Dr Ehsan Sadraei

Dr Ehsan Sadraei


My research experience include modelling and simulation of different procedures from pedestrian and driving to surgery simulators, and associated engineering and human factor aspects.

I have started research fellow position in February 2020, working on distributed simulation of driver and pedestrian, with application to autonomous vehicles. Ride comfort studies to assist in vehicle designs in high performance motion simulators.

I recieved my PhD from University of Leeds in 2019. I have been a member of the Program for Simulation Innovation (PSi), a joint project of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and EPSRC. My project was about improving driving simulators motion cueing fidelity using optimal control algorithms, and motion platform design requirements.

Member of Virtuocity - University of Leeds.



Research interests

Highly Immersive Kinematic Experimental Research (HIKER) pedestrian lab

  • Scenario development
  • CAVE-based visualisation 
  • Human body tracking analysis

University of Leeds Driving Simulator (UoLDS) 

  • Motion control algorithms
  • Drivers perception modeling and analysis
  • Psycho-physical experimental design and conduction
  • Simulator fidelity

Medical surgery simulators

  • Deformable objects modeling/simulation, continuum mechanics, FEM, MSD
  • Dynamic and control of multibody rigid objects  

Project Involvement

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  • PhD in Transport Studies
  • MSc in Mechanical Engineering
  • BSc in Mechanical Engineering