Project: Connected Vehicles
Location: Gwinnett County
Zixiu is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Computational Science and Engineering/Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech, and is expected to graduate in December of this year, He received his bachelor's degree in Biological and Agriculture engineering from Texas A&M University, where he was awarded the William H. Aldred Endowed Scholarship. He is a member of the Alpha Epsilon Honor Society and Dean’s list at Texas A&M.
Zixiu has conducted research at the Intelligent Transportation Lab (ITS) at GT where he developed a user interface to optimize the workforce of student worker and to integrate video labeling to vehicle data entry process. He utilized the collected data to train image classifier and vehicle license plate identifier through OpenCV and TensorFlow.
He was involved with creating a sensor system that monitors wind velocity, temperature, and relative humidity at multiple points within a wind tunnel to simulate Particular Matter Pollution (PM2.5 Emissions).
Zixiu will be working on site at Gwinnett County DOT central facility reporting to Alex Hofelich, Traffic Engineering Division Director – Gwinnett County, to evaluate traffic management technologies for improved vehicle mobility within region. He will assist Dr. Guin, Senior Research Engineer – GT School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, with data collection and analysis supporting the Connected Vehicle Technology Masterplan. This Masterplan will be used to evaluate compatibility with other transportation systems within the region, specially the Peachtree Industrial Boulevard (PIB) smart corridor project. Zixiu will review the draft/final documents for the Connected Vehicle Technology Master Plan and documents related to the Gwinnett Smart Corridor Project. He will participate in a presentation to County decision makers about the Connected Vehicle Master plan and Smart Corridor Project.
In his spare time, Zixiu likes to develop smart gadgets and share them on the open-source community. He also likes to play piano and guitar.
We welcome Zixiu onboard and are happy to have him on our Smart Community Corps Team.