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The mission statement of the Connected Vehicle/Infrastructure University Transportation Center (CVI-UTC) is to conduct research that will advance surface transportation through the application of innovative research and using connected-vehicle and infrastructure technologies to improve safety, state of good repair, economic competitiveness, livable communities, and environmental sustainability.
Arash Jahangiri is a PhD student with the Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech. He received his Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology. Thereafter, he started his PhD program at Virginia Tech and worked as a Graduate Research Assistant for about two years on the area of Evacuation while he was in Northern Virginia Center (NVC) at Virginia Tech, Falls Church Campus. Research conducted at Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) in Blacksburg on different areas such as connected vehicles, traffic safety, and etc. piqued his interest, so he decided to get a Master’s degree with a thesis on the field of Evacuation and then move to Blacksburg to pursue his PhD at VTTI. Jahangiri is currently working as a Graduate Research Assistant at the Center for Sustainable Mobility (CSM) and Center for Infrastructure-Based Safety Systems (CIBSS), both at VTTI. His current research interests comprise Intelligent Transportation Systems, Traffic Safety, and Traffic Flow Theory. His hobbies include playing soccer, travelling, and watching movies... Read More
White House to honor VTTI's Tom Dingus as 'Champion of Change'
Thomas Dingus, director of the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, will be honored May 8 by the White House as a Champion of Change, a group of Americans seen as making positive change. This year's theme is Transportation Technology Solutions for the 21st century... Read More