Dr. Federico Vaca, MD, MPH
Dr. Federico Vaca will be leading the panel "Less-Discussed Areas of Safety Among Vulnerable Road Users: Implications for Emerging and Future Research." Dr. Vaca is a Professor and Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs in Yale School of Medicine's Department of Emergency Medicine and he holds a secondary appointment in the Yale Child Study Center. His research has focused on adolescent development and behaviors that influence the risk of motor vehicle crash morbidity and mortality as well as health disparities in injury and alcohol use disorders. https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/federico_vaca/
Dr. Sue Chrysler
Dr. Sue Chrysler is organizing and leading the panel "Using Driving Simulators to Examine User Interactions with Infrastructure Elements." Dr. Chysler is a human factors psychologist and senior research scientist at TTI in the Traffic Operations Group. She also serves as associate director of a National Safety University Transportation Center, Safe-D, which leverages disruptive technology to improve roadway safety. Sue’s areas of expertise include human factors, driving simulation, driver behavior, visual attention, traffic operations, visibility, and photometry. https://tti.tamu.edu/people/resume/?id=2032
Dr. Michael Knodler
Dr. Michael Knodler will lead the panel on "Infrastructure design for bicyclists and pedestrians." https://cee.umass.edu/faculty/michael-knodler
Mr. Neal Hawkins
Mr. Neal Hawkins will be leading the panel "Preparing Infrastructure for higher levels of vehicle autonomy (Road Markings, Traffic Signals, Weather, Work Zones with a focus on sharing data and systems to support our near term existing ADAS capabilities)." Mr. Hawkins has more than 25 years of experience in traffic engineering, operations, and safety. Complemetary to his roles at the Institute for Transportation, Mr. Hawkins also serves the unique role as the Iowa Department of Transportation’s traffic operations engineer, which is a committed funding stream for research support to the Office of Traffic Operations. https://intrans.iastate.edu/people/neal-hawkins/
Mr. Jason Williams
Mr. Jason Williams will be leading the panel "Using VR Headsets for Road Safety Simulation Research." Mr. Williams is a Team Lead with the Highway Driving Simulator at Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center.
Dr. Gregory Shill
Dr. Gregory Shill will be leading a panel on transportation law and policy. Dr. Shill is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Iowa College of Law. He teaches business law courses, including Contracts, Business Associations, and Corporate Governance & Control, and his scholarship focuses on corporate law, securities regulation, and law and mobility. His work is forthcoming or has been published in the NYU Law Review, the UCLA Law Review, the Tulane Law Review, the Harvard International Law Journal, and the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, and has been cited by courts, scholars, and practitioners. https://law.uiowa.edu/gregory-shill
Dr. Fabrizio D'Amico
Dr. Fabrizio D'Amico will lead a panel on using simulators in driving research. Dr. Amico is a Doctor of Engineering at Università Degli Studi Roma Tre.