Bryant Walker Smith is an assistant professor of law and (by courtesy) engineering at the University of South Carolina, an affiliate scholar at the Center for Internet and Society at the Stanford University Law School, and chair of the Emerging Technology Law Committee of the National Academies' Transportation Research Board. He previously ran Stanford's program on the legal aspects of automated driving and taught the first-ever course on the topic.
Trained in both law and engineering, Smith received his law degrees from New York University and his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin. Prior to his legal career, he worked as a transportation engineer. His publications, including "How Governments Can Encourage Automated Driving," are available at newlypossible.org.