Alexander Trende

DLR Institute for Systems Engineering for Future Mobility

Alexander Trende (M.Sc.)

Research Interests

- User state recognition
- Applied Machine Learning
- Highly automated driving
- Human Factors


Journal & Full paper conferences

Koopmann B., Trende A., Rothemann K., Feeken L., Suchan J., Johannmeyer D. and Brück Y. (2022). Challenges in Achieving Explainability for Cooperative Transportation Systems. 2022 IEEE 30th International Requirements Engineering Conference Workshops (REW)

Trende, A., Unni, A., Jablonski, M., Biebl, B., Lüdtke, A., Fränzle, M., & Rieger, J. W. (2022). Driver’s turning intent recognition model based on brain activation and contextual information. Frontiers in Neuroergonomics, 23.

Trende, A., Krefting, I., Unni, A., Rieger, J. W., & Fränzle, M. (2022). A Case-Study for a Human-Centered Approach to Traffic Management Systems. In International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (pp. 259-266). Springer, Cham.

Unni, A., Trende, A., Pauley, C., Weber, L., Biebl, B., Kacianka, S., Lüdtke, A., Bengler, K., Pretschner, A., Fränzle, M. and Rieger, J. W. (2022, February). Investigating Differences in Behavior and Brain in Human-Human and Human-Autonomous Vehicle Interactions in Time-Critical Situations. In Frontiers in Neuroergonomics.

Biebl, B., Kacianka, S., Unni, A., Trende, A., Rieger, J. W., Lüdtke, A., … & Bengler, K. (2021, July). A Causal Model of Intersection-Related Collisions for Drivers With and Without Visual Field Loss. In International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (pp. 219-234). Springer, Cham.

Krefting, I., Trende, A., Unni, A., Rieger, J., Luedtke, A., & Fränzle, M. (2021, September). Evaluation of graphical human-machine interfaces for turning manoeuvres in automated vehicles. In 13th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (pp. 77-80).

Drewitz, U., Walocha, F., Wegener, J., Rehm, J., Grolms, G., Phuong, H., Trende, A., … & Ihme, K. (2021). Nutzerfokussierte Systemgestaltung zur Unterstützung mobilen Arbeitens im vollautomatisierten Fahrzeug. Proceedings of the ACIMobility Summit 2021.

Ihme, K., Walocha, F., Wegener, J., Rehm, J., Grolms, G., Nguyen, H. P., Trende, A., … & Drewitz, U. (2021, October). Towards user-focused automated vehicles supporting mobile office work. In Proceedings of the 7th Humanist Conference.

Niermann, D., Trende, A., Ihme, K., Drewitz, U., Hollander, C., & Hartwich, F. (2021). An Integrated Model for User State Detection of Subjective Discomfort in Autonomous Vehicles. Vehicles, 3(4), 764-777.

Trende, A., Unni, A., Rieger, J., & Fraenzle, M. (2021, July). Modelling Turning Intention in Unsignalized Intersections with Bayesian Networks. In International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (pp. 289-296). Springer, Cham.

Brück, Y., Niermann, D.*, Trende, A.*, & Lüdtke, A. (2021, February). Investigation of Personality Traits and Driving Styles for Individualization of Autonomous Vehicles. In International Conference on Intelligent Human Systems Integration (pp. 78-83). Springer, Cham.

Trende, A. & Hartwich, Franziska & Hollander, Cornelia & Fränzle, Martin. (2020). Improving the Detection of User Uncertainty in Automated Overtaking Maneuvers by Combining Contextual, Physiological and Individualized User Data. 10.1007/978-3-030-50732-9_52.

Drewitz, Uwe & Ihme, Klas & Bahnmüller, Carsten & Fleischer, Tobias & La, HuuChuong & Pape, Anna-Antonia & Gräfing, Daniela & Niermann, Dario & Trende, A.. (2020). Towards User-Focused Vehicle Automation: The Architectural Approach of the AutoAkzept Project. 10.1007/978-3-030-50523-3_2.

Niermann, Dario & Trende, A.* & Lüdtke, Andreas. (2020). Tracking and Evaluation of Human State Detections in Adaptive Autonomous Vehicles. 10.1007/978-3-030-50726-8_50.

Trende, A., Unni, A., Weber, A., Rieger J.W. & Luedtke, A. 2019. “An investigation into human-autonomous vs. human-human vehicle interaction in time-critical situations”. In Proceedings of PETRA’19 the 12th PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments Conference, June 5-7, Rhodes, Greece, ACM, New York, NY, USA

Damm, W., Fränzle, M., Lüdtke, A., Rieger, J. W., Trende, A., & Unni, A. (2019). “Integrating Neurophysiological Sensors and Driver Models for Safe and Performant Automated Vehicle Control in Mixed Traffic”. arXiv preprint arXiv:1902.04929. To be published in 2019 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium. DOI: 10.1145/3316782.3321544

Kacianka, S., Ibrahim, A., Pretschner, A., Trende, A., Luedtke A. (2019). “Extending Causal Models from Machines into Humans”. 4th Workshop on Formal Reasoning about Causation, Responsibility, & Explanations in Science & Technology

Sowe, S. K., Fraenzle, M., Osterloh, J. P., Trende, A., Weber, L., Luedtke A. (2019). “Challenges for Integrating Humans into Vehicular Cyber-Physical Systems”. CoSim-CPS-19: 3rd Workshop on Formal Co-Simulation of Cyber-Physical Systems

Drewitz, U., Ihme, K., Oehl, M., Schrödel, F., Voßwinkel, R., Hartwich, F., Schmidt, C., Pape, A., Fleischer, T., Cornelsen, S., Lüdtke, A., Graefing, D., Trende, A.(2019). “Automation ohne Unsicherheit: Vorstellung des Förderprojekts AutoAkzept zur Erhöhung der Akzeptanz automatisierten Fahrens”. 10.VDI-Fachtagung – Mensch-Maschine-Mobilität 2019; September 5–6, 2019, Braunschweig, Germany. Link

Conference Abstracts

Trende, A., Unni, A., Fraenzle, M. & Rieger, J. W. Combining contextual and neurophysiological information for predicting driver’s turning intent. Neuroergonomics’21

Unni, A., Trende, A., Pauley, C., Biebl, B., Kacianka, S., Lüdtke, A., … & Rieger, J. W. Decision making in human-autonomous vehicle interaction. Neuroergonomics’21

Trende, A., Graefing, D., Weber, L. (2019). “Personalized user profiles for autonomous vehicles”. AutomotiveUI ’19 Adjunct, September 21–25, 2019, Utrecht, Netherlands © 2019 Copyright is held by the owner/author(s). ACM ISBN 978-1-4503-6920-6/19/09.


-Scientific Researcher at German Aerospace Center - Institute of Systems Engineering for Future Mobility (since 2022)
-PhD-Student at Department of Computing Science (since 2018)
   - Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Martin Fränzle & Prof. Dr. Jochem W. Rieger
- Scientific Researcher at OFFIS - Institute for Information Technology (2018 - 2021)
- Scientific Reseacher at University of Oldenburg - Computational Neuroscience (2017 - 2018)
- M.Sc. in Physics, University of Oldenburg, Germany (2017)
- B.Sc. in Physics, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Germany (2014)

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