Agenda, Thursday and Friday, March 1-2, 2018

March 1st

The mayors of the City of San Diego and Ulsan Metropolitan City, the Vice Chancellor for Research of UC San Diego, and the President of UNIST, signed a Memorandum of Understanding at San Diego City Hall at 11:30am.

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March 2nd

A half-day international workshop and reception at The Alexandria At Torrey Pines from 1pm - 6pm.

Time Description Who
1:00-1:20pm Welcoming Remarks

Pradeep Khosla, Chancellor, UC San Diego 

Sandra A. Brown, Vice Chancellor for Research

Mooyoung Jung, President, UNIST 

1:20-1:25pm Introduction to STIP Sujit Dey, Director, Center for Wireless Communications, Director, Institute for the Global Entrepreneur, Professor, ECE, UC San Diego
1:25-1:45pm Transportation Challenges and Opportunities:  Views from Partner Cities

David Graham, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, City of San Diego

Minjoo Cho, Electronics Technology Institute, Ulsan Metropolitan City

  • C-ITS & Autonomous Driving

Mobility and Smart Infrastructure 

Moderator: Todd Hylton, UC San Diego

Matthew Cole, President, Cubic Transportation Systems

  • Are We There Yet? Imagining the Future of Transportation in Cities

Austin Ashe, General Manager, GE Intelligent Cities 

  • Smart City. Bright Future.  Leverage Existing Infrastructure of Economic Growth

Sanjiv Nanda, Vice President Technology, Qualcomm

  • Infrastructure Support for Automotive Safety and Autonomy

Electrified Smart Transportation

Moderator: Chris Mi, SDSU

Chris Mi, Professor and Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Director DOE GATE Center for Electric Drive Transportation, San Diego State University

  • Opportunities and Challenges in Electrified Smart Transportation

Masanori Ishigaki, Research Leader, Toyota Central R & D Labs, Inc.

  • Four Emerging Technologies for Vehicle Electrification

Menyang Zhang, Chief Technology Officer, Nanjing Golden Dragon Bus Manufacturing

  • Electric Buses in China, 2018 Perspective

John H. Holmes, Industry Alliance Officer-Energy, Research Affairs, UC San Diego

  • TRACTION: Intelligence in Electrified Transportation
3:10-3:25pm Break  
3:25-3:30pm Welcoming Remarks

Albert Pisano, Dean, Jacobs School of Engineering, UC San Diego


Research Directions in Smart Transportation



Henrik Christensen, Director, Contextual Robotics Institute, Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, UC San Diego 

  • Key Challenges in Deployment of Autonomous Vehicles

Mohan Trivedi, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC San Diego

  • Human Centered Autonomous Driving and ITS Research Highlights in 11 Minutes

Jae Young Sim, Associate Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UNIST

  • Visual Information Enhancement for Smart Transportation

Hyoil Kim, Associate Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UNIST

  • Ultra-Low Latency Communication Infrastructure for Smart Transportation

Marco Gruteser, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rutgers University

  • Rich Road Data Sharing for Dependable and Efficient Automated Driving

Panel:  Insights and Trends in Intelligent Transportation Systems

Moderator: Naresh Soni, Tsunami VR

Sanjit Dang, Investment Director, Intel Capital

Barbara Bry, Council President Pro Tem, City of San Diego

Paul Roben, Associate Vice Chancellor, Innovation & Commercialization, UC San Diego

Yunwoo Jeong, Associate Professor, School of Design & Human Factor Engineering, UNIST

Daniel Obodovski, Founder & CEO, The Silent Intelligence

5:00-5:15pm STIP Planning Discussions   
5:15-6:00pm Cocktail Reception