As of Jan 2010, I am an assistant professor at the University of Toronto, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department.


I am a postdoctoral associate at the Humans and Automation Laboratory (HAL) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


My research interests are centered on understanding and improving human behavior and performance in multi-task, and complex situations, using a wide range of analytical techniques. My dissertation research examined ways to design in-vehicle systems that enhance driver performance, behavior, productivity, and satisfaction. I developed a framework of different feedback timings, which focused on inducing a positive behavioral change in addition to improving immediate driving performance.


My research at HAL focuses on supporting unmanned vehicle operations, and defining metrics to evaluate performance in supervisory control.





Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University of Iowa, 2007

M.S., Statistics, University of Iowa, 2007

M.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Iowa, 2004

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Bogazici University, 2001



Contact Info


Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave., Room 33-407
Cambridge, MA, 02139


Phone: 617-258-5046