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  • Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Thu, Apr 07, 2022 @ 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Jiaqi Ma, Assoc Director, UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

    Talk Title: OpenCDA: An Open Cooperative Driving Automation Research Framework

    Abstract: This presentation introduces OpenCDA, an open co-simulation-based research engineering framework integrated with prototype cooperative driving automation (CDA, SAE J3216) pipelines that contains perception, localization, planning, control, and V2X communication modules. The purpose of the framework is to take an integrated approach to CDA research that considers closed-loop autonomy to investigate the performance of automated driving components driven by conventional and AI algorithms and their impacts on resultant vehicular and traffic behavior under various environments. It not only enables CDA studies in a CARLA -SUMO co-simulation environment but also provides rich research pipelines (i.e., open-source codes for basic and advanced CDA modules) and training-testing datasets. It supports various levels and categories of information sharing and cooperation between automated vehicles in simulation testing. OpenCDA also offers benchmark testing scenarios, baseline maps, state-of-the-art benchmark algorithms, and selected evaluation metrics. Two recent research on cooperative perception (i.e., OpenCOOD) and cooperative vehicle platooning are discussed to show how OpenCDA enables cutting-edge CDA research.

    Biography: Dr. Jiaqi Ma is an Associate Professor at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering and Associate Director UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies. He has led and managed many research projects funded by U.S. DOT, NSF, state DOTs, and other federal/state/local programs covering areas of smart transportation systems, such as vehicle-highway automation, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), connected vehicles, shared mobility, and large-scale smart system modeling and simulation, and artificial intelligence and advanced computing applications in transportation. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Open Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems and Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems. He is Member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Standing Committee on Vehicle-Highway Automation, Member of TRB Standing Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing Applications, Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Connected & Autonomous Vehicles Impacts Committee, Co-Chair of the IEEE ITS Society Technical Committee on Smart Mobility and Transportation 5.0.

    Host: Dr. Jim Moore and Dr. Ketan Savla

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91873923659 Meeting ID: 918 7392 3659

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91873923659 Meeting ID: 918 7392 3659 Pass: 975701

    Location: Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience (MCB) - 101

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91873923659 Meeting ID: 918 7392 3659 Pass: 975701

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Evangeline Reyes


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