Stephen Stachowski P.E. is an engineer in research lead in the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute’s Engineering Systems Group. He joined UMTRI in 2012 after 18 years at Ford Motor Company/Visteon in various roles where he was electronics lead on various steer-by-wire/brake-by-wire systems as well as the USDOT sponsored ADAS-based Integrated Vehicle-Based Safety Systems program (IVBSS). His roles also included electronics development and design for advanced steering/suspension chassis systems as well as production of electronic ABS and suspension modules. In addition, he has had significant experience in module and vehicle level EMC design and test evaluations while at Ford. Mr. Stachowski is a registered professional engineer in the state of Michigan. He holds an M.S.E in engineering management from University of Michigan-Dearborn and a B.S.E. in electrical engineering from Western Michigan University.
At UMTRI, Mr. Stachowski’s current research roles are focused in automotive and heavy vehicle cybersecurity aspects, including the evaluation of anomaly-based intrusion detection systems (IDS). In addition, this includes NHTSA sponsored research for the development of cybersecurity guidance on both light and heavy vehicles. Previous roles include vehicle integration of electronics in support of large-scale fleet operational tests as part of NHTSA’s Safety Pilot Model Deployment program. Further research roles include responsibility for hardware and vehicle target designs for field evaluation of ADAS-based vehicle safety systems.