Research Review with Sridhar Lakshmanan, Ph.D.
Speaker(s): Sridhar Lakshmanan, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Presentation Title: Reliable V2V Communication Networks: Applications in Fuel-Efficient Platooning
Research: Reliable V2V Communication Networks: Applications in Fuel-Efficient Platooning
Date/Time: Friday, September 6th, 2019 | 2:00 PM ET
Continuing Education Units (CEU): .1*
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Abstract: In the inaugural CCAT Research Review, Professor Sridhar Lakshmanan will highlight his 2019-funded project that aims to create efficient, multi-truck platoons to increase fuel efficiency. The proposal implements cellular-vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) as there are certain vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) cases where dedicated short-range communication (DSRC) fails.
Sridhar Lakshmanan is an Educator, Researcher, and Faculty member at the University of Michigan – Dearborn. He was won many awards for his work at the University. His publications on automotive radars won the 2001 IEEE Best Paper Award from the Vehicular Electronics Society, and on semi-truck platooning won the 2019 GVSETS Conference Best Paper Award from NDIA.
Sridhar is also and an inventor and entrepreneur. In 2002, two years before the DARPA Grand Challenge his company M-Vision, Inc. fielded a system to steer a 20-ton driverless U.S. Army Stryker vehicle at highway speeds. Finally, Sridhar is a mentor. He has mentored the City of Detroit’s Public Lighting Department and Authority. His estimates have been used in the City’s historic bankruptcy filings in federal courts, and in the system-wide overhaul of the City’s streetlights. Sridhar got his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst in 1991.