Edward Straub joined ACM in January 2017. He is responsible for identifying testing requirements for connected and automated vehicles (CAV) and ensuring the facility is designed to safely accommodate them.

Prior to joining ACM Dr. Straub served as a civilian employee for the US Army as a program manager and researcher. His program addressed challenges soldiers would face in the field when interacting with CAVs, but with technology that could be applied and safely improved on installations with measurable benefit. He has published and presented research findings at numerous conferences and symposia. His primary area of interest was “non-user” interaction with automated vehicles and the resulting impact on both human and machine decisions.

Dr. Straub’s earlier experiences in the commercial sector included software systems integration, consulting, and strategic planning for automotive, utilities, and defense clients. As a Marine Corps Officer, he served two combat tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom first with the 1st Marine Division in Ar Ramadi, and later attached to the Army Corps of Engineers in Baghdad. On his second tour, he served as the senior program manager responsible for the country-wide reconstruction of healthcare infrastructure, government buildings, and schools.

Dr. Straub earned his Doctor of Management from Case Western Reserve University in 2015, his MBA from University of Phoenix in 2002, and his Bachelor of Science in 1994 from Eastern Michigan University.

As a lifelong learner, other educational highlights include: Defense Acquisition University Program Management Level III certification (2017); Project Management Professional from the Project Management Institute (2009); Master’s Certificate, IS/IT Project Management from Villanova University (2009); and MBA coursework at DePaul University (2000).