Safe-D: Safety through Disruption

Faculty/Staff Interview

From Safe-D Student to Research Associate: Adam Novotny

Adam Novotny

Adam Novotny exemplifies how traditional education supplemented by hands-on work experience is the formula for success. Adam decided to come to Virginia Tech to pursue a doctorate in Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics after earning a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The College of New Jersey in 2018. He explains: “By the time I was graduating From Safe-D Student to Research Associate: Adam Novotny

Thinking Transportation podcast

Zac Doerzaph

Safe-D director Zac Doerzaph (VTTI) sat down with Greg Winfree, director of TTI, to talk about the nation’s mobility priorities and what university-based research can do to support them on the Thinking Transportation Podcast.

Driver safety at forefront of VTTI research on hard-braking and other hard acceleration maneuvers

Calculations cover the glass in Feng Guo's office

VTTI researchers are using advanced machine learning and statistical methods to examine key characteristics of high G-force events and their connection with crashes and develop machine-learning models that can help predict crashes from high G-force events in real-time.

Featured Safe-D Faculty Interview: Laura Higgins (TTI)

Safe-D student Alexandria Noble (VT/VTTI) interviewed Ms. Higgins about her experience with her Safe-D Projects as part of the Safe-D Student and Faculty Interview Chain. Read on to learn more about Ms. Higgins and her research!

Featured Safe-D Faculty Interview: Dr. Jeffrey Hickman (VTTI)

Dr. Jeffrey Hickman is a Safe-D faculty researcher at VTTU working on Safe-D Project 02-014: Formalizing Human-Machine Communication in the Context of Autonomous Vehicles. and Safe-D Project 03-036: Modeling Driver Responses During Automated Vehicle Failures. Safe-D Student Pasakorn Choterungruengkorn (TAMU) interviewed Dr. Hickman about Safe-D Project 02-014 and 03-036 as part of the Safe-D Student Featured Safe-D Faculty Interview: Dr. Jeffrey Hickman (VTTI)

Featured Safe-D Faculty Interview: Dr. Anthony McDonald (TAMU)

Dr. Anthony McDonald is a Safe-D faculty researcher at TAMU working on Safe-D Project 03-036: Modeling Driver Responses During Automated Vehicle Failures and Safe-D Project 04-098: Data Mining Twitter to Improve Automated Vehicle Safety. Safe-D Student Adam Novotny (VT/VTTI) interviewed Dr. McDonald about Safe-D Project 03-036 as part of the Safe-D Student and Faculty Interview Featured Safe-D Faculty Interview: Dr. Anthony McDonald (TAMU)