GW Transportation Program wins GigabitDCx Challenge

February 19, 2019


On February 12, GW’s Transportation Program won the first GigabitDCx Challenge after developing the framework for “Road Vision” (RV), a video traffic detection and information sharing app. The announcement was featured in the February 13 DC article “George Washington University’s Transportation Team awarded $25K at GigabitDCx.’’ The team, which represented GW and competed against 18 other teams, was led by Dr. Samer Hamdar, supervised by Dr. Claire Silverstein (visiting assistant professor), and included doctoral students Amir Farrahi and Deng Pan. The Challenge was organized by the DC Office of the Chief Technology Officer and announced in October of 2018. During the Challenge, the team held lengthy discussions and received mentorship from the DC Department of Transportation. The team is proud to use their expertise and knowledge of DC’s transportation assets and challenges to offer a more efficient and safer urban multi-modal traffic system.