First he won a scholarship from the Intelligent Transportation Society of Georgia. Now Anirban Chatterjee is making travel plans for January, when he’ll attend the Road Scholar Program in Washington D.C. as an International Road Federation Fellow.
The organization selects fewer than two dozen fellows from around the world based on their academic and professional qualifications as well as their potential for leadership.
“It's a prestigious program and an excellent opportunity to gain valuable exposure in my field,” said Chatterjee, who’s working on his doctorate in computational science and engineering.
He studies with School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor James Tsai, focusing on automated assessment of road conditions.
“For example, my MS thesis developed a new road crack detection algorithm — using laser scans of the road surface from a vehicle — that is both fast and accurate,” Chatterjee said. “Existing algorithms always had a tradeoff between the two.”
Chatterjee and the other 2018 IRF Fellows will gather in the nation’s capital in the new year for the federation’s multiday leadership and orientation program.