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June 2024 Statler Circuit: Department Digest and Awards

Statler College Circuit - Department Digest and Awards

EcoCAR EV Challenge Competition

The WVU EcoCAR EV Challenge Team completed the Year 2 competition with their innovative work on the 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ. The team traveled to Yuma, Arizona, to showcase their advancements in propulsion systems and CAV tech. At the competition software engineering student Morgan Bartley, the team’s Equity in Mobility Lead received first place in the Stakeholder Identification and Track Selection Report category and second place in the General Motors Women in STEM Presentation. The EcoCAR EV Challenge is a four-year collegiate automotive engineering competition, providing an unparalleled, hands-on educational experience that transforms the traditional classroom environment into a hub of automotive innovation.

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering

Assistant Professor, JuHyeong Ryu wins the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers' Construction Engineering and Management Division Best Paper Award.  Co-authored by Ryu and his graduate students Md Hadisur Rahman and Nishat Alam from the IMSE department, they presented their paper entitled “A Scientometric Exploration of Physical Fatigue and Risk Management in Construction.” Ryu presented at the Construction Engineering and Management Division’s Town Hall meeting at the IISE 2024 conference, held in Montreal, Canada. 

“Physical fatigue is one of the leading indicators of increased injury risks, reduced productivity, and declined work quality,” Ryu explained. “We analyzed the trends and patterns in literature over two decades and identified the most productive and influential contributors to research on physical fatigue assessment globally.”

Ryu added, "Over the past five years, advances in wearable technology for personal health management have significantly enhanced research on physical fatigue assessment, which highlights the important role of smart approaches and technology in managing worker fatigue to enhance workplace safety and improve worker well-being. Future research should focus on integrating multidisciplinary approaches that consider physiological, psychological, and environmental factors, and on evaluating the efficacy of wearable technologies in real-time physical fatigue monitoring."

The IISE Construction Division Best Paper Award recognizes outstanding work demonstrating or describing construction techniques, such as lean methods, quality management, sustainable construction, simulation, optimization, automation or alternative materials. 

Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

Professor Matthew Valenti served as the Technical Program Chair for the 2024 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Conference on Communications, which was held in Denver, Colorado, from June 9-13, 2024.

Valenti was solely responsible for leading a team that was responsible for managing a peer-review process of over 3,000 submitted papers, selecting 1,285 of those papers for acceptance, scheduling those papers into sessions, and selecting papers for best paper awards as well as developing other content including a tutorials track featuring 28 tutorials on new and emerging technologies.

With over 1,900 registered attendees, the 2024 IEEE ICC is one of the largest events gathering researchers in the field of communication technology. It is considered to be a flagship conference of the IEEE Communications Society bringing together researchers, practitioners, and industry experts from around the world to present and discuss the latest advancements, trends, and innovations in various areas of communication technology, including 5G and 6G wireless networks. A significant portion of this conference was focused on developing technologies for 6G wireless networks, highlighting their commitment to driving the future of global communications technology. 



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