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Automotive & Transportation Systems (ATS)

The ATS Technical Committee has the following focus areas:

  • Powertrain Dynamics and Control
  • Alternative Propulsion and Energy Storage Systems
  • Fault Detection and Diagnosis in Vehicles
  • Sensing and Actuation
  • Vehicle Dynamics and Control
  • Autonomous Vehicles, Automated Highways and Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
  • Vehicle Active and Passive Safety Systems
  • Integrated Driver/Vehicle/Environment Sensing and Control

Current Officers of the ATS Technical Committee


Mahdi Shahbakhti
University of Alberta
(587) 937-3555

Vice Chair

Yan Chen
Arizona State University
(480) 727-5123

Recording Secretary

Carrie Hall
Illinois Institute of Technology
(312) 567-3195

Session Organizer

Pingen Chen
Tennessee Technological University
(931) 372-3310

Industry Liaison

Selina Pan
Toyota Research Institute

Awards Committee Chair

Yan Chen
Arizona State University
(480) 727-5123

Past Chairs of the ATS Technical Committee

Marcello Canova
Taehyun Shim
Junmin Wang
Greg Shaver
John Ferris
Sean Brennan
David Bevly
John Wagner
Chris Gerdes
Anna Stefanopoulou
Andrew Alleyne
Huei Peng
Giorgio Rizzoni
John J. Moskwa
Harry Law
J. Karl Hedrick

ATS Technical Committee LinkedIn Group

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ATS Technical Committee Best Paper Award

The DSC Automotive and Transportation Systems Technical Committee issues two best paper awards, one for papers presented in ATS invited sessions at the American Control Conference (ACC), and the other for papers presented in ATS invited sessions at the Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC).

For more information, see details in Award Selection Process or contact Yan Chen:

Conference Best ATS Paper
2020 DSCC Zejiang Wang, Junmin Wang, "Real-time Driver Model Parameter Identification: An Algebraic Approach"
2020 ACC Tyler Ard, Faraz Ashtiani, Ardalan Vahidi, Hoseinali Borhan, "Optimizing Gap Tracking Subject to Dynamic Losses via Connected and Anticipative MPC in Truck Platooning"
2019 DSCC Ao Li, Yan Chen, Xinyu Du, and Wen-Chiao Lin, "Enhanced Tire Blowout Modeling Using Vertical Load Redistribution and Self-Alignment Torque"
2019 ACC Shima Nazari, Niket Prakash, Jason Siegel, and Anna Stefanopoulou, "On the Effectiveness of Hybridization Paired with Eco-Driving"
2018 DSCC R. Austin Dollar and Ardalan Vahidi, "Predictively Coordinated Vehicle Acceleration and Lane Selection Using Mixed Integer Programming"
2018 ACC  Ruitao Song, Ravi Teja Vedula, Guoming Zhu, and Harold Schock, "Optimal Combustion Phasing Control of a Turbulent Jet Ignition Engine”
2017 DSCC Wenbo Sui and Carrie Hall, “SCR Control System Design Based on On-line Radial Basis Function and Backpropagation Neural Networks”
2017 ACC Huckleberry Febbo, Jiechao Liu, Paramsothy Jayakumar, Jeffrey L. Stein, and Tulga Ersal, "Moving Obstacle Avoidance for Large-Size, High-Speed Autonomous Ground Vehicles”
2016 DSCC Chen Zhang and Zongxuan Sun, "Optimization of Trajectory-Based HCCI Combustion”
2016 ACC Woongsun Jeon and Rajesh Rajamani, "A Novel Collision Avoidance System for Bicycles"
2015 DSCC Mehran Bidarvatan and Mahdi Shahbakhti, "Energy Management Control of a Hybrid Electric Vehicle By Incorporating Powertrain Dynamics ”
2015 ACC Selina Pan, Akhil Neti, Nikhil Neti, Andreas Hansen, and Karl Hedrick, "Adaptive Engine Cold Start Emission Control"
2014 DSCC Sandro P. Nuesch, Anna G. Stefanopoulou, Li Jiang, and Jeffrey Sterniak, "Methodology to Evaluate the Fuel Economy of a Multimode Combustion Engine With Three- Way Catalytic Converter"
2014 ACC Zeng Qiu, Jing Sun, Mrdjan Jankovic, and Mario Santillo, "Nonlinear Internal Model Controller Design for Wastegate Control of a Turbocharged Gasoline Engine"
2013 DSCC Joseph Funke and Christian Gerdes, "Simple Clothoid Paths for Autonomous Vehicle Lane Changes at The Limits of Handling"
2013 ACC Xiaowu Zhang, Huei Peng, and Jing Sun, "A Near-Optimal Power Management Strategy for Rapid Component Sizing of Power Split Hybrid Vehicles with Multiple Operating Modes"
2012 DSCC Andreas Hansen, Mahdi Shahbakhti, and J. Karl Hedrick, "Impact of Implementation Imprecision on Sliding Mode Controller Design for Automotive Cold Start Emissions"

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