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Azim Eskandarian
Editor in Chief
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
United States
Dr. Azim Eskandarian (Fellow of ASME) is a Professor and Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Virginia Tech since August 2015. Prior to that, he was a Professor of Engineering and Applied Science at The George Washington University (GWU) and the founding Director of the Center for Intelligent Systems Research (1996-2015), the director of the ?Transportation Safety and Security? University Area of Excellence (2002-2015), and the co-founder of the National Crash Analysis Center (1992) and its Director (1998-2002 & 5/2013-7/2015). Earlier, he was an Assistant Professor at Pennsylvania State University, York, PA (1989-92) and worked as an engineer/project manager in industry (1983-89.) He has 30 years of experience in dynamics and control, intelligent systems, and applied mechanics, with applications in intelligent vehicles, vehicle dynamics and control, automotive safety, neuro-engineering, and robotics. He received his BS (1982), MS (1983), and D.Sc. (1991) in Mechanical Engineering from GWU, Virginia Tech, and GWU, respectively. He is the Chief Editor and co-author of the Handbook of Intelligent Vehicles, 3 other edited volumes and author/co-author of over 150 papers, 1 book, 7 book chapters, and 1 Patent.
Research Interests
1. Intelligent and Autonomous Vehicles 2. Vehicle Dynamics and Control 3. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems 4. Collision Avoidance