Board of Editors
Institute of Automation Chinese Academy of Beijing
Università degli Studi di Parma
Parco delle Scienze, 181A
Matthew J. Barth
Matthew Barth (Member 1990, Senior Member 2000) is the Yeager Families Professor at the College of Engineering, University of California-Riverside. He is part of the intelligent systems faculty in Electrical Engineering and is also serving as the Director for the Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT), UCR’s largest multi-disciplinary research center. He received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science from the University of Colorado in 1984, and M.S. (1985) and Ph.D. (1990) degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Barth joined the University of California-Riverside in 1991, conducting research in Intelligent Systems.
Dr. Barth’s research focuses on applying engineering system concepts and automation technology to Transportation Systems, and in particular how it relates to energy and air quality issues. His current research interests include ITS and the Environment, Transportation/Emissions Modeling, Vehicle Activity Analysis, Advanced Navigation Techniques, Electric Vehicle Technology, and Advanced Sensing and Control.
Dr. Barth is active in the U.S. Transportation Research Board serving in a variety of roles in several committees. He was awarded the TRB Pyke Johnson Award for TRB outstanding paper in 2007. In 2011, he was one of the winners of the Connected Vehicle Technology Challenge sponsored by U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA). He has also served on a number of National Research Council (NRC) Committees. Dr. Barth has also been active in IEEE Intelligent Transportation System Society for many years, participating in conferences as a presenter, invited session organizer, session moderator, reviewer, associate editor of the Transactions of ITS, and member of the IEEE ITSS Board of Governors. He is currently serving as the IEEE ITSS Vice President for Conferences.
Massimo Bertozzi received the Dr.Eng. degree in Electronic Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in information technology from the University of Parma in 1994 and 1997 respectively. From 1994 to 1997 he also chaired the local IEEE student branch. Since 1997 he has held a permanent position at the Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione as researcher. His research interests mainly focus on the application of image processing to real-time systems and to vehicle guidance.
Stan Birchfield is an associate professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Clemson University, where he has been since 2003. He received a Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1999, an M.S. from Stanford in 1996, and a B.S. from Clemson in 1993, all in Electrical Engineering. While at Stanford, his research was supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, and he was part of the team that won first place at the AAAI Mobile Robotics Competition of 1994. After graduating from Stanford, he was a research engineer with Quindi Corporation, a startup company in Palo Alto, California, where he developed algorithms for intelligent audio and video and was the lead engineer and principal architect of the Meeting Companion product. Over the years he has worked with or consulted for various companies, including Sun Microsystems, SRI International, Canon, Microsoft, and Autodesk. More recently, he has been involved in co-founding TrafficVision, a local company using computer vision to automatically collect aggregate traffic parameters from live video feeds. Dr. Birchfield has authored or co-authored more than 60 publications in the areas of computer vision, stereo correspondence, visual tracking, spatial acoustics, and mobile robotics; and his open-source Kanade-Lucas-Tomasi (KLT) feature tracker has been used by thousands of researchers around the world.
Mark Brackstone received his BSc degree and PhD in Theoretical Physics at the University of Southampton in the UK in 1986 and 1989 respectively. He has worked for Siemens Defense Systems and spent 15 years at the Transportation Research Group at the University of Southampton where he became Senior Research Fellow. During that time he was involved in EU and National research contracts on driver behaviour, ADAS/CVHS, Motorway Operations, sensors and Microscopic Simulation Modeling. He has since moved into Industry and has worked for a range of consultancies, working on Motorway Safety, Speed Enforcement systems and the ITS segment of a major Transport Master Plan. Since 2008 he has been Associate Director at Egis Mobilite (UK) Ltd, the UK subsidiary of the French ITS Consultancy Company.
He has been an Associate Editor of the IEEE ITS journal since 2003, is active on several TRB committees, reviewing for a range of other journals, and has been one of the leading figures behind the recently funded EU COST Action TU0903, ‘Methods and Tools for Supporting the Use, Calibration, and Validation of Traffic Simulation Models’.
Alberto Broggi received the Dr.Eng. degree inelectronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in information technology from the Universita` di Parma, Parma, Italy, in 1990 and 1994, respectively.
He was an Associate Researcher with the Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione from 1994 to 1998, an Associate Professor of artificial intelligence with the Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica from 1998 to 2001, and is currently a Full Professor of computer science with the Universit di Parma. He has authored more than 150 refereed publications in international journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings, and delivered invited talks at many international conferences. His research interests include camera-based sensing and perception for the navigation of unmanned vehicles. Dr. Broggi was the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS from 2004 to 2008, and from 2009 he is serving the IEEE ITS Society as President-Elect. He has been the founding editor of both the ITSC Newsletter and a regular department on ITS for the IEEE Intelligent Systems Magazine that he ran since 1999.
Dr. Bo Chen received her Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Davis, in 2005. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanicsand Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan Technological University. Dr. Chen’s research interests include multi-agent systems, pattern recognition, intelligent transportation systems, and vehicle control and safety. Dr. Chen is currently serving as the Chair of the Technical Committee on Mechatronics and Embedded Systems of IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society and the Chair of the Technical Committee on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications (MESA) of ASME Design Engineering Division. Dr. Chen has served as Program Chair, Symposium Chair, and Session Chair for a number of international conferences. She is the General Chair of 2013 ASME/IEEE International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications.
Yaobin Chen received his B.S. degree from Nanjing Institute of Technology, China in 1982, his M.S. and Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, in 1986 and 1988, respectively, all in electrical engineering. Dr. Chen is currently Professor and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). He is the founding director of the Transportation Active Safety Institute (TASI) at IUPUI. He also served as Associate Dean for Research in the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology from 2003 to 2005.
Dr. Chen’s research interests are in modeling, optimization and control of electric and hybrid vehicle systems, intelligent transportation and vehicle systems, and clean and renewable energy systems. Dr. Chen has published more than 130 technical papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He is PI and co-PI for many external research grants funded by federal and state government agencies and private industry. He has supervised more than 40 graduate students in their thesis research. He is a co-inventor of 3 U.S. patents.
Dr. Chen has served in numerous leadership positions in his professional community. He currently serves on the IEEE ITS Society Board of Governors (second term) and serves as the Vice President of Technical Activities. He served as the Editor-In-Chief for the IEEE ITS Society’s Newsletter for two years (2011-2012). He serves as an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on ITS. Dr. Chen also serves on the IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technology Committee as a member (2010-2011) and the Chair (2012-present). In addition, Dr. Chen has served as the general chair for the 2010 and 2011 IEEE International Conference on Vehicular Electronics and Safety. He serves as a general co-chair for the 2014 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium.
Dr. Chunxiao (Tricia) Chigan is presently an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UMass Lowell. Her research interests include Cyber Security & Information Assurance, Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks, Cognitive Radio Networks & Security, Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks, and Vehicle-To-Grid (V2G) Communications. Dr. Chigan’s research is sponsored by National Science Foundation (NSF), US Army Communications-Electronics Research Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC), US Army Research Lab (ARL), as well as the Innovation Center of EATON Corp. Prior to joining UMass Lowell in 2012, she was an Associate Professor with the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan Tech. She received the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York, Stony Brook in 2002. Dr. Chigan is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2007).
Dr. Chigan is also active in academic service. She regularly serves as the technical program committee (TPC) member for leading IEEE conferences including IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICC, IEEE GLOBECOM, and IEEE WCNC. In 2009, she served as the TPC Co-Chair for the Ad-Hoc, Sensor and Networking Symposium of IEEE GLOBECOM. She has also been frequently serving on panels for several NSF programs. Currently, she serves as the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems.
