BSc (Kin) , 2010
Linh works as the ergonomist and Human Machine Interface (HMI) specialist in Jaguar Land Rover’s research division (located in the United Kingdom), where she designs and evaluates the interfaces for cutting edge technologies. She works with a large team of engineers to design new technologies that may be implemented in future cars, ensuring that human factors and user experience are incorporated in the design process.
After Linh graduated with a B. Sc. in Biomedical Physiology from SFU, her biggest challenge was finding an ergonomic job in Vancouver, a job that was a perfect blend of her interests in people, science and design. She moved to Calgary to pursue a career in the field and two years later, to England. Throughout her career, she has had to take a lot of risks by moving (she has moved over six times in the last five years, two of those moves were overseas).
It was worth it, though; she is now responsible for the HMI for the future of Jaguar Land Rover's intelligent vehicles – the self-learning car research project, the vision video of which was released to the public in 2014.
In June 2015, Linh appeared on BBC Click to demonstrate the Self Learning Car (Click is BBC's flagship technology programme which has an estimated global audience of 300 million). Not only is Linh living her dream job, she is also successful in what she does.
In her spare time, Linh loves to stay active and being outdoors. She also loves to travel and runs her own food blog at linhskitchen.com.
More about BBC Click programme here: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33134306
Submitted by: Sabrina Azaria