Lene Harbott, Research Associate

Lene has been at Stanford University since 2006, using electroencephalography (EEG) to investigate how brain activity is related to a person’s external environment. She is currently working with Professor Chris Gerdes to investigate driver’s physiological responses while interacting with a vehicle in a variety of different driving conditions. In this way Harbott is excited to be able to apply her extensive knowledge of neurophysiology to her love of cars, inherited from her automotive-fanatic father and grandfather. Growing up near the village of Silverstone (home of the British Grand Prix circuit) she spent her formative years watching both modern and classic car races and is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with some of the world’s most beautiful classic cars, as well as vehicles at the cutting edge of automotive innovation.

Exploring Driver Psychophysiology

John Kegelman, Graduate Student, Dynamic Design Lab

John Kegelman is a Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University in the Dynamic Design Lab under Professor Chris Gerdes.  He designs the sensing systems for the Revs Program vehicles with a focus on integrating inertial measurements, GPS, and video. As a teenager Kegelman repaired small engines to sustain his lawn care business.  He purchased his own car at sixteen and enjoyed the maintenance and repair projects that came with it, including a complete rebuild of the manual transmission.  

Exploring Driver Psychophysiology

Michael T. Lynch, Researcher

Michael T. Lynch is an internationally known American author, journalist, and automotive historian, specializing in auto racing and high-end special interest automobiles. His byline has appeared in American periodicals including Road & Track, Automobile Magazine, Sports Car International, Cavallino Magazine, Forza, Vintage Motorsport and many others.  Lynch holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities and an M.B.A. degree in Finance and Marketing from Harvard University. He also has a Masters in Electronic Commerce from National University.

David Miller, PhD Candidate, Communication

Dave Miller's research interests are in designing products, services, and systems to influence human behavior in the areas of environmental sustainability and health.  Currently, he is researching how in-vehicle information displays can influence the mental models of driving efficiency and encourage drivers to drive in a more efficient manner.

Peter Johnson, Stanford Journalism Program researcher

Peter Johnson is an senior undergraduate at Stanford studying Communication. His interests are in investigative and long-form journalism. Prior to Stanford, Peter was an editor and founder of his high school's award-winning sports magazine. He spent the 2012-13 year traveling and doing community service in Nicaragua, Peru and India. Peter grew up in Palo Alto.