Dr. Paramsothy Jayakumar
Paramsothy Jayakumar is Senior Technical Expert for Analytics at the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center. A Department of Defense Scientist of the Quarter in March 2016, and Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers since 2013, he serves as Associate Editor of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics and an Editorial Board Member for the International Journal of Vehicle Performance. Dr. Jayakumar has written more than 125 journal articles. His research in terramechanics and vehicle dynamics won the best paper award at the National Defense Industrial Association’s Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium in 2011 and 2012. He was also instrumental in developing seven SAE standards for tire testing for the purpose of tire modeling for which he received the SAE 2014 James M. Crawford Technical Standards Board Outstanding Achievement Award and Arch T. Colwell Cooperative Engineering Medal. His accomplishments at the U.S. Army TARDEC have been recognized with his appointment in 2015 as the Senior Technical Expert for Analytics.