Feng Chu received the B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Hefei University of Technology (China) in 1986; the M.Sc. degree fromInstitut National Polytechnique de Lorraine (France) in 1991; the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Metz (France) in 1995;and the Habilitation for Research Advising degree from the University of Technology of Compiègne, Compiègne, France, in 2006, respectively.
She is currently a Full Professorwith Universityof Evry of Val-d’Essonne, France. She has published more than 130 papers in international journals and conference proceedings. Her research interests include the modeling, analysis, and optimization of transportation, logistic and production systems based on combinatorial optimization, operations research, and Petri nets.
Dr. Chu serves asan Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems and was an Associate Editor for the IEEE TransactionsonSystems, Man, andCybernetics— Part C from 2010 to 2013. She was the Program Co-Chair of IEEE ICNSC 2012 and is the General Co-Chair of IEEE ICNSC 2013. She is TC member of IFAC and IEEE SMC Society.
Dr. Chowdhury is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Clemson University, USA. He received his Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Virginia in 1995, where his research integrated principles from both systems and transportation engineering. He is a registered professional engineer in Ohio, an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of ITS, and the Guest Editor for the special 2008 World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems issue of the Journal of ITS. Dr. Chowdhury has also co-authored two textbooks on ITS.
Dr. Chowdhury’s research interests in ITS include vehicle-infrastructure integration, intelligent wireless sensor network and infrastructure security. He served as the chair of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Committee on Computing in Transportation, and is currently a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing Applications, and ASCE’s Transportation & Development Institute’s Committee on Advanced Technologies. Prior to entering academia in August 2000, Dr. Chowdhury was a senior systems engineer for Iteris, Inc. and a senior engineer for Bellomo-McGee, Inc. in the United States, where he served as a consultant to many state and local agencies, and the U.S. Department of Transportation on ITS related projects.
John-Paul Clarke is an Associate Professor in the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering with a courtesy appointment in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Director of the Air Transportation Laboratory at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received S.B. (1991), S.M. (1992), and Sc.D. (1997) degrees in aeronautics and astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
His research and teaching in the areas of control, optimization, and system analysis and design are motivated by his desire to simultaneously maximize the efficiency and minimize the societal impact (especially on the environment) of the global air transportation system. He has made seminal contributions in the areas of air traffic management, aircraft operations, and airline operations – three key elements of the air transportation system – and has been recognized globally for developing, among other things, key analytical foundations for the Continuous Descent Arrival (CDA) and novel concepts for robust airline scheduling. His research has resulted in significant changes in engineering methods, processes and products – most notably the development of new arrival procedures for four major US airports and one European Airport, and changes in airline scheduling practices.
Dr. Clarke is an Associate Fellow of AIAA and a member of AGIFORS, INFORMS, and Sigma Xi. He is currently a member of the Advisory Council for Transportation Statistics (ACTS) appointed by the Secretary of Transportation, the Aeronautics And Space Engineering Board (ASEB) of the National Academies, and the AIAA Technical Committee on Management. Dr. has served on the AAA Air Transportation Systems Technical Committee, the FAA Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Committee (REDAC), as well as several other national and international committees. He was the first director of PARTNER, the Center of Excellence for Aviation Noise and Aircraft Emissions Mitigation, and is a researcher in PARTNER and NEXTOR, the Center of Excellence for Aviation Operations Research. Dr. Clarke was awarded the AIAA/AAAE/ACC Jay Hollingsworth Speas Airport Award in 1999, the FAA Excellence in Aviation Award in 2003, and was selected as a Gilbreth Lecturer by the National Academy of Engineering in 2006.
Daniel J. Dailey
Daniel J. Dailey, Professor of Electrical Engineering
Dr. Daniel J. Dailey is a research track Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington. He also serves as the Director of the Intelligent Transportation Systems program in the College of Engineering. He has published over 100 technical papers and reports on a variety of topics including: GIS, GPS, distributed computing, modeling of stochastic processes, computer vision, data fusion, and ITS systems as well as distance learning. He is co-author of a book titled “Wireless Communication for Intelligent Transportation Systems,” and is a past president of the IEEE ITS Council. Recently he has been working in data fusion and visualization with the PARVAC Center of Excellence in the College of Engineering.
Maged M. Dessouky
Maged M. Dessouky is Professor in the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Southern California and Director of the Epstein Institute.
Dr. Dessouky has an in-depth theoretical and practical understanding of models and heuristic methods for transportation system optimization. He is area editor of Computers & Industrial Engineering, ACM Transactions of Modeling and Computer Simulation and IIE Transactions, and serves on the Editorial Board of Transportation Research Part B: Methodological. He is recipient of the 2007 Transportation Science & Logistics Best Paper Prize (”Optimal Slack Time for Schedule-Based Transit Operations”), and is a Fellow of IIE. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and M.S. and B.S. degrees from Purdue University.
Mauro Da Lio
Mauro Da Lio received the Laurea degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Padova, Italy, in 1986. He was first employed by an offshore oil research company, working in underwater robotics within an EUREKA project in years 87-90. He became researcher at the University of Padova in 1990, and moved to the University of Trento as associate professor in 1998. Since 2001 he is full professor of mechanical systems. He has been director of department in years 2004-2009. Research interests focus on modeling simulation and optimal control of mechanical multibody systems, which has been applied to several fields, from space to vehicles. In space applications he as been recently involved in modeling and control of the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna, which is a project to observe gravitational waves from space. Interest in vehicles began in 1994, in the area of motorcycle dynamics. Optimal control was first used to assess motorcycles maneuverability and handling. Since 2004 he has been involved in a number of EU funded research projects focusing on vehicle dynamics and motion planning based on real time optimal control.
Bart De Schutter
Bart De Schutter received the degree in electrotechnical-mechanical engineering in 1991 and the doctoral degree in Applied Sciences (summa cum laude with congratulations of the examination jury) in 1996, both at K.U.Leuven, Belgium. Currently, he is associate professor at the Delft Center for Systems and Control of Delft University of Technology in Delft, The Netherlands. Bart De Schutter was awarded the 1998 SIAM Richard C. DiPrima Prize and the 1999 K.U.Leuven Robert Stock Prize for his PhD thesis. His current research interests include traffic control, control of large-scale transportation networks, hybrid systems control, multi-agent systems, and optimization.
Hairong Dong (Senior Member 2012) received the Ph.D. degree from Peking University, Beijing, China, in 2002.
She is currently a Professor with State Key Laboratory of Rail Traffic Control and Safety, Beijing Jiaotong University. She was a Visiting Scholar with the University of Southampton, Southampton, U.K., in 2006; the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, in 2008; the City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, in 2009; and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2010, and KTHRoyal Institute of Technology, Sweden, in 2011. In 2007, she served as a Project Level-3 Expert with the Department of Transportation for the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games. She is active in several professional committees, now she is fellow of Committee of Intelligent Railway, Beijing Association of Automation, and Committee of Parallel Control and Management of China Association of Automation, member of IEEE Control Systems Society Membership, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society Membership, Committee of Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Committee of Society of China Intelligent Aerospace System.
Her research interests include intelligentrail transportation, automatic train operation, parallel control and management for railway systems and stability and robustness of complex systems control theory.
- Intelligent Transportation Systems: Transportation and Automotive Safety
- Intelligent Systems and Control
- Artificial Neural Networks with Applications in Complex Networks Modeling, Driver Behavior Modeling, and Automotive Safety
- Vehicle Collision Avoidance, Warning Systems, and Driver Assistance
- Dynamics, Computational Mechanics, and Non-Linear Finite Element Analysis
- Vehicle and Barrier Crashworthines
Dr. Wei (David) Fan is currently serving as an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC). Dr. Fan holds a Ph.D. (2004) in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He was a Senior Analytical Optimization Software Developer for the R&D Department at SAS Institute Inc. located in Cary, North Carolina from June 2004-August 2006. He was an associate professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at The University of Texas at Tyler prior to joining the UNCC Civil Engineering faculty.
