Joel Gonçalves

Early Stage Researcher 8, Technische Universität München

Joel joined the Institute of Ergonomics at Technical University of Munich in January 2014 as a Marie Curie Fellow in the HF Auto ITN project. He is currently investigating driver motorization and risk assessment for Highly Automated Driving in highway context.

Joel graduated in Informatics and Computation Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering from University of Porto in 2012. During his academic career Joel joined the Research Center in Real-Time & Embedded Computing Systems (CISTER) in 2009, and in 2011 he joined the Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science Laboratory (LIACC).

Joel as specialized in computer driving simulation software where he developed its own simulator, the IC-DEEP. He also acquired experience in communication frameworks for parallel data processing by implementing and participating in several projects.


  • Human Factors
  • Automated Driving – Autonomous Vehicles – Intelligent Drive Systems
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Eye-tracking systems
  • Driving Simulators
  • Multi Agent Systems
  • Driver Intention Inference
Key Publications
  1. Gonçalves, J., & Bengler, K. (2015). Driver State Monitoring Systems– Transferable knowledge Manual driving to HAD. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, Las Vegas, NV.
  2. Gonçalves, J., Olaverri-Monreal, C., & Bengler, K. (2015). Driver Capability Monitoring in Highly Automated Driving: from state to capability monitoring. IEEE Intelligent Transportation System Conference 2015, Las Palmas, Spain.