Projects

Funded Research Projects

(single pi) “IMPACT: Information-theoretic Multiagent Paths for Anticipatory Control of Tasks”, National Science Foundation (NSF) Robust Intelligence, 10/2019 – 9/2022.

(pi) “IDEANETT: Intelligent Data Exploration & Analysis for New & Existing Transportation Technology”, North Carolina (NC) Department of Transportation through NC Transportation Center of Excellence in Advanced Technology Safety and Policy, co-PI: Noreen McDonald (UNC-Chapel Hill), 1/2020 – 12/2022.

(co-PI) “UAS-based Active Hurricane Sensing with Information-theoretic Path Planning”, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, PI: Masahiro Ono (JPL), coPIs: Hui Su (JPL), 2020 – TBD.

(co-pi) “Transit and Maas Role in Improving Economic and Healthcare Access for Underserved Populations”, North Carolina (NC) Department of Transportation through NC Transportation Center of Excellence on Mobility and Congestion, PI: Kai Monast (NCSU), co-PIs: Murat Adivar (FSU), Noreen McDonald (UNC-Chapel Hill), Burcu Adivar (FSU), 8/2020 – 7/2022.

(co-PI) “Deep Learning Software for Traffic State Prediction”, North Carolina (NC) Department of Transportation through NC Transportation Center of Excellence on Mobility and Congestion, PI: Sambit Bhattacharya (FSU), co-PIs: Murat Adivar (FSU), Ali Hajbabaie (NCSU), Noel Greis (NCSU), George List (NCSU), 8/2020 – 7/2022.

(co-pi) “Developing a Plan for Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Traffic Operations Applications in Virginia”, Virginia Department of Transportation, PI Andy Alden (VTTI), 8/2019 – 1/2021.

(co-pi) “Roadside Truck Placard Readers for Advanced Notice and Response at Safety-Critical Facilities”, Virginia Department of Transportation, PI Andy Alden (VTTI), 11/2018 6/2019 (Phase I).

(pi) “Multi-agent Reinforcement Learning-based Pedestrian Dynamics Models for Emergency Evacuation”, United States Department of Transportation through Center For Advanced Transportation Mobility, co-PIs: Dahai Liu (ERAU), Sirish Namilae (ERAU), 5/2019 – 4/2021.

(co-PI) “Information-theoretic Route Planning for a Heli-rover Team”, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, PI: Masahiro Ono (JPL), coPIs: Kyon Otsu (JPL), Ali Agah (JPL), 3/2019 – 12/2019.

(pi) “Advanced Traffic Analysis of Aerial Video Data”, North Carolina Department of Transportation through Technical Assistance Program, co-PI: Sun Yi (NCA&T), 3/2019 – 7/2019.

(pi) “DRONETIM: Dynamic Routing of Unmanned-aerial and Emergency Team Incident Management”, United States Department of Transportation through Center For Advanced Transportation Mobility, co-PIs: Sun Yi (NCA&T), Andy Alden (VTTI), 2/2019 – 8/2020.

(Visiting Faculty) “2026 Mars Sample Fetch Rover Path Planning”, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 5/2018 – 8/2018

(Visiting Faculty) “2026 Mars Sample Fetch Rover Path Planning”, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 5/2019 – 8/2019

(pi) “VRU-POD: VRU-Personalized, Optimum, and Dynamic Routing”, United States Department of Transportation through Center For Advanced Transportation Mobility, co-PIs: Sun Yi (NCA&T), Yeonho Seong (NCA&T), Justin Owens (VTTI), Andrew Miller (VTTI), 2/2019 – 1/2020.

(single pi) Travelers’ Rationality in Anticipatory Online Emergency Response, United States Department of Transportation through Center For Advanced Transportation Mobility, 2/2018 – 6/2019.

(Control Architecture Team Leader) “Sustainable Travel Incentives with Prediction, Optimization and Personalization (Tripod)” with MIT Intelligent Transportation System Lab  ($3,990,128), U.S. Department of Energy’s ARPA-E Traveler Response Architecture using Novel Signaling for Network Efficiency in Transportation, 1/2016 – 12/2018. 

(Investigator), “Using the New SHRP2 Naturalistic Driving Study Safety Databases to Examine Safety Concerns for Older Drive”, New England Transportation Consortium, Samuel (PI), Knodler, Gao (Co-PI), Park (, $150k). 1/2017 – 7/2018. 

Funded Education Projects

Advising Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellow, Department of Education Title III Program. 8/2017 – 7/2023. 

  • NCAT College of Engineering Start-up Grant for Park, North Carolina A&T State University 2017-2019.

Funded Projects as a Participant

  • GM Project Sketch, Car-Sharing and Ride-Sharing Services Proposal with Shlomo Zilberstein @ UMass Amherst
  • National Transportation Center @ Maryland (Student Fellow)
  • FHWA, Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, 2014-2015 Link
    • Manage Highway Safety Information System for 9 States in Unites States
  • I-95 Corridor Coalition vehicle probe project (Student Fellow), 2012-2015 Link
    • Select locations of Bluetooth sensors and compare to the data from INRIX, HERE, TomTom
  • As a Research Scientist (2010), I managed a project with Yonsei University and LG CNS Co., Ltd.
    • Urban Traffic information System Link, 2010
  • As a Project Manager (2007-2010), I conducted research based projects and feasibility studies under the support of
    • African Development BanksThe national railway master plan in Cameroun, 2009-2010 News, Link
  • Vietnam Development Banks
    • Feasibility study for double track gauge, Hanoi-Vinh, Vietnam, 2007 LinkFeasibility study for elevated Highway, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, 2007
  • Asian Development Banks
    • Feasibility study for Katunayake and Padeniya road, Sri Lanka, 2008-2010Feasibility study for elevated Highway, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, 2007
  • Seoul Metropolitan Government
    • Basic design of Seoul public transportation, 2008-2010Transportation management of the Seoul, 2008Traffic impact assessment of Seoul, 2007Design of Seoul Bus Information System, 2007 Youtube Feasibility study for HOV, HOT, Express Lanes, Seoul Outer Beltway, 2007
  • Local Government Agencies
    • Design of traffic safety services, Uijeonbu, 2008Increased mobility for handicapped traffic, Yanju, 2007-2009
  • As a Research Assistant (2005-2007), I worked for following projects
    • Improvement measures on metro transportation of Gyeonggi, 2007Traffic impact assessment for Road Osong-Administration City, 2007Design of Bucheon Bus information system, 2006Design of Incheon Bus information system, 2006 Feasibility Study of Road GwangJu High-Tech Industries, 2005Feasibility study of detailed design for 11 national roads, 2005Development of traffic information fusion and traffic flow analysis tool, 2005Design of a transportation management system GwangJu Ring Road, 2005Review of the 5–year plan for national and provincial roads, 2005Development of Seoul Transport Operation and Information System, 2005  youtube
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Assistant Professor, North Carolina A&T State University

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