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Our Team

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Sam Mahdavian

Founder 

Sam is an expert in Integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Business Analysis to create smart and scalable solutions for real-world applications. During his Ph.D. education, he researched “Modeling the Impact of Connected, Automated, Shared and Electric Vehicles on Public-Private Partnership Investment in Roads Infrastructure." He is responsible for consulting and collaborating with scholars and professionals daily to provide content and update the resources. 

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Hossro Khorsand

Website Designer

Hossro loves to solve user problems with solutions that seem natural and invisible. His main skill is in helping startups with creating a brand identity and strategy. Years of experience in digital marketing helps him achieve this goal.

In his free time, he geeks out on new typography trends and conceptual photography. 

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Dr. Alireza Shojaei

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Specialist

Alireza's research program is focused on computer-based modeling and simulation. His current research interests include smart cities, digital innovation, and the application of emerging technologies in the built environment, and project management and economics in the construction industry. His track record of publications and grant proposals includes information modeling, data sensing and analytics, machine learning, and smart design.

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Dr. Burak Sen

Electric Vehicle (EV) Specialist

Burak is an Industrial Ecologist and 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. He leads the Electric Vehicles section at S+M.ai.

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Dr. Tolga Ercan

Connected Vehicle (CV) Specialist

Tolga is an expert in connected vehicles and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), with experience in various transportation projects in ITS design, traffic operations, and multi-modal planning. He conducted several industrial and academic projects during the last years. He manages all ITS field operations and device installations, including RSUs, video camera systems, and sensors. 

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Dr. Haluk Laman

Connected Vehicle (CV) Specialist

Haluk is an expert in connected vehicles, ITS, Traffic Simulation Modeling, Traffic Operations and Safety, Planning, Data Science and Statistics. Managed several statewide and local projects funded by FDOT Central Office, Florida's Turnpike Enterprise, FDOT District 5, and Central Florida Expressway Authority, including truck-only lane studies, truck routing strategies, innovative traffic data collection systems, and incident management.

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Dr. Samira Ahangari

Automated Vehicle (AV) Specialist

Samira is an expert in Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs). She has conducted several projects in the field of Drivers Behavior and Distracted Driving during her Ph.D. education. More specifically, she investigated the Impact of the Eco-Speed Control System on Driver Behavior and Emissions Reduction for her dissertation. She leads the AV section at S+M.ai.

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Jennifer Collins

Contents Editor

Jennifer is responsible for editing and reviewing the material developed by S+M.ai and contributors to ensure the content meets our high standards. Additionally, she strives to help new writers improve so that their content can be readily enjoyed by transport enthusiasts at any level. Jennifer's background is in biomedical sciences/biotechnology.

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