Alex Noble is a Safe-D student currently pursuing her Ph.D in Industrial and Systems Engineering at VT. She was the lead researcher working on Safe-D Project 01-004: Driver Training for Automated Vehicle Technology. Read her Safe-D Student interview, conducted by Abhishek Nayak (TAMU), below! Continue reading
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 and Faculty Interview Chain. Read on to learn more about Dr. Hickman and his research! Continue reading
Alex Noble (VT) was recently recognized by the Virginia Tech Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering as the 2020 Outstanding Doctoral Student of the Year! Continue reading
Fueled by the inevitable changes in our transportation system, the Safety through Disruption (Safe-D) University Transportation Center (UTC) endeavors to maximize the potential safety benefits of disruptive technologies through targeted research that addresses the most pressing transportation safety questions. With the outstanding leadership of the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute in a mentoring collaboration with the new transportation research group at San Diego State University, a Hispanic-serving institute known for educating the transportation workforce, our geographically balanced consortium encompasses the largest collection of transportation safety researchers in the nation and provides unparalleled expertise, facilities, and resources to conduct impactful research towards our long-term vision. The Safe-D Center will focus its efforts in three key areas: (1) cutting-edge research by leading transportation safety experts and their students; (2) education and workforce development with programs for all levels from grade school through college to continuing education for professionals; and (3) fully supported technology transfer including practitioner training partnerships, social networking, commercialization, and intellectual property management.
The mission of Safe-D is to proactively promote safety through a data-driven collaboration among the nation’s brightest researchers.
The vision of Safe-D is a nation with a systemically safe transportation system.
The Safe-D consortium was assembled by the Director, Dr. Zachary Doerzaph, with the expressed intent to make significant progress toward a nation with systemically safe travel through research, education and workforce development, and technology transfer efforts.