NSF funds new CCNY program offering students AI/CAV re搜索 experience overseas

Preparing for a future in which artificial intelligence (AI),  网络系统, autonomous vehicles (AVs) 和 connected AVs (CAVs) are integral to society, The City College of New York is launching an international program to train select students in mastering Avs. The three-year project -- in partnership with Turkey’s Istanbul Technical University (ITU) 和 California-based autonomous bus company ADASTEC集团 – is funded by a $300,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant.

“Future societies will depend more 和 more on AI 和 网络系统, 和, 反过来, on AVs 和 CAVs for many services 和 operations,” 晶川口, chair of computer science in The City College’s Grove School of Engineering. “AVs 和 CAVs have strong potential to increase performance, 安全, 和效率, 结果就是, to contribute to societal well-being 和 enhance economic growth. Reinforcement learning (RL), an emerging branch of machine learning (ML) 和 control, has a lot to promise for autonomy with its capacity to address unpredictable changes in the system 和 environment.” 

据川口说, up to 16 top undergraduate 和 graduate students (PhD-level for the latter) from CCNY 和 the Graduate Center, 城市大学, will be selected to tackle the open challenges of fully autonomous vehicles through cohort experiences at Istanbul Technical University, under the mentorship of subject-matter experts from ITU 和 ADASTEC集团. 

“每年, a different student cohort will be selected for this unique re搜索 和 professional development opportunity, thereby contributing to the U.S. leadership in the future of vehicle technologies with a well-prepared workforce,” he added. “At the end of each re搜索 cycle, the modularly developed algorithms will be integrated on an actual vehicle 和 tested individually 和 in integration, first on the ITU vehicle-in-the-loop (VIL) system, then on indoor RaceCars 和 finally, at the ITU Living Lab environment for shuttle service scenarios.” 

In addition to Kawaguchi, the CCNY/城市大学 team launching the program this fall includes 刚毛Bogosyan, former NSF Program Director 和 CCNY adjunct professor. 

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