Panel Organizers

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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. 

Scientific Review Committee

  • Osama Abaza, University of Alaska
  • Liva Abele, Technical University of Denmark
  • Mukti Advani, CSIR-Central Road Research Institute
  • Shubham Agrawal, Purdue University
  • Samira Ahangari, Morgan State University
  • Irfan Ahmed, University of Wyoming
  • Mohamed Ahmed, University of Wyoming
  • Wael Alhajyaseen, Qatar University
  • Yasir Ali, University of Queensland Australia
  • Priyanka Alluri, Florida International University
  • Ibrahim Alsghan, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
  • Constantinos Antoniou, Technical University of Munich
  • Philip Appiah-Kubi, University of Dayton
  • Jean-Michel Auberlet, French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks
  • Stephen Baek, University of Iowa
  • Ranja Bandyopadhyaya, National Institute of Technology, Patna
  • Francesco Bella, Università Roma Tre
  • Luca Bianchini Ciampoli, Università Roma Tre
  • Avinoam Borowsky, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • Alexander Brown, Lafayette College
  • Timothy Brown, University of Iowa
  • Anuj Budhkar, Indian Institute of Technology
  • Marcin Budzynski, Gdańsk University of Technology
  • Christine Buisson, French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks
  • Beau Burdett, University of Wisconsin
  • Salvatore Cafiso, University of Catania
  • Alessandro Calvi, Università Roma Tre
  • Francisco Javier Camacho Torregrosa, Polytechnic University of Valencia
  • Cher Carney, University of Iowa
  • Oliver Carsten, University of Leeds
  • Viola Cavallo, French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks
  • Neelima Chakrabarty, CSIR-Central Road Research Institute
  • Meghna Chakraborty, Michigan State University
  • Ravi Sekhar Chalumuri, CSIR-Central Road Research Institute
  • Satish Chandra, CSIR-Central Road Research Institute
  • Anna Charly, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  • Tzu-Ying Chen, National Chi Nan University
  • Madhav Chitturi, University of Wisconsin
  • Tushar Choudhari, Indian Institute of Technology
  • Eleni Christofa, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Yishih Chung, National Chiao Tung University
  • Boris Claros, University of Wisconsin
  • Sherrilene Classen, University of Florida
  • Benjamin Colucci, Universidad de Puerto Rico
  • Antonio Couto, University of Porto
  • Carmelo D'Agostino, Lund University
  • Fabrizio D'Amico, Università Roma Tre
  • Haggai Davis, Louisiana State University
  • Mariarosaria De Blasiis, Università Roma Tre
  • Dick de Waard, University of Groningen
  • Shuchisnigdha Deb, Mississippi State University
  • Dr. Ashim Debnath, Deakin University
  • Aikaterini Deliali, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Juan F. Dols, Polytechnic University of Valencia
  • Eric Donnell, Penn State University
  • Marco Dozza, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Deogratias Eustace, University of Dayton
  • Paolo Fadda, University of Cagliari 
  • Fatemeh Fakhrmoosavi, Michigan State University
  • Gianfranco Fancello, University of Cagliari 
  • Haneen Farah, Delft University of Technology
  • Chiara Ferrante, Università Roma Tre
  • Sara Ferreira, University of Porto
  • Alberto Figueroa-Medina, Universidad de Puerto Rico
  • Sonja Forward, Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute
  • Elisabete Freitas, University of Minho
  • Francesco Galante, University of Naples Federico II
  • Behnoush Garshasebi, University of Illinois
  • John Gaspar, University of Iowa
  • Massimiliano Gastaldi, University of Padova
  • Timothy Gates, Michigan State University
  • Sherif Gaweesh, University of Wyoming
  • Vikash Gayah, Penn State University
  • Gregorio Gecchele, University of Padova
  • Ali Ghasemzadeh, University of Wyoming
  • Amrita Goswamy, Iowa State University
  • Marie-Axelle Granié, French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks
  • Eric Green, University of Kentucky
  • Feng Guo, Virginia Tech 
  • Yuntao Guo, Purdue University
  • Farshidreza Haghighi, Babol Noshirvani University of Technology
  • Shalom Hakkert, Israel Institute of Technology
  • Thomas Hall, Purdue University
  • Cara Hamann, University of Iowa
  • Md Mazharul Haque, Queensland University of Technology
  • Samiul Hasan, University of Central Florida
  • Fadratul Hafinaz Hassan, Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • Rainer Höger, Leuphana University of Lüneburg
  • Larry Huang, University of Iowa
  • David Hurwitz, Oregon State University
  • Qinaat Hussain, Hasselt University
  • Gary Huttmann, Metroplan Orlando
  • Hisham Jashami, Oregon State University
  • Mansoureh Jeihani, Morgan State University
  • Jacqueline Jenkins, Cleveland State University
  • Heejin Jeong, University of Michigan
  • Manoj Jha, MKJha Consulting
  • Yuanyuan Jiang, California State University San Marcos
  • Cecilia Kadeha, Florida International University
  • Min-Wook Kang, University of South Alabama
  • Atefeh Katrahmani, Western New England University
  • Mohammadreza Kavianipour, Michigan State University
  • Mariusz Kiec, Cracow University of Technology
  • Sehwan Kim, Ohio State University
  • Angela Kitali, Florida International University
  • Michael Knodler, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Alexandra Kondyli, University of Kansas
