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Professor Asad Jan Khattak of University of Tennessee,Visited Our Base
June 21, 2018  

Supported by the 111 Project on Information of Vehicle-Infrastructure Sensing and ITS, Shaanxi “100 Talents Program” distinguished professor Asad Jan Khattak, University of Tennessee, USA, was invited to visit our base for one month.

On the morning of June 20, 2018, Prof. Khattak gave an academic report entitled "Safety in the Connected and Automated Vehicle Era: A US Perspective on Research Needs". Starting from the safe application of the Connected and automated Vehicles (CAVs), professor discussed the concept of “vision-zero” and “safety system approach” in light of the transition to CAVs and analyzed the factors which caused the traffic safety accidents. Then the identification of dangerous driving behavior based on the data of connected vehicles and prediction of the occurrence of traffic safety accidents were introduced. After the report, the professor conducted in-depth exchanges with teachers and students and answered relevant questions. The report was vivid and scientific and rigorous, and was highly praised by the participating teachers and graduate students.

Professor Asad Jan Khattak is the head of the Department of Transportation Science and Engineering at the University of Tennessee and the Director of the Center for Sustainable Transportation Research and the title of Beaman Distinguished Professor. Prior to this, he taught at Oxford University, the University of California, Berkeley, the University of North Carolina, and Old Dominion University, and founded the Transportation Research Center at University of North Carolina(1995-2006), Transportation Research profession of Old Dominion University (2006-2013), and the Center for Sustainable Transportation Research at the University of Tennessee (2013-present). He is also the editor-in-chief of the “ Journal of Intelligent Transportation System” of the SCI journal, the deputy editor of the “ International Journal of Sustainable Transportation”, the special advisor to the “Journal of Transportation Safety and Security”, and the advisory committee member of the “Analytic Methods in Accident Research” .

            Prof. Khattak made an academic report in 2018

            Prof. Khattak made an academic report in 2018

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