Dr. Fan’s primary research interests include transportation network modeling and optimization (such as traffic assignment, network reliability, and optimal pricing), public transportation system design and planning, traffic operations, safety and control, traffic simulation, signal timing and optimization, operations research, transportation planning and demand forecasting, and pavement database & management information system. He is extremely knowledgeable in the operations research field, including optimization and statistics. He loves mathematical and network programming, stochastic optimization, algorithm & software development, and statistical analysis of transportation data. He has over 18-year experiences with optimization, simulation and computer software development using C/C++, Visual Basic and Java. He is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions – Intelligent Transportation Systems and also sits on the editorial board of two other prestigious journals. He is a frequent reviewer for more than 12 top-tier transportation journals and an active member of three technical committees of Transportation Research Board. Dr. Fan had authored numerous journals and conference publications and had given many conference and invited presentations of his research results.
Paolo Grisleri received the Dr.Eng. degree inelectronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in information technology from the Universita` di Parma, Parma, Italy, in 2001 and 2006, respectively.
He is working at VisLab as researcher since 2002 where is currently responsible for the software technologies. He is author of several scientific publications and patents developed in cooperations with automotive companies.
His research interests are focused on hardware abstraction for data acquisition and communication. He also is active in the computer vision field using visible and far infrared domain, image processing technologies and tracking. Likewise, he has participated in several automotive projects. Grisleri’s research interests also include object-oriented software engineering, specifically advanced C++ programming.
Riad I. Hammoud
Dr. Riad I. Hammoud is a research scientist, author, accomplished entrepreneur, futurist and advisor. He is currently a senior principal research scientist and project manager at DynaVox Technologies. Between Jan 2003 and May 2009 he was a research scientist at the World Headquarters of Electronics & Safety Division of Delphi Automotive Systems, working on safety and security systems for automotive and surveillance. Dr. Riad I. Hammoud is the architect of the core algorithms of several active safety and security products of Delphi Electronics & Safety, including Driver Fatigue Monitoring, Driver Distraction Alert, Face Biometrics for Driver Identification and Electronic Sentry for Surveillance. His was a major and key contributor to the NHTSA & Volpe sponsored program SAfety VEhicle(s) using adaptive Interface Technology (SAVE-IT).
Since February 2001, he holds a PhD degree in “Computer Vision and Robotics” from INRIA Rhone-Alpes, and a MS degree in “Control of Systems” from Universite de Technologie de Compiegne, France. His research interests include augmented vision and reality, infrared systems, vision algorithms for automotive applications, security systems for vehicles, pattern recognition, biometrics, active safety systems, driver fatigue, eye/gaze tracking, smart displays, autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles, HCI and data fusion. His research is performed under confidential terms and has been funded by Alcatel Alsthom Research, INRIA, Honda, Volvo, US Air Force, Indiana University, Delphi E&S and US Navy. In 2009 Dr. Riad I. Hammoud (with Prof L. B. Wolff) founded a new Springer book series on Augmented Vision & Reality. He holds six patents and had published over 70 referred publications in journals, conferences, books and workshops. He authored four Springer-Verlag edited books: “Augmented Vision Perception In Infrared”, “Passive Eye Monitoring”, “Face Biometrics for Personal Identification”, and “Interactive Video”. In 2004 and 2005 he was appointed as guest editor of two special issues of Springer International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), and Elsevier Computer Vision and Image Understanding Journal (CVIU). He is involved in the SPIE Defense and Security Newsroom.
Dr. Riad I. Hammoud is the founder of the IEEE workshop series on vision perception Beyond the Visible Spectrum (IEEE OTCBVS). In 2008, he organized two special tracks of the 2008 SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress and Exhibition, on “Autonomous/Robotics Vehicles” and “Drowsiness and Distraction Monitoring & Measurability”. He is been serving on the technical program committee of several journals and conferences including IET ITS, PAMI, IJCV, CVPR and ICCV. He served as chair of the “Non-Visual Imagery” track of IEEE Advanced Video and Signal Surveillance (AVSS 2008). Dr. Riad I. Hammoud was nominated by US government as an outstanding researcher/professor in 2005. In 2009, he was offered an Associate Professor Position at the university of KUSTAR (Abu Dhabi Campus).
Andreas Hegyi received his M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering in 1998 and his Ph.D. degree in 2004, both from the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. From 2004 to 2007 he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Delft Center for Systems and Control at the Delft University of Technology. In this period he visited the Ghent University, Department of Electrical Energy, Systems and Automation, SYSTeMS, Belgium. In 2007 he changed position to the Transport & Planning department of the Delft University of Technology, where he is appointed Assistant Professor since the beginning of 2008. His research interests include integrated/coordinated control of freeway and urban traffic networks, dynamic speed limit control, model predictive control, and traffic state estimation.
Qiang Ji received his Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). He is also a program director at the National Science Foundation, managing NSF’s computer vision and machine learning programs. He has also held teaching and research positions with the Beckman Institute at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, the Dept. of Computer Science at University of Nevada at Reno, and the US Air Force Research Laboratory. Prof. Ji currently serves as the director of the Intelligent Systems Laboratory (ISL) at RPI.
Prof. Ji’s research interests are in computer vision and probabilistic machine learning and their applications in various fields. He has published over 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
His research has been supported by major governmental agencies including NSF, NIH, DARPA, ONR, ARO, and AFOSR as well as by major companies including Honda and Boeing. Prof. Ji is an editor on several computer vision and pattern recognition related journals and he has served program chair, technical area chair, and program committee in numerous international conferences/workshops. Prof. Ji is a senior member of the IEEE.
Hossein Jula is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Penn State Harrisburg, USA. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California in 2002. His research interests are in the areas of intelligent transportation systems, vehicle routing, autonomous vehicles, control of dynamical systems, logistics and optimization. He is a senior member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a member of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). Dr. Jula has served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems since 2010. He is currently a member of the IFAC Technical Committee on Transportation Systems and the treasurer of the IEEE Susquehanna Section.
Qingjie Kong (S’07-M’10) received the Ph.D. degree in pattern recognition and intelligent systems from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, in 2010. From 2008 to 2009, he was a visiting Ph.D. student with the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL. Since 2010, he has been an Assistant Professor with Department of Automation, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He has authored more than 40 publications in international journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings, and applied more than 10 patents. His research interests include traffic data mining and fusion, traffic network modeling and analysis, and video object detection and recognition.
Elias B. Kosmatopoulos
Elias B. Kosmatopoulos received the Diploma, M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Technical University of Crete, Greece, in 1990, 1992, and 1995, respectively. Dr. Kosmatopoulos is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece (www.ee.duth.gr <http://www.ee.duth.gr/>) and a Collaborative Professor of Institute of Telematics, Center for Research and Technology, Hellas (ITI/CERTH,www.iti.gr <http://www.iti.gr/>). He has been an Assistant Professor with the Department of Production Engineering and Management, Technical University of Crete (TUC), Greece and Deputy Director of the Dynamic Systems and Simulation Laboratory at TUC. Prior to joining TUC, he was Research Assoc./Assist. Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering-Systems, University of Southern California (USC) and a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Victoria, B.C., Canada.
Dr. Kosmatopoulos’ research interests are in the areas of nonlinear and adaptive control, robotics, energy-efficient buildings and intelligent transportation systems. He is the author of some 40 journal papers and over 100 book chapters and conference publications.
