Vlachogiannis Receives ITS CA/CTF Scholarship

September 28, 2021

Dimitris VlachogiannisCongratulations to Civil and Environmental Engineering doctoral student Dimitris Vlachogiannis on earning a California Transportation Foundation (CTF) Intelligent Transportation Society of California (ITS California) Partnered Scholarship.

"My passion for ITS technologies is fueled by the endless opportunities big data, machine learning and high-performance computing are generating,” Dimitris Vlachogiannis. “During my PhD, I wish to leverage advanced reinforcement learning techniques, to evaluate the potential impact of AI to traffic signal control on large scale arterials. This research work will create mobility solutions with less congestion and reduced emissions, whilst enforcing futuristic Vehicle to Infrastructure and Vehicle to Vehicle communication opportunities."  

Vlachogiannis is 1 of 4 recipients of the ITS California and CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION FOUNDATION scholarships for 2021. ITSCA recognizes the importance of recruiting students into industry. Each year, they offer scholarships to students who wish to advance their studies in the area of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). This academic year, four $5,000 scholarships were available, thanks to additional partnership with the California Transportation Foundation.

Eligible students must be Masters/Ph.D. students in an accredited university in California, studying any ITS-related field including, for example, engineering, computer science, transportation planning, or public policy