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Our Team

Leadership
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Dr. Sam Mahdavian

Managing Partner

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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Dr. Alireza Shojaei

Senior Advisor

Alireza 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, & project management & economics in the transportation & construction industry. 

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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. Burak Sen

Managing Partner

Burak is an Industrial Ecologist & Sustainability Scientist who 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. 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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Senior Advisors
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Dr. Naveen Eluru

Senior Advisor

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Dr. Shamsunnahar
(Shams) Yasmin

Senior Advisor

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Dr. Hatem Abou-Senna

Senior Advisor

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Dr. Ramin Arvin

Senior Advisor

Ramin is a Data Scientist with a PhD in Transportation Engineering who has an extensive experience in applying statistical analysis & machine learning methods in real-world applications. He has conducted several projects about Intelligent Transportation System & integration of emerging big data generated by CAVs in transportation analysis.

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Dr. Murat Kucukvar

Senior Advisor

Murat is a Sustainable Systems Scientist who has conducted several projects on the sustainability of socio-technical systems at various spatiotemporal scales. He has published over 100 publications in various topics including sustainability analysis, systems engineering, modeling and simulation, energy systems, sustainable production and supply chain management.