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Ni Celebrates First Place in Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs

Dr. Daiheng Ni served as one of two faculty advisors on the winning design for Runway Safety/Runway Incursions/Runway Excursions, a category in the 2015-2016 TRB Airport Cooperative Research Program's University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs. The UMass engineering students on the team submitted a design titled Airport Secure Perimeter Control System (ASPECTS). Dr. Douglas Looze from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering also served as an advisor. 

Knodler Travels to Summer Safer "Simposium"

Dr. Michael Knodler

Michael Knodler traveled to Madison, Wisconsin as part of the summer Safer "Simposium" as part of the Safer Sim UTC consortium led by the University of Iowa. As part of the meeting, Prof. Knodler presented on the status of the UMass Safer Sim activities and participated in several project-related meetings for collaborative Safer Sim projects.

UMass also sent 8 students to the meeting to present their research on topics related to driver behavior, traffic safety, and driving simulation.

Ni Presents Research on Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) at ICUAS 2016

Dr. Daiheng Ni

Dr. Daiheng Ni attended The 2016 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS’16) held on June 7 - 10, 2016 at Key Bridge Marriott, Arlington, VA, USA.

He presented his research on "Designing air corridors for sUAS in consideration of aerial traffic hazards”. Conducted by his team including CEE honors students Anthony Battista (first author) and Jared Geller, this research examined various potential hazards that sUAS may encounter mid-flight and explored strategies to evaluate and mitigate their impacts.

 

Engineering Students Do Double Time as Elite Intercollegiate Athletes

Alessandro Bomprezzi

Alessandro Bomprezzi

Engineering is undoubtedly one of the most demanding majors at any university. Engineering students wouldn’t want it any other way. But that engineering degree of difficulty didn’t stop a passel of hard-pressed engineering students from standing out as intercollegiate competitors, sports stars, and Renaissance students this past year.

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