Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

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Erwin Boer

Visiting Professor

Email: ErwinBoer@EntropyControl.com_

Publications
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http://scholar.google.nl/citations?user=cMnancoAAAAJ&hl=en

Education
1990 - 1995 University of Illinois at Chicago, Ph.D. Electrical Engineering; Human Machine Interaction and System Identification.
1984 - 1990 University of Twente, The Netherlands, M.Sc. Electrical Engineering; Manual Control.

Professional Experience
Founder and President of Interdisciplinary Automotive Research Lab.
2001 - Present Founder, president, and scientific director of Entropy Control, Inc. (ECI). ECI is an independent research lab specialized in development of perceptual, cognitive, and motor control models of human operators and their application in human operators assessment, driver support systems design, and medical diagnosis and rehabilitation.
2000 - 2001 Staff Research Scientist at Wingcast; Head of driving simulator facility and director of telematics system evaluation.
1995 - 2000 Research Scientist at Nissan Cambridge Basic Research in Cambridge MA; Focus on driver modelling and driver support system design.

Basic and Applied Academic Research Positions
2014 - Present Associate Professor to the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom (0.1fte).
2012 - Present Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands (0.2fte).
2008 - 2011 Senior Researcher at INRETS, in Paris France for one month per year.
2003 - 2011 Adjunct Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Iowa (UIOWA).
2003 - 2007 Visiting Scientist in the Department of Mechanical Engineering with the Human FIRST Program at the University of Minnesota.
2002 - 2006 Visiting Scholar at Californian Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (CalIT2) at the University of California in San Diego (UCSD).
1999 - 2000 Visiting Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab.
1995 - 2003 Scientific Data Integration and Visualization Consultant at University of California San Diego (UCSD), Center for Clouds Chemistry and Climate (C4) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO).
1993 - 1995 Scientific Computing Research Specialist; Programmer Analyst III (PA-III) at University of California San Diego (UCSD), Center for Clouds Chemistry and Climate (C4) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO).
1991 - 1992 Scientific Programming Consultant at University of California San Diego (UCSD), Center for Clouds Chemistry and Climate (C4) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO).
1989 - 1990 Staff Researcher at the Neuro Muscular Research Center (NMRC), Boston University (BU), Boston MA.

Professional Activities
2014 - Present Member of the international scientific committee on a new interdisciplinary PhD program on Empowerment Informatics at Tsukuba University in Japan.
2014 - Present Member of Scientific Advisory Board of the Swedish QUADRA project: Quantitative Driver Behavior Modeling for Active Safety Assessment.
2014 - Present Member of Scientific Advisory Board of the Swedish DCBIN project: Driver Comfort Boundaries in Intersection Negotiation.
2009 - 2012 Member of Sim-MetRx’s Scientific Applications Advisory Board. Sim-MetRx is a partnership between DriveSafety and DrivingLab.
2008 - Present Associate of Peter R. Thom and Associates Inc. Automotive Consulting and Engineering in Orinda, CA.
2006 - Present Research Director of Atigo in Yorba Linda, CA.
2004 - 2011 Member of the board of directors of the Center for Computer Aided Design (CCAD) at the University of Iowa (UIOWA).
2000 - present Scientific Committee of the International Driving Simulator Conference.

Courses & Part Courses Taught
Delft University of Technology Human Controller.
Delft University of Technology Human Movement.
Delft University of Technology Kalman Filter Master Class.
Delft University of Technology Adaptive Control in the Cerebellum Master Class.

Masters and PhD Student Co-Advisor
Joost T. van der Heiden (MSc) Optimal Preview Control in Driving. 2013, Delft University of Technology (TUD).
Arnold de Jonge (MSc) Adaptive Shared Haptic Control. 2012, Delft University of Technology (TUD).
Bobbie Seppelt (PhD) Supporting Operator Reliance on imperfect automation through continuous feedback. 2009, University of Iowa (UIOWA).
Kenneth Verbist (MSc) Car lane-keeping using auditory feedback. April 20, 2009, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.
Stephane Caro (PhD) Perception et contrle de la distance intervhiculaire en condition de brouillard : Etude sur simulateur [Perception and control of distance headway in fog conditions : A simulator study]. 2008, Grenoble, France: Universit Pierre Mends France.
Heather Stoner (MSc) Applying Ecological Design to the Driving Domain. 2004, UIOWA.
Emily Wiese (MsC) Attention Grounding: A new approach to IVIS implementation. 2003, UIOWA.
David Abbink (PhD) Neuromuscular Analysis of Haptic Gas Pedal Feedback during Car Following.2006, Mechanical Engineering, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.
Mark Mulder (PhD) Haptic Gas Pedal Feedback for Active Car-Following Support. 2007, Aerospace, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

Software Development
CDS - Clinical Driving Simulator. Diagnostic Driving Simulator for Medical Applications. Currently in active use at UCSD Hamilton Glaucoma Center and at Sharp Reese Steeley Rehabilitation Hospital
CoBeX - Collaborative Behavioral Exploration. Data integration and visualization tools for interactive mining for meaning in data of humans interacting with machines or humans interacting with each other.
CIDS - C4’s Integrated Data System. Integration of Visualization of heterogeneous data from ocean-atmosphere field campaigns for the Center for Clouds Chemistry and Climate (SIO-UCSD). Applied to the Central Equatorial Pacific Ocean Experiment (CEPEX) and the Indian Ocean Experiment (INDOEX).

Patents
WORLD2008 - Mulder, M.; Abbink, D.; Van Paassen, R.; Mulder, M.; Van Der Helm, F.; Boer, E.R.; Takada, Y.; ”,”System Provided With An Assistance-Controller For Assisting An Operator Of The System, Control-Operation Assisting Device,Control-Operation Assisting Method, Driving-Operation Assisting Device, And Driving-Operation Assisting Method”, 2008.
EP2012 - ”Mulder, M.; Abbink, D.; Paassen Van, R.; Mulder, M.; Van, H.; Frans, D.;Boer, E.R.; Takada, Y.; ”Driving-operation assisting device, and driving-operation assisting method”,2012,”EP Patent 2,537,735”.
JP2007182226 - Tomohiro Yamamura (JP), Erwin R. Boer (US), Inventors. ”Driving Operation Assist Device For Vehicle, Vehicle With The Device, And Risk Potential Calculation Method.” JP Patent Issued on July 19, 2007.
US2007078602 - Tomohiro Yamamura (JP), Erwin R. Boer (US), Inventors. ”Driving Assist System For Vehicle.” US Patent Issues on April 5, 2007.
US6061610 - Erwin R. Boer, Inventor, ”Method And Apparatus For Determining Workload Of A Motor Vehicle Driver” US Patent Issued on May 9, 2000.

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