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Vadim Melnicuk

Doctoral Research

Consumer Electronic Devices and the Premium Vehicle

The focus of my research is how best to integrate Consumer Electronic devices into the premium vehicle, not from a technological point of view, but a Human Factors perspective. Furthermore, investigate the use of existing Consumer Electronic features, such as face and voice recognition for driver identification or personalisation, or cameras and face detection for safety related feedback.

Research Group: Experiential Engineering
Professor Paul Jennings (WMG), Dr Stewart Birrell (WMG), Dr Elizabeth Crundall (JLR)
Funding: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Jaguar Land Rover (JLR)


Melnicuk, V., Birrell, S., Crundall, E. and Jennings, P. (2017) ‘Employing Consumer Electronic Devices in Physiological and Emotional Evaluation of Common Driving Activities’, in IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium. Los Angeles: IEEE, pp. 1529–1534. doi: 10.1109/IVS.2017.7995926.

Melnicuk, V., Birrell, S., Konstantopoulos, P., Crundall, E. and Jennings, P. (2016) ‘JLR heart: Employing wearable technology in non-intrusive driver state monitoring. Preliminary study’, IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, Proceedings, pp. 55–60. doi: 10.1109/IVS.2016.7535364.

Melnicuk, V., Birrell, S., Crundall, E. and Jennings, P. (2016) ‘Towards Hybrid Driver State Monitoring: Review, Future Perspectives and the Role of Consumer Electronics’, in IEEE Intelligent Vehicle Symposium, pp. 19–22.


EngD (International) Candidate
International Digital Laboratory
Warwick Manufacturing Group
University of Warwick

+44 (0)24 765 28028
V dot Melnicuk at warwick dot ac dot uk

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