Chris Melson: Hardware-in-the-loop Simulation and Testing of CAV Applications

Friday, February 10th
Noon, in Thornton Hall D221

Chris Melson, Research Civil Engineer
Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC)

Hardware-in-the-loop Simulation and Testing of CAV Applications

The overall organization, roles, and main functions of Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will be presented.  The presentation will also include an overview of a current research effort at TFHRC: hardware-in-the-loop simulation and testing of connected automated vehicle (CAV) applications. Information regarding the many FHWA professional and student opportunities (Professional Development Program, Pathways Program, and Eisenhower Research Fellowship) will be presented – including first-hand experience by students currently working at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC).

Bio Sketch

Christopher Melson is a Research Civil Engineer at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC). He manages contracts and performs in-house research related to traffic analysis and modeling of future transportation technologies and strategies – with a focus on connected vehicle applications. He has worked at FHWA for 3 years. Christopher received his master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wyoming.

The Civil Engineering seminar series is open to the University community and region.
This seminar is hosted by Professor T. Donna Chen.

See EVENTS for seminar details at www.cee.virginia.edu/calendar/

A flyer for this presentation can be found here.