San Jose State University
Dr. Fred Barez is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at San Jose State University (SJSU). Dr. Barez is also director of the Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technology Laboratory where he is engaged in research related to advanced transportation including electric drive propulsion system, collision avoidance sensors and application, smart and driverless vehicles , vehicle mobile connectivity, vehicle cyber security, virtual driving, distracted driving, and autonomous vehicles through collaboration with industry. He teaches Dynamic Systems Vibration and Control, Electronics Packaging and Design, Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Fundamentals, Dr. Barez has authored over 60 journal and conference publications, 4 book manuscripts and 2 book chapters. He has supervised 180 graduate student projects and theses. Dr. Barez is an active reviewer for several national and international publications related to energy, battery storage, energy efficiency and management, and smart sensors and devices. Prior to joining San Jose State University, Dr. Barez worked in Disk Drive Storage industry and was co-founder and founder of two successful start-ups. Dr. Barez is a member and Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
His research involves Smart Vehicles, Advanced Transportation, Machine Learning, Cyber Security, Smart Home and Energy Efficiency. He is also involved in space exploration and developing self-contained habitation modules for use in orbit or on planets.