Mehdi Ahmadian is Dan Pletta Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech, where he also holds the position of Director of Center for Vehicle Systems and Safety (CVeSS), and the Railway Technologies Laboratory (RTL). Dr. Ahmadian has authored more than 130 archival journal publications and more than 250 conference publications, including a number of keynote lectures and 300 technical presentations. He holds 10 U.S. and international patents, and has edited four technical volumes. He currently serves as Editor for the International Journal of Vehicle System Dynamics and Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Vibration and Control. Dr. Ahmadian is Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE International), and Associate Fellow of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). His personal interests include hiking, biking, and travelling.