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Project Title: Review of USDOT Report on Connected Vehicle Initiative Communications Systems Deployment

PIN: TRB-SASP-14-03        

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
Transportation Research Board

Sub Unit: Studies and Special Programs Division
Computer Science & Telecommuncations Board DEPS


Huey, Beverly

Subject/Focus Area:  Computers and Information Technology; Transportation and Infrastructure

Committee Membership
Date Posted:   11/21/2014

Dr. Dennis F. Wilkie - (Chair)
Ford Motor Company (Retired) [Retired]

Dennis F. Wilkie, NAE, retired as Corporate Vice President and Chief of Staff for the Integrated Electronic Systems Sector at Motorola, Inc. in 2002. He joined Motorola ,Inc. in 1996 after retiring from the Ford Motor Company. During the years at Motorola he was involved in automotive electronic systems, energy systems, and embedded electronic control systems management. He retired from the Ford Motor Company in 1996 as Corporate Vice President for Business Development. He worked at Ford for 28 years, and his work involved the application of control theory and systems engineering to automobiles and the field of transportation. He worked on automotive electronic systems issues as well as infrastructure issues, such as automated highways, automated transportation systems, and ITS. In recent years, he has focused on the utilization of electronics and wireless technology to bring new levels of convenience, safety, and information to the vehicle. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2000 and is a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Wayne State University, a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, and an M.S. in management (Sloan Fellow) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. David E. Borth
Motorola, Inc. [Retired]

David E. Borth, NAE, an expert on wireless communications, with insight into both national security and commercial needs, is an independent consultant. Prior to his retirement in 2013, he was corporate vice president and director of the Communications Research Laboratories of Motorola, Inc., a part of the company’s research arm, Motorola Labs. Borth joined Motorola in 1980 as a member of the Systems Research Laboratory in corporate research and development in Schaumburg, Illinois. As a member of that organization, he conducted research on digital modulation techniques, adaptive digital signal processing methods applied to communication systems, and personal communication systems including both cellular and PCS systems. He has contributed to Motorola’s implementations of the GSM, TDMA (IS-54/IS-136), and CDMA (IS-95) digital cellular systems. Previously, he was a member of the technical staff of the systems division of Watkins-Johnson Company and an assistant professor in the School of Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology. Borth is a member of Motorola’s Science Advisory Board Associates and has been elected a Dan Noble Fellow, Motorola’s highest honorary technical award. He has been issued 31 patents and has authored or coauthored chapters of five books in addition to 25 publications. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Illinois Electrical and Computer Engineering Alumni Association and was elected a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for his contributions to the design and development of wireless telecommunication systems. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Illinois. Borth was a member of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board from 2000 to 2003. He also served on the CSTB committee that produced the report Information Technology for Counter-Terrorism: Immediate Action and Future Possibilities. Borth received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Ms. Socorro A. Briseno
California Department of Transportation

Socorro (Coco) Briseno started her career at Caltrans in 1990 and is currently the Chief of the Division of Research, Innovation and System Information. This position includes responsibility for the Caltrans research program as well as management of the transportation information required to support the State’s public road system decision making needs. During her time with Caltrans, Briseno has worked in many capacities including Chief of Staff and working at the City of West Sacramento, the California Transportation Commission, and the Divisions of Traffic Operations and Planning. Previous positions she has held at CalTrans range from associate transportation planner, rail transportation associate, senior transportation planner, to supervising transportation planner. She graduated with a B.A. degree in organizational leadership from Chapman University in 2000.

