Why do people sometimes not evacuate when necessary? How is behavior guided by the social and architectural environment in emergencies? I am interested in human behavior in emergency situations, evacuation behavior, as well as basic and applied research in vision science (e.g., low vision, and AR vision aids). The overall aim of my work is to contribute to a better understanding of perception and action in complex situations.
For most of my studies, I use immersive virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) which allow simulating complex scenarios with a high level of experimental control. I recently joined the National Research Council of Canada.