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June 14-16, 2023, Saratoga Springs, NY
On June 14-16, 2023, student researchers from C2SMART traveled to Saratoga Springs for the 30th annual ITS-NY meeting. The four researchers attended the conference and also presented their projects as part of the technology exhibition, the theme of which was “A Connected World.”
The researchers competed for the annual ITS-NY awards for Best Posters, with three C2SMART projects receiving recognition:
- Haggai Davis, III: 1st Prize, Analysis of Urban Freight Flow in NYC by means of Synthetic Populations
- Lukelo Luoga: 2nd Prize, Exploring Cost-effective Computer Vision Solution for Real-time Urban Work Zone
- Yu Tang: Honorable Mention, Leveraging Connected and Automated Vehicle Data for Ramp Metering Strategies to Improve Highway Operations
- Zilin Bian: A-TEAM: Advanced Traffic Event Analysis and Management Platform for Transportation Data-Driven Problem Solving
Read more about this year’s event.
Haggai Davis, III: 1st Prize
- Poster: Analysis of Urban Freight Flow in NYC by means of Synthetic Populations
- Bio & credentials: In 2015 after completing a BS in Physics and Astronomy at Louisiana State University, Haggai D. Davis III looked for a new challenge and found it in the field of Transportation Engineering. In 2019, he earned an MSCE from LSU with research in the field of Hurricane Evacuations and Driver Behavior in an Autonomous Environment. Haggai moved full-time to Arcadis after having first interned for the company in Summer 2017. However, he was not done yet with academia. In Fall 2020, Haggai started a Ph.D. at NYU Tandon further specializing in Transportation Engineering. His driving research motive is to study the safe and equitable deployment of Autonomous Vehicles.
Lukelo Luoga: 2nd Prize
- Poster: Exploring Cost-effective Computer Vision Solution for Real-time Urban Work Zone
- Bio & credentials: Lukelo is a junior student at New York University Abu Dhabi majoring in Computer Engineering. Currently, Lukelo is working as a Research Intern at the C2SMART center, where he is involved in projects that integrate computer vision and machine learning to improve pedestrian safety in New York City. Lukelo is passionate about the future of artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, and transportation and is excited to contribute to this fields through his education and research.
Yu Tang: Honorable Mention
- Poster: Leveraging Connected and Automated Vehicle Data for Ramp Metering Strategies to Improve Highway Operations.
- Bio & credentials: Yu Tang is a PhD student at Tandon School of Engineering in New York University. He received his B.Eng. degree and M.S. degree in Transportation Engineering from Tongji University in 2016 and 2019, respectively. He is interested in using ideas from stochastic processes and dynamic control to design resilient intelligent transportation systems.
- Poster: A-TEAM: Advanced Traffic Event Analysis and Management Platform for Transportation Data-Driven Problem Solving.
- Bio & credentials: Zilin’s research interests lie at the intersection of transportation and machine learning, with a particular emphasis on traffic incident management, transportation data analysis, and mobility modeling and prediction. His work involves developing and applying advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques to real-world transportation problems, with the goal of improving safety, efficiency, and accessibility for all. In addition to his research, Zilin is also passionate about teaching and mentoring the next generation of transportation professionals. He has served as a teaching assistant for several transportation courses at NYU, and enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with students from a variety of backgrounds. Overall, Zilin is a dedicated researcher and educator who is committed to advancing the field of transportation through innovative research and collaboration.