Jon Antin, Director
Center for Vulnerable Road User Safety: Senior Mobility Awareness, Safety and HealthJon Antin, Ph.D., CHFP is a Human Factors Research Scientist and Director of the Center for Vulnerable Road User Safety at VTTI. Dr. Antin also serves as the Subject Matter Expert in the Vulnerable Road User area for the National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence at VTTI. He currently leads several senior driver safety projects emphasizing fitness to drive modeling, intersection-related behavior, and senior driver training, as well as ongoing naturalistic driving study (NDS) efforts.
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, Dr. Antin 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 25 publications including transportation-related journal articles, conference papers, technical reports, and a book chapter. 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 chaired the External Advisory Board of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at N.C. A&T State University for two of the five years he served on that Board.