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CE-CERT Graduate Students Danyang Tian and Fei Ye Awarded Women in Transportation (WTS) Scholarships


CE-CERT Graduate Students Danyang Tian and Fei Ye Awarded Women in Transportation (WTS) Scholarships

January 31, 2017

Danyang TianCE-CERT Ph.D. students Danyang Tian and Fei Ye were both honored with the WTS Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship at the 12th Annual Scholarship & Awards WTS Benefit Dinner held on January 19th, 2017 at the Community Center of the Chaffey College Chino Campus.

WTS is an international organization dedicated to advancing women in the field of transportation which provides its 6,500 members with professional and networking activities that put them in touch with transportation industry and government leaders. The scholarship award, established in 1981 to honor the first Executive Secretary of WTS, is intended to encourage women to pursue graduate studies that will prepare them for careers in transportation or related fields.

Fei YeDanyang’s $3,000 award will support her research on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) development, with an emphasis on traffic state estimation and monitoring. Her current research seeks to examine the improvement of individual travel time through the use of connectivity technology based on traffic state prediction in the downstream in freeway scenarios.

Fei’s $5,000 award will assist her in continuing her research on developing various intelligent data related algorithms for the design and optimization of ITS systems intended for applications such as eco-driving, vehicle movement prediction, and cooperative lane change. She is also working on optimizing the energy efficiency of electric vehicles under both freeway and urban corridor conditions using optimal control and artificial intelligence technologies.

Congratulations to Danyang and Fei on the recognition of their research accomplishments!

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