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Thu, Nov 21, 2019


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1:00pm
  Choices & Challenges: Self Driving Cars in Blacksburg and the New River Valley  
(Seminar/Conference)

1:00-2:00 pm Technical Plenary
@ Cascades at the Inn at Virginia Tech
Moderator:
Miguel Perez - VTTI
Discussants:
Chuck Green - Independent Consultant
Michael Avitabile - TORC
Charlie Klauer - VTTI
Andy Schaudt - VTTI
Tammy Trimble - VTTI

2:00-2:15 pm Coffee Break

2:15-3:30 pm Roundtable sessions
Data security, privacy, maps, and algorithms
@ Cascade A at the Inn at Virginia Tech
Janine Hiller - Finance, Insurance, and Business Law
Randy Marchany - Information Technology Security
Equity and social disparities
@ Cascade B at the Inn at Virginia Tech
Marcia Davitt - STS
Ellington Graves - Sociology

Regulation, liability, and governance
@ Drillfield at the Inn at Virginia Tech
Todd Schenk - School of Public and International Affairs
Thomas Skuzinski - Urban Affairs and Planning
Lee Vinsel - STS

3:30-3:45 pm Coffee Break

3:45-5:00 pm Roundtable sessions
Mobility and accessibility
@ Cascade A at the Inn at Virginia Tech
Barry Miller - The Biomechanics Helmet Lab

Infrastructure: transportation, pedestrians, and roads
@ Cascade B at the Inn at Virginia Tech
William Christopher - VTTI
Tracy McElroy - IIHCC DA

Values, culture, and choice
@ Drillfield at the Inn at Virginia Tech
Marcia Davitt - STS

1:00-5:00 pm Poster session
@ Lower Quad at the Inn at Virginia Tech

5:00-6:00 Dinner Break

6:00-8:00 pm Main Panel
@ Assembly Hall at the Inn at Virginia Tech
Moderator:
Lee Vinsel - STS
Panelist:
Ronald Arkin
Regents' Professor and Director of the Mobile Robot Laboratory at Georgia Tech. His research interests include behavior-based reactive control and action-oriented perception for mobile robots and unmanned aerial vehicles, robot survivability, human-robot interaction, robot ethics, and learning in autonomous systems.

Meredith Broussard
Data journalist and an assistant professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University. Her academic research
focuses on artificial intelligence in investigative reporting, with a particular interest in using data analysis for social good.

Giovanni Circella
The Director of the 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program at UC Davis, and a Senior Research Engineer at Georgia Tech. His research interests include emerging transportation services, autonomous vehicles, and policy analysis.

Tabitha Combs
Team members at NC State University's Institute for Transportation Research and Education. She has expertise in transport and land use planning, equity impacts of new mobility innovations, and transport planning in developing contexts, with a particular focus on social and environmental impacts of transport policies.

8:00-8:15 pm Break

8:15-9:00 pm Community dialogue
@ Assembly Hall at the Inn at Virginia Tech
Moderator:
Tracy McElroy - IIHCC DA
Wenwen Zhang - Urban Affairs and Planning

Sponsors:
Department of Science, Technology, and Society (STS), the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Intelligent Infrastructure for Human-Centered Communities Destination Area (IIHCC DA), SAFE-D UTC, Policy Strategic Growth Area.


Location: The Inn at Virginia Tech
Contact: Kuan-Hung Lo
E-Mail: khlo@vt.edu
   
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