Research Affiliates

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Andrew Alden
Mr. Alden is a senior research associate at VTTI and currently leads VTTI’s Eco-Transportation and Alternative Technologies group. He has practiced in the fields of transportation safety technology, intelligent transportation systems, pedestrian/cyclist safety, and bus routing and schedule optimization.
Address: 3500 Transportation Research Plaza
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Phone: 540-231-1526
Fax: 540-231-1550
Email: aalden@vtti.vt.edu
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Lauren Davis
Dr. Davis is an associate professor in the department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at N.C. A&T State University. Her research interests are in stochastic modeling of supply chain systems, with a focus on models for quantifying the value of information.
Address: 1601 East Market Street
404 McNair Hall
Greensboro, NC 27411
Phone: 336-285-3724
Fax: 336-334-7729
website: http://lbdavisresearch.ncat.edu
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Kevin Grove
Mr. Grove is a Research Associate in the Center for Truck and Bus Safety at VTTI. He served as the project manager for a large-scale naturalistic evaluation of automated collision avoidance technologies and is now testing the next generation of collision avoidance systems. He also evaluates interfaces for light and heavy vehicles.
Address: 3500 Transportation Research Plaza
Blacks burg, VA 24060
Phone: 540-231-1071 Fax: 540-231-1555
Email: kgrove@vtti.vt.edu
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Mary Lind
Dr. Lind is a retired professor in the Department of Management at N.C. A&T State University. Her research interests are in the areas of innovation, computer mediated communication channels, and the impact of technology on performance. She has over 40 journal publications in management and information systems journals.
Address: 1601 E. Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411
Phone: 336-285-3403 Fax: 336-464-2328
Email: lindm@ncat.edu
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Myounghoon Jeon
Dr. Jeon is an associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech. He conducts research on human-computer interaction and human-robot interaction. His research in the automotive domain includes in-vehicle auditory displays, intelligent agents and affective interfaces. 
Address: 1185 Perry St.
Blacksburg VA 24061
Phone: 540-231-3510
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Andrew Miller
Mr. Miller is a research associate in the Center for Truck and Bus Safety at VTTI. Mr. Miller assists in research and outreach efforts designed to enhance safety for all commercial motor vehicle drivers through a focus on health and wellness or in human factors testing of advanced systems.
Address: 3500 Transportation Research Plaza
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Phone: 540-231-1095 Fax: 540-231-1555
Email: amiller@vtti.vt.edu
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Sirish Namalae
Dr. Namalae is an assistant professor of aerospace engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. His research interests are in the area of composites and computational modeling of complex systems with applications in materials engineering and transportation.
Address: 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Phone: 386-226-6445 Fax: 386-226-6747
Email: Namilaes@erau.edu
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Justin Owens
Dr. Owens is a senior researcher at VTTI. In his current position, he examines how drivers interact with technology, vehicles, other road users, and the surrounding roadway environment, with the overarching goal of making roadways safer. His research focus is on improving safety for vulnerable road users.
Address: 3500 Transportation Research Plaza
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Phone:540-231-1010 Fax: 540-231-9560
Email: jowens@vtti.vt.edu  
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Hyoshin Park
Dr. Hyoshin (John) Park is an assistant professor specializing in transportation at N.C. A&T State University. Dr. Park ’s research expertise lies in decision making under uncertainty into transportation system analytics and network modeling. His current research interest covers several multidisciplinary areas in Transportation Engineering; including technologies in road-side sensors, emergency response, safety; focusing on operational learning in stochastic, and dynamic systems; and developing Artificial intelligence (AI)-based decision tools. His AI algorithms have been applied to emergency response systems in Bluetooth sensor deployment in I-95 Corridor Coalition, Maryland Coordinated Highways Action Response Team (CHART), NASA JPL-Caltech Robots, and connected vehicle traffic signal operations. 
Address: 1601 E. Market Street
Fort Interdisciplinary Research Center 303
Greensboro NC 27411
Phone:
336-285-2763
Email:
hpark1@ncat.edu
Rafael Patrick 
Rafael Patrick
Dr. Patrick is a research assistant professor within the Grado Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech associated with the Human Factors and Ergonomics group. His research interest falls within the midpoint of cognitive psychology and systems engineering specializing in human-machine system performance within complex environments.
Address: 516 Whittemore Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: 540-231-2788
Fax: 540-231-3322
Email: RNCP@vt.edu 
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Xiuli (Shelly) Qu
Dr. Qu is an associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at N.C. A&T State University . Her research interests focuses on the applications of optimization and systems engineering tools in complex systems, such as emergency response systems.
Address: 1601 E. Market Street
424 McNair Hall 
Greensboro, NC 27411
Phone: 336-285-3733 Fax: 336-334-7729
Email: xqu@ncat.edu
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Ryoichi Sakano
Dr. Sakano is an associate professor at N.C. A&T State University. His research areas include travel demand analysis, congestion pricing, paratransit demand, and system analysis, public transit efficiency, and productivity, and airline scheduling. He has published in many peer reviewed journals including Transportation Research Part A, Transportation Research Part E, Transportation Research Record, and Transport Policy .
Address: 1601 E. Market Street
120 Merrick Hall 
Greensboro, NC 27411
Phone: 336-285-3355
Fax: 336-256-2055 (Prefers to receive scanned documents.)
Email: sakanory@ncat.edu
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Younho Seong
Dr. Seong is an associate professor of Industrial Systems Engineering at N.C. A&T State University. His series of work on human judgment and decision-making with and trust in autonomous decision aids has been widely cited by the human cognition community as a way to improve human performance by making decision aids “more transparent.”
Address: 1601 E. Market Street
422-A McNair Hall 
Greensboro, NC 27411
Phone: 336-285-3734
Email: yseong@ncat.edu 
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Sun Yi
Dr. Yi is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at N.C. A&T State University. His research interests include the development of methods for analysis and control algorithms of dynamic systems. He has managed research projects in various areas including networked autonomous vehicle systems and adaptive control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).
Address: 1601 E. Market Street
604 McNair Hall
Greensboro, NC 27411
Phone: 336-285-3753 Fax: 336-334-7417
Email: syi@ncat.edu
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Shengbin Wang
Dr. Wang is an assistant professor of Supply Chain Management at N.C. A&T State University. His primary research interests lie in vehicle routing problems, supply chain operations modeling, and algorithm design. His publications appear in journals such as the International Journal of Production Research and Journal of Information Systems.
Address: 1601 E. Market Street
116 Merrick Hall 
Greensboro, NC 27411
Phone: 336-285-3350 Fax: 336-256-2275
Email: swang@ncat.edu
Scott Winter
Scott R. Winter
Dr. Winter is an assistant professor of Graduate Studies in the School of Graduate Studies, College of Aviation at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach. His research interests are in the areas of human factors, automation, trust, aviation, and transportation.
Address:
 1 Aerospace Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Phone: 
386-226-6491
Email:
 scott.winter@erau.edu