Background Sessions 1:00-3:30pm

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Inn at Virginia Tech, Cascades and Drillfield

Technical plenary Cascades
The technical aspects of self-driving cars

Miguel Perez, VTTI

Chuck Green, Independent Consultant
Michael Avitabile, TORC
Charlie Klauer, VTTI
Andy Schaudt, VTTI
Tammy Trimble, VTTI

Roundtable Cascade A
Data security, privacy, maps, and algorithms 

Data security, hacking, algorithms, mapping, and GPS in rural areas

Janine Hiller, Finance, Insurance, and Business Law
Randy Marchany, Information Technology Security

Roundtable Cascade B
Equity and social disparities

Impact on vulnerable communities, affordability, power relation, and differentials

Marcia Davitt, STS
Ellington Graves, Sociology

Roundtable Drillfield
Regulation, liability, and governance           

Governance of technology, liability, accountability, regulations, legal landscape

Todd Schenk, School of Public and International Affairs
Thomas Skuzinski, Urban Affairs and Planning
Lee Vinsel, STS

The background discussions are led by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, the Department of Science, Technology, and Society, and the following University Destination and Strategic Growth Areas: Intelligent Infrastructure for Human Centered Communities, Integrated Security, Equity and Social Disparity in the Human Condition, Policy, and Adaptive Brain and Behavior.