  • Armira Kontaxi, National Technical University of Athens
  • Paul Kornyoh, Louisiana State University
  • Abdullah Kurkcu, New York University
  • Wojciech Kustra, Gdańsk University of Technology
  • Francesca La Torre, University of Florence
  • Timo Lajunen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Ana Larocca, University of São Paulo
  • Chris Lee, University of Windsor
  • Hoe Lee, Curtin University
  • Jaeyoung Lee, University of Central Florida
  • John Lee, University of Wisconsin
  • Yi-Ching Lee, George Mason University
  • Maosheng Li, Chicago State University
  • Qingkun Li, Tsinghua University
  • Xinyu Liang, Harbin Institute of Technology
  • Chenhui Liu, National Research Council
  • Cristhian Lizarazo, Purdue University
  • David Llopis Castelló, Technical University of Valencia
  • Carlos Llorca, Technical University of Munich
  • António Lobo, University of Porto
  • Tomasz Mackun, Gdańsk University of Technology
  • Avijit Maji, Indian Institute of Technology
  • Dawn Marshall, University of Iowa
  • Jaqueline Masaki, Florida State University
  • Rui Matos, Polythecnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal
  • Akhilesh K. Maurya, Indian Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Arpan Mehar, National Institute of Technology, Warangal
  • Gary Milavetz, University of Iowa
  • Mette Møller, Technical University of Denmark
  • Chris Monsere, Portland State University
  • Ana Moreno, Technical University of Munich
  • Morgan Morris, University of Central Florida
  • Seyedeh Maryam Mousav, Texas A&M University
  • Mohammad Amin Nabian, University of Illinois
  • Eftihia Nathanail, University of Thessaly
  • Dan Negrut, University of Wisconsin
  • David Noyce, University of Wisconsi
  • Eilzabeth  O'Neal, University of Iowa
  • Tal Oron-Gilad, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • Osama Osman, Virginia Tech 
  • Eleonora Papadimitriou, Delft University of Technology
  • Panagiotis Papantoniou, National Technical University of Athens
  • Sung Park, Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration
  • Dimosthenis Pavlou, National Technical University of Athens
  • Praveena Penmetsa, University of Alabama
  • Ali Pirdavani, Hasselt University
  • Anuj Pradhan, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Panos Prevedouros, University of Hawai'i
  • Md Hasibur Rahman, University of Central Florida
  • Rezaur Rahman, University of Central Florida
  • Rahul Raoniar, Indian Institute of Technology
  • Bryan Reimer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
  • Michelle Reyes, University of Iowa
  • Adel Rezaei Tarahomi, Iowa State University
  • Richard Romano, University of Leeds
  • Mario Romero, Purdue University
  • Veerle Ross, Hasselt University
  • Riccardo Rossi, University of Padova
  • Evarist Ruhazwe, Florida State University
  • Brendan Russo, Northern Arizona University
  • Alyssa Ryan, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Chris Schwarz, University of Iowa
  • Radu Serban, University of Wisconsin
  • Dhwani Shah, University of Windsor
  • Anshuman Sharma, University of Queensland
  • Neha Sharma, Warwick Research Services
  • Abbas Sheykhfard, Babol Noshirvani University of Technology
  • Gregory Shill, University of Iowa
  • David Shinar, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • Virginia Sisiopiku, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Edward Smaglik, Northern Arizona University
  • Albert Solernou, University of Leeds
  • Ignacio Solís-Marcos, Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute
  • Emanuel Sousa, Center for Computer Graphics
  • Steven Spears, University of Iowa
  • Raghavan Srinivasan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Lesley Strawderman, Michigan State University
  • Xiaoduan Sun, University of Louisiana
  • Mariaelena Tagliabue, University of Padova
  • Hagai Tapiro, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • Fabio Tosti, University of West London
  • Divera Twisk, Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety - Queensland
  • Didier Valdes, Universidad de Puerto Rico
  • Dario Vangi, University of Florence
  • Silvia Varotto, SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research
  • Ming-Heng Wang, Taiwan Police College
  • Zhenyu Wang, Old Dominion University
  • Fred Wegman, Delft University of Technology
  • James Wersal, University of Florida
  • Vasantha Wickramasinghe, University of Peradeniya
  • Duminda Wijesekera, George Mason University
  • Richard Wilkie, University of Leeds
  • Kun-Feng Wu, National Chiao Tung University
  • Yina Wu, University of Central Florida
  • Kun Xie, University of Canterbury
  • Chuan Xu, Southwest Jiaotong University
  • David Yang, AAA Foundation
  • Di Yang, New York University
  • Guangchuan Yang, University of Wyoming
  • Hong Yang, Old Dominion University
  • George Yannis, National Technical University of Athens
  • Chaitanya Yavvari, George Mason University
  • Kristie Young, Monash University
  • Lishengsa Yue, University of Central Florida
  • Binya Zhang, University of Maryland
  • Wei Zhang, US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration
  • Zuduo Zheng, University of Queensland
  • Apostolos Ziakopoulos, National Technical University of Athens
  • Fan Zuo, New York University

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