IIHCC focuses its attention on the ways that people interact with one another and with their environment. Interest areas in this DA include smart, healthy, and sustainable cities and communities; transportation systems; human safety, health, and wellness; integrated energy systems; network science and engineering; public policy; and cyber-physical systems. The initial focus for IIHCC will be on four themes: Ubiquitous Mobility: The location-agnostic promise of new communication and information technologies Automated Vehicle Systems: vehicles that can transit safely and efficiently through our communities independent of a human operator Smart Design and Construction: an intelligent, integrated, adaptable, responsive, and sustainable human-centric built environment Energy: the underlying innovations that will be required in the production, distribution, and consumption of energy to realize such a system

Recent Submissions

  • IIHCC newsletter, June 2019 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2019-06)
    Each issue of the IIHCC newsletter quickly highlights research, curriculum, facilities, and outreach efforts aligning with the University’s Beyond Boundaries initiative. The newsletters also contain updates regarding ...
  • Guest Editors’ Introduction: Multimodal Technologies and Interaction in the Era of Automated Driving 

    Riener, Andreas; Jeon, Myounghoon (MDPI, 2019-06-12)
    Recent advancements in automated vehicle technologies pose numerous opportunities and challenges to support the diverse facets of user needs [...]
  • Remote collection of microorganisms at two depths in a freshwater lake using an unmanned surface vehicle (USV) 

    Powers, Craig; Hanlon, Regina; Schmale, David G. III (PeerJ, 2018-01-26)
    Microorganisms are ubiquitous in freshwater aquatic environments, but little is known about their abundance, diversity, and transport. We designed and deployed a remote-operated water-sampling system onboard an unmanned ...
  • Intercomparison of Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) Measurements for Atmospheric Science during the LAPSE-RATE Campaign 

    Barbieri, Lindsay; Kral, Stephan T.; Bailey, Sean C. C.; Frazier, Amy E.; Jacob, Jamey D.; Reuder, Joachim; Brus, David; Chilson, Phillip B.; Crick, Christopher; Detweiler, Carrick; Doddi, Abhiram; Elston, Jack; Foroutan, Hosein; González-Rocha, Javier; Greene, Brian R.; Guzman, Marcelo I.; Houston, Adam L.; Islam, Ashraful; Kemppinen, Osku; Lawrence, Dale; Pillar-Little, Elizabeth A.; Ross, Shane D.; Sama, Michael P.; Schmale, David G.; Schuyler, Travis J.; Shankar, Ajay; Smith, Suzanne W.; Waugh, Sean; Dixon, Cory; Borenstein, Steve; de Boer, Gijs (MDPI, 2019-05-10)
    Small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) are rapidly transforming atmospheric research. With the advancement of the development and application of these systems, improving knowledge of best practices for accurate measurement ...
  • IIHCC Newsletter, May 2019 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2019-05)
    Each issue of the IIHCC newsletter quickly highlights research, curriculum, facilities, and outreach efforts aligning with the University’s Beyond Boundaries initiative. The newsletters also contain updates regarding ...
  • IIHCC Newsletter, April 2019 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2019-04)
    Each issue of the IIHCC newsletter quickly highlights research, curriculum, facilities, and outreach efforts aligning with the University’s Beyond Boundaries initiative. The newsletters also contain updates regarding ...
  • Choices and Challenges 2019: Self-driving Cars in the New River Valley 

    Choices and Challenges (Virginia Tech, 2019-04-04)
    The Choices and Challenges Forum brochure includes a schedule of events held April 4, 2019, at the Inn at Virginia Tech. This event seeks to explore the choices we still face and the challenges raised by the potential ...
  • The Development and Field Evaluation of an IoT System of Low-Power Vibration for Bridge Health Monitoring 

    Tong, Xinlong; Yang, Hailu; Wang, Linbing; Miao, Yinghao (MDPI, 2019-03-11)
    Bridge safety is important for the safety of vehicles and pedestrians. This paper presents a study on the development of a low-power wireless acceleration sensor and deployment of the sensors on a wireless gateway and cloud ...
  • Effects of Producer and Transmission Reliability on the Sustainability Assessment of Power System Networks 