Mr. Collin Castle
Michigan Department of Transportation

Collin Castle, a professional engineer, has worked in the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Program Office for the past 8 years. He currently serves as the Connected Vehicle Technical Manager with the Michigan DOT, focusing on initiatives related to Connected Vehicle Infrastructure Design and Deployment, and Connected Vehicle data use for agency applications. This includes the analysis of the impacts of Connected Vehicle infrastructure and applications on safety, mobility and the environment. He is currently managing a number of MDOT Initiatives including the Truck Parking Information and Management System (TPIMS), Connected Vehicle Data Use Analysis and Processing (DUAP) Project, Vehicle Based Information Data Acquisition System (VIDAS), Cost and Benefit Analysis of MDOT ITS Deployments and Weather Responsive Traveler Information (WxTINFO) System. For the first 5 years at MDOT, he was involved in the Statewide Regional ITS Architecture Development and Conformance, ITS Specifications & Design Standards, and Construction Plan review and approval, ITS Laboratory testing and project development. Included in this work were a number of initiatives where he served in a project management role including the MDOT North and Superior Region Road Weather Information System (RWIS) Design-Build project, the Statewide Real-time Probe Data and Statewide ITS Program Office Support Contracts. His work also includes assisting with coordination of research efforts related to automated vehicles and their potential impact on a road operating agency. This includes support of research/testing efforts by multiple Universities, Consultants and industry on the needs of automated vehicles from a traditional transportation infrastructure and technology perspective. He has served in a stakeholder/advisory capacity on a number of initiatives and research activities including the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Weather Data Environment (WxDE), Guidelines for Evaluating the Accuracy of Travel Time and Speed Data - Pooled Fund Study (TPF-5(200)), and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Connected Vehicle Footprint Analysis. He was also involved in the planning efforts for the 2014 ITS World Congress held in Detroit, MI including the Traffic Management Center (TMC) of the Future and the Belle Isle Technology Demonstrations. Mr. Castle is a graduate of Michigan State University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering with a focus on Transportation, and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan. He is a recipient of the 2014 ITS World Congress – Best Paper Award (Americas) for the I-94 Truck Parking Information and Management System (TPIMS) Project, and the State of Michigan 2014 Good Government Symbol of Excellence and Leadership Coin for leadership in developing innovations in the field of ITS and Connected Vehicle research. He was also a nominee for the 2013 AASHTO Transportation Vanguard Award.

Mr. Joseph D. Hersey, Jr.
JoeCel Enginering and Consulting, LLC, RTCM

Joseph D. Hersey, Jr., has a consultancy, JoeCel Engineering and Consulting, LLC, that provides contract engineering support work in telecommunications and navigation standards development and review, radio frequency spectrum management and spectrum studies. He is a professional engineer with a focus in radio spectrum and maritime telecommunications, and serves as Secretary for the U.S. National Committee Technical Advisory Group to International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Technical Committee 80, Maritime Radiocommunications and Navigation Equipment. Hersey served in the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) from 1975 through 2013, in positions of increasing responsibility. He was chief of the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Policy Division of USCG; USCG representative to the National Telecommunication and Information Administration’s (NTIA’s) spectrum broadband reallocation Plans and Policy Steering Group (PPSG); agency vice chairman of NTIA’s Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee (IRAC) (which assists the Assistant Secretary in assigning frequencies to U.S. government radio stations and in developing and executing policies); member of the international technical team which developed shipborne automatic identification system (AIS) now in widespread use and documented in ITU and IEC technical standards; managed a cutter radar installation team; specified and procured small boat radar; developed/coordinated numerous technical input papers to and represented the United States at International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) communications subcommittees, International Telecommunications Union Study Groups and World Radio Conferences; developed and implemented Global Maritime Distress & Safety System through IMO/ITU and within the United States and developed its initial modernization; authored radar propagation studies; and developed dGPS transmitter frequency selection software based upon ground wave propagation prediction and receiver frequency dependent rejection. He had previously provided USDOT with input on spectrum operations. Hersey earned M.S. and B.S. degrees in engineering from Brown University.

Dr. John B. Kenney
Toyota Info Technology Center (ITC)

John B. Kenney, principal researcher at the Toyota InfoTechnology Center (ITC) USA, is the lead for the vehicle communication research group. He has recently participated in the V2V-Interoperability (2010-present), V2V-Communication Security (2010-2012), VSC-Applications (2007-2009) projects and represents Toyota in organizations responsible for specifying DSRC standards, including the IEEE 802.11 Working Group (WG), the IEEE 1609 WG, the SAE DSRC Technical Committee (TC), and the ETSI TC ITS. He also serves as a liaison between the IEEE 1609 WG and the VSC consortium. He has served as Secretary of the SAE DSRC TC since 2010 and serves on the ETSI TC ITS Specialist Task Force on Cross-Layer Decentralized Congestion Control (STF469, August 2013-August 2015). On behalf of the VSC consortium, he drafted an analysis of the relevance of the IEEE standards (802.11p and 1609.x) for USDOT’s consideration in assessing a potential V2V rulemaking. Dr. Kenney has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communication Technology (November 2013), and has provided spectrum sharing briefings to members of Congress and their staffs, the staffs of the FCC Commissioners, the FCC Office of Engineering Technology, and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. He has made several presentations in the IEEE 802.11 DSRC Co-existence Tiger Team, received a Best Paper award at the 2013 IEEE International Wireless Vehicle Communication Symposium (WiVEC 2013); and co-chaired the IEEE SmartVehicles ’14 workshop, and the ACM VANET workshops in 2011 and 2012. His research interests include channel congestion control, spectrum sharing, and wireless communication performance. He earned Ph.D. and B.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and an M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

Dr. Asad M. Madni
BEI Technologies, Inc.

