Machine Learning for Automated Driving

Machine Learning for Automated Driving

DENSO is a leading supplier of advanced automotive technology, systems and components for major automakers. One of its main goals is to provide solutions to the OEMs (e.g. General Motors, Toyota, Ford, etc) in the Automated Driving field. DENSO plans to increase its contribution to the development of automated driving technologies by enhancing the functionalities of existing techniques; and invent new solutions. The main goal of this project is to use different Highway scenarios to develop Machine Learning techniques that will help Automated Vehicles recognize similar scenarios. Once the scenario is recognized, the vehicle can make proper driving decisions.

Autonomous Vehicles (AV) perceive their environment using different sensors, which can detect, locate, track and extract the information of different objects in their neighborhood. The collected data helps AV understand their surroundings to be able to make proper driving decisions. Each vehicle undergoes different driving conditions, and therefore it should have the capability of dealing with such conditions. The vehicle should be equipped with intelligent systems to enable the prediction of the next step movements, and make maneuvers in a safe manner. Students on this team will study a collection of provided driving scenarios and design machine learning solutions to drive vehicle intelligence.

More Information: 2017-Denso-Machine

Student IP Agreement for this Project Team
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How to Apply

Project Features

  • Skill level Sr/Grad
  • Students 5-7
  • Course Substitutions AUTO 503, CSE-G, GAME 503, MICDE, EE MDE, Honors, MIDAS, CE MDE, Data Science Capstone, ECE Cognate
  • IP & NDA Required? Yes
  • Summer Opportunity Summer Funding Application
  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (2 Students)

    • Likely Majors: EE, CE, ECE, CSE/CS-LSA, Robotics
  • Control Systems (2 Students)

    • Likely Majors: EE, CE, ECE, CS, Robotics, ISD-AUTO, ISD-GAME
  • Wireless Communications / Networks (2 Students)

    • Likely Majors: EE, CE, ECE, CSE/CS-LSA
  • Data Analysis & Statistics (1 Student)

    Numeric methods, statistics, stochastic calculus. R or other statistical packages, must have basic coding experience

    • Likely Majors: MIDAS, MICDE, STATS, IOE

Faculty Mentor: Kayvan Najarian2017 Stryker projects
Associate Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
The focus of Dr. Najarian’s research is on the design of signal/image processing and machine learning methods to create computer-assisted clinical decision support systems that improve patient care and reduce the costs of healthcare.
Sponsor Mentor: Zaydoun Rawashdeh2017 Stryker projects
Software Engineer
Received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Wayne State University, Detroit, USA, in 2011. He is currently with DENSO Research and Development North America leading the Connected-Autonomous Driving project. His research experience includes V2V-based active safety systems, Object matching and tracking, Embedded Systems, and Mobile Ad Hoc Networks. He has published several papers in connected vehicles domain. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (USA), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics ENgineers, Inc. (USA).
Sponsor Mentor: Rajesh Malhan2017 Stryker projects
Received his Ph.D. Degree from the University of Delhi, India in 1989. He was postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan till March 1991. He joined DENSO in 1991. Now, he is the director of advanced research at DENSO’s North American Research and Development Department. He is responsible for DENSO’s Automotive (Autonomous drive, Vehicle electrification, Vehicle wireless charging, Alternative fuel and Metal air battery technologies) R&D word. He has published more than 50 research journal papers, inventor of co-inventor on over 25 US and 150 International patents, and contributed chapters in four books. He is a winner of 24th JSAP (Japan Society of Applied physics) year 2002 award for outstanding achievements in the field of applied physics. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (USA), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (USA), the Japan Society of Applied Physics (Japan) and served on many international professional society committees.

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