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Title: Connected Vehicle Technologies: Communication System Analyses and Green-Driving Strategies
Presented by: Professor Wenlong Jin, University of California, Irvine
Abstract: Connected vehicle technologies can transform the transportation sector, improving the safety, mobility, and environmental impacts. My collaborators and I have focused on some theoretical issues related to the fundamentals and applications. This talk is divided into two parts. In the first part, I will discuss basic characteristics of connected vehicle systems, also known as vehicular ad hoc networks, built on the dedicated short range communications. In particular, I will present mathematical models for estimating instantaneous connectivity and communication throughputs under general vehicular traffic patterns. In the second part, I will discuss applications of connected vehicle technologies in the development of green-driving strategies. For freeway stop-and-go traffic, I will present a distributed cooperative strategy based on vehicle-to-vehicle communications and the simulation and field test results. For arterial traffic, I will present a feedback control strategy based on infrastructure (signal)-to-vehicle communications. To conclude, I will present some related efforts within our group.
Biography: Dr. Wenlong Jin (BS in Automatic Control, University of Science and Technology of China, 1998; PhD in Applied Mathematics, UC Davis, 2003) is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Irvine. He is interested in developing fundamental and systematic concepts and methods for modeling, analyzing, monitoring, and controlling transportation systems, through interdisciplinary approaches based on behavioral modeling, mathematical analysis, systems theory, and information and communication technologies. He has been a principal or co-principal investigator of over twenty federally- and state-sponsored projects. Dr. Jin has co-authored 42 peer-reviewed journal articles, most of which were published by Transportation Research, Transportation Science, and other top journals, 37 conference proceedings, and five reports, and has given over 40 invited talks and conference presentations. He is an editorial board member of Transportation Research Part B and an Associate Editor of Transportmetrica B.