Safe-D: Safety through Disruption

Safe-D Student Alex Noble Wins Student Awards at HFES

Safe-D student Alex Noble (VT) won the prestigious Alphonse Chappanis Best Student Paper award at the 63rd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Meeting on Nov. 1st in Seattle, WA.

The Alphonse Chappanis Best Student Paper award recognizes one student every year for outstanding human factors research that is presented at the HFES annual meeting. Students are required to submit their full proceedings papers to be examined by the award committee chairman. Alex’s research paper was titled Driver Training for Automated Vehicle Technology – Knowledge, Behaviors, and Perceived Familiarity. 

Alex was also awarded Best Student Paper for the Surface Transportation Technical Group. The Surface Transportation Technical Group (STTG) is a technically focused group within HFES. The group consists of 350 members from around the world who work for a host of organizations ranging from government, universities, and private firms. STTG’s area of focus surrounds the role of human factors in the transportation sector. STTG works to optimize human interaction with continually advancing and complex technology whilst minimizing operator error.