The University ranks No. 2 nationally among medium-sized schools (fewer than 15,000 undergraduates) in the Peace Corps’ annual rankings of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities. UVA has 44 alumni currently serving as Peace Corps volunteers worldwide. Since the Peace Corps was established in 1961, more than 1,100 UVA alumni have served.
Assistant Professor Nicola Bezzo's research focuses on creating systems to allow self-driving cars to deal with surprise events, such as a blown tire or sudden traffic.