Asad M. Madni, NAE, served as President, Chief Operating Officer & CTO of BEI Technologies Inc., headquartered in Sylmar, California, from 1992 until his retirement in 2006. He led the development and commercialization of intelligent micro-sensors and systems for aerospace, military, commercial and transportation industries, including the Extremely Slow Motion Servo Control System for Hubble Space Telescope’s Star Selector System and the revolutionary Quartz MEMS GyroChip technology which is used worldwide for Electronic Stability Control and Rollover Protection in passenger vehicles. Prior to joining BEI he was with Systron Donner Corporation (a Thorn/EMI Company) for 18 years in senior technical & executive positions, eventually as Chairman, President & CEO. Here, he made seminal and pioneering contributions in the development of RF & Microwave Systems and Instrumentation which significantly enhanced the Combat Readiness of the US Navy (and its allies) and which provided the DOD the ability (not possible with prior art) to simulate more threat representative ECM environments for current and future advanced warfare training. Dr. Madni is currently an Independent Consultant; Distinguished Adjunct Professor and Distinguished Scientist of Electrical Engineering at UCLA; and Executive Managing Director & Chief Technical Officer of Crocker Capital, a San Francisco based private venture firm specializing in emerging technologies. Madni is an internationally recognized authority with over 40 years of experience in the design and commercialization of "intelligent" sensors, systems and instrumentation; and signal processing. He is also serving as “Distinguished Professor” at TCI College of Technology (the first such appointment in the history of the Institute since its founding in 1909 by Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi), Adjunct Professor in the Computer Science Department at Ryerson University; and on advisory boards at UCLA, USC, UTSA, CSUN, TCI, IEEE Systems Journal, AutoSoft Journal, and as Honorary Editor of the International Journal on Smart Sensing & Intelligent Systems. Madni is the recipient of numerous national and international awards and honors including, the 2014 Tau Beta Pi Distinguished Alumnus Award, the World Automation Congress 2014 (inaugural) Medal of Honor, the UCLA Electrical Engineering 2013 (Inaugural) Distinguished Alumni Award, the 2013 UCLA Electrical Engineering Distinguished Service Award, the 2012 IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society's Pioneer Award, the 2010 IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society's Career Excellence Award, the 2010 UCLA Engineering Lifetime Contribution Award, TCI College of Technology's Marconi Medal (the Institute’s highest honor) and Citation of Honor, 2008 IEEE Region 6 Outstanding Engineer Award, 2008 IEEE Region 6 South Outstanding Engineer and Outstanding Leadership & Professional Service Awards, 2008 UCLA Engineering Distinguished Service Award, the 2006 World Automation Congress Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2005 IEE Achievement Medal, the 2004 UCLA Engineering Alumnus of the Year Award (highest honor granted by the school), the 2004 Distinguished Engineering Achievement Award from the Engineers’ Council, the 2003 George Washington Engineer of the Year Award from the Los Angeles Council of Engineers & Scientists, the 2002 UCLA Professional Achievement Award Medal, IEEE Third Millennium Medal, Joseph F. Engelberger Best Paper Award at the 2000 World Automation Congress, CCU Distinguished Alumni Award (highest honor granted by the university), Association of Old Crows Gold Certificate of Merit, and is listed in all major Who’s Who publications including Who’s Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Science & Engineering, Who's Who in Technology, Who's Who in Finance & Industry, International Who's Who of Intellectuals, 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 20th & 21st Centuries, Outstanding People of the 21st Century, and Asia Men and Women of Achievement. He has also been a featured guest on numerous television shows including CNN with Casey Wyan and BizNews 1 (now CNBC) with Mike Russell. He is a Chartered Engineer, Honorary Professor at Technical University of Crete and University of Waikato New Zealand, Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (UK), Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (UK), Fellow of the Institute for the Advancement of Engineering, Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers, Lifetime Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, and Life Fellow of the International Biographical Association. He is also an Eminent Engineer of Tau Beta Pi, The National Engineering Honor Society; Honorary Member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines; Member of Eta Kappa Nu, The Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society; Member of Tau Alpha Pi, The National Engineering Technology Honor Society; Honorary Member of Phi Kappa Phi, Interdisciplinary Honor Society; Honorary Member of Golden Key, International Honor Society; Member of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society; Member of Delta Epsilon Tau, International Honor Society; Life Member of the Association of Old Crows; Member of the Internet Society and Member of the Order of the Engineer. He received an A.A.S. from RCA Institutes, B.S. and M.S. degrees from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), a Ph.D. from California Coast University (CCU), DSc. (honoris causa) from Ryerson University, D.Eng. (honoris causa) from Technical University of Crete, and Sc.D. (honoris causa) from California State University and California State University, Northridge. He is also a graduate of the Engineering Management Program at the California Institute of Technology, the Executive Institute at Stanford University, and the Program for Senior Executives at MIT Sloan School of Management.

