Skip to content


Francesco Biondi, Ph.D.


Curriculum Vitae
Google Scholar


Office: 1102 BEHS
Phone: 801-503-1202

Research Interests

My professional interests involve designing easy-to-use, adaptive human-machine interfaces using a human-centered approach. My background in Human Factors and user experience allows me to understand and measure individuals’ behavior when interacting with human-machine interfaces. During my experience at Jaguar Land Rover, I have worked on the design of HMI for voice systems, warning systems, infotainment systems and crash prevention systems. I have also been heavily involved in the design of the HMI for NHTSA level 3 and 4 vehicles. My current role at the University of Utah involves performing usability testing of the vehicles' HMI. In particular, my work focuses on developing a framework to measure drivers’ interaction with vehicles’ HMI and using such metric to measure user performance and its impact on safety. One of my main research areas also involves investigating human physiology for more accurate driver monitoring systems.


Selected Publications

Biondi, F., Strayer, D.L., Rossi, R., Gastaldi, M., & Mulatti, C. (2016). Advanced Driver Assistance Systems: Using Multimodal Redundant Warnings to Enhance Road Safety. Applied Ergonomics. Download

Biondi, F., Turrill, J., Coleman, Cooper, J.M., & Strayer, D.L. (2015). Cognitive Distraction Impairs Drivers' Anticipatory Glances: An On-Road Study. Proceedings of the Eighth International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design. Download

Biondi, F., Rossi, R., Gastaldi, M, & Mulatti, C. (2014). Beeping ADAS: reflexive effect on drivers’ behavior. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 25, 27-33. doi: 10.1016/j.trf.2014.04.020 Download

Strayer, D.L, Turril, J., Cooper, J.M., Coleman, J.R., Medeiros-Ward, N, & Biondi, F. (2015). Assessing Cognitive Distraction in the Automobile. Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 57, 8. doi: 10.1177/0018720815575149 Download


Jaguar Land Rover

Last Updated: 6/4/21