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Gibran Ali, Group Leader

Division of Data & Analytics

Applied Analytics

Dr. Gibran Ali is a research scientist with the Division of Data & Analytics and leads the Applied Analytics Group. His areas of research focus are characterizing driving behavior, scenario extraction from real world data, test case development, and operational design domain (ODD) based evaluation of localities. At VTTI he has developed complex data mining algorithms that sift through large datasets to extract various driving scenarios. Dr. Ali has also created numerous interactive analytics tools to help users quickly extract deeper insights from data. He also has significant experience in drivetrain simulation, performance evaluation, energy harvesting, and mechatronics. Dr. Ali has taught undergraduate courses in mechatronics, control systems, and mechanical vibrations. Prior to working at Virginia Tech, he worked as an R&D engineer at the vehicle performance and simulation center of Mahindra Automobiles. Dr. Ali's educational background includes a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech, an M.S. in mechanical engineering from Clemson University, and a B.Tech. in the same field from National Institute of Technology Srinagar.