Dr. Kosmatopoulos has been involved in various applied research projects virtual reality, intelligent manufacturing systems, fault detection in TV cable plants, telecommunications, control of space telescopes, control of air vehicles and hypersonic vehicles, mitigation of earthquake effects to civil structures, intelligent highway systems, intelligent transportation systems, traffic control, agile ports, energy positive buildings and robotic swarms. While in the U.S. he was involved as the Principal Investigator, Co-Principal Investigator or Technical Consultant in many research projects funded by NASA, Department of Transportation and Air Force or the private sector. Currently he is involved in research projects (funded by the EU, the Greek Secretariat of Research & Development and the private sector) involving Energy Positive Buildings, Robotic Swarms and Intelligent Transportation Systems .
James V. Krogmeier
James V. Krogmeier received the BSEE degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1981 and the MS and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1983 and 1990, respectively. From 1982 to 1984 he was a Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Holmdel and Whippany, NJ. In this capacity he worked on development tools for digital signal processors and on ISDN interfaces for local loop applications. During 1990 he was an NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications in Paris, France. In August of 1990 he joined the faculty of Purdue University where he is currently Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Professor Krogmeier’s research interests include the application of signal processing in wireless communications, adaptive filtering, channel equalization, synchronization, and intelligent transportation systems (ITS). In the ITS area he has published work on: 1) vehicle tracking from image sequences, 2) estimation and prediction of freeway OD Matrices, 3) narrowband 220 MHz traffic telemetry transmission, 4) evaluation and analysis of the performance of AASHTO’s SiteManager construction management software when operating over a high-latency satellite link, 5) signal processing for improved inductive loop detection, and 6) pavement failure detection and location using in-vehicle sensors and dedicated short range communications. He has published more than 130 technical papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings and is a co-inventor on three awarded U.S. patents.
Professor Krogmeier has served on a number of IEEE technical program committees, as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and as the representative of the IEEE Signal Processing Society to the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Council. He presently serves the Intelligent Transportation Systems Society as the finance chair for ITSC 2012.
Professor Lee Der-Horng is an associate professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS). Professor Lee was graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) with his PhD degree in Civil Engineering in 1996. Prior Professor Lee was recruited to NUS as an Assistant Professor in 1999, he worked in Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) of the US Department of Energy (DOE) as a Research Fellow from 1996 to 1997 and a Researcher at the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California at Irvine (UCI) from 1997 to 1999. From 2004 to 2006, Professor Lee served as the Degreed Program Director of The Logistics Institute – Asia Pacific (TLI-AP), a collaborative effort between NUS and Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in the areas of global logistics and supply chain management. Professor Lee’s expertise includes Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), airport development and management, container port operations, transportation planning and development, etc. Professor Lee has authored more than 200 referred journal articles, book chapters, books, and conference papers detailing his research activities.
Professor Lee is an editor for IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems and IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering. He also serves as a member of Editorial Advisory Board for six other international referred journals including Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies (Elsevier), Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review (Elsevier), ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) Journal of Urban Planning and Development, International Journal of Sustainable Transportation (Taylor & Francis), International Journal of ITS Research (published by ITS Japan), and Journal of Remanufacturing (Springer).
Professor Lee is well-known in the international academic community of transportation and logistics. Bilingual in Mandarin and English and familiar with eastern and western cultures, Professor Lee has been frequently consulted by local and international medias, multinational corporations, financial institutions, think tanks, non-government organizations, and government agencies for policy, strategic, technical and managerial matters and issues in the areas of transportation and logistics.
Dr. David F. Llorca received the MSc and PhD degrees in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Alcalá (UAH), Madrid, Spain, in 2003 and 2008 respectively. He is currently working as Associate Professor at the Computer Engineering Department at UAH. His research interests are mainly focused on computer vision, intelligent transportation systems, intelligent vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems. He is co-author of more than 60 publications in international refereed journals and conferences, and co-inventor in more than 10 patents.
Dr. Llorca was the recipient of the Best PhD Award by the UAH in 2008, the Best Research Award in the domain of Automotive and Vehicle Applications in Spain in 2008, the 3M Foundation Awards under the category of eSafety in 2009, the Master Thesis Award in eSafety from ADA Lectureship at the Technical University of Madrid in 2004, and the Best Telecommunication Engineering Student Award by IVECO in 2004.
Lefei Li (Member 2006) is an assistant professor in the department of Industrial Engineering, Tsinghua University. He is serving as the co-director of the Tsinghua Operations and Service Research Lab (TOPS). He received his B.S. degree in Electronic Engineering from Zhejiang University in 2002, M.S. (2004) degree in Industrial Engineering and Ph.D. (2006) degree in Systems and Industrial Engineering from the University of Arizona. Dr. Li joined Tsinghua University in 2006, conducting research in ITS and logistics systems.
Dr. Li’s research focuses on applying system engineering and industrial engineering concepts and techniques to Urban Transportation Systems. His current research interests include Transit Signal Priority System, Transfer Coordination in Public Transportation, and Artificial Transportation System.
After joining Tsinghua University as a faculty member three years ago, Dr. Li has managed or actively participated in several urban transportation and logistics/service network design projects, sponsored by top logistics companies or public agencies in China. His research funding is now at the level of half-million Chinese Yuan.
Dr. Li has published several journal papers and peer-reviewed conference papers, which present his research in transit signal priority, traffic flow forecasting and artificial logistics system for disaster relief.
Dr. Li has been active in IEEE ITS Society conferences, serving as session chair, reviewer, associate editor in MESA, SOLI, IV and ITSC. He was the program co-chair for SOLI’07 in Philadelphia USA and ITSC’08 in Beijing China.
Dr. Li has been actively participating the editorial work of the magazine and transactions. From 2009, he is serving as associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. He also serves as the guest editor for a special issue of ITS magazine.
L. Li (S’05 M’06) received his Ph.D. degree in Systems and Industrial Engineering from the University of Arizona, Tucson, USA in 2005. He is currently an Associate Professor at Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, working in the fields of complex and networked systems, intelligent control and sensing, intelligent transportation systems and intelligent vehicles.
Dr. Lingxi Li received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008.
Since August 2008, he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), where he is now an Assistant Professor. Since October 2008, he has also been with the Transportation Active Safety Institute (TASI) at IUPUI.
His research interests include modeling, diagnosis, and control of complex systems; fault-tolerant systems; discrete event systems; graph theory; and their applications to intelligent transportation systems, power systems, communication networks, and biological systems.
Dr. Li is currently serving as a reviewer/guest reviewer for a number of international journals and as a program committee member/program co-chair for several international conferences.
Zhiheng Li is an associate professor in department of Automation, Tsinghua University. He received his PHD degree in Control Science and Engineering from Tsinghua University. He also holds the M.S. degree from Beijing Jiaotong University. He focuses his interest on the design and development of intelligent traffic signal control systems, which must meet the mixed traffic flow and saturated traffic states in China. He has published more than 30 papers in various areas of traffic control and management, including IEEE transaction on ITS, Transportation Research Board etc. He is the associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems and member of Editorial Board of International Journal of Intelligent Transportation System Research. He is also the Consultant for traffic management of 29th Olympic Game in Beijing. He received the first prize of “National Award for Science and Technology Progress 2009” for his contribution to the project “Urban Traffic Control and Management System”.
Wei-Hua Lin received the B.S. degree from Brigham Young University, the M.S. degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of California at Berkeley. He is currently an associate professor at the Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering of the University of Arizona. He has worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the PATH program of the University of California at Berkeley. His research interests are optimization in the intelligent transportation systems, logistics, and transportation network analysis.
Derong Liu received the B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the East China Institute of Technology (now Nanjing University of Science and Technology), Nanjing, China, in 1982, the M.S. degree in automatic control theory and applications from the Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, in 1987, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, in 1994.
