tracking research. Dr. Kang is currently a tenured Associate Professor at OU.
Senior Research Scientist and Funding and Support Manager, Tobii
Dr. Biondi has a Ph.D. in Psychological & Brain Sciences from Texas A&M University and used fNIRS and eye tracking to study the functional organization of the developing human brain.
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