Dr. Bo Yu is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute’s Human Factors Group. He received his Ph.D. degree in communication and transportation engineering and B.S. degree in civil engineering from Tongji University, Shanghai, China, in 2019 and 2014, respectively. He has studied and worked in the same group at UMTRI as a visiting Ph.D. student between 2017 and 2019.
He has been working on addressing human factor issues related to connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) to improve road and vehicle designs. His research interests focus on developing methods and algorithms in measuring user trust in CAVs, modeling driver behavior under V2X conditions, examining driver behavior when interacting with intelligent transportation systems, and computing driver visual perception under naturalistic driving. The techniques Dr. Yu has applied in his research include, but not limited to, mining large scale of naturalistic driving data, machine learning, and computer-aided road design. He has published several peer-reviewed articles in the transportation leading journals including Transportation Research Part C and Accident Analysis & Prevention.