Peter Easterlund

Simulator Manager

Room 4124 Mechanical Engineering
612-626-9130
petere@me.umn.edu

A professional in simulation and visualization, Peter Easterlund's work has focused on the development of virtual environments to research a variety of human factors issues in transportation, including driver impairment, in-vehicle driver assistive systems, and roadway design. His work has been directed at collaborating with human factors and transportation researchers to effectively create and utilize simulation environments.

Mr. Easterlund's interests include advanced visualization techniques for transportation environments. This research is aimed at making complex virtual environments more economical to develop, allowing a more extensive use of visualization in transportation research.

Selected presentations

Rapid Prototype Visualization: A new tool for transportation and traffic safety professionals to experience transportation environments. P.A. Easterlund, M.P Manser. Presented at Center for Transportation Studies 19th Annual Transportation Research Conference, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2008.

Transportation Visualization: Techniques and Examples. P.A. Easterlund. Presented at Transportation Research Board Visualization Conference, 2006.