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NUTC Seminar - B. Brian Park, University of Virginia - "Cooperative Platooning in Mixed Traffic: Modeling, Control and Assessment"



When: Thursday, April 2, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Central

Where: Chambers Hall, Lower Level, 600 Foster St, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Open to the public; Networking & refreshments begin in the lower level at 3:30pm.

Contact: Andrea Cehaic   847.491.7287

Group: Northwestern University Transportation Center

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings


Northwestern University Transportation Center presents:

"Cooperative Platooning in Mixed Traffic: Modeling, Control and Assessment"

B. Brian Park, PhD
Associate Professor / Link Lab
Director, Traffic Operations Laboratory
University of Virginia 




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Closest El / CTA Stop: Foster - Purple Line
Closest Metra Station: Davis Street/Evanston, Union Pacific North line 

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Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) technology has emerged and is expected to provide unprecedented improvements in mobility, safety and fuel efficiency. While many CAV applications have been proposed and even evaluated in the field, such applications have significant limitations when interacting with human driven and/or unconnected vehicles. 

This presentation will discuss the modeling, control and assessment of cooperative platooning in mixed traffic (i.e., cooperative adaptive cruise control (CACC) including human driven and/or unconnected vehicles). The first part of the presentation will focus on the development of two quasi-CACC algorithms that can work with human driven and/or unconnected vehicles, and evaluations of such algorithms using NGSIM data and driving simulators. The second part of the presentation will discuss the development of CAV simulation platform realizing vehicle dynamics model and assessing crash impacts using Madymo model. 

Speaker Bio:

Dr. B. Brian Park is an Associate Professor of Engineering Systems and Environment Department, and a member of Link Lab, at the University of Virginia. Prior to joining the University of Virginia, he was a Research Fellow at the National Institute of Statistical Sciences and a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the North Carolina State University. Dr. Park received the B.S. and the M.S. from the Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, respectively, and the Ph.D. from the Texas A&M University. 

Dr. Park is a recipient of PTV America Best abstract Award, Outstanding Reviewer Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers, Jack H. Dillard Outstanding Paper Award from the Virginia Transportation Research Council and Charley V. Wootan Award (for best Ph.D. dissertation) from the Council of University Transportation Centers. He is an ASCE ExCEEd teaching fellow. 

He is an Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Transportation, Associate Editor of the American Society of Civil Engineers Journal of Transportation Engineering, Journal of Intelligent Transportation systems, and the KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, and an editorial board member of the International Journal of Sustainable Transportation. Furthermore, he is a member of TRB (a division of the National Academies) artificial intelligence and advanced computing committee. 

Dr. Park has published over 150 journal and conference papers in the area of transportation system operations and managements, and intelligent transportation system. His research interests include cyber-physical system for transportation, stochastic optimization, connected and automated vehicle safety assessment, microscopic simulation model application, and transportation system sustainability.

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