The Human Systems Lab at the University of Windsor is looking for highly motivated candidates for a PhD in Human Factors of Autonomous Driving and Cognitive Ergonomics with a start date of Fall 2023 . The multidisciplinary research team led by Dr. Francesco N. Biondi has active projects in the fields of Transportation and Manufacturing Human Factors, Cognitive Ergonomics, Cognitive Load Estimation and Fatigue Detection. The projects are funded via collaborations with both public and private partners.

Qualification requirements
  • Master’s degree in Psychology, Industrial Engineering, Cognitive Science, Kinesiology or related fields with a minimum 80% GPA in the last 2 years
  • Excellent English skills (written and oral)
  • Past experience conducting experimental and Human Factors studies.
  • Past experience in signal processing and machine learning. (preferred)
  • Knowledge of R, Matlab, and Python (preferred)
  • 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/)

Main duties and responsibilities
  • Data collection using physiological measures and driving simulator
  • Data processing using software such as R, Matlab, and Python.
  • Signal processing, data modeling, and machine learning
  • Dissemination of research findings at conferences and via publications

What we offer
  • Total funding available up to $71,717 for the duration of the program which is inclusive of:
    * Graduate assistant scholarships (~$5,000/each)
    * Competitive entrance scholarship of $7,500 for the first year (80% GPA required)
    * more information is available here
  • Additional project-specific funding
  • Excellent career opportunities in Human Factors

Submit your CV and cover letter to hslab@uwindsor.ca by October 31st, 2022
For information, contact hslab@uwindsor.ca