Arash O.E. Vesaghi
Arash Vesaghi is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree at the School of Systems and Enterprises Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, USA. He received the B.Sc. degree in Physics from the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2009. He received the M.Sc. degree in Finance from University of Rochester, Rochester, NY in 2013. Arash's research is on the quantitative governance and developing models to assist policy related decisions. He works on SSD models and ABM methods through incorporating the role of information networks on collective decision making processes. He also works on social network analysis and sentiment analysis with main focus on Twitter.
Gerald M. Friedhoff is the Chief Quality and Process Officer at Broadridge Financial Solutions (Jersey City, NJ). He received his B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA) and his masters in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN). Gerald previously worked for IBM before becoming President of Alpha Omega Technologies. He later held various senior level positions in technology based consulting firms before joining Broadridge and starting his PhD. Mr. Friedhoff is a six sigma black belt and ASQ Certified Manager of Quality.
Camille Crichton-Sumners has earned dual bachelors degrees in Civil Engineering and Architectural Engineering, a masters in Engineering Management and is currently an Engineering Management doctoral candidate.
As a Certified Public Manager within the New Jersey Department of Transportation, she has worked in the Bureaus of Environmental Analysis, Project Management, Utilities, Preliminary Engineering and the Bureau of Research where she currently oversees a multimodal transportation research program and knowledge transfer activities for customers within NJ state government.
She serves on the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials, Research Advisory Committee and as State Representative for the National Academies, Transportation Research Board and participates in numerous task forces and committees.
Hamid R. Darabi
Hamid R. Darabi received his B.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering in 2004 and was honored a M.Sc. degree in Socio-Economic Systems Engineering from Sharif University of Technology (Tehran, Iran) in 2006.
Nasrin Khansari's research focuses on the role of smart cities in sustainable behavior and planning. Nasrin received her first Masters degree in Social Development from the University of Tehran, Iran in 2005 (Thesis: The role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in strengthening the social capital of sample villages in Iran and China) with distinction, and her second M.A. in Social Science from New York University in 2011 (Thesis: Subsidy System in Iran’s Post-Revolution Era (A Political Economic Analysis)). Nasrin received a B.A. in Theoretical Economics from Allameh Tabatabaei University, Iran in 2001 and a B.Sc. in Computer Software Engineering from Islamic Azad University, Iran in 2002. Since Feb. 2013, she has been an enterprise asset management intern in New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and worked on coordinating the development of an enterprise-wide asset management information strategy.