Digital Twin Lab

Seminar: Vehicle Computing: Vision and Challenges

Time: Monday, April 17, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CT

Calendar: Google Calendar

Room: Blocker 220 (in person)

Zoom Link: DTL Zoom Link

Speaker: Dr. Weisong Shi, Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Delaware (UD).

Faculty Host: Dr. Jian Tao


Vehicles have been majorly used for transportation in the last century. With the proliferation of onboard computing and communication capabilities, we envision that future connected vehicles (CVs) will serve as a mobile computing platform in addition to their conventional transportation role for the next century. In this article, we present the vision of Vehicle Computing, i.e., CVs are the perfect computation platforms, and connected devices/things with limited computation capacities can rely on surrounding CVs to perform complex computational tasks. We also discuss Vehicle Computing from several aspects, including key and enabling technologies, case studies, open challenges, and the potential business model. 


Weisong Shi is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Delaware (UD). He leads the Connected and Autonomous Research (CAR) Laboratory. Dr. Shi is the Center Director of a recently funded NSF eCAT Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC) (2023-2028), focusing on Electric, Connected, and Autonomous Technology for Mobility. He is an internationally renowned expert in edge computing, autonomous driving, and connected health. His pioneer paper, “Edge Computing: Vision and Challenges,” has been cited more than 5700 times. Before joining UD, he was a professor at Wayne State University (2002-2022). He served in multiple administrative roles, including Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at the College of Engineering and Interim Chair of the Computer Science Department. Dr. Shi also served as a National Science Foundation (NSF) program director (2013-2015). He is the chair of the IEEE Computer Society Special Technology Community on Autonomous Driving Technologies (ADT) and the Strategic Planning Committee member of the Autoware Foundation. He is a Fellow of IEEE and an ACM Distinguished Scientist. More information can be found at http://weisongshi.org.