Mr. John T. Moring
John Moring Consulting Services

John T. Moring, a consultant, is a systems engineer with extensive experience developing advanced communications systems, from integrated circuits to international networks. Since 2004 Moring has contributed to the IEEE 1609 standards for Dedicated Short Range Communications/Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (DSRC/WAVE). For the last six years he has served as Co-Chair of the Working Group and editor of the primary networking and architecture standards (e.g., IEEE Stds 1609.3, 1609.0). In the late 1990’s when he founded his consultancy, one of his first projects was to support the new FCC mandate to locate cellular 9-1-1 callers. He designed and ran some of the first field tests of this new feature for major cellular carriers. He also consulted to the Bluetooth organization for eight years in the area of certification, as the technology moved from 0% penetration to a ‘must-have’ in cellular phones. His clients have included wireless equipment manufacturers and service providers, government entities, universities, think tanks, law firms, and garage-shop startups. Prior to beginning his consultancy in 1997, he worked for Pacific Communication Sciences, the company that developed the first commercial internet phone, and Moring contributed to the associated base station design and development. In the early 1990’s he contributed to advanced satellite networking products at Linkabit; in the late 80’s worked on Internet deployments for the military while at TRW; in the 80’s he helped develop spread spectrum military radios, the forerunner of today’s cellular technologies, for Hughes Aircraft. Moring is named inventor on eleven patents, and earned his M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California in 1984 and his B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1981.

Mr. Tom L. Schaffnit
A2 Technology Management LLC

Tom L. Schaffnit, an expert in wireless telecommunications technology with over twenty years of widely-ranging related experience, is the president of A2 Technology Management LLC, where he provides strategic technology management support to Honda R&D Americas, Inc. in the area of advanced safety systems enabled by wireless communications. Since 2010, he has also served as president of the vehicle infrastructure integration (VII) consortium. In this role, he provides leadership for a pre-competitive consortium of ten major automakers, focused on developing industry policy positions related to 5.9 GHz Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) for Connected Vehicles. In the late 1990s, Schaffnit was President of CUE Data Corporation, responsible for creating and implementing new ITS datacasting services on a nationwide FM subcarrier data network. Prior to that he was a senior manager at Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group, and a director of telecommunications systems strategies at Nordicity Group, Limited. Mr. Schaffnit earned an MBA in systems management from the University of Manitoba in 1990, a B.Sc. in industrial management, engineering option from Purdue University in 1973, and was registered with the Association of Professional Engineers of the Province of Manitoba.

Dr. Steven E. Shladover
University of California, Berkeley

Steven E. Shladover conducts research on automated and connected vehicles systems at the California Partners for Advanced Transportation tecHnology (PATH) Program at the University of California, Berkeley, a major university research program in ITS, where he has previously served as Deputy Director and AVCSS Program Manager. He leads a variety of intelligent transportation research projects at PATH, with a particular emphasis on connected automation systems to improve mobility. Formerly he was Manager, Transportation Systems Engineering, with Systems Control Technology, Inc. He is active in international standards development, serving as United States Expert and Chairman of the U.S. Working Advisory Group to the International Organization for Standardization’s Technical Committee on Intelligent Transport Systems Working Group 14 on Vehicle/Roadway Warning and Control Systems. He was Chairman of the AVCSS Committee of IVHS America/ ITS America and currently chairs the TRB standing committee on Vehicle-Highway Automation. Shladover received his S.B., S.M., and Sc.D. in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.