Safe-D: Safety through Disruption

Month: August 2022

Camp BUILD Visits TTI to Explore Engineering Careers

Photo of a group of students posting by the TTI building sign

The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) hosted two groups of campers on June 23 and 30 from Texas A&M University’s Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Camp BUILD. TTI Senior Research Engineer Melisa Finley and Associate Research Engineer Debbie Albert organized the sessions with support from Texas A&M students and volunteers.

Zac Doerzaph speaks at Distracted Driving Summit

Zac Doerzaph

Safe-D director Zac Doerzaph wrapped up DRIVE SMART Virginia‘s 9th Annual Distracted Driving Summit with some great information on what is coming next in traffic safety: “Naturalistic driving data will be even more important in the future.”

Eric Glenn awarded the Virginia Tech Principles of Community Individual Recent Award

Eric Glenn

Safe-D program manager Eric Glenn was honored with the Virginia Tech Presidential Principles of Community Award for his work establishing the VTTI’s Road to Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (RIDE) Committee.

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute researchers to deploy smart work zone in Wise, Virginia

Daniel Burdisso and Will Vaughan

Designed to protect roadside workers and motorists, the work zone system creates a boundary and alerts workers when they approach its edge, keeping them safe from potential hazards.

Alexandria Rossi-Alvarez named University Transportation Center Student of the Year

Alexandria Rossi-Alvarez

Alexandria “Alli” Rossi-Alvarez, a doctoral student in the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech conducting research at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), has been named a University Transportation Center (UTC) Student of the Year. She is a primary investigator on the Safe-D project Allusion 2.

Driving Forces: Erem Memisyazici

Erem Memisyazici

Erem Memisyazici brought a wealth of knowledge to his position as a senior research specialist in VTTI’s Division of Vehicle, Driver, & System Safety due to his 10 years of data reduction experience. In his current role, Erem is involved in data collection on various studies, both on the Virginia Smart Roads and in Northern Virginia. He provides assistance Driving Forces: Erem Memisyazici