eCAT 2024 Annual Spring Meeting

May 3rd, 2024


The NSF eCAT 2024 Annual Spring Meeting will be held on May 3rd, 2024 in Denton, Texas. This one-day meeting is to bring companies,  government agencies, NSF, and academic researchers together, discuss and select research projects, offer insights on the center's operation, get feedback, and network. To register for the event, please click on the RSVP and complete your registration. We will be sending more information as we get close to the meeting date, stay tuned!

eCAT 2024 Annual Spring Meeting Agenda (Tentative)

May 3, 2024, Denton, TX

Zoom Meeting Link for Remote Participation  (In-person attendance is preferred)

NSF eCAT Center Meeting (2024 Spring)

Meeting ID: 818 4883 7965

Passcode: eCAT2024


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(Central Time)

8:00 - 8:45 am Registration, breakfast, and networking

8:45 - 9:00 am Opening remarks

Justine Johnson, Michigan Chief Mobility Officer

Dr. Jincheng Du, Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering, UNT

9:00 - 9:30 am Introduction of IAB members & prospective members

9:30 - 10:00 am Introduction to the eCAT Center

      Mission of the center

      Vision and value proposition including a brief description of Thrust Areas Capabilities of academic sites

10:00 - 10:30 am NSF IUCRC program (Dr. Mohan Kumar, Program Director, NSF/CNS)

10:30 - 10:45 am                         Break

10:45 - 11:00 am AirTable Introduction 

11:00 - 12:00 pm eCAT Ongoing Project Update

i.    Planar Magnetic Components for EV Power Converters

ii.  Data Storage Strategy for Autonomous Vehicles 

iii. Edge Data Analysis for Connected Vehicles

iv. Semiconductor Embedded PCB Design

12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch & Posters

1:00 - 2:30 pm Project proposal presentations

(10min per proposal)

1.  Characterization and Optimization of Autonomous Driving Workloads on Vehicular Edge 

2.  Ad-hoc Route Navigation for Autonomous Vehicles 

3.  BlueICE - An Integrative and Customizable Simulated Testing Environment for CAVs

4.  A Navigation System for Edge-assisted Autonomous Vehicles 

5.  Assuring the Safety of Autonomous Vehicles Using Combinatorial Design-Based Testing 

6.  Optimal Scheduling of Edge Devices for Decentralized Data Preprocessing

7.  Assessing Capability and Stability of Electric Vehicles under Four-quadrant Auxiliary Services

8.  Advanced Motor Control Algorithms with Multi-Level Converters for Future Electric Vehicle Powertrains

9.  NeRF-Driven Data Generation for Autonomous Driving

2:30 - 3:00 pm Update to the center bylaws (a living document)

Feedback from IAB, discussion, and approval

3:00 - 3:15 pm Break

3:15 – 4:15 pm IAB meeting (IAB members only)

Project discussion 

IAB voting for the projects to be funded

4:15 - 4:45 pm Discussions

IAB feedback, report-out, center's research roadmap, etc.

4:45 - 5:00 pm Closing remarks

5:00 - 7:00 pm Reception & Posters

7:00 pm Adjourn

Conference Venue

University Gateway Center at University of North Texas, 801 N Texas Blvd, Denton, TX 76201 

Recommended Hotels 

Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center, 3100 Town Center Trail Denton. Reserve Your Spot Now!