Prof. Wang has been elevated to IEEE Fellow for contributions improving ground vehicle roadway safety. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world’s largest technical professional organization. More details can be found here.
MSL joins the Department of Energy SMART consortium on second-life battery applications led by Tennessee Tech. in partnership with University of Kansas and many other industry partners. With over $9M funding, the project team aims to study battery second-life usages in mobility systems.
MSL joins the US Department of Transportation University Transportation Center (UTC) Center for Climate-Smart Transportation (CCST) led by Johns Hopkins University in partnership with MIT, UT Austin, U. of Utah, Morgan State, and Dine College. With $10M funding from U.S. Department of Transportation, CCST focuses on transportation solutions for preserving the environment.
Profs. Wang, Hayhoe, Wei, and Zhu recently received an NSF Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) award “Brain-inspired Algorithms for Autonomous Robots (BAAR)”. This cross-disciplinary project is a collaboration among four disciplines: Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Neuroscience, and Psychology. With over $2M from NSF, the research aims to develop novel AI algorithms with principles of neurobiological learning and insights into brain intelligence for autonomous robots such as self-driving vehicles and household collaborative robots. More information here.
Prof. Wang served as the General Chair of the 2023 (inaugural) IEEE International Automated Vehicle Validation Conference (IEEE-IACCV 2023) that was held on UT Austin Pickle Research Campus, Oct. 16-18. The conference brought experts, innovators, and enthusiasts in the field of automated vehicles from academia, industry, and government in 14 countries around the world to exchange ideas and facilitate collaborations.
Looking forward to IAVVC 2024 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and IAVVC 2025 in Baden-Baden, Germany!