Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility


The Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility conducts interdisciplinary research and drives innovation to improve the mobility of both people and goods by using data analytics, connectivity, automation, and cybersecurity to promote equity, economic developments and access to opportunities.


Our vision for the Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility (C2M2), a Tier 1 University Transportation Center, is to become a globally recognized multimodal mobility innovation center for moving people and goods, specializing in connectivity, data analytics, automation, and cybersecurity.  To achieve this bold vision, our multidisciplinary research team from five leading

higher education and research institutions in the state of South Carolina are working together to create and develop new initiatives and inventions by combining our complementary research strengths, our education and workforce development activities, our commitment to diversity, and our expertise in emerging communication and computing technologies.

Innovation Focus Areas

C2M2 Collaborators

Industry Partners

Over the years, C2M2 has collaborated with leading transportation-related industries including BMW, International Transportation Innovation Center, AutonomouStuff, and IBM.

Public Agencies

C2M2 has collaborated with public agencies including SCDOT, GDOT, City of Columbia Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee.

Educational Institutions

Our collaborators from academia include the SC Governor’s School of Science and Mathematics, College of Charleston, and West Ashley High School.

Community Stakeholders

C2M2 has collaborated with communities including Charleston County, Greenville County, Upstate Mobility Alliance, and Carolina’s Alliance 4 Innovation.

Key Achievements

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IEEE ITS Institutional Lead Award

The award recognizes C²M² and Dr. Chowdhury’s demonstrated leadership in promoting ITS technologies.

IEEE George N. Saridis Awards

Dr. Chowdhury co-authored papers received the 2015/2017 Award for Outstanding Survey.

Citadel Faculty Awards

Dr. Dimitra Michalaka and Dr. Kweku Brown were recognized for their ongoing work at The Citadel and for our center.

Innovation Spread and National Impacts

C2M2's Ripple Effects

C²M² is a tremendous boon to South Carolina universities in terms of prestige and resources and contributes to one of the most important economic sectors in our state. It has elevated our state’s reputation as a hub of transportation technology research and development. South Carolina is an ideal location for C²M², the first USDOT Tier 1 University Transportation Center in the state, due to the diversity of the state’s transportation system and the rapid growth of its transportation industrial base, including high-tech companies. C²M²’s research, education, workforce development, technology transfer, and diversity activities will enable students and professionals from diverse socioeconomic groups throughout the state to develop the skills necessary to solve some of the state’s most pressing mobility problems, and will provide a blueprint for addressing similar problems across the United States and around the world.
Collection of colleges associated with C2M2

Impact Through Research

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News and Events

Past Major Events

Quantum AI Lab Launch

Q-AI lab has brought together researchers from five C2M2 partner universities across South Carolina to solve complex transportation issues. Using Q-AI will better equip transportation professionals with much-needed quantum computing skills for the emerging era.

CPS Frontiers Series

C2M2 Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) Frontiers Series was created to showcase former and current C2M2 doctoral students as well as early-career faculty researchers who have worked on C2M2 funded projects.

Clemson Smart City CPS Testbed Expansion

C2M2 is excited to announce the extension of the SC-CVT testbed, which now includes six new signalized intersections. The new intersections will expand the current research and technology development capacity of C2M2.

Path to Academic Careers Series

Join us in a panel discussion hosted by Mansoureh Jeihani and Mashrur "Ronnie" Chowdhury. Our panelists pulled from their experience working at and with HBCUs and their students to give insight on the various career paths to academic careers.

Upcoming & Recent Events

Technology Demonstrations

Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Demonstrations