Felix Dreger

Scientific Staff (PhD student)

Phone: +49 / 231 1084 371
Email: dreger@ifado.de

Curriculum Vitae:

  • Since 05/2019 PhD student at Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environments and Human Factors (IfADo), Section: Ergonomics.
  • 11/2017–12/2017 Visiting scholar at Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), Blacksburg, Human Factors and System Testing Group, Truck and Bus Center, Research Lead: Dr. Johan Engström, Dr. Richard Hanowski, funded by Marie Curie Skłodowska RISE.
  • 03/2017-04/2019 Junior Researcher, Delft University of Technology, Department of Cognitive Robotics (CoR), Section: Intelligent Vehicles (Prof. Dr. Gavrila),

    Human Factors Group, Supervision: Dr. Riender Happee, Dr. Joost de Winter.

  • 10/2015–02/2017 M.Sc., Psychology, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen.
  • 04/2016–11/2016 Student Assistant, Deutsche-Automotive GmbH, Stuttgart, Control concepts and interaction design for car manufacturers.
  • 04/2015–02/2016 Research Assistant, Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien, Tübingen, AG Cybermedia, Lead: Prof. Dr. Stephan Schwan.
  • 04/2012–09/2015 B.Sc., Psychology, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen.
  • 08/2014-01/2015 Semester abroad University of Connecticut (Baden-Württemberg exchange program, Psychology) scholarship: Baden-Württemberg Stiftung.
  • 11/2013–08/2014 Research Assistant, Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien, Tübingen, AG Cybermedia, Lead: Prof. Dr. Stephan Schwan.
  • 10/2010–03/2012 Studies, Applied Cognitive and Media Science University Duisburg-Essen
  • 10/2011–03/2012 Teaching Assistant, Introduction to research methods and descriptive statistics University Duisburg- Essen, Prof. Dr. Matthias Brand.

Research topics:

  • Cognitve ergonomics
  • Human-Machine Interaction
  • Human Factors
  • Automation und Support Systems
  • Training and Visual Feedback Design


  • Kreuz F., Dreger F.A., Stahn N., Thaller C., Rinkenauer G., & Clausen U. (2021). Erfordernisse zur Integration von Fahrentscheidungen in die urbane Güterverkehrsmodellierung. In: Proff H. (eds) Making Connected Mobility Work. Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-32266-3_23.
  • Huang, W., Engström, J., Miller, A., Dreger, F. A., Soccolich, S., de Winter, J. C., & Ghanipoor Machiani, S. (2018). Analysis of differential crash and near-crash involvement based on naturalistic driving data. Paper presented at the Seventh International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research, Blacksburg, VA.

Key publications:

  • Dreger F.A., de Winter J.C.F., Shyrokau B., Happee R. (2020) Conceptual Testing of Visual HMIs for Merging of Trucks. In: Stanton N. (eds) Advances in Human Factors of Transportation. AHFE 2019. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 964. Springer, Cham.
  • Dreger, F.A., de Winter, J.C.F. & Happee, R(2020). How do drivers merge heavy goods vehicles onto freeways? A semi-structured interview unveiling needs for communication and support. Cogn Tech Work 22, 825–842. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10111-019-00601-3
  • Cabrall, C.D.D., Eriksson, A., Dreger, F., Happee, R., & De Winter, J.C.F., How to keep
    drivers engaged while supervising automation? A literature survey and categorisation of six solution areas,Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, in Press.
  • de Winter, J.C.F., Dreger, F.A., Huang, W., Miller, A., Soccolich., Ghanipoor Machiani, S.,
    & Engström, J., The relationship between the Driver Behaviour Questionnaire, Sensation Seeking Scale, and recorded crashes: A brief comment on Martinussen et al. (2017) and new data from SHRP2. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 118, 54-56, 2018.
  • Schwan, S., Dutz, S., & Dreger, F., Multimedia in the Wild: Testing the validity of multimedia learning principles in an art exhibition. Learning and Instruction, 55, 148-157, 2017.