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Kevin Heaslip

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Something that excites me in my field...
is knowing that change is happening so quickly with infrastructure and technology, and being able to influence that change.

My work impacts society...
by teaching Civil Engineers the importance of securing critical infrastructure and bringing together research teams that bring multi-disciplinary approaches to difficult challenges.

My favorite quote is...
"If I had a dollar for every encounter I had with a crazy yacht chef, I’d have a yacht with a crazy yacht chef."

The best advice I ever received was...
No person has ever listened themselves out of a job.

Current University
Virginia Tech

Research Area
The intersection of artificial intelligence and cyber-physical systems security of critical infrastructure such as automated platooned vehicles and connected emergency vehicles

Research Summary
Kevin Heaslip's research works to maintain critical infrastructure to help society prosper.

Heaslip is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Program Coordinator for the Transportation Infrastructure and Systems Engineering program. In addition, he has been named a CACI Faculty Fellow by the College of Engineering and a CCI Fellow by the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative.

Previously, he was the interim director of the Information Systems Laboratory of the Hume Center for National Security and Technology. Also, he served as the Associate Director for the Information Systems and Electronic Systems Laboratories in the Hume Center.

Heaslip has been awarded over $17 million in research grants and contracts from federal governments, state governments, and industry. He has over 150 peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings, and technical reports and has conducted research for federal, state, and local government agencies.

Alma Mater
Heaslip received his Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2007, and an M.S. and B.S. in civil and environmental engineering from Virginia Tech in 2003 and 2002, respectively.