Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
Research Director of Traffic Safety
Title : " The development of an open source human body model of an average female, ViVA, for low severity vehicle safety assessment.
Prof Astrid Linder received her PhD in traffic safety from Chalmers University of Technology in 2002 from where she also has a MSc in Engineering Physics. She is an Adjunct Professor in Injury Prevention at Chalmers University. Since 2005 she has been Research Director of Traffic Safety at Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI), responsible for the development of the research area crash safety and biomechanics. Traffic safety, models of the human in crash testing, injury prevention and crash related countermeasures are main fields of her research activity in which she has extensively published and presented around the world during the last two decades.
She has, among others, been appointed expert of the Transport Advisory Group (TAG) and Advisory Group on Gender for the coming research programme Horizon 2020 initiated by the European Commission. She has been presented with the EU Champions of Transport Research Road (2014), EU Champions of Transport Research Overall Winner Transport (2014), the US Government Safety Engineering Excellence (2015) and Volvo Research and Educational Foundations, the Håkan Frisinger (2015) awards. She has coordinated the EU funded project ADSEAT where the world first virtual dummy model of an average female for rear impact, EvaRID, was developed and is the project leader of the ViVA projects in which an Open Source Human Body Model of an average female is developed.