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Loren Stowe, Senior Research Associate

Division of Vehicle, Driver, & System Safety

Dynamics, Electronics, & Perception Systems

Loren Stowe is a Certified Functional Safety Engineer and has been a Senior Research Associate at Virginia Tech Transportation Institute since 2008. Mr. Stowe initially applied his experience in testing and measurement system design and manufacturing to the development and production of VTTI’s Data Acquisition Systems. These systems have enabled the unparalleled capture of driving data for programs such as the National Academies’ Second Strategic Highway Research Program Naturalistic Driving Study (SHRP 2 NDS), the data from which still plays a critical role within driver safety research and advanced/automated driving system development, simulation, and modeling nearly a decade later. More recently, Mr. Stowe’s research has focused on connected vehicles, automated vehicles, and the enabling perception and software systems. He has served as Principal Investigator and Project Manager on both publicly and privately funded projects focused on the development, testing, and evaluation of individual components and vehicle-level systems. His group actively works on perception systems, data processing methods, real-time control systems, computation methods (e.g., machine vision/learning) and the associated software support systems including integration with vehicle networks and over-the-air prognostics, diagnostics, and software updates including cybersecurity provisions.