Penn State faculty members, student receive best paper award


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Federal Highway Administration recently honored a student and two faculty members for their paper, “A State Based Markov Model Approach to Impact Echo Signal Classification,” which was selected as the first-place winner in the bridge category of the 2020-21 Long-Term Infrastructure Performance Student Data Analysis Contest.  

Agnimitra Sengupta, a doctoral student in civil engineering, S. Ilgin Guler, Penn State assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Parisa Shokouhi, Penn State associate professor of engineering science and mechanics received the award in January at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The work was partially supported by a seed grant from the Penn State Institute for Computational and Data Sciences. 

Guler also was recognized for her commitment to reviewing scientific papers in her field. In January, she received best reviewer awards from the Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics Committee of the Transportation Research Board, as well as the International Journal of Transportation Science and Technology. 


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