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Andrew Shoats


Andrew completed his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering at University of California, Davis in 2018 and is currently pursuing his doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering in the Dynamic Design Lab at Stanford University. His research interests are the safety and performance of autonomous vehicles at the limits of handling. He is currently working on the creation of control strategies for high-speed overtaking, that is, strategies to enable the completion of a successful passing maneuver at the performance limits of two vehicles. The completion of safe autonomous passing maneuvers are of the utmost importance as autonomous cars become ubiquitous on public roads, especially as interaction between AVs and human driven cars increases. This work on antagonistic vehicle behavior seeks to inform our understanding of the behavior of vehicles in cooperative settings, allowing for safer cooperative behavior.


BS Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Davis, 2018