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StimULI – Monthly Breakfast: New Technology for Transportation

August 17, 2017
7:30 am - 9:00 am
420 South Orange Avenue, Suite 700
Orlando, 32801 United States
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New technology for transportation is moving faster than you think, and Central Florida is ready to lead the way. Learn about how local government, transportation agencies, and the academic and private sectors collaborated to create the Central Florida Automated Vehicle Partnership (CFAVP) and win one of ten US Department of Transportation pilot projects for autonomous vehicle proving grounds. This StimULI breakfast will showcase how the CFAVP will assist in developing new technologies and provide a window into the future of transportation.

Scheduled to Speak:

Dr. Dean, Bushey, Col(r) US Air Force
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Florida Polytechnic University

Dr. Bushey is an autonomous systems expert, industry leader, and Professor of Computer Science at Florida Polytechnic University. His research focus is the next generation of automation, sensor, and communication/network technology for autonomous systems and self-driving vehicles. He is currently shaping and molding the next generation of STEM leaders at Florida Polytechnic University. He has 28 years of academic, business, and military educational leadership experience as a computer scientist, educator, pilot, unmanned systems expert in both industry and as a Senior Officer in the US Air Force. He has led international collations in autonomous systems and project management. He has demonstrated expertise in advanced computer science concepts, instructional methodologies, systems engineering and integration, and technical analysis. He is also a Command Pilot, with over 4500 hours of aircraft command flight experience; including instructor pilot qualifications and experience in 6 different aircraft.

Before joining Florida Polytechnic, Dean served as an Senor Management Consultant to a Nuclear Engineering firm, where he was in charge of contracts and budget for a $10+ Million business, the IT manager and network consultant, and as the lead consultant to the President. He retired from the US Air Force, after 25 years of service, as a Senior Officer in 2013 as a full Colonel, where he had extensive unmanned systems, aviation and leadership experience. He has over 4500 flight hours in the C-5 Galaxy, C-20 Gulfstream, and in Advanced Unmanned Aircraft. His assignments include Director Intelligence and Surveillance Systems, US Air Forces Europe – Germany, Deputy Director, Joint Staff, Nellis Air Force Base, NV, and Professor at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

Ryan Fetchko, P.E.
Transportation Technology Engineer

Ryan is focusing on the uses of technology in transportation as well as emerging technologies for smart city practices. Ryan worked with the City of Orlando to develop the initial Smart Cities Challenge Application, and assisted with developing the City’s vision. Currently, Ryan serves as a technical advisory to the City for the Smart City Initiative in Orlando. Ryan also worked with various partners to form the Central Florida Automated Vehicle Partnership, one of ten designated autonomous vehicle proving grounds in the United States which includes The City of Orlando. Adding to his experience, Ryan has worked on various projects including Complete Street plans and multimodal corridor plans for the Florida Department of Transportation. Ryan graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

Registration Fees:  Member / Non Member

Private:     $35 /$55
Public/Nonprofit:   $25 / $45
Under 35:      $25 / $45
Student:      $10 / $30

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