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MALab student Mehmet Ozkan won Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Third-year Ph.D. candidate Mehmet Ozkan won Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship awarded by Texas Tech University Graduate School , following a merit-based university-wide competition. This fellowship provides a full year financial support ($29,000) for the awardee to focus exclusively on research and advance progress towards graduation. Congratulations!

New Project Awarded by NSF!

Our project CRII: CPS: Human-Centric Connected and Automated Vehicles for Sustainable Mobility has been awarded by National Science Foundation. This project will develop novel modeling, control, and optimization methods for connected and automated vehicles to operate in human-dominated traffic to improve the efficiency and sustainability of the urban transportation system while respecting individual drivers’ unique behaviors and social norms accordingly. The significance of the research is highlighted by the following two needs.

Announcement of Selected Student Liaisons by ASME Automotive and Transportation System Technical Committee

Ph.D. student Mehmet Ozkan at MALab is elected as one of two Student Liaisons by ASME Automotive and Transportation System Technical Committee. The student liaison will organize student-centered activities during annual conferences with TC involvement, such as ACC and MECC. Congratulations!

Latest work was presented at 2021 American Control Conference

Ph.D. student Mehmet Ozkan at MALab presented our recent work entitled Personalized Adaptive Cruise Control and Impacts on Mixed Traffic during the 2021 American Control Conference. The paper was nominated as one of three best paper finalists by ASME Automotive and Transportation System Technical Committee.

2021 National Science Foundation (NSF) Regional I-Corps Site Program Kickstart!

Our project on Real-time data monitoring System with Nanorobotics has been selected in National Science Foundation (NSF) Regional I-Corps Site Program supported by Texas Tech University Innovation Hub at Research Park. The Innovation Hub’s programs support three distinct areas to further develop science and ideas to form high impact technology teams and launch successful startups. The Texas Tech’s I-Corps Site nurtures and supports teams to transition their technology concepts into the marketplace.

2021 Undergraduate Research Conference @ Texas Tech

We recently presented our project on Real-time data monitoring System with Nanorobotics at 2021 Undergraduate Research Conference. Natural disasters and technical failures are destroying thousands of buildings every year as per the statistics of 2020. Therefore, our team is approaching to effectively build a nano-robot, which minimizes the financial loss by monitoring the real-time situations of the affected area, therefore, suggesting a better response. A real-time monitoring application helps to sense and transmit the data to our main Graphical User Interface (GUI).

Dr. Ma Starts as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology

Starting today, Dr. Ma joins the Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology as an Associate Editor serving the area of Vehicular Electronics and Systems. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology is dedicated to the publication of peer-reviewed original contributions of research regarding the theory and practice of electrical and electronics technology in vehicles and vehicular systems. More information about the transaction can be found here.

Our work is accepted by IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems

Utilizing the predictive traffic information, automated vehicle can achieve efficient motion planning and control to significantly reduce its fuel consumption, often noted as “eco-driving” strategy in literatures. The impacts of such a strategy on mixed traffic where human driven vehicles and automated vehicles share the road, however, is unclear due to human drivers’ diverse driving behaviors when interacting with automated vehicles in real world. In our latest work Energetic Impacts Evaluation of Eco-Driving on Mixed Traffic with Driver Behavioral Diversity (accepted by the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems) we try to answer this question through a data-driven modeling approach.

One paper was presented at 2020 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference

Ph.D. student Mehmet Ozkan at MALab presented our recent work entitled Inverse Reinforcement Learning Based Driver Behavior Analysis and Fuel Economy Assessment during the 2020 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference.

Our work is accepted by ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control

First year Ph.D. student Mehmet Ozkan at MALab has recent work entitled Eco-Driving of Connected and Automated Vehicle with Preceding Driver Behavior Prediction accepted by the ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control. Congratulations!