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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

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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.

Research Interests

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.

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