2 Master’s positions in Automotive Human Factors

Salary and benefits

What we offer - 3 GA scholarships (~$5,000/each) guaranteed over the 2-year program - Competitive entrance scholarship of $7,500 for the first year (80% GPA required) - $6,000/year of extra funding (up to $10,000/year based on performance) - Excellent career opportunities to collaborate with project partners and work in Automotive Human Factors Research Team - Dr. Francesco Biondi (Cognitive Ergonomics and Human Factors) - Dr. Chris Lee (Human Factors and Transportation Engineering) - Dr. Yong Hoon Kim (Transportation Engineering and Autonomous Vehicles) - Dr. Bala Balasingam (Machine Learning)

Organization name

University of Windsor


The Cognitive Ergonomics and Transportation Labs at the University of Windsor are looking for 2 highly-motivated candidates for MS in Engineering or Kinesiology in Automotive Human Factors (start date: Fall 2019 or Winter 2020).  The project is in collaboration with Major Automotive Companies and funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Project goals are understanding and measuring the effect of using automated vehicle technology on driver workload.


Main duties and responsibilities

The student will work under the supervision of a multidisciplinary team of experts in Human Factors, Civil Engineering, and Machine Learning. Their duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Data collection using physiological measures and driving simulator
  • Data analysis using software such as R and Matlab
  • Dissemination of research findings at conferences and via publications



Qualification requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (for a MS in Engineering), Human Factors and Ergonomics (for MS in Kinesiology), or related fields with a minimum 80% GPA in the last 2 years
  • Past experience in conducting experimental and Human Factors work (preferred but not required)
  • Excellent English skills (written and oral)
  • All students can apply, but candidates from outside Canada are invited to consider University of Windsor’s tuition fees for international students before applying (available at http://www.uwindsor.ca/intl/)


Additional comments

Applicants should submit (1) their CV, (2) description of research interest (1-page), and (3) email addresses of 2 references in one pdf to uwindsordriving@gmail.com


Deadline for applications