Fourth-year Ph.D. candidate Mehmet Ozkan is selected to participate in the 2023 CPS Rising Stars Workshop, which will be held in person at the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA) on May 31, 2023.
The workshop program committee reviewed 124 applications and selected 33 CPS Rising Stars based on the research excellence and academic leadership potential.
Prof. Yao Ma attended the 12th National Science Foundation Cyber Physical Systems Principal Investigators Meeting and presented our project CRII: CPS: Human-Centric Connected and Automated Vehicles for Sustainable Mobility at poster session. We are glad to share our work with colleagues and looking forward to future collaborations!
Ph.D. student Mehmet Ozkan at MALab received ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division Rising Star Award for our work entitled Socially Compatible Control Design of Automated Vehicle in Mixed Traffic during the 2022 Modeling, Estimation, and Control Conference. We also presented our recent paper Inverse Resource Rational Based Stochastic Driver Behavior Model at the conference. Congratulations!
MALab participated in the 2022 Texas Tech University Explore Engineering Summer Camp hosted by Whitacre College of Engineering. We were delighted to welcome 37 high school students with a short course on autonomous mobile robots, led by MALab Ph.D. candidate Mehmet Ozkan. Students assembled, programmed and raced scaled robotic cars and had a lot fun! We were particularly glad to receive a lot interests from students in pursuing post secondary education in the field of autonomous systems and robots, as we had hoped to achieve through such outreach activities, supported by National Science Foundation project CRII: CPS: Human-Centric Connected and Automated Vehicles for Sustainable Mobility.
Ph.D. student Mehmet Ozkan at MALab presented our recent work entitled Socially Compatible Control Design of Automated Vehicle in Mixed Traffic during the 2022 American Control Conference. The paper was selected for the Best Paper Award by ASME Automotive and Transportation System Technical Committee.
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!
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.
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!
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.