Dr. Farooq receives Ontario Early Researcher Award

Dr. Bilal Farooq is one of the two Ryerson professors who received Early Researcher Awards (ERA), a highly-competitive provincial program juried by academic and industry experts that recognizes Ontario’s emerging researchers. He will investigate the behavioural modelling and simulation of mixed-traffic environments for human-driven and autonomous vehicles. With the advent of connected and automated vehicles (CAV), Ontario’s transportation networks and infrastructure will need to reflect upon these forthcoming technologies. Professor Farooq’s pioneering use of virtual and augmented reality for travel behaviour analysis will provide the province’s policy makers with much-needed tools in order to optimize transportation planning, design and operations.