Talks & Lectures
20 Nov 2019
Altorfer 501

Vehicle Automation: Energy and Environmental Impacts

Hugo Neu Corporation Sustainability Seminar Series

Attendance is free but seating is limited to 30 people, so please RSVP to Dr. Sarkar at [email protected]

Dr. Yeganeh Hayeri
Asst. Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology

Gasoline is the main source of energy used for surface transportation in the United States. Reducing fuel consumption in light-duty vehicles can significantly reduce the transportation sector’s impact on the environment. Implementation of emerging automated technologies in vehicles could result in fuel savings as well as health and environmental improvements. In this talk Dr. Hayeri will cover the effect of automated vehicle systems on fuel consumption and health and environmental savings using stochastic modeling. Dr. Hayeri will also provide a brief synopsis on vehicles automation and its projected advancement over the next decades.

Dr. Yeganeh Hayeri is an Assistant Professor in the School of Systems and Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology. She received her dual Ph.D. from the Departments of “Engineering and Public Policy” and “Civil and Environmental Engineering” at Carnegie Mellon University. Following her doctoral work, she joined the Department of Systems Engineering at University of Pennsylvania as a postdoctoral fellow. Prior to her doctoral work, she worked as a transportation engineer focusing on operation and planning projects. Dr. Hayeri received her M.Sc. from UC-Berkeley and her B.Sc. from University of Nebraska. She is an appointed member of the Transportation Research Board’s “Vehicle Highway Automation Committee”. She sits on highly technical reviewing panels including the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP). Dr. Hayeri’s research interests include behavioral modeling, optimization, human factors, socio-technical systems, risk analysis and mitigation, connectivity and automation, and impact analyses within the transportation domain. She has recently been elected and invited by the National Academies of Engineers (NAE) to attend the 2019 US Frontiers Symposium based on her research on driverless vehicles.

For more information, please contact Dr. Dibs Sarkar at [email protected] For those who are unable to attend in person, the seminar will be live webcast via Stevens WebCampus and Blackboard Collaborate.

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