Dr. Liu was a Product Design Engineer with China North Industries Corporation, Jilin, China, from 1982 to 1984. He was an Instructor with the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, from 1987 to 1990. He was a Staff Fellow with General Motors Research and Development Center, Warren, MI, from 1993 to 1995. He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, from 1995 to 1999. He joined the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1999, and became a Full Professor of electrical and computer engineering and of computer science in 2006. He was selected for the “100 Talents Program” by the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2008. He has published 10 books (five research monographs and five edited volumes).
Dr. Liu was a member of the Conference Editorial Board of the IEEE Control Systems Society (1995-2000), an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I: Fundamental Theory and Applications (1997-1999), the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (2001-2003), the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks (2004-2009). Currently, he is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. He was General Chair for the 2009 IEEE Conference on Service Operations, Logistics, and Informatics (Chicago, IL) and the 2008 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control (Sanya, China). He was an elected AdCom member of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (2006-2008). He received the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (1999), the University Scholar Award from University of Illinois (2006), and the Overseas Outstanding Young Scholar Award from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (2008). He is a Fellow of the IEEE.
Ronghui Liu received her BSc degree in astrophysics from Peking University, China, in 1986 and the PhD in radio astronomy from Cambridge University, England. She is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds. Dr Liu’s main research lies in developing computer (micro-)simulation models in transport studies, to analyse the dynamic and complex travel behaviour and interactions in transport networks. Her research interests span a number of themes in the field of transport studies on ICT and intelligent mobility, vehicle dynamics and control, intelligent transportation systems, artificial transportation systems, traffic stability and network reliability. She is particularly interested in the interrelationships between these themes, and methodologies for estimation, design and evaluation of their network-wide effects. Dr Liu is an Associate Editor of the international journal IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems.
Dr. Mao is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA. He received his dual Bachelor’s degrees in automatic control and applied mathematics in 1995 and M.Eng. degree in intelligent control and pattern recognition in 1998 from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and S.M. degree in aeronautics and astronautics in 2000 and Ph.D. degree in electrical and medical engineering in 2005 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA. He was a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award in 2010, Andrew P. Sage Best Transactions Paper Award of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society in 2010, and Outstanding Educator Award of Pitt Swanson School of Engineering in 2009. His research interests include control of networked and large-scale systems.
Integration of component technologies and system design for ITS VLSI chip architecture machine vision systems microelectronics for communication, sensing, and control policies and system design for ITS.
Dr. Jeffrey Miller is currently an Associate Professor in the Computer Engineering department at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Prior to joining UAA in 2007, he was an Adjunct Professor in the Computer Science department at California State University, Los Angeles for 5 years. Dr. Miller earned the Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Engineering and Computer Science in 2002, 2002, and 2007, respectively, all from the University of Southern California. His research interests include vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs), and distributed algorithms and software architectures for Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) applications.
Dr. Miller is an active member of IEEE, ACM, and ITS America, being involved as the General Chair for the IEEE 70th Vehicular Technology Conference in fall 2009, the IEEE 15th Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference, and the IEEE 78th Vehicular Technology Conference in fall 2013. He has also been the Technical Program Chair for the IEEE 74th Vehicular Technology Conference and Technical Program Co-Chair for the IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium in 2011. He has chaired numerous sessions and reviewed papers for many conferences, magazines, and journals. He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems and is the Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine. He has been on the Board of Governors for the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society since 2009 and is currently the VP of Administrative Activities for the Society. He is also on the Board of Governors for the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.
Dr. Miller’s current work focuses on parameterizing distributed architectures to determine a priori advantages to different applications based on the architecture used. He is also focused on gathering ITS data from individual vehicles through vehicle-tracking devices installed in the vehicles to provide a test bed for other researchers to exploit the data for their own use. The simulator he developed, FreeSim (http://www.freewaysimulator.com), allows live data to be fed in from loop detectors or individual vehicles, which then permits fastest path algorithms or other ITS applications to be run on that data.
José E. Naranjo
José E. Naranjo received the Ms. Eng. degree in Computer Engineering in 1998 from the Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Madrid, Spain, and the PhD degree in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligencefrom the UPM in 2005.Dr. Naranjo also received the Best Dissertation Award in 2005 by UPM and by the CEA-IFAC.From 1999 to 2007, he was with the Industrial Automation Institute (Spanish Research Council), Madrid, focusing his research in autonomous driving. From 2007, he is Associate Professor of the Technical University of Madrid and from 2011 he is also Researcher at the University Institute of Automobile research (INSIA), becoming part of the Region ofMadrid Excellence Group Safety in Automobile Vehicles.Dr. Naranjo has participated in more than 40 research and innovation projects in the field of Intelligent Transportation Systems and is author of more than 100 publications and patents. His research interests include intelligent systems, intelligent and autonomous vehicles, fuzzy logic control,intelligent transport systems, usability, and accessibility.Dr. Naranjo has also served as Project Evaluator and Reviewer for the European Commission in the field of ICT for Intelligent Vehicles and Cooperative Systems in VII Framework Program.
Sergiu Nedevschi received his MS degree in Electrical Engineering in 1975, and his PhD in Electrical Engineering in 1993 from Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. From 1976 he worked for the Research Institute for Computer Technologies from Cluj-Napoca and from 1983 for the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca. In 1998 was appointed Professor in Computer Science and founded the Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Research Laboratory at the same university. Between 2000–2004, he held the position of Head of Computer Science Department and since 2004 has become the Dean of Faculty of Automation and Computer Science. His research interests include image processing, pattern recognition, computer vision, stereovision, intelligent vehicles and driving assistance systems. He has lead more than 50 research projects and published more than 200 papers. Since 2001, he has coordinated a series of research contracts funded by Volkswagen AG, in the field of Stereovision for Driving Assistance and Autonomous Driving. He is also involved in several EU projects such as the Cooperative Intersection Safety (INTERSAFE 2). He is currently the main organizer of the IEEE Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing Conference (ICCP).
Dr. Ning Bin, professor and President of BJTU (Beijing Jiaotong University), was born in Shanxi province in China in May 1959. He graduated from the Department of Electronics and Information of Northern Jiaotong University (now Beijing Jiaotong University) with B.S., M.S. and Ph.D degrees in Railway Signal. He was a visiting scholar to the Brunel University, UK, from 1991 to 1992, and a senior visiting scholar of University of California, Berkeley, from 2002 to 2003. He joined Northern Jiao-tong University as an Assistant Professor in 1982, currently is a Professor in the Key Laboratory of Rail Traffic Control and Safety State of Beijing Jiaotong University, and also the President of the university.
His current research interests include high-speed train control system, railway transportation train control system, main locomotive signal, Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) system, intelligent transportation system, fault-tolerant design of signal system, fault diagnosis, system reliability and security design. He directed many key national scientific and technical projects in China, and is a specialist in traf-fic information engineering and control. He is also the author of English-Chinese and Chinese-English Railway Dictionary (China, Beijing: China Railway Publishing House, 2005).
Prof. Ning is the Chair of the Technical Committee on Railroad Systems and Ap-plications of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society, the vice-director of China Traffic System Engineering Society and Beijing Railway Society, committee member of Journal of the China Railway Society Editorial committee, a senior mem-ber of the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE), China Railway Society, a member of IEEE, Western Returned Scholars Association, and the Institute of Engi-neering and Technology (IET), and an Associate Editor of IEEE Transaction on Intel-ligent Transportation Systems from 2010 to 2012 and Acta Automatica Sinica from 2011 to 2012.
