Mobility’s influence on Advanced Guidance Systems


Erica Klampfl, PhD
Future Mobility Manager
Ford Research & Advanced Engineering

Erica Klampfl is Ford’s Future Mobility Manager, defining Ford's near, mid, and long-term mobility strategy to make mobility affordable economically, environmentally and socially. This includes assessing the products, technologies, and business models required to deliver the plan. Previously, she led the Strategy and Sustainability Analytics group at Ford Research and Advanced Engineering. She has over a decade of experience in developing and applying operations research and other analytics techniques to inform business strategy, strengthen environmental sustainability, and improve manufacturing efficiency. Her contributions were among those that supported Ford winning the 2013 Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Prize. She received her Ph.D. in Computational and Applied Mathematics from Rice University. Dr. Klampfl is on advisory boards at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University and is on the Board of Governors for the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications. Dr. Klampfl is an active member of INFORMS and was Chair of the 2012 INFORMS Business Analytics & Operations Research Conference, Chair of the 2011 INFORMS Prize Committee, Women in OR/MS JR VP of Meetings, and has served periodically as Ford's INFORMS Roundtable representative. She was selected to attend the 2005 National Academy of Engineering 11th Symposium on Frontiers of Engineering and is a 2008 INFORMS Daniel H. Wagner Prize finalist: internal recognition includes the 2010 Henry Ford Technology Award, 2013, 2010, 2009, and 2008 Ford Technical Achievement Awards and 13 filed patents.