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Vulnerable Road Users Personalized, Optimum, and Dynamic Routing (VRUPOD) PI Park (NCA&T), Co-PI: Yi, Seong (NCA&T), Owens, Miller (VTTI) Sponsor: USDOT Tier 1 CATM…

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Recent Good News!

  • A paper “Scalable Information-Theoretic Path Planning for a Rover-Helicopter Team in Uncertain Environments” by L. Folsom, Ono, Otsu, Park in collaboration with JPL has been accepted for publication at the International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems.
  • A paper “Safe and Efficient Airport Evacuation considering Pedestrian Dynamics” by Pugh, ParkDerjany, Namalie, Liu in collaboration with ERAU has been accepted for publication at the IET Intelligent Transport Systems.
  • Justice Darko won 2nd place at the NCDOT 2020 Summit Poster Competition.
  • Chancellors Distinguished PhD Fellow Nigel Pugh won Honorable Mention at the INFORMS 2020 MIF Student Poster Competition.
  • Nigel Pugh won USDOT 2020 Outstanding Students of the Year Award at the Annual meeting of TRB2021.
  • USDOT Newsletter Spotlight discusses recent research on Traveler Rationality and Resource Allocation shown July 2020 Project lists click.
  • Dr. Park’s United States Patent Application USSN 16/254,474 “Transportation Infrastructure Location and Redeployment” has been awarded in Jan 2020.
  • An interesting project sponsored by NASA JPL “UAS-based Active Hurricane Sensing with Information-theoretic Path Planning” started in collaboration with Hui Su (Principal, Engineering and Science Directorate) from Stratosphere and Upper Troposphere (329D) and Masahiro Ono (Research Technologist) from Robotic Surface Mobility (347F) with a period of throughout the year of 2020.
  • PhD Candidate Larkin Folsom received one of 2019 Outstanding Students of the Year Award at the Annual meeting of TRB2020, during the Council of University Transportation Centers Banquet Published here, recognized by US Department of Transportation. More Details
  • Nigel Pugh, Chancellor’s PhD Student Fellow will be at NASA JPL this summer 2020!
  • 4 Papers have been accepted for the 2nd Transportation Science and Logistics Society (TSL2020) Conference, Washington DC, May, 2020.
  • 2 Papers have been accepted for the 8th International Symposium on Transport Network Reliability (INSTR’2020), Stockholm, Sweden, 24-26 June, 2020.
  • 1 Paper has been accepted for the Forum on Integrated And Sustainable Transportation Systems (ISTS2020), Delft, The Netherlands, November 2020.
  • 5 Papers have been presented at the 99th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board ( TRB2020), Washington D.C. January 2020.

More awards

  • Trust Funded Programs AAEA Travel Grant to Student Author Link
  • Outstanding reviewer 2018, Accident Analysis and Prevention PDF
  • Finalist Poster Award (Top 24), Institute for Operations Research & the Management Sciences INFORMS Annual Meeting 2017
  • Finalist Poster Award (Top 4), Institute for Operations Research & the Management Sciences INFORMS Annual Meeting 2016
  • Finalist Poster Award (Top 5), Institute for Operations Research & the Management Sciences INFORMS Annual Meeting 2013
  • Best Essay Award, Intelligent Transportation Systems of America  ITS America 2015   PDF   Youtube

  • Fellowship, UMD National Transportation Center [NTC2016-SU-R-09]  | External link
  • Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award, Graduate School, University of Maryland, 2015
  • I-95 Corridor Coalition Fellowship Recipient, 2014
  • 1st Winner Modeling & Simulation, Graduate Research Interaction Day, University of Maryland, 2013
  • 1st Winner Modeling & Simulation, Graduate Research Interaction Day, University of Maryland, 2012
  • Best Student Paper Award – Korean-American Scientist and Engineers Association, 2014-2016
  • Travel Grant – The Korean Transportation Association in America, 2013-2016
  • Scholarship for Excellent Student, Yonsei University, 2005

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