Disi Tian

Graduate Research Assistant


Disi Tian is a graduate research assistant in the HumanFIRST Laboratory, working on novel solutions to rural collision warning systems. Her research efforts are focused on blending her expertise in both human factors and engineering to create improved safety outcomes for drivers and occupants. Tian's focus is injury prevention, specifically related to transportation, but her interests also include vehicle safety, computer-aided design and engineering, statistics, and dynamic simulation.

Tian obtained her B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering from Jilin University in Changchun, Jilin, China. She subsequently earned her M.S. in human factors from the University of Minnesota in 2014. Tian is currently a Ph.D. student in the Occupational Injury and Prevention Research Trainee Program at the University of Minnesota under the supervision of Susan Gerberich, Ph.D.

Publications and Patents

Side Restrained System Integration and Parameter Optimization of Proposed Vehicle Based on Coupling Method. Journal of Automotive Engineering, ISSN 1000-680X, 2013.05, China.

ACC system's throttle control strategy research based on target speed. Journal of Transport Information and Safety, ISSN 1674-4861.2012.04.009.

CAE Analysis and Design Modification for Rear Seat Safety During Vehicle Frontal Crash. Journal of Automotive Engineering, SSN 1000-680X, 2011 (Vol.33) No.9.

Rotational Front-impact Underride Protector for a truck or trailer. ZL 2011 2 0517324.4.

The Cross-section Optimization of a Car Frontal Structure Based on the Performance of the Sub-structures, in press. Journal of Automotive Engineering, SSN 1000-680X, China.

Expansion-tube Rear-impact Underride Protector for a truck or trailer. ZL 2009 2 0094865.3.