Work to present research at NAE meeting

11/16/2017 10:17:26 AM

By Celeste Arbogast

Associate Professor Daniel B. Work has been selected to present his research at the National Academy of Engineering 2018 National Meeting February 8, 2018, in Irvine, Calif. As an invited lecturer for the Armstrong Endowment for Young Engineers Gilbreth Lectures series, Work will deliver the talk he gave at the 2017 China-America Frontiers of Engineering titled, “From Mobile Sensing to Mobile Control of Vehicular Traffic.”

Work has research interests in transportation cyber physical systems and data analytics. This lecture will focus on the impact of mobile sensing on traffic estimation and the ways in which mobile systems promise to improve traffic control measures. The audience will be both current NAE members and 100-200 students from local middle and high schools, as part of the NAE’s efforts to encourage an interest in engineering careers.

“It’s an honor to be selected to participate – it’s an extremely distinguished group,” Work said. “The audience that I’ll be speaking to includes the NAE members who have dedicated their careers to important, high-impact research, and who advise the federal government on engineering policy. The link between research and engineering policy is very important, and I’m just honored to be in the same room as those folks and share what we’ve been working on.”

Photo: A study Work conducted showed that even a few autonomous vehicles had a positive impact on traffic patterns.