Oct. 18 – Applied mathematics seminar

This notice appeared in the Weekly Phoenix between October 11, 2022 and October 17, 2022.

October 11, 2022

Dr. Ala Alnaser, assistant professor of applied mathematics, will be sharing work on the statistical modeling of autonomous vehicles. This talk is accessible for those in calculus 2 or above.

  • Date: Tuesday, Oct. 18
  • Time: Noon-1 p.m.
  • Location: IST 1068

The applied mathematics seminar organizes lively presentations and discussions of broadly defined mathematical topics. This interdisciplinary seminar series offers faculty and students from Florida Poly and beyond the opportunity to share their insights on their field of study and their research with the broad Florida Poly community. Topics are not limited to areas of technical expertise and are of general interest to a mathematically literate audience.

Title: Statistical Modelling of Autonomous Vehicles

Abstract: We consider a statistical model of a hybrid vehicle for autonomous vehicles (AV) algorithm development, simulation, and verification. Data was collected using a vehicle equipped with steering, throttle, break, wheel speed and several other sensors and actuators all connected to the vehicle Controller Area Network (CAN). Furthermore, the vehicle is equipped with a lidar, radar and multiple camera sensors, and a vibration resistant GPU desktop. The research vehicle was driven on various types of roads (rural and highway) to generate a rich dataset for various modelling studies. Our preliminary test results show that existing hardware is capable of recording all relevant CAN activity without any data packet loss. We have explored linear differential equation-based models including the air friction and we are planning to explore both nonlinear and AI based more complex models.

For more information, please email Dr. Aaron Bardall.