Prior Diversity Activities

Note: BC- Benedict College; TC- The Citadel; CU- Clemson University;
SCSU- South Carolina State University; and USC- University of South Carolina.

C²M² Affiliate Activity Date
BC & USC Two day workshop EFFECT (Environments for Fostering Critical Thinking) resulting in a course offered jointing at BC & USC May 2017
BC Dr. Comert and a student participated in the Summer Research Team for Minority Serving Institutions at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne May-Aug 2017
USC & BC Dr. Huynh hosted Summer Transportation Institute (STI) students at USC and introduced them to local SCDOT professionals May 2017
CU & BC Dr. Chowdhury hosts students from STI giving a Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (C/AV) demonstration June 2017
TC Drs. Michalaka & Brown gave engineering tours of the Citadel to 80 potential students, demonstrating highway engineering design projects Fall 2017
CU Dr. Chowdhury and sponsored students give C/AV demos to prospective students at the Glenn Dept of Civil Engineering Discovery Night Sept 2017
CU Dr. Chowdhury gave lab demonstrations as part of Engineering Week at Clemson Feb 2018
TC Dr. Michalaka partners with the Citadel student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina to plan and host a “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” for middle school girls Feb 2018
TC Drs. Michalaka & Brown gave engineering tours of the Citadel to potential students, demonstrating sponsored transportation projects April 2018

Dr. Mwakalonge and sponsored students presented posters outlining their work on C²M² sponsored projects at SCSU’s STEM Expo

April 2018
TC Dr. Michalaka hosted a week long engineering summer program at the South Carolina Governor’s School for Mathematics and Science titled “Tour of Engineering” June 2018
BC & CU Drs. Comert and Geter of BC host STI students for the summer and take two trips to Clemson for C/AV demos with Dr. Chowdhury and a trip to USC to vist Dr. Huynh June 2018
SCSU Dr. Mwakalonge hosted STI students from Michigan, demonstrating her work on distracted walking July 2018
CU Dr. Chowdhury and students participated in the second Engineering Discovery Night at the Glenn Dept of Civil Engineering Sept 2018
CU C²M² hosted the 6th Annual UTC Conference for the Southeastern Region Oct 2018

