Kim to begin postdoc position at UW–Madison
Friday, June 28, 2024

Congratulations to recent DSRI graduate student Dr. Joy Kim, who has completed her PhD in industrial and systems engineering at the University of Iowa College of Engineering. Her main research while at the University of Iowa included the safety concerns surrounding the transfer of learning and knowledge gaps around new vehicle technologies. 

In her dissertation, she investigated how drivers' experience and existing knowledge of a vehicle's system impacts drivers' understanding of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) after an over-the-air update. Her dissertation was titled, "Driver’s Mental Model Assessment on ADAS After Over-the-Air Updates." Kim's advisor was Daniel McGehee, PhD, professor of industrial and systems engineering and director of the Driving Safety Research Institute (pictured). 

She will now be working as a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She will be collaborating with John Lee, PhD, and his research group working on ongoing research projects on enhancing drivers’ mode awareness while using driving automation and mitigating driving automation’s silent failures by using human-machine interfaces.