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Dr. Sam Mahdavian

CEO & Co-Founder

Sam is a Data Scientist with a PhD in Transportation Engineering who has extensive experience in applying Machine learning, advanced statistical analysis, Business Analysis, & Project Management tools to create Smart & Scalable Solutions for real-world applications. He has conducted several projects in ITS, Traffic Network & Freight Mobility, and CAVs.

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Sabrina Araújo

COO & Co-Founder

Sabrina is the Chief Operating Officer at the company, with over ten years of experience in recruitment, training, payroll, legal, and administrative. She is results-driven, and self-starter who can leverage outstanding relationship management skills with internal and external stakeholders.

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Dr. Alireza Shojaei

CTO & Managing Partner

Alireza is the Chief Technology Officer at S+M. He is a Data Scientist who has extensive experience in computer-based modeling & simulation, Business Analysis, & Project Management. He has conducted several projects in smart cities, digital innovation, & the application of emerging technologies in the built environment, and project management & economics in the transportation & construction industry. 

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Dr. Burak Sen

CGO & Managing Partner

Burak is the Chief Green Officer at the company who is an Industrial Ecologist and has been striving to contribute to the efforts made to transform the transportation system to be safer and more sustainable, He has conducted several projects about electric vehicles, sustainability, material-energy transportation, battery, system dynamics, and agent-based modeling.

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Dr. Haluk Laman

Managing Partner

Haluk is a Transportation Scientist, expert in connected vehicles, ITS, Traffic Simulation Modeling, Traffic Operations & Safety, Planning, Data Science & Stats. He has managed several statewide & local projects funded by FDOT, Florida's Turnpike & Central Florida Expressway Authority including truck-only lane studies, truck routing strategies, innovative traffic data collection systems, & incident management.

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Dr. Yalda Rahmati

Managing Partner

Yalda is a Data Scientist with a PhD in Transportation Engineering. Her main focus is on developing a collaborative, connected automated driving environment via modeling the interactions among automated vehicles, human-driven vehicles, and non-motorized modes of transportation (particularly, pedestrians and bicyclists).

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Dr. Tolga Ercan

Managing Partner

Tolga is a Transportation Scientist who is expert in connected vehicles & Intelligent Transportation Systems, with experience in ITS design, traffic operations, & multi-modal planning. He conducted several projects during the last years. He manages all ITS field operations & device installations, including RSUs, video camera systems, & sensors. 

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UX Expert

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Hossro Khorsand

CXO

Hossro is the Chief User Experience Officer at the company who brings a user-centric approach to S+M's visual strategy and products. He loves to solve user problems with solutions that seem natural and invisible. His expertise in helping startups with creating a unique identity and mapping a brand strategy is backed by years of experience in digital marketing and creative content making.

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Dr. Naveen Eluru

Senior Advisor

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Dr. Amr Oloufa

Senior Advisor

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Dr. Sherif Ishak

Senior Advisor

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Dr. Hatem Abou-Senna

Senior Advisor

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Dr. Shamsunnahar
(Shams) Yasmin

Senior Advisor

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Vision Zero Expert

Dr. Essam Radwan

Senior Advisor

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Dr. Mansoureh Jeihani

Senior Advisor

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Dr. Celeste Chavis

Senior Advisor

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Dr. Asli Cennet Yalim

Senior Advisor

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Ray Derr

Senior Advisor

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Dr. Murat Kucukvar

Senior Advisor

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Dr. Nuri C. Onat

Senior Advisor

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Scott Mccormick

Senior Advisor

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Dr. Tanmoy Bhowmik

Senior Advisor

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Dr. Robert Kluger

Senior Advisor

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Senior Partners
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Dr. Samira Ahangari

Senior Partner

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Dr. Ramin Arvin

Senior Partner

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Dr. Bahar Azin

Senior Partner

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Dr. Aryan Hosseinzadeh

Senior Partner

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Dr. Soheil Sohrabi

Senior Partner

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Dr. Mahyar Ghorbanzadeh

Senior Partner

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Nashid Khadem

Partner

Nashid is a Transportation Scientist. She is working on different research projects related to transportation engineering, electric vehicles, and autonomous vehicles to ensure a safe and secured transportation sector. Nashid worked as an Environmental Specialist with nearly five years of experience, developing and monitoring environment-related projects.

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MohammadMehdi Miraj

Partner

MohammadMehdi has a wide range of expertise research interests including Smart Mobility, Deploying Connected / Automated / Electric / Shared Vehicles in Urban Areas, Transportation Network Modeling and Prediction, and Air Pollution Studies.

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Accessible Mobility Expert

Dr. Ali Shehadah

Partner

Ali is an assistant professor in construction engineering and management who has been focusing his research efforts towards automation & AI applications in construction to have more resilient & sustainable infrastructure systems. He has conducted several projects in heavy construction equipment management, design of construction contracts, asset management, & engineering education.