Distinguished Speaker Series

SpeakerTopic of DiscussionDate
Dr. Essam Radwan, Unv. of Central Florida“Simulation of Vehicular Pedestrian Conflicts”Sept 8, 2017
Dr. Chris Hendrickson, Carnegie Mellon Unv.“Transformational Transportation Technologies”Nov 3, 2017
Dr. Yan (Joann) Zhou, Argonne National Laboratory“National Inter-City Freight Energy Analysis of Smart Technologies and Mode Shift”Feb 23, 2018
Dr. Mohan Venigalla, George Mason Unv.“Price Discovery in Shared Mobility: Lessons from Capital Bikeshare”March 15, 2018
Dr. Chris Gerdes, Stanford Unv.Research at the Center for Automotive Research (CARS)March 28, 2018
Dr. GG. Md. Nawaz Ali, CU-ICAR
“Mobility for Tomorrow: A Large Scale Smart Mobility Test BedApril 13, 2018
Dr. Patriciat Mokhtarian, Georgia Tech “It’s Not All Fun and Games: An Investigation of the Reported Benefits and Disadvantages of Conducting Activities While CommutingApril 27, 2018
Dr. Ardalan Vahidi, Clemson Unv.“Coordinating Connected Cars and Signals in Smart Cities”March 28, 2019
Dr. Michael Hunter, Georgia Institute of Technology“Smart City Real-Time Data-Driven Transportation Simulation”April 5, 2019
Bryant Walker Smith, Unv. of South Carolina“Discussing the Laws and Ethics of Autonomous Vehicles”April 9, 2019
Mac Devine, IBM Cloud Division“Perfect Storm”July 23, 2019
Dr. Long Cheng, Clemson Unv.““Securing Automotive CyberPhysical Systems”Oct. 10, 2019
Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham, Unv. of Texas, Dallas“SecAI: Integrating Cyber Security and Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Applications in Internet of Transportation and Infrastructures”Oct. 18, 2019
Dr. Bing Li, CU-ICAR“Assistive Navigation for Disabled Travelers in the Transportation Chains”March 5, 2020
Dr. Eric Morris, Clemson Unv.“Good Trips: The Connection Between Travel and Quality of Life”March 6, 2020
Ivan Lichtenstein, Georgia Department of Transportation“Media and the Traffic Management Center”April 2, 2020
Dr. Dimitra Michalaka, The Citadel“Dr. Michalaka’s Path – What is Leadership in Today’s Society?”April 3, 2020
Dr. Gurcan Comert, Benedict College“Uncertain Quantification from Cyber Attacks and Detection Problems in Connected and Autonomous Vehicles”April 3, 2020
Mac Devine, IBM Cloud Division“Enabling the Age of Autonomy with the Internet of Moving Things”April 10, 2020
Carla Bailo, Center for Automotive Research (CAR)“Smart Cities, Mobility, and Human Behavior – Seamless Integration?”April 17, 2020
Dr. Lily Elefteriadou, Unv. of Florida“Optimizing Traffic Signal Control with Connected and Autonomous Vehicles in Traffic Stream”May 27, 2020
Dr. Mitch Shue, Clemson Unv.“Cloud for Connected Mobility – Current State of Cloud Computing”July 7, 2020
Dr. Kara Kockelman, Unv. of Texas, Austin“Shifting toward Shared Fleets & Shared Rides, via Autonomous Vehicles & Congestion Pricing”July 10, 2020
Dr. Mashrur “Ronnie” Chowdhury, Clemson Unv.“Generating Personal Safety Messages (PSMs) for Pedestrian Safety in a Connected Vehicle Environment”July 17, 2020
Dr. James H. Lambert, Unv. of Virginia“Resilience of Advanced Logistics Systems with Emergent and Future Conditions”Aug. 12, 2020
Dr. Mashrur “Ronnie” Chowdhury, Clemson Unv.“Public Digital Infrastructure Deployment for Future Mobility”Aug. 27, 2020
Dr. Richard R. Brooks, Clemson Unv.“Autonomous Systems Need to be Designed using Game Theory”Sept. 18, 2020
Dr. Judith Mwakalonge, South Carolina State Unv.“Personal Electric Mobility Devices (PEMDs): Then, Now, and the Future”Oct. 9, 2020
Dr. Brian D. Taylor, Unv. of California Los Angeles“Congested Development: Rethinking the Consequences of Development and Traffic Congestion”Oct. 16, 2020
Dr. Jennifer Ogle, Clemson Unv.“Assessment of Safety Benefits of Technologies to Reduce Pedestrian Crossing Fatalities at Midblock Locations”Oct. 29, 2020
Dr. Kaan Ozbay, New York Unv. Tandon School of Engineering“Understanding Mobility and Policy Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic in New York City through the use of Big Data and Machine Learning”Nov. 13, 2020
Dr. Anthony Patire, California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology (PATH), Unv. of California – Berkley“A Peek Under the Hood” of the Connected Corridors ICM I-210 Pilot”Dec. 15, 2020
Dr. Mashrur “Ronnie” Chowdhury, Clemson Unv.“Roadway Safety Advancement through Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs)”Jan. 4, 2021
Dr. Gurcan Comert, Benedict College“Delivery of Contextual and Critical Skills Related to Connected and Autonomous Vehicles through Problem-based Learning in HBCU Classrooms and Research”Jan. 21, 2021
Dr. Laurence R. Rilett, Unv. of Nebraska“Estimating and Forecasting Transportation Metrics: Lessons Learned”Feb. 12, 2021
Dr. Angshuman Guin, Georgia Institute of Technology“Improving Incident Management and Traffic Operations with Machine Learning”Feb. 19, 2021
Dr. Pamela Murray-Tuite, Clemson Unv.“Sharing Self-Driving, Autonomous Vehicles for Evacuation”March 5, 2021
Dr. Satish V. Ukkusuri, Purdue Unv.“Does Mobility as a Service Systems Make Cities Smarter? – Evidence from Large Scale Trajectory Data”March 12, 2021
Drs. William “Bill” Ferrell, Clemson Unv., and Nathan Huynh, Unv. of South Carolina“Freight Logistics and Intermodal Network Design“April 2, 2021
Dr. Mizanur “Mizan” Rahman, the Unv. of Alabama – Birmingham“A Physics-based Longitudinal Control Model for Automated Vehicles in a Mixed Traffic Environment“May 28, 2021
Dr. Bing Li, CU-ICAR“Computer Vision and AI-Based Wayfinding for Blind or Visually Impaired Travelers“June 4, 2021
Dr. Kweku Brown, The Citadel “Assessing Potential of Bike Share Networks and Active Transportation to Improve Urban Mobility, Physical Activity and Public Health Outcomes in South Carolina”June 18, 2021