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Mangalore Wins Honda Outstanding Student Paper Award Honorable Mention

Award Winners. Third from right: Ganesh Pai Mangalore

Third from right: Ganesh Pai Mangalore

The 10th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training, and Vehicle Design (also known as the Driving Assessment Conference) has announced that Ganesh Pai Mangalore of our Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department (MIE) has been awarded a 2019 Honda Outstanding Student Paper Award honorable mention.

The award, sponsored by American Honda Motor Company, Inc., provides a certificate and cash award to the student who conducts outstanding research accepted for presentation at the conference.

Mangalore’s paper – Can Virtual Reality Headsets Be Used to Measure Accurately Drivers’ Anticipatory Behaviors? – reviews middle-aged drivers’ glancing behavior at latent hazards and how there appears to be an opportunity for VR headsets to expand the powers of simulation for both research and clinical practice.

Mangalore is supervised by Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Michael Knodler and MIE Professor Emeritus Donald Fisher.

“The caliber of student papers we receive for the Driving Assessment Conference is always outstanding, and this year is no exception,” said Dr. Daniel McGehee, Organizing Committee Co-Chair. “Our reviewers and Organizing Committee had a difficult task in selecting the 2019 winners. Award recipients showcase the best and brightest internationally in the field of human factors driving research.”

Douglas Longhitano with Honda R & D of the Americas presented the award.

The Driving Assessment Conference is a biennial conference founded in 2001. The conference is focused on providing an interdisciplinary forum for scientific exchange between users of driving assessment tools, applications, and technology.

Attendees include researchers and practitioners working on applications of driving assessment from the perspective of engineering, psychology, medicine, and public health. This year’s Driving Assessment Conference was held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, from June 24 to 27. (August 2019)