Dr.ir. Joost C.F. de Winter, associate professor

Department BioMechanical Engineering
Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
Delft University of Technology
Mekelweg 2, 2628 CD Delft, the Netherlands
E-mail: J.C.F.deWinter@tudelft.nl

Biographical Information

Birth: March 7, 1979; Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Educational Background

2009 PhD (cum laude), Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
Delft University of Technology
Dissertation title: "Advancing simulation-based driver training"

2004 MSc, AeroSpace Engineering
Delft University of Technology

Research Interests

My research interest is human factors and statistical modeling of human-machine interaction. My earlier work focused on studying the effectiveness of technological solutions (such as visual, auditory, and vibrotactile displays) for training and assisting car drivers in simulators. I became intrigued by the fact that large differences exist between the behaviors of individual drivers, and broadened my approach to include the study of individual differences, behavior modeling, multivariate statistics, and research methodology. Why some persons make errors and others commit traffic violations is a challenging research question with broad implications for theories of road safety and human-machine interaction. I have previously secured a VENI grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). In recent projects granted by the Technology Foundation STW and the Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN), our research focuses on driver assessment and human-machine interfaces for automated driving, in cooperation with car manufacturers, universities, and research institutes across Europe. 


  • Preventing young driver car crashes through driving simulators (VENI) (20102012)
  • DriveObs: Driver Observation in Car Simulators (20132013)
  • HFauto: Human Factors of Automated Driving (20132017) http://hf-auto.eu - Our work on automated driving won the 2014 Human Factors prize
  • Motorist: MOTOrcycle Rider Integrated SafeTy (20132017) http://www.motorist-ptw.eu


David Abbink Bart van Arem, Ewout ArkenboutPavlo BazilinskyyChristopher Cabrall, Chris DijksterhuisDimitra DodouStefan de GrootMarjan HagenziekerPeter HancockRiender HappeeDaniel HeikoopNatália KovácsováMiltos KyriakidisPeter van LeeuwenHans LemijTimo MelmanZhenji Lu, Laura MancaMarieke MartensMax Mulder, Bastiaan PetermeijerArend SchwabBarys ShyrokauNeville Stanton, Jork Stapel.

Educational services 

WB2404 Man-machine systems (lecturer since 2005, course responsible since 2011)
BM1104 Experimental Design, Statistics & The Human (course responsible since 2014)
WBTP303 BSc Research Project (various roles: session chair, jury member, jury chair, lecturer coordinator, 2009 onwards)
WB3190IO Automotive Safety & Human Factors (lecturer, project-based education)
ME1100 Automotive Crash Safety; Active & Passive Safety Systems (guest lecturer since 2008)
WB2306 The Human Controller (guest lecturer since 2010)
IO3640 Automotive Context (guest lecturer in 2011)
BM1230 Selected Topics in Tissue Biomechanics and Implants (guest lecturer in 2012)


Contributions to the The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences (OEIS)