ASAP Doctoral Research Fellow Program

The FSU Center for Accessibility and Safety for an Aging Population (ASAP) is pleased to announce that three Doctoral Research Fellow Awards were presented at its First Annual Transportation Day on October 24, 2014. Awards were presented to:

Ayberk Kocatepe: Ayberk received his Master’s degree from Politecnico di Milano in Italy. He is currently pursuing a PhD in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the FAMUFSU College of Engineering. Ayberk is working under the direction of Drs. Eren Ozguven and Ren Moses, and is the lead graduate student on an ASAP funded project focusing on evacuating aging populations and maintaining flow of vital resources in event of natural disasters and emergency situations.

Cary Stothart: Cary began conducting research as an undergraduate studying the effects of texting while driving on driver performance. He is currently a fourth year graduate student in cognitive psychology at FSU under direction of Dr. Neil Charness. Cary has a number of ongoing projects in transportation area, including additional driver distraction studies and research on field of vision and driver perception. In addition, he supervises about 10 undergraduate students each semester who are working on independent research projects in the Department of Psychology.

Timothy Wright: Timothy is also a PhD candidate in Department of Psychology at FSU, working under the direction of Walter Boot. Timothy is an active researcher who has collaborated on eight papers published in peer-reviewed journals; he is first author on four of these papers. Timothy received both the APAGS/Psi Chi Junior Scientist Fellowship and the Mark & Gloria Charness Cognitive Science Fellowship at FSU. He also was awarded ASAP’s first student pilot project grant, studying effect of red light running camera flashes on younger and older drivers