Kuncheria, Woo Earn CTF ITS Scholarships

June 29, 2020

Anu KuncheriaSoomin WooCongratulations to Civil and Environmental Engineering doctoral students Anu Kuncheria and Soomin Woo on earning  California Transportation Foundation (CTF) Intelligent Transportation Society of California (ITS California) Partnered Scholarships.

“I am immensely privileged to earn this scholarship and would like to thank California Transportation Foundation, ITS California and my advisors for the continued support for my research leveraging technologies to enhance productivity and increase efficiency for cities,” says Kuncheria.

Kuncheria, advised by Dr Jane Macfarlane and Professor Joan Walker, is a researcher at the Smart Cities Research Center. She is currently working on applied big data analytics on geospatial datasets to optimize vehicle routing in city wide networks as part of the Smart Mobility Program. She is also an affiliate in the Sustainable Energy Systems Group in the Energy Technologies Area at Berkeley Lab.

"I am extremely honored to receive this scholarship. It will accelerate my study in California, in help of leading the research on future vehicles. I am so thankful to California Transportation Foundation, ITS California and my advisors for this continued opportunity," says Woo.

Woo, advised by Professor Scott Moura and Professor Mike Cassidy, served a Teaching Assistant for Professor Alexander Skabardonis. She was a researcher at the Transportation Sustainability Research Center and California PATH, and she is now working with Professor Moura. Her research focuses on improving  the network performance on both transportation and energy that fully utilize the benefit of electric vehicles, connected vehicles, and smart energy grids; Electric Vehicles, Vehicle-to-Grid Integration, Electric Vehicle Charging, Traffic Simulation, Traffic Flow, Connected Vehicles, Automated Vehicles

ITS California and CTF partner annually to recognize the importance of recruiting students into the transportation industry. Each year, ITS California offers scholarships to students who wish to advance their studies in the area of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Applicants must be enrolled in a college or university department in California with an ABET accredited program.