Jianming Ma holds a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Ma is a Special Projects Manager, coordinating Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) connected and automated vehicle (CAV) activities, whether demonstration, pilot projects, national studies and university research. Jianming has over twenty-five years of professional and research experience in CAV, ITS, systems engineering, and traffic safety. He has over 40 technical papers and reports published in the above-mentioned areas. He is the Research Coordinator for the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Safety Performance and Analysis (ACS20), a member of TRB’s Traffic Signal Systems (AHB25) and a liaison for SAE DSRC Technical Committee. Jianming has been invited to serve on numerous national research panels and working groups such as TxDOT, NCHRP, SHRP2, AASHTO CAV Working Group, Cooperative and Automated Transportation (CAT) Coalition, and the CV Pooled Fund Study. Jianming chairs the CAV Impacts Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Dr. Ma serves on the ASCE Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI) Board of Governors. Jianming has managed numerous CAV related projects. For example, Jianming is Project Manager for the Texas Connected Freight Corridors (TCFC) project, which is to deploy CAV technologies on the Texas Triangle to improve traveler information, asset condition management and system performance.