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Elliot Weiss

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BS in Mechanical Engineering, Brown University, 2017
MS in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2020

Elliot completed his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Brown University in 2017 and is currently a Mechanical Engineering PhD student at Stanford. His research focuses on the development of advanced driver assistance systems (ADASs) for collision avoidance in highway driving scenarios. In these situations, coupled lateral and longitudinal vehicle dynamics and decision-making at high and low levels of control are critical to incorporate into ADAS design. To prototype and test these systems in realistic driving environments, Elliot is developing stationary Driver-in-the-Loop (DIL) and in-vehicle Vehicle-in-the-Loop (VIL) platforms. These testing platforms immerse drivers in simulated driving scenarios through virtual reality, balancing safety and realism during experiments. His work also examines the incorporation of human values into the algorithmic design process. By engaging with relevant stakeholder groups to assess values that are important in shared autonomy settings, Elliot's work centers on the design of driver assistance technology that makes people feel safe and confident, both as drivers and other road users.