Dr. Paul A. Green is a research professor in UMTRI's Driver Interface Group and an adjunct associate professor in the University of Michigan (U-M) Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE). He is also a past president of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) and currently a member of the HFES Executive Council and the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics Board of Directors. He is a fellow in HFES and the Institute of Human Factors and Ergonomics. Dr. Green teaches automotive human factors (IOE 437) and human-computer interaction (IOE 436) classes. He has also been leader of U-M's Human Factors Engineering Short Course, the flagship continuing-education course in the field since the 1980s.
Dr. Green leads a research team that focuses on driver distraction, driver workload and workload managers, navigation system design, and motor-vehicle controls and displays. The research makes extensive use of instrumented cars and driving simulators.
Dr. Green's research has been published in over 200 journal articles, proceedings papers, and technical reports. He was the lead author of several landmark publications: the first set of U.S. DOT telematics guidelines and SAE recommended practices concerning navigation system design (SAE J2364, the 15-second rule), distraction compliance calculations (SAE J2365), and driving performance measurement and statistics (SAE J2944).
Before joining UMTRI, Dr. Green was an engineering staff member at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard and a safety and health engineer for Scovill. At U-M, he has held appointments in the Department of Psychology, the School of Art (Industrial Design), and the School of Information. He has a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Drexel University and three degrees from U-M: an M.S.E. in IOE, an M.A. in psychology, and a joint Ph.D. in IOE and psychology.