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CEE Faculty partner with DiDi Chuxing for transportation research

CEE Professor Henry Liu will partner with DiDi Chuxing to help develop scholarships and innovations related to transportation research. | Short Read

On January 19, 2017, S. Jack Hu, University of Michigan (U-M) Vice President for Research, signed an agreement with DiDi Chuxing, China’s largest rider-hailing company, to develop scholarships and innovations related to the ride-share economy.

CEE Professor Henry Liu is the PI of the three-year program; professors Yafeng Yin and Neda Masoud will also participate, as will other researchers from U-M’s College of Engineering and School of Information.

The nearly $1 million, three-year joint research program focuses on transportation optimization, big data, artificial language learning and artificial intelligence. Among the goals are better understanding transportation-behavior norms, reducing congestion on the global transportation infrastructure, and providing solutions to mobility.

Following the signing ceremony, Liu gave a seminar titled Intelligent Traffic Control with Big Data.

U-M has a press release about this and other partnerships with China available on their website.

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