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AI for AV Control and Traffic Operations: Challenges and Opportunities

  • Session Number: 2131
Tuesday,July 28, 2020:10:05 AM -12:05 PM


Cathy Wu
Career Development Assistant Professor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
David Abbink
Delft University of Technology
Jorge Laval
Georgia Tech
Peng Hao
Assistant Research Faculty
University of California, Riverside
Shai Shalev-Shwartz
Senior Fellow at Intel and the Chief Technology Officer of Mobileye, an Intel Company; Professor
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Xianfeng (Terry) Yang
Assistant Professor
University of Utah


Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been extensively used and researched for processing sensor data, controlling automated vehicles (AV) and operating traffic control devices. However, there are still many challenges in those AI applications, including how to choose, build, and train AI models to avoid issues such as overfitting; translate AI models trained on synthetic (e.g., simulated) data to real-world applications; and teach AI controlled AVs how to collaborate (instead of solely maximizing their own benefits) with each other, human-driven vehicles, and traffic control devices at both local and network levels so that the overall transportation system’s safety and mobility are maximized.

Pre-work and resources are included and we encourage you to prepare for this session


  • Danjue Chen, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Mecit Cetin, Professor, Old Dominion University
  • Mehdi Hashemipour, Data Scientist, US Department of Transportation
  • Mo Zhao, Research Scientist, Virginia Transportation Research Council
  • Mohamed H. Zaki, Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida
  • Pan Lu, Associate Professor, North Dakota State University
  • Samer Hamdar, Associate Professor, George Washington University
  • Simeon Calvert, Research Fellow, Delft University of Technology
  • Steven Mattingly, Professor, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Xiaopeng Li, Associate Professor, University of South Florida
  • Xiaoyu (Sky) Guo, PhD Student, Texas A&M University – College Station
  • Yuanchang Xie, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell



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