Human Factors and Applied Cognition
PsychologyThe College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Yi-Ching Lee

Yi-Ching Lee

Yi-Ching Lee

Assistant Professor

Driver attention, emotion, and behavior; diagnostic driving; experiential learning; incentives and behavior change

Dr. Lee joined George Mason University in the Fall of 2016. She has been an active researcher in the Transportation domain of Human Factors. Her primary research interests are: 1) driver behavior, attention, and emotion regulation, 2) diagnostic driving as used in detecting unsafe behaviors, 3) experiential learning targeting teen and novice drivers, and 4) incentives and behavior change mechanisms. 

Her background is Industrial Engineering (PhD) and Experimental Psychology (MS). She uses driving simulators, instrumented vehicles, and web-based programs in her work. She collaborates with a diverse group of clinicians, engineers, and psychologists. 


Selected Publications

Lee, Y.-C., & Winston, F. K. (2016). Stress induction techniques in a driving simulator and reactions from newly licensed drivers. Transportation Research Part F, 42, 44-55.

LaVoie, N., Lee, Y.-C., & Parker, J. (2016). Preliminary research developing a theory of cell phone distraction and social relationships. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 86, 155-160.

Ontañón, S., Lee, Y.-C., Snodgrass, S., Bonfiglio, D. J., Winston, F. K., McDonald, C. C., & Gonzalez, A. J. (2014). Case-Based prediction of teen driver behavior and skill. Case-Based Reasoning Research and Development, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 8765, 375-489.

Lee, Y.-C., Lee, J. D., & Boyle, L. N. (2009). The interaction of cognitive load and attention-directing cues in driving. Human Factors, 51, 271-280.

Lee, Y.-C., Lee, J. D., & Boyle, L. N. (2007). Visual attention in driving: the effects of cognitive load and visual disruption. Human Factors, 49, 721-733.

Grants and Fellowships

2015 - 2019: SCH:INT:Collaborative Research: Diagnostic Driving: Real Time Driver Condition Detection Through Analysis of Driving Behavior, National Science Foundation


PhD in Industrial Engineering (Human Factors concentration) at University of Iowa, 2006