Chris Schwarz received the B.S. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1990 and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Iowa in 1998, both in electrical and computer engineering.
From 1997 to present day, he has been a research engineer at the National Advanced Driving Simulator at the University of Iowa and is the Director of Engineering and Modeling Research. His research has involved all types of advanced driver assistance systems, connected vehicles, warning systems, automated vehicles, and driver impairment modeling. Dr. Schwarz’ current research interests include vehicle automation and connected simulation.
He has led or co-led automation projects for the Mid-American Transportation Center, the SAFER-SIM University Transportation Consortium, the Iowa Department of Transportation, and Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He serves on the vehicle-highway automation committee in the transportation research board (TRB), as well as the simulation task force of the SAE On-Road Automated Driving (ORAD) committee.