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ITS Canada 2019 Student Essay Award Winners
Posted by: ITS Canada
September 4th, 2019
The Academic Advisory Committee and the Board of Directors of ITS Canada are pleased to announce the winners for the 2019 ITS Annual Student Essay Award. This competition promotes the ITS expertise, experience and interests of young researchers from Canadian Universities. The 2019 competition allowed many students to share their views related to:
Smart Cities and Big Data
Connected and Automated Vehicles
Public transportation and new mobility
ITS for planning, the environment and climate change
ITS and road safety
 
Submissions were received on themes such as Integrated Data Framework, Vehicle Connectivity, Smart Parking Policy Applications in the Last Mile, Eco-Routing, Affects of AVs on Parking and ITS Technologies used in Toronto’s King Street Transit Pilot. Essays were reviewed and scored by an expert of judges and the following students were awarded:
 
Winner*: Daniel Olejarz, University of Toronto
Monitoring Toronto’s King Street Transit Pilot
 
Second Prize**: Sina Bahrami, University of Toronto
“An agent-based simulation model for evaluation of
parking policies in the era of autonomous vehicles”
 
Third Prize***: Lama Alfaseeh, Ryerson University
“Real Time Eco-Routing of Intelligent Vehicles
using a Distributed Traffic Management System”
 
Essays served as an intersection between academia and real-world transportation issues; and submissions were adjudged to be of high-quality and relevant to ITS industry. ITS Canada congratulates all award recipients.
 
* Winner will present his winning essay in person at the 2019 ITS Canada TAC Joint Conference & Exhibition Sept 22-25 in Halifax. Airfare, registration and accommodations are included with a total value of up to $2000.
** 2nd Prize: $1000 cash
*** 3rd Prize: $500 cash