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Anuj Pradhan

Anuj Pradhan, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst




Dr. Anuj K. Pradhan, PhD is an Assistant Professor at University of Massachusetts Amherst. Prior to that, Dr. Pradhan was an Assistant Research Scientist at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). Pradhan currently serves on the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Technical Activities Standing Committee for Simulation and Vehicle and Operator Performance Measurement, the Subcommittee on Young Drivers, and the Joint Subcommittee on Human Factors in Road Vehicle Automation. Dr. Pradhan has conducted research funded by external sponsors such as the US Department of Transportation, the National Institute of Health, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, and the auto industry (Toyota Research Institute, Honda, Volvo, Denso, etc.), as well as research funded by USDOT University Transportation Centers, CDC Injury Centers, and MCity. Dr. Pradhan has served as peer reviewer for journals such as Accident Analysis and Prevention, Ergonomics, Human Factors, Social Development, Traffic Injury Prevention, and, Transportation Research Part F.

Dr. Pradhan contributed to the U-M IPC Massive Open Online Course, “Injury Prevention for Children and Teens” in the Teen Driving section.

Research Interests

Dr. Pradhan’s research covers driver behavior and traffic safety with a focus on: the human factors of advanced vehicle technologies and automation; young and novice drivers; and, training and intervention. He has worked on a number of research projects in these areas using experimental and observational approaches using driving simulation, test tracks, and naturalistic methods.