Di Yang wins Northeastern District Student Paper Award!
C2SMART is proud to announce that student researcher Di Yang has been selected for the Institute of Transportation Engineers Northeastern District Daniel B. Fambro Student Paper Award in recognition of his paper, “A novel representation and discrimination of traffic risk of signalized intersections: An exploratory study using functional data analysis”. Di Yang is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Civil and Urban Engineering at New York University. His research mainly focuses on the development and application of data-driven approaches to understand and improve traffic safety, and his interests include traffic safety, connected and autonomous vehicles, and surrogate safety measures. Before joining NYU, he obtained his Bachelor’s degree at Beijing Jiaotong University.
The purpose of the Daniel B. Fambro Student Paper Award competition is to encourage student members of ITE to conduct and report on independent and original research and investigation of traffic or transportation engineering subjects and to provide a means for recognizing outstanding accomplishment in this area. The award is named after Daniel B. Fambro, professor at Texas A&M University and Associate Research Engineer at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. Dan died in September 1999 at the age of 48. In naming the award in Dan’s honor ITE recognizes his exemplary service to ITE and his dedication to his students and the profession. Congratulations, Di Yang!