Automated Truck Lanes in Urban Area for Through and Cross Border Traffic

This research project will investigate the design and operations of dedicated lanes for fully automated trucks, the suitability of existing infrastructure to accommodate these novel technologies, and the potential economic ramifications on the surrounding region. The project will use the I-10 Freeway in El Paso, Texas, from the New Mexico border in the west to milepost 55 in the east, as the testbed.

Design of Resilient Smart Highway Systems with Data-Driven Monitoring from Networked Cameras

This project aims to develop a systematic way to design smart highway systems with networked video monitoring and control resiliency against environment disruptions and sensor failures. The research team will investigate deep learning methods for extracting fine-grained local categorical traffic information from surveillance videos and novel graph neural network methods to correlate and propagate the local information through the highway network for global states estimation, such as vehicle tracking and reidentification or traffic prediction in an unobserved area.