SIP-adus Workshop 2020

Speakers List


  • Satoshi Kitazaki

    Satoshi Kitazaki

    Human-Centered Mobility Research Center (HCMRC)
    National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

    Dr. Kitazaki received his Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree of engineering from Kyoto University Japan in 1983 and 1985, and Ph.D. from the University of Southampton UK in 1995. He had been working for Nissan Motor as a human-factors engineer from 1985 till 2012. After working as a professor at the University of Iowa US from 2012 to 2015, he has been working at National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan, as the director of Automotive Human Factors Research Center from 2015 to March 2020 and the director of Human-Centered Mobility Research Center from April 2020 to now. Dr. Kitazaki also has been leading a national project of Japan on human factors in automated driving, phase 1 (2016-2019) and phase 2 (2019-2022).


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    Oliver Carsten

    Professor of Transport Safety
    Institute for Transport Studies
    University of Leeds
    United Kingdom

    Oliver Carsten is Professor of Transport Safety at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds.
    His major research focus is on driver interaction and safety with new driver support systems. He led the UK national project on Intelligent Speed Assistance and has acted as chair of the Road User Behaviour Working Party of PACTS, the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety. He has provided advice on safety policy to the UK Department for Transport and to the European Commission, especially on behalf of the European Transport Safety Council. He was a member of the European Commission’s GEAR 2030 High-Level Group on the future of the European automobile industry as well as a member of the C-ITS Platform. He is an attendee at the meetings of UNECE in the area of automation and a member of the Informal Group of Experts on Automated Driving (IGEAD) under UNECE WP.1. He is editor-in-chief of the academic journal Cognition, Technology and Work.

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    Matthew Avery

    Director of Insurance Research
    Insurance Research
    Thatcham Research
    United Kingdom

    Matthew is Director of Research at Thatcham Research. His current role involves liaison with Insurers, vehicle manufacturers, legislators and global NCAP initiatives in all aspects of crash testing, with a view to encouraging safer designs and more cost effective vehicle repair.

    Matthew has led much of the research work into ADAS testing, is a board member of Euro NCAP and has been pivotal in the definition of test procedures to evaluate Autonomous Emergency Braking Systems (AEB) – these tests now being integrated into the UK Insurance Group Rating system and Euro NCAP and include pedestrian and cyclist detection crashes. His latest work has supported the development of new Lane Support and Junction Crash prevention test procedures.

    Matthew acts as a key technical advisor for the UK Insurers and works with the Association of British Insurers advising in new assisted and automated driving technology and its future implications feeding into new UK Government Legalisation around autonomous cars.

    Matthew was awarded the prestigious Prince Michael of Kent 2009 Premier Safety Award in recognition of his pioneering work in vehicle safety. In 2011 he was awarded the US Government Special Award of Appreciation for his contribution to the field of traffic safety and in 2016 his team achieved the Global NCAP award for its pioneering work in AEB and most recently, reached number 21 on the ABP Power list a list of the top 40 most influential people associated within the insurance body repair industry.

    Educated at Bournemouth University, prior to joining Thatcham, Matthew worked briefly at British Airways Engineering before moving to the Atomic Energy Authority. He has authored papers in the area of crash research and injury prevention and is married with two children who always adjust their head restraints!