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 interplay of driver assistance and driving simulation. In particular, he is interested in developing shared control systems 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 system design. To prototype and test these systems in realistic driving environments, Elliot has developed a Virtual Reality-based Vehicle-in-the-Loop (VIL) driving simulation platform. This platform places drivers in simulated driving scenarios while operating a full-sized steer-by-wire vehicle, enabling safe and immersive experiments across a variety of road conditions and interactions with other road users.