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MIT SPI: Transportation Research Panel

For the first time, the MIT Science Policy Initiative (SPI) is hosting a non-faculty researcher panel event on October 30th from 5pm-7pm in 2-190. The topic of the panel is the future of transportation. Dinner will be provided. Panelists include:

  • Hillary Abraham, a research associate at the MIT AgeLab who studies how drivers interact with and come to trust (or not trust) driver assistance systems.
  • Zach Needell, a graduate student in the Interdepartmental Doctoral Program in Transportation at MIT, who researches in the Trancik Lab how infrastructure influences the transportation decisions individuals make as well as the cumulative effect of those individual decisions.
  • Parker Vascik, a doctoral student in aeronautics and astronautics who studies the technological, regulatory, and economic feasibility of urban aerial transportation.
  • Wei Wei, graduate student in the Interdepartmental Doctoral Program in Transportation at MIT, who researches in the Trancik Lab the impact of transportation choices on energy consumption and emissions.