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    How Safe Should Autonomous Vehicles Be Before They're Introduced to Market?

    Nov 7, 2017

    RAND researchers Nidhi Kalra and David G. Groves developed a model to compare 500 different scenarios of autonomous vehicle introduction, adoption, and improvement. The research shows that putting autonomous vehicles on the road sooner, allowing them to improve quicker, could save hundreds of thousands of lives over time.

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    Can Humans Survive a Faster Future?

    May 1, 2018

    Life is moving faster and faster. Just about everything—transportation, weapons, the flow of information—is accelerating. How will decisionmakers preserve our personal and national security in the face of hyperspeed?

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    Nahom M. Beyene

    Engineer
    Education Ph.D. in rehabilitation sciences, University of Pittsburgh; MSEng in biomechanical engineering, Stanford University; B.S. in mechanical engineering, University of Texas at Austin

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    Monika Cooper

    Technical Analyst
    Education Doctorate Business Administration (In Progress) in business administration, University of Maryland, Global; MBA in economics, finance, Bellevue University; Bachelor of Science in international business management, Bellevue University; Undergrad Studies in psychology, modern languages, Creighton University

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    Thomas F. Atkin

    Adjunct Management Scientist
    Education M.S. in management science, University of Miami; B.S. in mathematical science, U.S. Coast Guard Academy

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    Jalal Awan

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.Phil. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.S. in green technologies, University of Southern California; B.S. in electrical engineering, University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore

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    Laura Fraade-Blanar

    Associate Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in health services: evaluation sciences and occupational health, University of Washington; M.P.H. in international health: health systems, Johns Hopkins University; B.A. in public health, Johns Hopkins University; Postdoctoral Fellow in aging, RAND Corportation

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    Suzanne Genc

    Associate Physical Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in physics, University of California, Irvine

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    David G. Groves

    Director, RAND Center for Decision Making Under Uncertainty; Senior Policy Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.S. in atmospheric sciences, University of Washington; M.S. in earth systems, Stanford University; B.S. in geological and environmental sciences, Stanford University

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    Marissa Herron

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S. in remote sensing intelligence, Naval Postgraduate School; M.S. in aerospace engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder; B.S. in aerospace engineering, University of Arizona

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    Maynard A. Holliday

    Senior Engineer
    Education MS in mechanical engineering design/robotics, Stanford University; BS in mechanical engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

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    Alexander C. Hou

    Senior Engineer
    Education M.S. in science, tech & public policy, MIT; M.S. in aero/astro engineering, MIT; B.S. in aero/astro engineering, MIT

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    James G. Kallimani

    Senior Technical Analyst
    Education BS in aeronautical and astronautical engineering, Purdue University; MS in data analytics, Southern New Hampshire University

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    Nidhi Kalra

    Senior Information Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in robotics, Carnegie Mellon University; B.S. in computer science, Cornell University

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    Shawn McKay

    Senior Engineer; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, Purdue University; B.S. in mechanical engineering, Arizona State University

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    Charlene Rohr

    Senior Research Leader
    Education M.Sc. in transportation engineering, University of Alberta; B.Sc. in civil engineering, University of Alberta

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    Richard Silberglitt

    Senior Physical Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in solid state physics, University of Pennsylvania; B.S. in physics, Stevens Institute of Technology; M.S in physics, University of Pennsylvania

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    Karlyn D. Stanley

    Senior Policy Analyst
    Education J.D., Columbus School of Law, Catholic University; B.A. in political science, University of Michigan

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    Bonnie L. Triezenberg

    Senior Engineer
    Education Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.S. in systems science, University of California-Los Angeles; B.S. in aerospace engineering, University of Michigan

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    Fabian Villalobos

    Associate Engineer
    Education Ph.D. in materials science, UC Riverside; B.S. in chemical engineering, UC Riverside; AA in liberal arts, San Bernadino Valley College

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