Julian Brinkley


Assistant Professor of Human-Centered Computing – Clemson University
Director – Design and Research of In-Vehicle Experiences Lab (DRIVE Lab)

Dr. Brinkley's research is focused on the intersection between user experience, highly and fully automated vehicles, and accessibility; work that is currently supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the US Department of Transportation (DOT). Dr. Brinkley's DRIVE Lab team was recently selected as 2021 semifinalists for the DOT's Inclusive Design Challenge, a $5 million dollar grand challenge to design and develop accessible autonomous vehicles. Beyond automotive research, he also explores how technology broadly may be leveraged for the social good, public safety, and entertainment. Dr. Brinkley completed a Ph.D. in Human-Centered Computing at the University of Florida, holds an M.S. from East Carolina University in Software Engineering, and a B.A. from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro.

Their Research

Predicting Driver Takeover Performance in Conditional Automation (Level 3) through Physiological Sensing
Principal Investigator:
Carol Menassa, Vineet Kamat, Da Li, & Julian Brinkley
Research Thrusts: Human Factors