Zak Kassas is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The Ohio State University. He is also Director of the U.S. Department of Transportation Center: CARMEN (Center for Automated Vehicle Research with Multimodal AssurEd Navigation), focusing on navigation resiliency and security of highly automated transportation systems. He received a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. He is an internationally recognized expert for his work in positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) in GNSS-denied and GNSS-challenged environments by exploiting ambient terrestrial and space-based signals of opportunity (SoPs). He is a recipient of the 2018 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award, 2019 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program (YIP) award, 2022 Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), 2018 IEEE Walter Fried Award, 2018 Institute of Navigation (ION) Samuel Burka Award, and 2019 ION Col. Thomas Thurlow Award.