Prof. Mohammed Atiquzzaman
Title: Connected Autonomous Vehicles
Mohammed Atiquzzaman obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Electronics from the University of Manchester (UK) in 1984 and 1987, respectively. He currently holds the Edith J Kinney Gaylord Presidential professorship in the School of Computer Science at the University of Oklahoma.
Dr. Atiquzzaman is the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Networks and Computer Applications, the founding Editor-in-Chief of Vehicular Communications, and serves/served on the editorial boards of many journals including IEEE Communications Magazine, Real Time Imaging Journal, International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems and Journal of Sensor Networks and International Journal of Communication Systems. He co-chaired the IEEE High Performance Switching and Routing Symposium (2003, 2011), IEEE Globecom and ICC (2014, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006), IEEE VTC (2013) and the SPIE Quality of Service over Next Generation Data Networks conferences (2001, 2002, 2003). He was the panels co-chair of INFOCOM’05, and is/has been in the program committee of many conferences such as INFOCOM, Globecom, ICCCN, ICCIT, Local Computer Networks, and serves on the review panels at the National Science Foundation.
Dr. Atiquzzaman received IEEE Communication Society’s Fred W. Ellersick Prize, IEEE Distinguished Technical Achievement Award for contributions in switching and routing, IEEE Satellite Communications Technical Contribution Award, and NASA Group Achievement Award for “outstanding work to further NASA Glenn Research Center’s effort in the area of Advanced Communications/Air Traffic Management’s Fiber Optic Signal Distribution for Aeronautical Communications” project. He is the co-author of the book “Performance of TCP/IP over ATM networks” and has over 300 refereed publications, available at www.cs.ou.edu/~atiq.
His current research interests are in areas of Internet of Things, wireless and mobile networks, ad hoc networks, satellite networks, vehicular communications, and optical communications. His research has been funded by over $10M from National Science Foundation (NSF), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), U.S. Air Force, Cisco, Honeywell, Oklahoma Department of Transportation and Oklahoma Highway Safety Office.
Modern vehicles are equipped with lots of sensors for measurement of vehicle operating conditions and the surrounding, including weather conditions, and can be a viewed as a web of sensors on wheels. They can sense a range of information about the vehicle, such as location, speed, braking intensity, road traction, etc., some of which can represent road weather conditions. Lots of crashes happen due to the driver being unware of the surrounding road weather conditions, such as icy patches and frozen pavement. By facilitating vehicles within an area to exchange information between themselves in real-time, the drivers can be instantly alerted about road hazards and possibly avoid potential crashes. The talk will discuss ways to increase the safety of drivers and thus reduce crashes resulting from adverse road weather conditions. This was achieved by disseminating, in real-time, the information collected by a vehicle to its surrounding vehicles using state-of-the-art wireless communications between vehicles. The information was also communicated to road side infrastructure to increase driver safety; for example, the duration of the traffic signals at a junction can be changed dynamically in response to current road weather conditions transmitted by vehicles in the surrounding area.
Associate Prof. Dagmar Caganova
Dagmar Caganova, assoc. prof. in Industrial Engineering, acts as Ambassador/Representative for Foreign Affiars at Institute of Industrial Engineering and Management at the Faculty of Materials Science and Technology (MTF) in Trnava, the Slovak University of Technology (STU) in Bratislava, Slovakia.
She is also the co – founder of the European Alliance for Innovation in Slovakia, management committe member of E-COST (European Collaboration in Science and Technology) TN 1301 Sci Generation, the executive committee member in Danubius Academic Consortium (academic network for Integral Innovation), steering committee member of Danube strategy PA 7 Knowledge society- science, research, inovation and ICT for the Slovak Republic.
Her professional interests, research topics and international collaborations are mainly focused on Intercultural and Innovation Management, Human Resource Management, Mobility and Smart Cities, International Relationships and Gender Diversity. She is the member of journal editorial boards, organiser, steering committee member of many domestic and international summits and conferences. She also acts as tutor on PhD study programme and has participated in solving 35 domestic and international scientific and educational projects in various project schemes. At present, she acts as project head for MTF in H2020 project „Linking Research and Innovation for Gender Equality“ with acronym CALIPER. She is Special Issue journal editor and co-editor of books Internet of Things, IoT Infrastructures 2014, part 2 and Smart City 360, 2015, 2018 published by Springer. To date she has published more than 270 publications, 7 scientific monographs, 8 papers in current content journals, 33 papers in databases WOS and 35 in databases SCOPUS and has over 350 citations, 117 of them in quotation databases WOS and SCOPUS, WOS h-index 6 and SCOPUS h-index 5.