NSF IUCRC eCAT Center
To build a world-class industry-university research center for sustainable mobility technologies.
The eCAT IUCRC center intends to develop and deploy next-generation electrification, resilient sensing/perception, real-time edge computing, and smart infrastructure techniques to achieve higher safety and efficiency, aiming to initiate and accelerate the transformation of mobility methods from conventional vehicles to electric, connected and autonomous vehicles by creating essential and innovative technologies.
1. Connected and Autonomous Vehicles/Robots (CAV)
Edge-based Mapping and Localization
Hardware architecture for emerging CAV applications
ML-driven SLAM algorithms
Edge data analytics for connected vehicles
CAV security and resilient computing systems
CAV computing and interface standards
CAV simulation environment and real-world testbeds
Machine Learning system optimization for autonomous vehicles
Multi-agent based optimization
Vehicle-edge-cloud multilayer infrastructure
Wireless communication infrastructure for CAV
Smart transportation and charging infrastructure
Electrification and battery management
3. Mobility solutions
Teleoperations for autonomous driving
Equitable mobility solutions
Real-time charging scheduling scheme for autonomous fleet
What is NSF IUCRC?
Why join eCAT?
Saving pre-competitive R&D cost
NSF will match dollar for dollar. If your company decides to join eCAT, NSF will match your annual membership fee, thus, effectively doubling the amount of funding.
eCAT members have access to all research projects and IPs generated by the whole eCAT center.
Serving on the IAB board will allow you to decide what projects are executed in the eCAT center.
Connection within the eCAT Ecosystem
Shared IPs give your company early access to projects that might benefit your company in making strategic decisions.
Collaborating with potential Tier 1s and OEMs gives your company a potential connection and see where the industry is headed.
Low University Overhead
Traditionally, universities charge more than 50% overhead for contracts. With eCAT IUCRC, the maximum overhead is 10%.
Early access to talents
Ph.D, Masters, and undergraduate students working in the center are familiar with problems defined by our IAB advisory board.