Welcome to new SafeTREC Staff!

SafeTREC welcomes new staff Simon Kao and Iman Mahdinia

May 9, 2023

Join us in welcoming new staff members to the SafeTREC team! 

Simon Kao
Application Programmer

Headshot of Simon Kao, smiling, wearing glasses and an orange and white plaid shirt

Simon Kao is an Application Programmer at the University of California Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC). Simon's current projects include building web applications for safety and exposure data. He received his MS in Computer Science from Brown University.

Iman Mahdinia
Postdoctoral Researcher

Headshot of postdoctoral researcher Iman Mahdinia, in a dark blue suit with tie, outdoors in a park

Dr. Iman Mahdinia is a postdoctoral researcher at the Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC) at UC Berkeley. Before that, he was a postdoctoral research associate in civil and environmental engineering with a concentration in Transportation Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) from 2021 to 2023. He earned his Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering-transportation engineering from UTK and his M.S. in statistics from Haslam College of Business at UTK in 2021. He also received his master’s in Transportation Planning from the Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran, in 2015. His primary research areas focus on traffic safety analysis, intelligent transportation systems, sustainable transportation, and transportation system impacts from emerging technologies, including connected and automated vehicles, automated driving systems, and advanced driver assistance systems on safety, mobility, and the environment. He has published several journal articles and technical reports and presented them at many conferences.

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