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Jon Antin, Research Scientist

Division of Vehicle, Driver, & System Safety

Vulnerable Road Users

Jon Antin, Ph.D., CHFP, is a human factors research scientist and leader of the Vulnerable Road User Safety Group at VTTI. Antin currently leads several senior-driver safety projects related to advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), cognitive status, and driving/mobility restoration for older adult drivers. He also leads initiatives that deal with cell phone applications and driving safety.

Dr. Antin earned his B.S. in psychology at L.S.U. He then studied in the Vehicle Analysis and Simulation Laboratory at Virginia Tech where he earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (Human Factors Option). Dr. Antin has performed human factors research as a faculty member of the Industrial Engineering Department at N.C. State University, at NASA Johnson Space Center, and at the Naval Air Test Center. Additionally, he served for five years as Principal Technical Staff Member and Technical Lead of the Usability Engineering Center of Excellence in the Integrated Workforce Solutions Organization at AT&T, and he has also taught statistics and information technology courses in the School of Business and Economics at N.C. A&T State University. Dr. Antin is the author of more than 100 publications including transportation-related refereed journal articles, conference papers, technical reports, and book chapters. He is a member of the Transportation Research Board and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and its Surface Transportation Technical Group (where he served on the Executive Board for two years). His faculty affiliations include the Center for Gerontology and the Visual Controls Laboratory at Virginia Tech, and he serves on the Virginia DMV’s Mature Driver Program.