NADS Appoints New Director of Research

December 2, 2011

Susan Chrysler has been appointed director of research at the National Advanced Driving Simulator, a unit of the Center for Computer-Aided Design.

Previously, she was a senior research scientist and manager of the human factors program in the Center for Transportation Safety at the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI). Chrysler’s areas of expertise include human factors, driving simulation, driver behavior, visual attention, traffic operations, visibility, and photometry. She also directed all of the human factors research facilities at TTI, which include a driving simulator, instrumented vehicles, eye-tracking systems, two closed-course test tracks, as well as survey and focus group facilities.

Chrysler received her Ph.D. in experimental psychology with a minor in cognitive science from the University of Minnesota in 1993. Her bachelor’s degree is also in psychology with a minor in linguistics from the University of Minnesota. She did graduate work at the University of Colorado before completing her Ph.D. at Minnesota.