Monica Jones | Faculty

Assistant Research Scientist, Biosciences

University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, Room 412, 2901 Baxter Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48109

mhaumann@umich.edu

(734) 936-0788

Education

  • PhD, Industrial Engineering, University of Michigan, 2006-2011
  • MSE, Industrial Engineering, University of Michigan, 2006-2009
  • MHK, Human Kinetics, University of Windsor, 1999-2002
  • BS, Biological Sciences, University of Guelph, 1993-1997

Research Interests

Monica L.H. Jones is has over 10 years of experience conducting research studies relating to humans in engineered systems. Motivated by eight years of practice as an industrial engineer in the automotive industry, Dr. Jones’ approach to research is solution-oriented and based on detailed, accurate quantification of human interactions with products and workspaces. Dr. Jones’ research spans human factors, vehicle occupant protection, engineering anthropometry, and human modeling for vehicle design and other areas of ergonomics, including consumer products and tools to facilitate the design of industrial workplaces. Although her research addresses the population as whole, she has prioritized vulnerable populations, including child passengers and obese occupants, as well as military and law enforcement personnel. Dr. Jones has recent and current industry-sponsored projects focused on quantifying vehicle occupant behavior and/or response in automated vehicles (AVs). Quantifying occupant behavior, posture, state, and preferences will become an increasingly important problem as automation transforms drivers into passengers. Dr. Jones is an author of 55+ peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. She collaborates extensively with researchers from academic institutes internal and external to U-M and a range of government agencies as well as industry.  Dr. Jones’ research has been sponsored by Federal agencies including  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the U.S. Army, and vehicle manufacturers including Waymo, AISIN, Toyota Boshoku, Honda R&D, Ford Motor Company, Toyota, General Motors.

Service

Member of SAE International (2016-present)

Board Certified Professional Ergonomist (BCPE) (2009-present)

Member of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (2008-present)

Member of American Society of Biomechanics (2010-present)

ASTM Subcommittee F48.02 on Human Factors and Ergonomics (Exoskeletons and Exosuits) (2018-present)

Scientific Advisory Board: 11th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (2019-present)

UMTRI Strategic Steering Committee (2019-present)

UMTRI Executive Committee (2019-present)

 

Awards

  • College of Engineering Departmental Faculty Award, University of Michigan recognizing innovation in research (2020)
  • SAE Excellence in Oral Presentation, 2017 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International. Detroit, MI (2017)
  • Teamwork Achievement Award, Defence Research and Development Canada (2017)
  • Best Presentation Award, 4th International Digital Human Modeling Conference. Montreal, Canada (2016)
  • Teamwork Achievement Award, Defence Research and Development Canada (2014)
  • Nominated to editor’s shortlist for the Institute for Ergonomics and Human Factors Liberty Mutual Award (2014)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Post Graduate Scholar; Canadian Government Laboratory Visiting Fellowship (2012-2014)
  • NEXGEN Ergonomics Best Oral Presentation Award.  Ontario Society of Biomechanics (2010)
  • Henry Ford Technology Award, Ford Motor Company (2008)
  • Technical Innovation/Achievement Award, Ford Motor Company (2007)

Key Projects

  • Quantifying Passenger Susceptibility to Motion Sickness to Guide the Design of Automated Vehicles
  • Driver State Monitoring:  Quantifying Level 3 Vehicle Driver Posture, State, Behaviors & Performance During Partial Automation
  • Quantitative Analysis of Postural Data for Child Strength Measures
  • Human Motion Simulation (HUMOSIM) Force-Based Posturing in Manual Assembly Work

Student Engagement

Join our Multidisciplinary Design Team: Adaptive Designs for Human Mobility!

https://mdp.engin.umich.edu/research_teams/adaptive-design/

Students interested in working with Dr. Jones on her research projects should visit her website and email her directly.

Hometown

Nairn, Ontario, CANADA

Hobbies/Personal Interests

Music, Reading, Hiking, Gardening, Travel

Additional Information

Website

Google Scholar Profile

Orcid ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8690-9829