Smart city expert, Yue Liu, appointed to new state advisory board

Yue (Troy) Liu

Congratulations to Yue (Troy) Liu, professor, civil & environmental engineering, who—on invitation from WisDOT’s Secretary Craig Thompson—accepted a two-year appointment to the newly formed Wisconsin Automated Vehicle External Advisory Committee (WAVE). WAVE was created in anticipation of the impact that connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) will have on Wisconsin transportation.

Liu’s areas of expertise include smart cities, which are using advances in data collection to fully integrate innovative technology (self-driving cars, connected vehicles, artificial intelligence and big data mining, for example) into their transportation networks. His funded research has largely centered on smart cities.

WAVE committee members—representing the private sector, non-profit groups, various associations, academia, and other government agencies– gather stakeholder input and advice on CAV-related planning priorities, implementation policies, and impacts on the state’s transportation system.

Liu represented UWM Sept. 8-9 during WAVE’s inaugural meeting, including participating in the panel discussion “Connected Automated Vehicle Research in Wisconsin Universities.” Among other things, the panel addressed the integration of innovative technology and CAVs in Wisconsin.