C2M2 Distinguished Speaker – Mashrur “Ronnie” Chowdhury

C2M2 would like to thank Mashrur “Ronnie” Chowdhury, Eugene Douglas Mays Professor, Clemson University, for taking part in our C2M2 Distinguished Speaker Series on Thursday, August 27th, at 2:00pm.

Public Digital Infrastructure Deployment for Future Mobility

Seminar Abstract

Connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) can potentially improve roadway safety and mobility, and can help reduce the negative environmental impacts of surface transportation systems. However, the realization of these benefits largely depends on the integration of digital technology into the existing transportation infrastructure to support CAV operations in a cyber-physical system environment. This presentation focuses on the importance of investments in digital infrastructure on public roads alongside investments in traditional transportation infrastructure to keep up with private industry’s push towards CAVs. In addition, this presentation will highlight lessons learned from the real-world deployment of public digital infrastructure for evolving CAVs in the South Carolina Connected Vehicle Testbed (SC-CVT).

Speaker Bio

Dr. Chowdhury is the Eugene Douglas Mays Professor of Transportation in the Glenn Department of Civil Engineering at Clemson University. He is also a professor in the Department of Automotive Engineering and Division of Computer Science at the School of Computing. Dr. Chowdhury is the founding Director of the USDOT Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility (C2M2 ) (https://cecas.clemson.edu/C2M2/). He is co-director of the Complex Systems, Analytics and Visualization Institute (CSAVI) (www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/csavi/). His research experience includes transportation cyber-physical systems security, navigation of connected and automated vehicles through in-vehicle sensors and external connectivity with digital infrastructure, heterogeneous wireless communication for security, distributed machine learning on the edges, and other edge computing applications, and safety risk analysis for autonomous vehicle operations in a mixed traffic stream.

Dr. Chowdhury has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal papers, 85 peer-reviewed conference proceedings paper, four textbooks, nine book chapters, and seven research articles in widely circulated professional magazines. He has developed multiple software for connected and automated vehicles (e.g., AutoNavi, CVDeP, CVGuard, PSMGen, and POSH). His leadership in smart city research and development is evident by his close industry and public agency collaborations.  He is an alumnus of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Frontiers of Engineering program. He is a member of the Transportation Research Board Committee on Intelligent Transportation Systems.  He is a fellow of ASCE. He is a senior member of IEEE.