(May 19, 2017) Hyungil Kim, a Ph.D. Candidate in ISE, won third place in the poster presentation category of the 2017 Paul E. Torgersen Graduate Student Research Excellence Award early this month. The College of Engineering annually showcases the top research performed by graduating masters and doctoral students from the engineering departments.
Hyungil presented his dissertation research, titled “Augmented Reality Pedestrian Collision Warning - An Ecological Approach to Driver Interface Design and Evaluation,” where he investigated the impacts of augmented reality (AR) applications on driver experience and performance. A series of usability evaluations in both a driving simulation and on a roadway revealed that cross traffic alerts with an AR head-up display outperformed the current pedestrian collision warnings in driver’s attention management, situation awareness, and performance with reduced workload.
Hyungil plans to complete his dissertation work and graduate later this summer.