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Paul Green, PhD
Research Professor, UMTRI, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
Research Professor and Adjunct Professor, Industrial & Operations Engineering, U-M College of Engineering
Dr. Paul A. Green, PhD is a research professor in UMTRI's Driver Interface Group and an adjunct professor/research professor in the University of Michigan (U-M) Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE). He is also a past president of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. He is a fellow in the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors, and board-certified as a human factors professional (Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics). He is the leader of U-M's Human Factors Engineering Short Course, the flagship continuing-education course in the profession, now in its fifty-seventh year. Dr. Green's research has been published in more than 300 journal articles, proceedings papers, and technical reports. He was the lead author of several landmark publications: the first set of U.S. DOT telematics guidelines and SAE recommended practices concerning navigation system design (SAE J2364, the 15-second rule) and design compliance calculations (SAE J2365). Most importantly, he is the lead author of SAE J2944, Operational Definitions of Driving Performance Measures and Statistics.
Dr. Green leads a research team that focuses on driver distraction, driver workload, and workload managers, navigation-system design, and motor-vehicle controls and displays, and more recently, partially automated vehicles. That research makes extensive use of instrumented cars and driving simulators.