IEEE Lecture: Connected Vehicles for Intelligent and Green Transportation

Saturday, September 23, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT (GMT -04:00)

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IEEE KW Section Vehicular Technology Chapter Distinguished Lecture Connected Vehicles for Intelligent and Green Transportation

Abstract: Electric vehicles (EVs) are a key to future clean transportation systems. Despite various incentives, the rollout of EVs has been slow, mainly due to the limited cruising range and lack of convenient charging services. The good news is that EVs are now hitting a critical mass on the market at the same time as vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to infrastructure communication technologies are maturing, and electric utilities around the globe are racing to make their power grids more intelligent by adopting information and communication technologies. In addition to solving the above range and charging problems, the nexus of the Internet, EVs, charging stations, and smart grid forms a perfect storm of opportunities for future green and intelligent transportation systems. In this new paradigm, reliable and efficient information exchanges between EVs, meters, charging stations and power grid, as well as intelligent charging services, are key issues. However, there are many research issues and challenges remaining unsolved and beckoning further investigation. In this talk, we focus on the vehicle communication networking problems, including the theoretical breakthroughs in vehicle network connectivity and delay analysis. Hope they inspire more research efforts and advances, contributing to the new era of connected EVs that may not only revolutionize how people and goods move, but also how energy flows, leading to future green and intelligent transportation systems of both things and energy.

Lin Cai received her MASc and PhD degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, in 2002 and 2005, respectively. Since 2005, she has been with the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Victoria, and she is currently a Professor. Her research interests span several areas in communications and networking, with a focus on network protocol and architecture design supporting multimedia traffic over wireless, mobile, ad hoc, and sensor networks. She has been a recipient of the NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement Grants in 2010 and 2015, respectively, and the best paper awards of IEEE ICC 2008 and IEEE WCNC 2011. She has served as a TPC symposium co-chair for IEEE Globecom'10 and Globecom'13, an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, International Journal of Sensor Networks, and Journal of Communications and Networks (JCN), and a Distinguished Lecturer (DL) of IEEE VTS society.