C2M2 Awarded Prestigious IEEE ITS Institutional Lead Award

C²M² and Dr. Mashrur “Ronnie” Chowdhury were honored with IEEE’s ITS Institutional Lead Award, an honor that has also gone to the likes of the Google Self-Driving Car Team, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of California, Berkeley. The award recognizes C²M² and Dr. Chowdhury’s demonstrated leadership in promoting ITS technologies. The team continues to innovate in several fields that will be crucial to smart cities of the future, including quantum computing and cybersecurity. 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.

The IEEE ITS Institutional Lead Award is given annually for ITS researchers, practitioners, and research/development teams who have made significant contributions to research in ITS related fields (ITS Research Award), developed and deployed successful ITS systems or implementations (ITS Application Award), and demonstrated leadership in promoting ITS technologies (ITS Institutional Lead Award). These awards are established to recognize, promote, and publicize major research contributions, application innovations with real-world impact, and ITS institutional leadership.