Prof. Ning has won various awards including the Second Prize of National Science and Technology Progress of China, the first and second prize of S&T Ad-vance Award of Chinese Ministry of Railway, respectively, the Award of Chinese Master Degree with Outstanding Contribution, the Beijing Outstanding Young Teach-er Award, and the Zhan Tianyou Railway Science and Technology of Beijing Jiaotong University, and also has been honored as a national talent of New Century Hun-dred-Thousand-Ten Thousand Talent Project in China.
Urbano Nunes (S’90-M’95-SM’09) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineeringfrom the University of Coimbra, Portugal,in 1995. Prof. Nunes is a Full Professor with the Computer and ElectricalEngineering Department of Coimbra University. Heis also the vice-director of the Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR-UC) where he is thecoordinator of the Automation and Mobile RoboticsGroup. He has been involved with/responsible forseveral funded projects at both national and internationallevels in the areas of mobile robotics, intelligent vehicles and intelligenttransportation systems (ITS). He has research interests in several areas inconnection with intelligent vehicles and human-centered mobile robotics withmore than 120 published papers in these areas.
Prof. Nunes is an Associate Editor of the journals: IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems and IEEE IntelligentTransportation Systems Magazine.Prof. Nunes was the General Chair of the 2010 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference, Funchal-Madeira, Portugal, and a GeneralChair of the 2012 IEEE Intelligent Robots and Systems, Vilamoura, Portugal.
Professor Ozguner specializes in large-scale, intelligent systems modeling and optimization, hybrid systems, decentralized control, automotive (ABS, active suspension, integrated vehicle dynamics), and transportation systems (optimal routing and relation to signalization), Automated Highway Systems and all aspects of ITS.
Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos received his Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, in 1992. Currently, he is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Minnesota and Director of the Center for Distributed Robotics. His research interests include robotics, sensors for transportation applications, control, and computer vision. He has authored or coauthored more than 180 journal and conference papers in the above areas (forty one refereed journal papers). He was finalist for the Anton Philips Award for Best Student Paper in the 1991 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation and recipient of the best Video Award in the 2000 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation. He was a McKnight Land-Grant Professor at the University of Minnesota for the period 1995-1997 and has received the NSF Research Initiation and Early Career Development Awards. One of his papers (co-authored by O. Masoud) was awarded the IEEE VTS 2001 Best Land Transportation Paper Award.
Hesham Rakha(M’04) received his B.Sc. (honors) degree in civil engineering from Cairo University, Egypt in 1987 and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in civil and environmental engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada in 1990 and 1993, respectively.
He is a Professor at the Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech and the Director of the Center for Sustainable Mobility at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, both in Blacksburg, Virginia. His main areas of research include traffic flow theory, traffic modeling and simulation, dynamic traffic assignment, traffic control, transportation related energy and environmental modeling, and safety modeling.
Dr. Rakha has been an Associate Editor of the IEEE ITS Journal since 2009. He is a Professional Engineer in Ontario and is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Transportation Research Board (TRB). Dr. Rakha has authored/co-authored approximately 160 refereed publications, of which 83 are fully refereed journal publications.
Dr. Rosaldo Rossetti (S’00–A’03–M’04) joined the Faculty of Engineering at University of Porto, Portugal, as assistant professor in 2006, initially in the Informatics Section of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. As of January 2008, however, he moved to the recently created Department of Informatics Engineering. He is also a research fellow at the Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science Lab. (LIACC), within the distributed AI and robotics group, at the same University. Dr. Rossetti received the B.Eng. (Hons) degree in civil engineering from UFC, in 2005, and both the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from UFRGS, Brazil, in 1998 and 2002, respectively. He carried out most of his doctoral research as a full-time Ph.D. research student at Leeds University’s Institute for Transport Studies, Leeds, UK, within the Network Modelling Group.
Dr. Rossetti has been actively engaged as member of technical committees and as co-organiser of many scientific events related to AI, MAS, and ITS, and served as reviewer for journals such as the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS, Transportation Research Part C, the Journal of the American Society of Civil Engineering, the Transactions of SCS International, and the Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems: Technology, Planning, and Operations. As of 2013, he is the ITS department editor of IEEE INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS, and has served as associate editor of IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS since 2011. He is currently a member of the IEEE ITS Society’s Board of Governors for the term 2011–2013, and a Co-chair of the IEEE ITS Society’s Technical Activities Committee on Artificial Transportation Systems and Simulation. Besides IEEE, he is also an active member of ACM, APPIA, and AISTI.
Dr. Rossetti’s main research interests generally include complex systems analysis, systems optimization, computer simulation, AI, and multi-agent systems (MAS). Currently, he is focusing on the application of AI techniques to tackle engineering problems, especially on using MAS-based simulation as a modelling metaphor to address issues in Intelligent Transportation Systems and urban mobility in general. Some of his ongoing projects are related to modelling and architectural issues of Artificial Transportation Systems, activity-based analysis of travel demand using MAS, AI techniques to implement optimised distributed traffic control and management, and simulators interoperability.
Dr. William T. Scherer received his PhD. degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia. He has taught at the University of Virginia Department of Systems and Information Engineering since 1986, developing and offering undergraduate and graduate courses in systems engineering methodology, engineering design, decision analysis, stochastic control, and operations research. His current research interests include Intelligent Transportation Systems, Markov decision processes, systems engineering methodologies, and engineering education.
Miguel Ángel Sotelo
Miguel Ángel Sotelo received the Dr. Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1996 from the Technical University of Madrid, the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2001 from the University of Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain, and the Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the European Business School in 2008. From 1993 to 1994 he has been a Researcher at the Department of Electronics, University of Alcala, where he is currently an Associate Professor. His research interests include Real-time Computer Vision and Control Systems for Autonomous and Assisted Intelligent Road Vehicles, as well as Vehicle-Infrastructure cooperation. He has been recipient of the Best Research Award in the domain of Automotive and Vehicle Applications in Spain, in 2002 and 2009, and the 3M Foundation Awards in the category of eSafety in 2003 and 2004. He is a member of the Editorial Board of The Open Transportation Journal. Since 2004, he serves as Auditor and Expert at FITSA Foundation for RTD Projects in the domain of automotive applications. In 2005, he became member of the ITS-Spain Committee. Dr Sotelo has served as Project Evaluator and Reviewer for the European Commission in the field of ICT for Intelligent Vehicles and Cooperative Systems in the VI and VII Marco Program. He is co-founder and Administrator of Vision Safety Technologies Ltd, a spin-off company established in 2009 to commercialize computer vision systems for road infrastructure inspection.
Dipti Srinivasan obtained her M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1991 and 1994 respectively. She worked at the University of California at Berkeley’s Computer Science Division as a postdoctoral researcher from 1994 to 1995. In June 1995, she joined the faculty of the Electrical & Computer Engineering department at the National University of Singapore, where she is an Assistant Professor. From 1998-1999 she was a Visiting Faculty in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. Her main areas of interest are neural networks, evolutionary computation, intelligent multi-agent systems, and application of computational intelligence techniques to engineering optimization, planning and control problems in intelligent transportation systems and power systems. Dipti Srinivasan is a senior member of IEEE and a member of IES, Singapore. She has published over 100 technical papers in international refereed journals and conferences.
Christoph Stiller (S¹93M¹95SM¹99) studied Electrical Engineering in Aachen, Germany and Trondheim, Norway, and received the Diploma degree from Aachen University of Technology in 1988. In 1988 he became a Scientific Assistant at Aachen University of Technology. After completion of his Dr.-Ing. degree (Ph.D.) with distinction in 1994, he worked at INRS-Telecommunications in Montreal, Canada as a post-doctoral Member of the Scientific Staff during 1994-1995. In 1995 he joined the Corporate Research and Advanced Development of Robert Bosch GmbH, Hildesheim, Germany, where he was responsible for ‘Computer Vision for Automotive Applications’.