    Vargas-Jaramillo, Jose R.; Montanez-Barrera, Jhon A.; von Spakovsky, Michael R.; Mili, Lamine; Cano-Andrade, Sergio (MDPI, 2019-02-10)
    Details are presented of the development and incorporation of a generation and transmission reliability approach in an upper-level sustainability assessment framework for power system planning. This application represents ...
  • IIHCC Newsletter, December 2018 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2018-12)
    Each issue of the IIHCC newsletter quickly highlights research, curriculum, facilities, and outreach efforts aligning with the University’s Beyond Boundaries initiative. The newsletters also contain updates regarding ...
  • IIHCC Newsletter – Winter Edition 2019 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2019-01)
    In this edition—and future editions—a new section called “Cluster Hire Spotlight,” which serves as a mechanism to support and increase transdisciplinary collaborations with IIHCC Cluster Hires and the Virginia Tech community. ...
  • IIHCC Newsletter, November 2018 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2018-11)
    Each issue of the IIHCC newsletter quickly highlights research, curriculum, facilities, and outreach efforts aligning with the University’s Beyond Boundaries initiative. The newsletters also contain updates regarding ...
  • City-Wide Eco-Routing Navigation Considering Vehicular Communication Impacts 

    Elbery, Ahmed; Rakha, Hesham (MDPI, 2019-01-12)
    Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSs) utilize Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks (VANETs) to collect, disseminate, and share data with the Traffic Management Center (TMC) and different actuators. Consequently, packet drop and ...
  • Ambient ammonia synthesis via palladium-catalyzed electrohydrogenation of dinitrogen at low overpotential 

    Wang, Jun; Yu, Liang; Hu, Lin; Chen, Gang; Xin, Hongliang; Feng, Xiaofeng (Springer Nature, 2018-05-15)
    Electrochemical reduction of N2 to NH3 provides an alternative to the Haber−Bosch process for sustainable, distributed production of NH3 when powered by renewable electricity. However, the development of such process has ...
  • Under-actuated Controllability for Spacecraft Rendezvous 

    Rogers, Andrew; Woolsey, Craig; McGwier, Robert (Virginia Tech, 2014-06-27)
    In this report, we examine the controllability of a particular form of the equations of motion for spacecraft formation flying. These equations, the Tschauner-Hempel equations, rescale the formation flying equations to a ...
  • “Smart” Tools for Socially Sustainable Transport: A Review of Mobility Apps 

    Gebresselassie, Mahtot; Sanchez, Thomas W. (MDPI, 2018-05-30)
    In the smart city, information and communications technologies (ICTs) are proposed as solutions to urban challenges, including sustainability concerns. While sustainability commonly refers to economic and environmental ...
  • Survey on In-vehicle Technology Use: Results and Findings 

    Kamalanathsharma, Raj K.; Rakha, Hesham A.; Zohdy, Ismail H. (Elsevier, 2015)
    The use of advanced technology in automobiles has increased dramatically in the past couple of years. Driver-assisting gadgets such as navigation systems, advanced cruise control, collision avoidance systems, and other ...
  • A Fully-Distributed Heuristic Algorithm for Control of Autonomous Vehicle Movements at Isolated Intersections 

    Hassan, Abdallah A.; Rakha, Hesham A. (Elsevier, 2014)
    Optimizing autonomous vehicle movements through roadway intersections is a challenging problem. It has been demonstrated in the literature that traditional traffic control, such as traffic signal and stop sign control are ...
  • HOMER: An Interactive System for Home Based Stroke Rehabilitation 

    Kelliher, Aisling; Choi, Jinwoo; Huang, Jia-Bin; Rikakis, Thanassis; Kitani, Kris (ACM, 2017)
    Delivering long term, unsupervised stroke rehabilitation in the home is a complex challenge that requires robust, low cost, scalable, and engaging solutions. We present HOMER, an interactive system that uses novel therapy ...
  • Problematic Roadway Environments for Automated Vehicles 

    Terry, Travis N.; Tanner, Stephen (National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence, 2018-04-03)
    Progress in the area of automated vehicles (AVs) will benefit safety, mobility, and environmental sustainability. Of the roughly 30,000 traffic-related fatalities reported yearly, 94% are due to human error. AVs replace ...

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