Brian Lin

University of Michigan

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Assistant Research Scientist – The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)

Dr. Lin earned his BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) in Taiwan. Dr. Lin’s current research is focused on data mining and machine learning using naturalistic driving data for modeling driver behavior and performance and on autonomous vehicle interface and prototype evaluation. His most recent work includes drivers’ lane-change maneuver modeling and assessment, drivers’ behavior adaptation with connected vehicle technologies, drivers’ decision-making at intersections, and passenger’s motion discomfort in moving vehicles. Since joining UMTRI in 2010, Dr. Lin has conducted more than 15 human factors experiments to evaluate automotive system prototypes, including automated braking, lane departure, lane change assist, driver-state monitoring, collision warning, electronic head units, and multimedia interfaces for vehicle manufacturers and suppliers on safety, efficiency, and legality. He is familiar with various human factors evaluation methods for user experience and human-machine interaction studies. He also serves as a peer reviewer for Applied Ergonomics, Behavior Research Methods, The Design Journal, and International Journal of Vehicle Design.

Their Research

A Data-Driven Autonomous Driving Systems for Overtaking Bicyclists
Principal Investigator:
Brian Lin & Shan Bao
Research Thrusts: Human FactorsModeling & Implementation
DeepScenario: City Scale Scenario Generation for Automated Driving System Testing & Evaluation
Principal Investigator:
Henry Liu, Shan Bao, & Brian Lin
Research Thrusts: Enabling Technology, Human Factors, Modeling & Implementation
Developing Decision-Making Models for AV Movements at the Unsignalized Intersections
Principal Investigator:
James Sayer & Brian Lin
Research Thrusts: Control & OperationsEnabling TechnologyModeling & Implementation
Development of Machine-Learning Models for Autonomous Vehicle Decisions on Weaving Sections of Freeway Ramps
Principal Investigator:
Brian Lin
Research Thrusts: Human Factors, Modeling & Implementation