In 2001 he became chaired professor and director of the Institute for Measurement and Control Systems at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. In 2010 he was appointed as Distinguished Visiting Scientist for three months at CSIRO in Brisbane, Australia.
His current research interests include cognition of mobile systems, computer vision, visual inspection, and real-time applications thereof. He is author or co-author of more than 100 publications and patents in this field.
Dr. Stiller serves as President of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society (2012-2013) and was Vice President for Publications (2009-2010) and for Member Activities (2006-2008). He served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine (2009-2011) and as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Image processing (19992003), for the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (2004-ongoing) and for the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine (2012-ongoing).
He has served as program chair for the IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium 2004 and as General Chair of the IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium 2011 in Germany. He is member of the German Electrical Engineering Association (VDE).
He was awarded the Borchers-plate from Aachen University, the ITG-Foerderpreis from the Ger-man Engineering Association VDE, the best paper award from the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, and the Weidenhammer Lecturer Award from KIT.
His Autonomous Vehicle AnnieWAY has been Winner of the Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge 2011 in Holland and Finalist in the Urban Challenge 2007, in the USA. He has been Finalist in the DARPA Grand Challenge 2005 in the USA.
Shiliang Sun received the B. E. degree with honors in Automatic Control from the Department of Automatic Control, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the M. E. and Ph.D. degrees with honors in Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Systems from the Department of Automation, State Key Laboratory of Intelligent Technology and Systems, Tsinghua University. In 2004, he was awarded Microsoft Fellowship. In 2007, he joined the faculty of the Department of Computer Science and Technology, East China Normal University, and founded the Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning Research Group. Currently, he is an associate professor and the vice director of the Intelligent Information Processing Lab. From June 2009, he has been a visiting researcher at the Centre for Computational Statistics and Machine Learning, Department of Computer Science, University College London. He is a member of the IEEE, and the PASCAL (Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning) network of excellence.
His research interests include machine learning, pattern recognition, computer vision, brain-computer interfaces and intelligent transportation systems.
Mohan Trivedi is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and founding director of the Computer Vision and Robotics Research Laboratory and the Laboratory for Intelligent and Safe Automobiles (LISA) at UCSD. Currently, Trivedi and his team are pursuing research in distributed video arrays, human body modeling and activity analysis, intelligent driver assistance and active safety systems for automobiles. He has mentored over 30 doctoral students. Two of his advisees have won the IEEE ITS Society best dissertation awards. Trivedi is a Fellow of the IEEE (“for contributions to Intelligent Transportation Systems field”), Fellow of International Association of Pattern Recognition IAPR (“for contributions to vision systems for situational awareness and human Mcentered vehicle safety”), and Fellow of the Society for Optical Engineering, SPIE (“for contributions to the field of optical engineering”). Trivedi has received “Outstanding# Research# Award” of the IEEE ITS Society, Pioneer Award (Technical Activities) and Meritorious Service Award of the IEEE Computer Society. Trivedi has given over 70 Keynote/Plenary talks at major conferences and over a 100 invited lectures. Trivedi regularly serves as a consultant to industry and government agencies in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
Hans Van Lint
Dr. Hans van Lint received both his Msc (Civil Engineering) and PhD (in Transportation) at TU Delft and specializes in traffic flow theory & control, traffic estimation and prediction, intelligent transport systems and advanced data assimilation and artificial intelligence techniques applied to transport problems. After receiving his Msc, Van Lint worked as a software engineer,consultant and project manager in industry and at the Municipality of Rotterdam and returned to academia in 2001, where he is currently affiliated as Associate Professor at the Transport & Planning department, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and as Director of Education of the Msc Transport, Infrastructure and Logistics at TU Delft..
Professor Ljubo Vlacic is with Griffith University’s School of Engineering and, also, is Director of its Intelligent Control Systems Laboratory. His career has included a number of positions with both industry and academia. This experience includes the design, development, field-testing and deployment of a variety of industrial control & robot systems as well as senior management positions such as, Technical Director, Project Director, Program Director and Head of School.
He graduated from the University of Sarajevo in 1973 (Control) and completed his MPhil and PhD studies in Control in 1976 and 1986 respectively. He also graduated from the Conservatorium of Music, University of Sarajevo and played violin with professional orchestras.
His research interests and contributions to research span the areas of control systems, decision theory, intelligent control and computer & systems engineering; and, the application of these methodologies to industrial automation, mechatronics, intelligent robotics, computer and communication systems, knowledge management and intelligent vehicles & transport systems.
In recognition of his research achievements Professor Vlacic has been awarded: (i) the 2004 IEE Achievement Medal, IEE United Kingdom; (ii) the 2004 Sir Lionel Hooke Award, IEE Australia; (iii) the 2000 Project Excellence Award, Engineers Australia – Queensland; and (iv) was named the 2003 Engineers Australia Queensland Professional Engineer of the Year.
He serves/has served as Associate Editor of: (i) Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems (since 2006); (ii) IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (since 2005); (iii) International Journal of the Korean Society of Precision Engineering (since 2003); (iv) IEEE-CSS, Conference Editorial Board (since 2001); (v) Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics (1998-2003); (vi) Journal of Micromechatronics (since 1998); (vii) the Asian Journal of Control (1998-2001); and (viii) Journal on Information and Management (1995-2000). He has authored/co-authored over 140 journal and conference papers, books and book chapters.
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Sabiha A. Wadoo
Sabiha A. Wadoo received the B.E degree in electrical engineering from Regional Engineering College (NIT), Srinagar, India in 2001. She received the M.S degree in Electrical Engineering, the M.S degree in Mathematics and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA, in 2003, 2005 and 2007 respectively. Her Ph.D. dissertation was on evacuation distributed feedback control and abstraction for pedestrians.
Since 2007 she has been with New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, New York, USA, where she is an Assistant Professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.
Her research interests are in the area of non-linear control systems, applications of control in vehicular and pedestrian transportation systems, robotics and mathematical analysis and control of complex systems.
She is the author of two books and several journal and IEEE peer reviewed conference papers in the area of control systems and advanced control techniques for transportation systems.
Kunfeng Wang received his B.E. degree from Beihang University in 2003, and his Ph.D. degree in Automatic Control Engineering from Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China, in 2008. Currently, he is an assistant professor at Chinese Academy of Sciences. Since 2007, he leads a team of graduate students and engineers for research and development in embedded traffic video detectors and traffic control systems based on visual feedback. His research interests include intelligent systems, traffic modeling and control, traffic video detection, pattern recognition, and machine learning.
Dr. Yibing Wang is a Senior Lecturer with the Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Australia. His research interests include traffic flow modelling, freeway traffic surveillance, ramp metering, route guidance, urban traffic signal control, VANETs. Dr. Wang is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, the Book Reviews Editor for Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies. He is a member of the IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control) Technical Committee on Transportation Systems, and a member of the Advisory Committee of the European Project NEARCTIS (Network of Excellence for Advanced Road Cooperative Traffic management in the Information Society, 2009-2012). He was a vice program chair of the 9th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (Toronto, Canada, 2006). He is Program Chair of the 13th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (Madeira Island, Portugal, 2010).
Chelsea (Chip) C. White III is the H. Milton and Carolyn H. Stewart School Chair and Schneider National Chair of Transportation & Logistics at the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech.
His areas of research interest include stochastic optimization and artificial intelligence for problem solving, with application to transportation, logistics, and supply chain systems. His current research focus is concerned with how real time information can help improve productivity and security in the transportation and logistics sector of the economy.
He is the Director of Georgia Tech’s Trucking Industry Program, which is a member of the Sloan Foundation’s Industry Centers Network.
