Prof. Dr. phil. Martin Baumann

Since 02/2014Chair of Human Factors at Ulm University
2011 – 2014Head of the group „System Ergonomics and Interaction Design“at the Institute of Transportation Systems at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Braunschweig
2007 – 2014Head of the group „Driver Cognition and Modelling“ at the Institute of Transportation Systems at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Braunschweig
2006 – 2007 Post-Doc at the Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) for a two-year research project „Situational and personal influencing factors of the use of  mobile, portable devices in vehicles and development of a method for the evaluation of the usability of these devices“
2005Three-month visiting researcher at TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research) Human Factors, Soesterberg, Netherlands
2001 - 2005Postdoctoral researcher at the department of Cognitive and Engineering Psychology, Prof. Dr. Josef Krems, at Chemnitz University of Technology
2001Dissertation topic: „The role of working memory in abductive reasoning: Experimental studies on the availability of explained and unexplained data observations.“
1996 - 2001Research assistant at the department of Cognitive and Engineering Psychology, Prof. Dr. Josef Krems, at Chemnitz University of Technology

Contact

Martin Baumann
Head of Human Factors

Martin Baumann
☎ +49-(0)731/50 26500
℻ +49-(0)731/50 31749
Π 43.03.101

Consultation hours
Semester: Wed 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Semester break: on appointment

Research interests

Human Factors:

  • Cognitive Modeling and empirical studies of psychological foundations of human behavior in Human-Machine-Systems (especially attention processes, situational representation and understanding, selection of action, visual and cognitive distraction, anticipation)

  • Concepts of Human-Machine-Interaction and –Cooperation and related Design- und Implementation-Processes (e.g. principles of cooperative driver assistance and automation, model-based design of assistance and automation)

  • Holisitc design and evaluation of Human-Machine-Interaction specifically for partly- and highly-automated driver assistance and automation (e.g. transitions between driving modes, multimodal interaction design)

Cognitive Psychology:

  • Comprehension processes and mental representation (especially in dynamic situations and concerning diagnostic problems)

  • Decision Making and position effects

  • Diagnostic reasoning

Publications

Publication overview