HERE Begins Collaboration with EECS

Dr. Goce Trajcevski was awarded a gift fund to support his research on compression and data fusion from maps, as well as, sensors in automated and connected driving.

Dr. Xin Chen & Prof. Goce Trajcevski

Dr. Goce Trajcevski was awarded a gift fund to begin a collaboration with his students on a project with Dr. Xin Chen’s HD Map Automation team, part of HERE’s Highly Automated Driving division led by Dr. Sanjay Sood – an EECS alumnus, and a CS PhD from Northwestern University, 2007. The joint research will focus on compression and data fusion from maps, as well as, sensors in automated and connected driving.

HERE is a global leader in mapping and location based services owned by Audi, BMW and Daimler. The company provides maps and location services for everything from in-car navigation systems and intelligent transportation systems to smartwatches and logistics software.

Dr. Chen is an adjunct professor and a PhD co-advisor in the EECS department. Dr. Trajcevski and Dr. Chen previously collaborated on a project relating to Digital Terrain Modelling using LIDAR point cloud.