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CEE students receive awards at the Engineering Graduate Symposium

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CEE graduate students Xiaotong Sun and Da Li received awards from the College of Engineering at the Engineering College Symposium on October 26th. Sun received the Engineering Innovation Award, which recognizes a graduate student who has demonstrated research with outstanding engineering innovation in the Advanced Graduate Student Research Poster Session. Li received the Communication Award, which recognizes a graduate student who has demonstrated excellence in scientific communication in the Advanced Graduate Student Research Poster Session.

The Engineering Graduate Symposium is a college-wide event focusing on doctoral and master’s students’ research. College of Engineering graduate students were invited to submit an abstract and a poster for one of the poster sessions. The day-long program featured many opportunities for the graduate students. The event included graduate students showcasing their research in poster presentations and scientific visualizations while networking with alumni, faculty, peers and prospective students. The event also featured speakers, sponsor information booths, info sessions and interviews.

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Sun presented her poster, “Behaviorally Stable Vehicle Platooning for Energy Savings,” which discusses cooperative vehicle platoons. Cooperative vehicle platooning is a set of vehicles driving together with low in-vehicle distance enabled by connected and automated vehicle technology. Sun’s presentation discusses the ways that cooperative vehicle platoons can save energy due to air drag reduction. Sun’s poster was co-authored with CEE Professor Yafeng Yin.

Li’s poster, “An Infrared Thermal Imaging Based Method for Personalized Thermal Comfort Assessment,” states that workplace thermal control is a critical factor of the occupants’ productivity and health. Li discusses ways to assess occupants’ thermal preferences in the workplace so that each occupant’s thermal comfort is satisfied. Li’s poster was co-authored with CEE Professors Carol Menassa and Vineet Kamat.

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