Ph.D. Alumnus Mani Amoozadeh Wins Elsevier VehCom Best Paper Award

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ECE Ph.D. alum Mani Amoozadeh -- along with his co-authors Hui Deng, Prof. Chen-Nee Chuah, Prof. Michael Zhang and Prof. Dipak Ghosal -- received the Elsevier Vehicle Communications (VehCom) Best Paper Award 2018, for his paper, “Platoon management with cooperative adaptive cruise control enabled by VANET,” published in the same journal in 2015. The team was awarded $500 and a certificate.

Elsevier AwardThis paper has over 120 citations according to Google Scholar.

Mani received his Ph.D. degree from ECE graduate program in 2018 under the supervision of Prof. Chen-Nee Chuah and Prof. Michael Zhang. His Ph.D. dissertation research focuses on designing architecture and algorithms to support robust and secure collaborative driving and interactive traffic intersections.  During his Ph.D. studies, Mani is the lead contributor to VENTOS – Vehicular NeTwork Open Simulator (, an open source simulator that incorporates both the network stack (including IEEE 802.11p protocol) and micro-level vehicular traffic flow models. The simulator has been downloaded and used by other researchers in the community to test their applications and protocols.