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AARON STEINFELD
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Aaron Steinfeld
aaron _at_ steinsquared.com

Competency Areas:

The central themes of my work are what I prefer to term constrained user interfaces and operator assistance. I am interested in how to enable timely and appropriate interaction when interfaces are restricted through design, tasks, the environment, time pressures, or user abilities. I utilize training and experience in engineering psychology, human-robot interaction, transportation human factors, rehabilitation, human-computer interaction, physical ergonomics, universal design, wearable computing, and research methods.

In addition to these professional interests, I have strong roots in the world of art and design.

Education:

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering
PhD December, 1999.

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering
MSE December, 1994.

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering
BSE May, 1993.

Work Experience:

  1. Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University.
    Systems Scientist.
    Drowsy driver and collision warning systems, rehabilitation and military robotics, and human computer interaction.
    August 2001 to present (portion as Senior Research Psychologist).
  2. California PATH, University of California, Berkeley.
    Assistant Research Engineer, Advanced Vehicle Control & Safety Systems.
    Driver assist, collision warning, and automated highway systems.
    August 1998 to August 2001 (portions as Post-Doctoral Researcher and Research Specialist).
  3. University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
    Research Assistant, Human Factors Division, Driver Interface Group.
    In-vehicle navigation and advanced driver interfaces.
    June 1996 to July 1998 & June-August 1995.
  4. Industrial and Operations Engineering, UM.
    Graduate Student Instructor: IOE 334 Human Factors Laboratory.
    Winter Semester 1994 to Winter 1998 (9 terms).
  5. Environmental Design for the Aging Research Group, UM.
    Research Assistant, Michigan Masonic Home Project.
    Product evaluation and design guidelines development.
    June-August 1994.
  6. Industrial and Operations Engineering, UM.
    Graduate Student Instructor: IOE 436 Human Factors in Computer Systems.
    Winter Semester 1994.
  7. Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Aging, SUNY Buffalo.
    Research Assistant, Full Scale Simulation Project.
    Bathroom accessibility evaluations.
    May-August 1993.
  8. "Driver Response Times to Full Windshield Head-Up Displays for Navigation."
    Senior Design Project (Independent Study).
    Fall & Winter Semesters 1993.
  9. Institute for Complex Engineered Systems (Engineering Design Research Center), Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
    Undergraduate research program, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, one of 11 non-CMU students selected. VuMan Project (wearable computing, additional information).
    June-August 1992.
  10. Center for Inclusive Design & Environmental Access, SUNY Buffalo.
    Research Assistant, Patient Transfer System for Columbus McKinnon Inc.
    May-August 1991.

Additional Professional Information:

  1. Publications and sample Carnegie Mellon University projects
  2. Official Robotics Institute webpage (includes work contact information)
  3. Member of:
    • Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AGBell)
    • Human Factors & Ergonomics Society (HFES)
    • IEEE (Robotics & Automation Society; Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society)
    • Rehabilitation Engin. & Assistive Technology Soc. of North America (RESNA)

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