Optimal Merging Control for CAVs

By Salomon Wollenstein BetechFebruary 17th, 2021

A new paper written on the optimal control of CAVs when merging to lanes was accepted in Automatica. This research, devised and implemented by CODES member Wei Xiao, addresses the optimal control of Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs) arriving from two roads at a merging point where the objective is... More

Rui defended his Ph.D. thesis!

By Salomon Wollenstein BetechOctober 8th, 2020

Despite the COVID-19 crisis has affected the way in which we communicate, collaborate and work, Dr. Rui Chen has managed to successfully finish and defend his Ph.D. dissertation on Control and Optimization Methods for problems in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). We congratulate him on this important milestone in his academic, More

Arian’s Thesis Defense

By Salomon Wollenstein BetechAugust 21st, 2020

We are happy to congratulate Dr. Arian Houshmand on his successful Ph.D. defense on May 2020. Although his defense was held virtual given the current worldwide health crisis, he managed to captivate the interest of the attendees (from several parts of the globe) by showing the results of his research... More

Rebecca’s Thesis Defense!

By Salomon Wollenstein BetechSeptember 19th, 2019

We are pleased to congratulate Rebecca Swaszek on her successful doctoral thesis defense! While she was presenting at the front of the room the atmosphere felt with an indescribable excitement, energy, and good vibes coming from her proud parents, mentors and lifelong friends. Dr. Swaszek arrived at CODES Lab in 2014... More

Five papers to be presented at CDC 2019!

By Salomon Wollenstein BetechSeptember 19th, 2019

Joint Time and Energy-Optimal Control of Connected Automated Vehicles at Signal-Free Intersections with Speed-Dependent Safety Guarantees. (Yue, C.G. Cassandras) Time and Energy-Optimal Lane Change Maneuvers for Cooperating Connected and Automated Vehicles (R. Chen, C.G. Cassandras, A. Tahmasbi-Sarvestani) Conditions for Improving the Computational Efficiency of Decentralized Optimal Merging Controllers for Connected and Automated Vehicles (W. Xiao, C.G. Cassandras) Optimal Multi-Agent... More

New paper on Inventory Management of Bike Sharing Systems!

By Salomon Wollenstein BetechAugust 29th, 2019

New paper by Rebbeca Swasek and Christos G. Cassandras on Inventory Management of  Bike-Sharing Systems using Receding Horizon Control will be published at the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering journal.  This research solves the demand imbalance problem in bike stations by using replenishment trucks. The challenge consists of deciding the routes and schedules of these... More

Three papers accepted at ITSC 2019!

By Salomon Wollenstein BetechAugust 29th, 2019

This year three papers were accepted at the 22nd Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference in Auckland New Zeland.  The articles cover the topics of: The Penetration Rate Effect of Connected and Automated Vehicles in Mixed Traffic Routing (A. Houshmand, S. Wollenstein-Betech and C. G. Cassandras) Optimal Routing and Energy Management Strategies for Plug-in Hybrid Electric... More

Congratulations to Yue Zhang in her successful Doctoral Thesis Defense!

By Salomon Wollenstein BetechJune 29th, 2019

Yue Zhang arrived at CODES Lab in 2013 after receiving her B.S. at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, a public research university in China. Her area of focus is Systems Engineering, and she grew primarily interested in control and optimization methods for autonomous vehicles, as well as big data... More

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Two presentations at the BARI conference 2019.

On April 26th, Rebecca Swaszek and Salomón Wollenstein presented their work at the Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI) Conference 2019. Both of their work focused on how to improve transportation systems in Megacities, and more specifically in the Boston Metropolitan Area. The BARI conference brings together academics, policy makers, and practitioners... More

Smart Transportation in Megacities

Daily commuters have experienced the exhausting frustration of traffic congestion during rush hours. Our research group aims to reduce traffic congestion and its effects, including harmful emissions, by developing efficient traffic control and routing strategies for Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) in a smart city environment. Powered by Linux, Docker, and ROS, More