Shan Bao

Research Associate Professor



2901 Baxter Rd. Rm 305

Ann Arbor, MI 48109


(734) 963-1127

Primary Website

Dr. Bao’s Research Lab

Other Appointments

Associate Professor, IMSE Department, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Adjunct Associate Professor, CEE Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Research Interests

Dr. Bao is a human factors researcher who has led and conducted multiple, large, simulator and naturalistic-driving studies for industry and government sponsors. Her areas of expertise include the statistical analysis of crash datasets and naturalistic data, vulnerable road user safety, experimental design, algorithm development to identify driver states and movement, evaluation of driving-safety technologies, measurement of driver performance, driver decision making, and statistical and stochastic modeling techniques. She has been invited to give multiple keynote speeches and served on expert panels at different conferences or meetings. She has also made technical presentations on scientific project results at many international conferences with a wide range of audiences. Dr. Bao is the author of the recent IEEE e-learning course of ‘Human Factors in Automated Vehicles”.



Key Projects

Student Engagement

We love working with students and always look for motivated and hard working students to work with us:


Anhui, China, where the Yangzi river runs by and the Yellow mountain is located. 

Personal Interests/Hobbies

Zumba; Running when my knees are happy; Travel

Additional Information

Shan’s research lab