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Levent Guvenc

  • Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engr
  • 201 W 19th Ave E303
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-688-1849


Levent Guvenc is a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Ohio State University with a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and conducts his research in the Center for Automotive Research (CAR). He received a PhD in mechanical engineering from the Ohio State University in 1992. He is a member of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Technical Committees on Automotive Control; Mechatronics; and Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles and the IEEE Technical Committees on Automotive Control; and Intelligent Vehicular Systems and Control. He was the coordinator of team Mekar in the 2011 Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge. He is currently the founder and director of the Automated Driving Lab in the Center for Automotive Research of the Ohio State University. He is the co-author of two books, two book chapters and more than 160 publication in major journals and conference proceedings. He is a co-inventor of six patents in the automotive area. He is an ASME fellow. His work on connected and autonomous driving has resulted in seven research prototype vehicles (two of them with a major automotive OEM) with different levels of autonomy, the last two being in the Automated Driving Lab at the Ohio State University. Levent Guvenc is a member of the Connected Vehicle Environment and Autonomous Vehicle working groups of the City of Columbus Smart City Challenge project.