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UTRC Sponsored the 2014 ITS-NY Best Student Paper Essay Award

UTRC has sponsored the 2014 ITS-NY Best Student Paper Essay award. This year’s winner was Lei Lin, a Ph.D. at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. The winner was announced at the ITS-NY 21st Annual Meeting and Technology Exhibition in Saratoga Springs, NY, held on June 12-14, 2014. His winning essay entitled, “An Android Smartphone Application for Collecting, Sharing and Predicting the Niagara Frontier Border Crossings Waiting Time," has been selected as the Winner of the ITS-NY 2014 Best Student ITS Paper Competition!

Mr. Lei Lin is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at UB, specializing in Transportation Systems Engineering. He is also pursuing an M.S. degree in Computer Science at UB. In addition, Mr. Lin holds a M.S. in Systems Engineering and a B.S. degree in Traffic and Transportation Engineering, both from Beijing Jiao Tong University in China. He works with Dr. Adel W. Sadek and Dr. Qian Wang at UB. His research interests are in the area of Transportation informatics, data mining, machine learning and traffic engineering. He has four refereed journal publications, along with several others under review, and other refereed conference proceedings. Mr. Lin will graduate in September, 2014. He already gets a position of Research Scientist Post-Doc within Xerox Innovation Group, Xerox Research Center, focusing on system design and data analytics in transportation.

In addition to a networking experience with transportation experts, Mr. Lin received a $500 stipend along with a complimentary 2012 ITS-NY Annual Meeting registration, travel and lodging benefits to attend all technical sessions presented at the Annual meeting.

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Lei Lin, Ph.D. Candidate at the University at Albany/SUNY