The Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) Transportation Systems Research Group helped organize and made a strong showing at the 21st IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC).  Accompanied by CE-CERT Director and group leader Dr. Matthew Barth (who served as the ITSC2018 program chair) and research faculty member Dr. Guoyuan Wu, graduate students Ziran Wang, Chao Wang, Nigel Williams and Fei Ye traveled to Maui, HI for the four-day conference held November 4-7, 2018.
Considered the annual flagship conference for the IEEE, this event focused on new developments in theory, analysis, simulation and modeling, experimentation, demonstration, case studies, field operational tests and deployments in the field of intelligent transportation. Over 800 participants were present as the students gave several well-received research presentations on key topic such as:
  • A Review on Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control (CACC) Systems (Ziran Wang)
  • Cooperative Eco-Driving Along a Signalized Corridor in a Partially Connected and Automated Vehicle Environment (Ziran Wang)
  • Anticipatory Lane Change Warning Using Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications (Nigel Williams)
  • Vehicle Routing to Mitigate Human Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollutants (Chao Wang)
  • Development and Evaluation of Lane Hazard Prediction Application for Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs) (Fei Ye)

Graduate student Chao Wang was also recognized by the IEEE Intelligent Transportation System Society with an award for his participation in the Second Intelligent Transportation Systems Data Mining Hackathon.

 In addition to presenting, the four Ph.D. students also worked as student volunteers for the conference, which provided them with the opportunity to engage with other Ph.D. students from UC Berkeley, UC San Diego and the University of Southern California.