CEE doctoral students Anu Kuncheria and Soomin Woo have been awarded the California Transportation Foundation (CTF) Intelligent Transportation Society of California (ITS California) partnered scholarship. Each year, the scholarship recognizes accomplished students who wish to advance their studies in the area of intelligent transportation systems.
Kuncheria is a researcher at the Smart Cities Research Center, working on applied big data analytics to optimize vehicle routing in city-wide networks. She is also affiliated with the Sustainable Energy Systems Group in the Energy Technologies Area at Berkeley Lab. “I am immensely privileged to earn this scholarship and would like to thank California Transportation Foundation, ITS California and my advisors [Professors Joan Walker and Jane Macfarlane] for the continued support for my research leveraging technologies to enhance productivity and increase efficiency for cities,” said Kuncheria.
Woo works with Professor Scott Moura on connected and electric vehicles. She was previously a researcher at Transportation Sustainability Research Center and California PATH, and was advised by Professor Mike Cassidy. Her research focuses on improving the network performance on transportation and energy grid that fully utilize the benefit of connected vehicles, electric vehicles, and smart energy grids. Woo shared, "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.”
Congrats to Soomin and Anu!