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Researcher of UC Berkeley visits BIT

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Translator: News Agency of BIT
Editor: News Center of BIT  Zhao Lin

    On December 24th, 2014, Zhang Weibin, researcher of University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) visited School of Mechatronical Engineering of Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) at the invitation of Professor Gao Li of the Department of Traffic Engineering and Professor Chen Huiyan of the Institute of Intelligent Vehicles, both of which are from the School of Mechatronical Engineering of BIT.

    First of all, Researcher Zhang made an academic report on intelligent vehicle control and intelligent transportation in the School of Mechatronical Engineering. He presented the situation of research on intelligent vehicle, the collaboration between Internet of Vehicles and intelligent vehicles, the practical application of intelligent vehicles and the research content as well as progress of Project PATH in the United States.

    Later, accompanied by Professor Chen and Professor Gao, Researcher Zhang visited the Institute of Intelligent Vehicles and the integration test platform of intelligent transportation, traffic information collection, transportation and logistics, as well as human-vehicle-road information exchange.

    After visiting the laboratory, the two sides conducted in-depth discussion and exchanges aiming regarding intelligent transportation, information exchange and control method of intelligent vehicles, Internet of Vehicles among other issues. They also exchanged views and discussed personnel exchange, research cooperation as well as laboratory co-construction between BIT and UC Berkeley in the field of intelligent transportation.

    At the end of his visit, Researcher Zhang, together with Professor Chen, Professor Gao and other lecturers of the laboratory posed for a photo in front of the intelligent vehicle developed by BIT.

Introduction of Researcher Zhang Weibin:
    WEI-BIN ZHANG is a Research Engineer and a Program Manager at the California PATH Program, Institute of Transportation Studies of University of California at Berkeley (UCB). Between 1980 and 1986, Wei-Bin was a Lecturer at Northern Jiaotong University. In 1987, Wei-Bin joined Institute of Transportation Studies and participated in the early founding of the California PATH Program. Wei-Bin has become a national leader in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) research. Between 1987 and 1994, his primary research is in the area of Advanced Vehicle Control and Safety Systems (AVCSS) technologies, among which he developed magnetic guidance system concept that was later adopted for various applications worldwide. Between 1994 and 1995, he was the Technical Director of National Automated Highway Systems Consortium (NAHSC), led by the U.S. Department of Transportation and General Motors. He was responsible for overseeing the technical activities of the overall program. Wei-Bin later managed the preparation of the ‘platoon’ demonstration for a U.S. Congress-mandated national technical feasibility demonstration of Automated Highway Systems in 1997. Since 1997, Wei-Bin worked with California Department of Transportation, U.S. DOT and local agencies to establish various research and deployment programs at PATH and led the efforts to transform PATH from a Caltrans-focused research program to an entrepreneurial multi-faceted applied research and development organization, obtaining and delivering many internationally-renowned ITS research projects. Wei-Bin has published over two hundred papers and reports. He served on various Technical and program committees for TRB, ITS America and APTA. Wei-Bin is a senior member of IEEE and is currently a member of Board of Governor and the Vice President for Conference of IEEE ITS Society. In late 2014, Wei-Bin was awarded an elevation to the grade of IEEE Fellow.  This award comes with the citation "For contribution to cooperative highway automation system," in recognition to his scientific leadership on numerous projects at PATH throughout the years.
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