People

Reilly P. Brennan, Lecturer, Stanford University

Reilly P. Brennan has been a core member of Stanford's automotive community since joining as Executive Director of the Revs automotive research program in 2012. He is a founding partner at Trucks, a seed-stage venture capital fund for entrepreneurs changing the future of transportation. Reilly holds a teaching appointment at Stanford University, where he teaches twice per year in the School of Engineering and the d.school. His classes bridge the fields of transportation, design and entrepreneurship. He is a dedicated educator and advisor to young researchers and entrepreneurs, actively participating in mentorship roles at Techstars Mobility and the University of Michigan.

His influential newsletter FoT is a radar for what's happening in transportation (link).

Prior to Trucks, Reilly was Executive Director for Stanford's automotive research program, Revs. Prior to Stanford he developed his love for transportation in media and technology at editorial publications ranging from Automobile to AOL to Monocle and seat time in over 1000 test cars. He was a member of the Le Mans-winning factory Corvette C5-R program. His personal land speed record is 168 mph, behind the wheel of a Chaparral 2E.

 

Understanding Corrosion and Preservation of Automobile Surfaces

d.school: Understanding Superfans and Their Heroes, Judging Historical Significance: The Automobile, ME302C: Mobility Entrepreneurship

Gary Geisler, User Experience Designer, Stanford Libraries

Gary Geisler is a user experience researcher and designer in Stanford's Digital Library Systems and Services group and the primary developer of the Revs Program at Stanford website. His work at Stanford has focused on user experience design and front-end development for a range of digital library applications, including the Revs Digital Library and Stanford University Library Exhibits. Prior to joining Stanford, Gary was a professor at the University of Texas at Austin and at Simmons College in Boston, where he taught graduate courses, served as principal- or co-investigator on several funded grant projects, authored or co-authored many academic publications, and consulted on a range of digital library projects. Before going to graduate school, Gary worked as a software engineer at IBM in Research Triangle Park, NC.

The Revs Digital Library

Peter Mangiafico, Product Manager, Stanford Libraries

Peter Mangiafico is a Product Manager for the Revs Program in the Digital Library Systems and Services group.  He is working on digitizing and making materials from the Revs Institute and the Revs Program available to researchers and the general public. He has recently worked on projects with Visionlearning, the Marine Biological Lab in Woods Hole, MA, Harvard University, and the Advent of Complex Life NASA Astrobiology team.  He worked for several years on the Encyclopedia of Life project, and has previously worked as a software engineer, project manager, high school teacher, and NASA researcher.

The Revs Digital Library

Robert Schwarzwalder, Associate University Librarian for Engineering & Science Libraries, Stanford University Libraries

Bob Schwarzwalder manages the digital library IT division as well as seven of Stanford’s six science and engineering libraries. He has held administrative positions in libraries and information centers in academia and industry. In a former position, Schwarzwalder managed Ford Motor Company’s global library system and developed an information research group focused on text mining, competitive intelligence systems and imbedding information technologies into vehicles. He has served on advisory boards for several publishers and database producers and has done consulting work with engineering societies, database producers and U.S. companies.  Schwarzwalder is overseeing the digitization of the Revs Institute archives and the creation of a digital library for the Revs Institute and development of the new Revs Program website.
         

The Revs Digital Library

Adele Tanaka, Program Manager

Adele Tanaka is the Program Manager for the Revs Program at Stanford and the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS.)  Before Revs and CARS, she was on a special project with the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences.  Prior to Stanford, she was with IBM where she held positions in administration and technical marketing.  One day she hopes to replace her beloved van with something a little more exciting but for now she lives vicariously through the race cars the Revs Program instruments.