AWARDS

IEEE ITS Best Dissertation Award

 

The IEEE ITS Best Dissertation Award is given annually for the best dissertation in any ITS area that is innovative and relevant to practice. This award is established to encourage doctoral research that combines theory and practice, makes in-depth technical contributions, or is interdisciplinary in nature, having the potential to contribute to the ITSS and broaden the ITS topic areas from either the methodological or application perspectives.

Past Awardees:

2018

First Prize:  Anahita Jamshidnejad, Delft Center for Systems and Control, Delft University of Technology

Title: Efficient Predictive Model-Basd and Fuzzy Control for Green Urban Mobility

Advisor: Bart De Schutter

Second Prize:  Maria Kontorinaki, ??

Title: Advanced Nonlinear Control concepts for Freeway Traffic Network

Advisor: ??

Third Prize:  Nikola Bešinović, ??

Title: Integrated Capacity Assessment and Timetabling Models for Dense Railway Networks

Advisor: ??

2017

First Prize:  Eshed Ohn-Bar, University of California, San Diego

Title: Contextual Visual Object Recognition and Behavior Modeling for Human-Robot Interactivity
Advisor: Mohan Trivedi

 

Second Prize:  Kun Xie, New York University

Title: New Opportunities in Urban Safety Analytics Using Advanced Quantitative Methods and Big Data

Advisor: Kaan Ozbay

Third Prize:  S. AliReza Fayazi, Clemson University

Title: Connected Vehicles at SignalizedI Intersections: Trafficsignal Timing Estimation and Optimization
Advisor: Ardalan Vahidi

 

2016

 

First Prize:  José Ramón D. Frejo, University of Seville

Title: Model Predictive Control for Freeway Traffic Networks
Advisor: Eduardo F. Camacho

 

Second Prize:  Matthias Schreier, Technical University of Darmstadt

Title: Bayesian Environment Representation, Prediction, and Criticality Assessment for Driver Assistance Systems

Advisor: Jürgen Adamy

 

Second Prize:  Mohammad Shokrolah Shirazi, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Title: Vision-Based Intersection Monitoring: Behavior Analysis & Safety Issues
Advisor: Brendan Morris

 

2015

 

First Prize:  Mohsen Ramezani Ghalenoei, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Title: Traffic Modeling Estimation and Control for Large-Scale Congested Urban Networks
Advisor: Nikolas Geroliminis

 

Second Prize:  Meng Wang, Delft University of Technology

Title: Generic Model Predictive Control Framework for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

Advisor: Serge Hoogendoorn, Bart van Arem and Winnie Daamen

 

Third Prize:  Nanxiang Li, University of Texas, Dallas

Title: Modeling of Driver Behavior in Real World Scenarios Using Multiple Noninvasive Sensors
Advisor: Carlos Busso

 

 

2014

 

First Prize:  Rahul Kala, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, India

Title: Motion Planning for Multiple Autonomous Vehicles
Advisor: Prof. Kevin Warwick, University of Reading, UK

 

Second Prize:  Mehdi Keyvan-Ekbatani, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Title: Real-Time Urban Traffic Control under Saturated Traffic Conditions

Advisor: Markos Papageorgiou, Technical University of Crete, Greece
 

Third Prize:  Prashanth L.A., SEQUEL project, INRIA Lille – Nord Europe, France

Title: Resource Allocation for Sequential Decision Making under Uncertainty: Studies in Vehicular Traffic Control, Service Systems, Sensor Networks and Mechanism Design
Advisor: Shalabh Bhatnagar, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

 

 

2013    

 

First Prize:  Samah El-Tantawy, University of Toronto, Canada

Title: Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning for Integrated Network of Adaptive Traffic Signal Controllers

Advisor: Prof. Baher Abduulhai

 

Second Prize:  Xiqun Chen, Tsinghua University, China

Title: Stochastic Evolutions of Dynamic Traffic Flow: Modeling and Application

Advisor: Prof. Qixin Shi/Li Li

 

Second Prize:  Manuel Fogue, University of Zaragoza, Spain

Title: Design and Evaluation of a Traffic Safety System based on Vehicular Networks for the Next Generation of Intelligent Vehicles

Advisor: Prof. Francisco J. Martinez/Piedad Garrido,

 

 

2012

 

First Prize:  Markus Enzweiler, University of of Heidelberg

Title: Compound Models for Vision-Based Pedestrian Recognition

Advisor: Prof. Christoph Schnorr, Univ. of Heidelberg, and Prof. Dr. Dariu Gavrila, Universitat von Amsterdam

 

Second Prize:  Anna Petrovskaya, Stanford University, USA

Title: Towards Dependable Robotic Perception

Advisor: Prof. Oussama Khatib

 

Second Prize:  Anastasios Kouvelas, Technical University of Crete, Greece

Title: Adaptive Fine-Tuning for Large-Scale Nonlinear Traffic Control Systems

Advisor: Prof. Markos Papageorgiou

 

 

2011    

 

First Prize:  Dr. Daniel B. Work, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Title: Real-time estimation of distributed parameters systems: Application to traffic monitoring

Advisor: Alexandre M. Bayen

 

Second Prize:  Dr. Vicente Milanés, University of Alcalá, Madrid, Spain

Title: Traffic management system based on V2X communication using automated vehicles

Advisors: Carlos González, Miguel Ángel Sotelo

 

 

2010    

 

First Prize:  Dr. Brendan Morris, Computer Vision and Robotics Research Laboratory, University of California, San Diego, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

 

Second Prize:  Dr. Thomas Paul Michalke, Institut für Regelungstheorie und Robotik, TU Darmstadt

 

 

2009    

 

First Prize:  Dr. Arne Kesting, TU Dresden

Title: Microscopic Modeling of Human and Automated Driving: Towards Traffic-Adaptive Cruise Control

 

Second Prize:  Dr. Verena Schmid, Vienna University

Title: Trucks in Movement: Hybridization of Exact Approaches and Variable Neighborhood Search for the Delivery of Ready-Mixed Concrete

 

Second Prize:  Dr. Andrea D’Ariano, TU Delft

Title: Improving Real-Time Train Dispatching: Models, Algorithms and Applications

 

 

2008    

 

First Prize:  Dr. Shinko Y. Cheng, University of California, San Diego

Title: A Multilevel Framework for Human Body Structure and Pose Estimation and Human Gesture Analysis Using Volumetric Scene Reconstructions with Applications in Driver Assistance Systems

 

Second Prize:  Dr. Caspar Chorus, TU Delft

Title: Traveler Response to Information

 

 

2007

 

First Prize:  Dr. Thao Dang, Karlsruhe University

Title: Continuous Self-Calibration of Stereo Cameras

 

Second Prize:  Dr. Yiting Liu, Ohio State University

Title: Applications of Wireless Communication in Traffic Networks Using a Hierarchical Hybrid System Model

 

 

2006

 

First Prize:  Dr. Shuming Tang, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Title: A Preliminary Study for Basic Approaches in Artificial Transportation Systems

 

Second Prize:  Dr. Jianlong Zhang, University of Southern California

Title: Practical Adaptive Control: Theory and Applications

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