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Distinguished Colloquium Speaker: Professor Petros Ioannou presents a talk on "Combined Variable Speed Limit and Lane Change Control for Highway Traffic"


Distinguished Colloquium Speaker: Professor Petros Ioannou presents a talk on....
 
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Distinguished Colloquium Speaker: Professor Petros Ioannou presents a talk on "Combined Variable Speed Limit and Lane Change Control for Highway Traffic"

May 8, 2017 - 11:10 am
Bourns Hall A265

ABSTRACT

Current transportation networks are operating mostly as open loop dynamical systems very limited measurements and highly inaccurate control actions where applied especially during incidents. Connectivity and available technologies are slowly applied to change this status by providing the measurements and information that is needed to develop effective control systems. 

In this talk I present a strategy for highway traffic flow control during incidents and bottlenecks that is based on a combined lane change and variable speed control to eliminate capacity drops during incidents and bottlenecks improve mobility, reduce the number of stops and forced lane changes and in addition reduce emissions. We present the analysis using the cell transmission model and then demonstrate the efficacy of the approach using validated microscopic traffic simulation model for I-710 where the traffic is non-homogeneous due to the high volume of trucks and the impact of incidents is more pronounced. 


BIOGRAPHY
 
Petros A. Ioannou  received the B.Sc. degree with First Class Honors from University College, London, England, in 1978 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, in 1980 and 1982, respectively. In 1982, Dr. Ioannou joined the Department of Electrical Engineering-Systems, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.  He is currently a Professor in the same Department and holds the A.V. ‘Bal’ Balakrishnan Chair. He is the Director of the Center of Advanced Transportation Technologies and Associate Director for Research of METRANS, a University Transportation Center. He also holds a courtesy appointment with the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Industrial Engineering. His research interests are in the areas of adaptive control, neural networks, nonlinear systems, vehicle dynamics and control, intelligent transportation systems and marine transportation. Dr. Ioannou was the recipient of the Outstanding Transactions Paper Award by the IEEE Control System Society in 1984 and the recipient of a 1985 Presidential Young Investigator Award for his research in Adaptive Control. In 2009 he received the IEEE ITSS Outstanding ITS Application Award and the  IET Heaviside Medal for Achievement in Control by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (former IEE). In 2012 he received the IEEE ITSS Outstanding ITS Research Award and in 2015 the 2016 IEEE Transportation Technologies Award. Dr. Ioannou is a Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and the author/co-author of 8 books and over 300 research papers in the area of controls, vehicle dynamics, neural networks, nonlinear dynamical systems and intelligent transportation systems. 

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