Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Matthias Roetting

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I was born in 1959 and grew up in Hamburg, Germany. In 1976/1977 I spent a year as exchange student in Redford Township in Michigan, USA. In 1978 I graduated from highschool and enrolled in the mechanical engineering program at Hannover University, Germany. For the required student traineeships I went to Great Britain, South Korea und Egypt.

After my graduation in 1985 I started my professional career as scientific collaborator at the Institute for Ergonomics at the Technical University Berlin. My research there encompassed the areas of human-machine systems, driver workplaces, mental workload, physiological measures, and eye movement recording. In 1991 I spent almost two month at Waseda University, Japan, in the laboratory of Prof. K. Noro. Since 1993 I also worked as a freelance engineer to develop hard- and software for recording and analyzing eye and head movements. From 1995 to 1998 I taught "Ergonomics" at Wismar University of Technology in Heiligendamm, Germany.

From May 1997 to May 1998 I served as the deputy managing director of the Center for Human-Machine-Systems at the Technical University Berlin.

From June 1998 to May 2001 I worked as a senior researcher and head of the Ergonomics and Human-Machine Systems Research Group at the Institute of Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics, Aachen University of Technology in Aachen, Germany. In this position, my research involved a balance of occupational safety and health research in Germany, the development of web-based training and the evaluation of driver workplaces.

After six month as a visiting scholar in the Department of Environmental Health at Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA. I started to work as a researcher at the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, USA. I joined the Center staff in November 2001 to conduct research in the area of transportation psychology. My current research interests focus on new in-car technologies and their affect on distracted and impaired drivers.

In April 2005 I was appointed as professor for Human-Machine Systems at the Technical University in Berlin, Germany.

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