- In-depth discussions between the selected senior fellows and fellows about the critical research questions stemming from changes in transportation and telecommunications and the intersections of the two fields;
- Personalized advice and guidance from the senior fellows to the fellows on the skills essential for success in academic careers.
- Participants will frame the policy issues, identify emerging research, assess the quantitative relationships to be explored, discuss applicable data on real-time bases, and propose new analytical techniques for new transportation and telecommunication system.
- Senior fellows will, in addition, offer their seasoned perspectives on the factors important to career success. The career development discussions will cover such topics as identifying emerging professional issues, developing contacts and peer networks, refining personal and communication skills in the workplace and in the classroom, and promoting and obtaining research support.
Second Chan Wui & Yunyin Rising Star Workshop
The second workshop will take place during a seven-day day retreat at Bellagio, Northern Italy in June 2019. All regular travel expenses are paid for selected participants, and a top journal has been arranged for publication of qualified workshop papers. The workshop provides the time for in-depth technical and career discussions in a sheltered environment focusing on the workshop goals, facilitated by an informal atmosphere that encourages networking. This workshop focuses on the transportation and telecommunications technologies that provide the cornerstone for contemporary human endeavors. Increasingly, the boundaries between mobility and communications are blurred. Cell phones, the Internet, real-time driving directions, self-driving vehicles, autonomous vehicles, integrating big data into transportation research, accounting for uncertainty, social media, car sharing services, sharing data through clouds, Internet of things, smart cities, and other features of modern life have combined mobility and communications in ways that profoundly affect technological development, land development, economics, commerce, education, employment, and the concomitant activities of travel and information sharing faster than ever before.