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Executive Leadership

Raj Rajkumar, T-SET Director 412-268-8707

Dan Lee, T-SET Penn Director 215-898-8112

Al Biehler, T-SET Executive Director 412-208-5520

Stan Caldwell, T-SET Deputy Executive Director 412-268-9505

Courtney Ehrlichman, T-SET Project Manager 412-268- 1178

John Russell, T-SET Penn Administrator 215-898-2462

Faculty & Leadership

Carnegie Mellon Faculty

  • Jacobo Bielak (CEE)
  • Jim Garrett (CEE)
  • Robert Hampshire (Heinz)
  • Martial Hebert (Robotics)
  • Chris Hendrickson (CEE)
  • Ramayya Krishnan (Heinz)
  • Lavanya Marla (Heinz)
  • Christoph Mertz (Robotics)
  • Andre Platzer (CS)
  • Raj Rajkumar (ECE, Robotics, CyLab)
  • Paul Rybski (Robotics)
  • Steve Smith (Robotics)
  • Aaron Steinfeld (Robotics)
  • Ozan Tonguz (ECE)

Penn Faculty
  • Rahul Mangharam (Penn)
  • Jianbo Shi (Penn)
  • Kostas Danillidis (Penn)
  • C.J. Taylor (Penn)
  • Vijay Kumar (Penn)

CMU-Penn UTC Advisory Council

  Raymond Betler is Chief Operating Officer for Wabtec Corporation. Wabtec provides broad portfolio of products and services for freight and passenger rolling stock. Wabtec’s products range from braking equipment to electronics to heat exchangers to doors and can be found on virtually every locomotive, freight car, transit car and bus in North America and over 100 countries worldwide. Starting as a design engineer for Westinghouse, Ray became the youngest President and CEO in the 120-year history of the company. The company evolved from Westinghouse to AEG Transportation, ABB Daimler-Benz Transportation, Adtranz North America, and finally Bombardier Transportation. Ray led the worldwide Total Transit Systems business, headquartered in Pittsburgh and also worked for two years in the United Kingdom to lead Bombardier’s London Underground Division, a $7.5 Billion business, and the largest transportation industry public private partnership effort in the world.

  Julie Cunningham is the President/CEO of the Conference Of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO). Since her 2001 appointment to this position, she has led COMTO in unprecedented growth in workforce diversity – moving from a single focus of public transit to a focus of multi-modalism, now including aviation, port authorities and state departments of transportation. Julie served on President-Elect Barack Obama's Transition Team at the U.S. Department of Transportation. She is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and the Association for Conflict Resolution. Prior to joining COMTO, she held positions in the energy and construction industries.

  Douglas Foy is President of Serrafix, a consulting firm dedicated to improving America’s energy profile. Doug was formerly a super secretary in Governor Mitt Romney's cabinet overseeing transportation, housing, environment, and energy agencies where he put into practice many of the policies he developed over twenty-five years as head of the Conservation Law Foundation, New England’s premier environmental advocacy organization. He is a leading environmentalist and received the President’s Environmental and Conservation Challenge Award and the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service.

  John M. Inglish is CEO of the Utah Transit Authority and internationally recognized for his transit expertise and his ability to make transit projects a reality. He sits on the Board of Governors for the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce and has chaired many committees for the American Public Transportation Association, including a three-year term on the executive committee of the Board of Directors. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the University of Denver Intermodal Transportation Institute and the Executive Board of ITS America. Internationally he serves as the U.S. representative on the Policy Board of the UITP, the international public transit association and is the chair of the International Sustainability Commission of that association.

  Dr. Michael Meyer is director of the Georgia Transportation Institute, professor of civil and environmental engineering, and former chair of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Mike was Director of Transportation Planning and Development for Massachusetts and prior to this, he was a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at M.I.T. Mike is the recipient of numerous awards including TRB's W.N. Carey, Jr. Award for Distinguished Service, the Wilbur Smith Distinguished Educator award from the Institute of Transportation Engineers; and the Theodore M. Matson Memorial Award for outstanding contributions in the field of transportation engineering. He was chairman of the executive committee of the Transportation Research Board in 2006.

  William Millar is an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon, immediate past president of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), and an internationally known leader in public transportation. He has been a member of the executive committee of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) for many years serving as its chair in 1992. Bill has received numerous awards including the Founding Father Award for his leadership in establishing the Transit Cooperative Research Program, APTA’s Jesse Haugh Award for Transit Manager of the Year, TRB’s W. N. Carey, Jr. Distinguished Service Award (1999); Pattison Partnership Award from the Intermodal Passenger Institute (2001); and Railway Age’s Graham Claytor Award (2006). Prior to APTA, Bill served as executive director of Port Authority of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh.

  James Misener is an executive advisor with Booz Allen Hamilton focused on advanced transportation systems and technologies to deliver advances in safety, mobility, the environment, transportation, energy, and water infrastructure. Previously, Jim was executive director of California Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways (PATH) at UC Berkeley. Jim led the vehicle-infrastructure deployment test bed on Caltrans right of way, and participated on U.S. DOT’s SafeTrip-21 Networked Traveler project, which hinges on transit, parking, and safe geo-location services delivered to smartphones in San Francisco. Jim is chair of the ITS America Safety Forum.

  Gerard M. Mooney is General Manager, Global Smarter Cities. His team is responsible for delivering the set of initiatives that now form the center of IBM’s successful Smarter Planet offerings and are playing a leading role in the transformation and modernization of governments and cities around the world in core functions like Intelligent Transportation, Public Safety, Advanced Water Management, Smart Grids and Green Buildings, as well as traditional government services. Most recently, he was General Manager, Global Government and Education and, prior to that, Gerry was IBM’s Vice President, Corporate Strategy with worldwide responsibility for IBM’s Emerging Business Opportunities program. Gerry serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America).

  Dr. Beverly Scott is General Manager and CEO of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). She held the same positions with the Sacramento Regional Transit District and Rhode Island Public Transit Authority. Beverly was the first woman appointed as Vice President of Surface Transit of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority responsible for operation of all bus service in the five boroughs of New York City including the Staten Island rail service. In 2009, Beverly served as the chair of APTA. Previously, Beverly was Assistant Professor of Government and Public Affairs at Tennessee State University, and also taught graduate courses at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

  Barry J. Schoch is Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation overseeing nearly 40,000 miles of state-maintained highways and 25,000 bridges, and manages grant programs for 38 fixed-route transit agencies, shared ride services, passenger rail service, intercity bus routes, a network privately-run railroads, and public and private use airports. Barry was vice president for the engineering consulting company McCormick, Taylor & Associates. In 2010, he was elected president of the Pennsylvania Highway Information Association and is the chair of Pennsylvania Consulting Engineers transportation committee and the Design Professionals Coalition transportation committee.

  Kirk Steudle is director of the Michigan Department of Transportation and current president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Kirk is a national leader in the development of Connected Vehicle Technologies, working with a partnership of governments and auto manufacturers. He sits on the board of directors of ITS America, chairs the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) advisory board, and also chairs the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) II oversight committee and the implementation report to the U.S. Congress. He received AASHTO’s prestigious Thomas H. MacDonald award and in 2011, he was awarded the P.D. McLean Award from the Road Gang for excellence in highway transportation.