Selina Pan is a Senior Research Scientist at Toyota Research Institute, where she works on control, planning, and human-vehicle interaction for self-driving car systems. Prior to joining Toyota, she was a research scientist at Ford Research & Innovation Center. She was a postdoctoral researcher in the Dynamic Design Laboratory at Stanford University, where her research focused on ethics, driver adaptation, model predictive control, and integrated path planning and path tracking in autonomous vehicles. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley in 2009 and 2014, respectively, in mechanical engineering, researching nonlinear adaptive sliding control applied to automotive engines. While at Berkeley, she also taught as an adjunct lecturer at California Maritime Academy. She received her B.S.E. in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan in 2008. At Toyota Research Institute, she is a founding member and served as the first chair of the womens Employee Resource Group. She is currently serving a second term as the Industry Liaison Officer on the ASME DSCD Automotive & Transportation Systems Technical Committee.
1. Vehicle dynamics and control 2. Driver assistance systems 3. Autonomous vehicles 4. Automatic control / intelligent transportation systems