Professor & TRC Inc. Chair on ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems), Ohio State University
Director, OSU Crash Imminent Safety University Transportation Center
Professor Umit Ozguner is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Ohio State University and holds the title of TRC Inc. Chair on ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems). Starting in October 2013, he is the Director of the OSU Crash Imminent Safety University Transportation Center.
Professor Ozguner’s research interests are in large scale systems, decentralized control, intelligent transportation systems and autonomous vehicles. He has over 400 publications, including a book on Autonomous Ground Vehicles and has advised over 25 students on their PhD studies.
Professor Ozguner has been the General or Program Chair of many International Conferences in control and ITS. He was the founding President of the IEEE ITS Council which is now the ITS Society. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.
Teams that he led have participated successfully in various autonomous driving challenges including Demo’97 and all the DARPA Grand and Urban Challenges. His research has been supported by NSF, AFOSR, DARPA, NASA and numerous industries including Ford, Honda, Toyota and Dura.