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PAVE announces launch of Academic Advisory Council

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April 28, 2020


WASHINGTON, DC – Partners for Automated Vehicle Education today announced the launch of its Academic Advisory Council, a panel of leading academicians who will help PAVE achieve its mission of promoting fact-based public discussion about automated vehicles.


The members of PAVE’s Academic Advisory Council are:


Chair: Dr. Jeffrey Michael, Johns Hopkins University Center for Injury Research and Policy

Dr. Madhur Behl, University of Virginia Link-Lab

Dr. Francesco Biondi, University of Windsor Human Systems Lab

Dan Chia, Singapore Institute of Technology

Dr. Kristie Chin, University of Texas at Austin Center for Transportation Research

Dr. Michael Clamann, University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center

Dr. Missy Cummings, Duke University Humans and Autonomy Lab

Dr. Johnathon Ehsani, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dr. Lily Elefteriadou, University of Florida Transportation Institute

Shane Gilroy, Institute of Technology Sligo School of Engineering and Design

Dr. Andrea Gold, University of Texas at Austin Center for Transportation Research

Dr. Nick Goodnight, Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne Department of Automotive and Diesel Technology

Dr. Jeff Hickman, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute Center for Truck and Bus Safety

Dr. Alain Kornhauser, Princeton University Department of Operations Research & Financial Engineering

Miriam Manary, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

Dr. Daniel McGehee, University of Iowa National Advanced Driving Simulator 

Dr. Michael Nees, Lafayette College Department of Psychology

Dr. Bradley Potteiger, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Dr. Raj Rajkumar, Carnegie Mellon University Mobility21 National University Transportation Center

Dr. Bryan Reimer, MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics AgeLab

Bryant Walker Smith, University of South Carolina School of Law


“PAVE’s academic partners have expertise in broad subject areas — from engineering to public health —  that are critical to building our transportation future,” said PAVE Executive Director Tara Andringa. “We are honored to be teaming with such an accomplished group of scholars whose guidance will help us to raise public understanding about AV technology and its potential benefits.”


The Academic Advisory Council will provide PAVE members with advice and recommendations on matters related to AV technology and its societal effects, and the academics will collaborate with PAVE members on tasks such as research, evaluation, and polling.


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