McKelvey Engineering team wins IEEE RFID Smart Cities Mega Challenge

Sri Harsha Kondapalli and Owen Pochettino, doctoral students in the Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering in the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, won the IEEE RFID Mega Challenge Smart Cities Award at the IEEE 13th Annual International Conference on RFID held April 2-4 in Phoenix.

The team proposed and demonstrated the use of infrastructural Internet of Things (IoTs) to improve the safety of autonomous vehicles. Their project was titled "Pathway to Smart Infrastructures: Project EMbed."

Shantanu Chakrabartty, professor of electrical & systems engineering, and Kenji Aono, a postdoctoral research associate in electrical & systems engineering, were the team's mentors.