His involvement with the IEEE includes serving currently as editor of two of the IEEE Transactions. He is past president of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, a Fellow of the IEEE, the recipient of the 1999 IEEE SMC Norbert Wiener Award (an award for life long contributions in research), and a recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of several public and private organizations, including Intelligent Transportation Society (ITS) of America, a Utilized Federal Advisory Committee to USDOT. As the ITS America representative, he has recently testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environmental and Public Works regarding the “Reauthorization of the Federal Surface Transportation Research Program.”
Professor S.C. Wong is Chair Professor and Head of the Department of Civil Engineering, and Director of the Institute of Transport Studies at the University of Hong Kong. He received his B.Sc.(Eng.) and M.Phil. degrees from the University of Hong Kong, and Ph.D. from University College London. His research interests include the optimization of traffic signal settings, continuum modeling for traffic equilibrium problems, traffic flow theory, traffic management and control, transportation planning and network modeling, and road safety. He received the Best Paper Award (Editors’ Choice, Outstanding Paper) from the ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering in 2011, and an Outstanding Researcher Award in 2009 and Outstanding Young Researcher Award in 2000 from the University of Hong Kong. Professor Wong is currently Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, and Transportmetrica; Area Editor of Journal of Transportation Safety & Security; Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, and Journal of Advanced Transportation; and Editorial Board Member of Transportation Research Part B, Transport Reviews, Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, ASCE Journal of Urban Planning and Development, Journal of Transportation Systems Engineering and Information Technology, International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, etc. He is member of the International Scientific Committee of the Eastern Asian Society for Transportation Studies, and was member of Committee of Application of Advanced Technologies in Transportation of ASCE, USA, and A1C05 Network Modeling Committee and AHB45 Committee on Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics, Transportation Research Board, USA.
Dr. Changxu Wu received the Ph.D. degree in industrial & operational engineering from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in 2007. He is interested in integrating cognitive science and engineering system design, especially modeling human cognition system with its applications in system design, designing intelligent transportation systems with human-in-the-loop, improving transportation safety and efficiency, and promoting human performance in human-machine interaction.
Dr. Wu is the Associate Editors for several journals in transportation and human factors, including IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportations Systems and Behaviour & Information Technology. He has published more than 26 journal papers and his work is supported by National Science Foundation (NSF) and University Transportation Research Center (UTRC). He also received the Outstanding Student Instructor Award from the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) at the University of Michigan in 2006.
Dr. Gongjun Yan received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Old Dominion University in 2010. He is currently an Assistant Professor in University of Southern Indiana and has been working on the issues about Intelligent Transportation, Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks, Sensor Networks, Wireless Communication, and Machine Learning. His main research areas include intelligent vehicles, security, privacy, routing, and intelligent systems. In years, Dr. Yan applies mathematical analysis to model behavior of complex systems and integrates existing techniques to provide comprehensive solutions. He had more than 60 publications including journal/conference papers, book chapters, and patents. In recent three years, he has won three best paper awards in international conferences. He also serves as associate editors in journals such as IEEE Transaction on Intelligent Transportation System, Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks, etc.
Dr. Liuqing Yang received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, in 2004. Since August 2004, she has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida, Gainesville, where she is now an Associate Professor. Her general interests are in areas of communications and signal processing. Dr. Yang was the recipient of the Best Dissertation Award in the Physical Sciences & Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 2004, the Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on UWB in 2006, the AFOSR Summer Faculty Fellowship in 2007, the ONR Young Investigator Program (YIP) award in 2007, and the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award in 2009. She is currently serving as an active reviewer for more than 10 journals, as TPC chair/member for a number of conferences, and as an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, and PHYCOM: Physical Communication. Dr. Yang is a senior IEEE member, and has been the co-chair of the Mobile Communication Networks technical committee of the IEEE ITSS and the vice chair of the IEEE Gainesville section since 2006.
Dr. Daniel Zeng received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial administration from Carnegie Mellon University and the B.S. degree in economics and operations research from the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China. He is a Professor and Eller Fellow in the Department of Management Information Systems at the University of Arizona. He is also affiliated with the Chinese Academy of Sciences as a Research Professor. Zeng’s research interests include intelligence and security informatics, spatial-temporal data analysis, infectious disease informatics, social computing, recommender systems, and software agents. He has published one monograph and more than 200 peer-reviewed articles. He has also co-edited 18 books and conference proceedings, and chaired over 30 technical conferences or workshops including the IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI), the Biosurveillance and Biosecurity Workshop (BioSecure), and the International Workshop on Social Computing (SOCO). His research has been mainly funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and the Ministry of Health of China.
Junping Zhang (M’05) is an associate professor at Fudan University’s School of Computer Science since 2006. His research interests include machine learning, image processing, biometric authentication, and intelligent transportation systems. He is the principal investigator in several major Chinese research projects. He’s a member of the IEEE Computer Society. He is an associate editor of IEEE Intelligent Systems since 2009. He has published at highly-ranked international journals such as IEEE TITS and IEEE TSMCB. He has been serving with many international journals such as IEEE TPAMI, IEEE TNN, IEEE TSMCB, IEEE TITS, IJCV, and PR. He has also been serving many international conferences such as PAKDD and PRICAI as a PC member. He received the B.S. degree in automation from Xiangtan University, Xiangtan, China, in 1992. He received the M.S. degree in control theory and control engineering from Hunan University, Changsha, China, in 2000. He received his PhD in intelligent systems and pattern recognition from the Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, in 2003.
Dr. Xiangwen Zhang received his Ph.D degree in control theory and control engineering from the Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China in 2005. Since July 2005, he has been with the College of Computer and Control at Guilin University of Electronic Technology, Guilin, China, where he is now an Associate Professor. His research interests are focused on the modeling, simulation and control of intelligent tires, vehicle braking system, vehicle steering system and other vehicle electronic systems, and he has managed several research projects and published several journal papers and peer-reviewed conference papers in such areas.
Professor Nan-Ning Zheng has extensive research experience in pattern recognition, computer vision, and image processing. His research has been mainly funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Education. He won the National Science Progress Award (2nd Class) twice, the State Technological Invention Award (4th class), the Technological Invention Award of the Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation, the National Award for Youth in Science, and the Young Scientist Award of China, among others. In 1999, He was elected to the Chinese Academy of Engineering. Since 2003, He served as the chancellor of Xi’an Jiaotong University.
Mengchu Zhou received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, China in 1983, M.S. degree in Automatic Control from Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China in 1986, and Ph. D. degree in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY in 1990. He joined New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ in 1990, and is now a Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is presently a Professor of Tongji University, Shanghai, China. His research interests are in Petri nets, sensor networks, web services, semiconductor manufacturing, transportation and energy systems. He has over 490 publications including 11 books, 240+ journal papers (majority in IEEE Transactions), and 20 book-chapters. He is the founding Editor of IEEE Press Book Series on Systems Science and Engineering, Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, and Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems and IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. He is a life member of Chinese Association for Science and Technology-USA and served as its President in 1999. He is Fellow of IEEE and Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Fenghua Zhu (Member 2010) is the vice president of the CASIA Dongwan Institute and an associate professor in the State Key Laboratory for Management and Control of Complex Systems, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He received his B.S. (1998) degree in Computer Science from Shandong University, M.S. (2001) degree in Computer Software and Theory in Shanghai Jiaotong University, and Ph.D. (2008) degree in Control Theory and Control Engineering from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. His main topics of interest are in the fields of artificial transportation systems and parallel transportation management systems. Dr. Zhu has been active in IEEE ITS Society conferences, serving as session chair, reviewer, member of Program Committees in IEEE ITSC, ICVES, SOLI and MESA.