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Janet Creaser

Research Fellow, HumanFIRST Program

Janet Creaser

Janet Creaser

Contact

Room L-109 Mechanical Engineering 
612-625-7118
creaser@umn.edu
Creaser's HumanFIRST page

Education

  • M.S., 2004, Experimental Psychology, University of Calgary

Research projects

Creaser's ITS research page

Summary

Janet Creaser's research focuses on examining driver behavior with respect to normal driving conditions and developing methods and technological interventions to support driver safety and mobility. Her research interests include examining driver distraction and driver responses to new road safety interventions, the development of driver support systems, and the effect of age on driver behavior, including the unique differences and needs of teen and elderly drivers. Creaser’s research capitalizes on the use of driving simulation as a safe and effective method for the design, development, and evaluation of in-vehicle systems as well as the use of instrumented vehicles for on-road testing and evaluations of driver behavior and in-vehicle systems. 

She obtained her M.S. in experimental psychology at the University of Calgary in 2004, with an emphasis on perception, aging, and applied cognition. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Human Factors and Ergonomics at the University of Minnesota and her dissertation topic is highly-automated driving and its impact on driver behavior and situation awareness.