Malte RistoMalte was born and raised in Kassel, a beautiful city in the heart of Germany. In 2005 he decided to study the applications of cognitive psychology on technical domains at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. In 2010 he earned his Masters degree by studying factors that can influence trust in Wikipedia. After graduation he changed faculties to start as a PhD candidate at the Center for Transportation Studies (CTS). The next four years Malte will study human factors aspects and acceptance of the Human-Machine-Interface that is being developed in the “Connected Cruise Control” project.



Room: Horst - Buitenhorst room 109
Phone: +31 (0) 53 - 489 4004
Phone secretary: +31 (0) 53 - 489 4322

Position: PhD Candidate


2009 Internship, TNO Human Factors


2009 – 2010

MSc. Psychology – Cognition, Media & Ergonomics, University of Twente

Thesis: Factors influencing trust in Wikipedia: An eye tracking approach

2005 – 2009

BSc. Psychology – Cognition, Media & Ergonomics, University of Twente

Thesis: Scientific User Interface Testing (SUIT): Exploring learning effects and Fitts’ law



•Interface Design


•Situational Awareness

•Mental Model




Risto, M. & Martens, M. H. (2013). Time and Space: The difference between following time headway and distance headway instructions. Transp. res. - Part F, (ISSN 1369-8478), 17, 45-51.

Risto, M. & Martens, M. H. (2013). Factors influencing compliance to tactical driver advice: an assessment using a think-aloud protocol. In Proceedings of the 16th International IEEE Annual Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), The Hague, 6-9 October 2013. (pp. 1923-1928). Den Haag: IEEE.

Risto, M. & Martens, Marieke H. (2013). Assessing driver’s ability to estimate compliance rates to in-car, advisory driver support. EUR TRANSP RES REV, (ISSN 1867-0717), 5, 1-8.


Risto, M. & Martens, M. H. (2012). The social dilemma of traffic flow improvement: using the example of Connected Cruise Control. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology, 29-31 August 2012, Groningen.


Martens, M. H., Risto, M. & Wilschut, E. (2011). Connected Cruise Control: Driver response to the advisory system. In Congres Proceedings of the 8th international Automotive Congress. International Congress on Future Powertrains and Smart Mobility, 16-17 May 2011, Eindhoven, the Netherlands (pp. 135-139).

  Risto, M. & Martens, M. H. (2011). Assessing drivers ability to carry out headway advice in motorway car driving. In nb (Ed.), Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 55th Annual Meeting, 19-23 September 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. (pp. 1933-1937). St. Louis: Mira Digital Publishing (ISBN 978-0-945289-39-5).

  Risto, M. & Martens, M. H. (2011). Early user participation in the identification of use case scenarios for 'Connected cruise control'. (on DVD). In ITS (Ed.), 8th European Congress and exhibition on Intelligent Transport Systems and Services. Lyon, 6-9 June, 2011

(pp. 1-9). Lyon: ITS.


Risto, M., Martens, M. H. & Wilschut, E. (2010). Introduction to the connected cruise control and related human factors considerations. 23-24 november, Delft. In T.P. Alkim & T. Arentze e.a. (Eds.), 11th Trail Congress Connecting People - Integrating Expertise, 23 and 24 November 2010. (on CD-rom). Delft: TRAIL (ISBN 978-90-5584-139-4).


Risto, M. Brouwer, A-M. & van Erp, J.B.F. (2009), EEG markers of target fixation in a natural search task. Presented at NVP Winter Conference on Cognition, Brian and Behavior of the Dutch Psychonomic Society, Egmond aan Zee, 2009