The IEEE ITS Institutional Lead Award is given annually for ITS researchers, practitioners, and research/development teams who have made significant contributions to research in ITS related fields (ITS Research Award), developed and deployed successful ITS systems or implementations (ITS Application Award), and demonstrated leadership in promoting ITS technologies (ITS Institutional Lead Award). These awards are established to recognize, promote, and publicize major research contribution, application innovations with real-world impact, and ITS institutional leadership.

Past Awardees



2021 Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility (C²M²) – Clemson University
Director: Mashrur “Ronnie” Chowdhury
Citation: Contributions to cyber-physical transportation systems by addressing sensing, communication and computing aspects of computerized mobility
2020 The Bourns College of Engineering, Center for Environmental Research & Technology (CE-CERT) – University of California, Riverside
Director: Matthew Barth
Citation: Contributions to Environmental Technologies to Improve Transportation, Air Quality, and Energy Efficiency
2019 Robesafe Lab, University of Alcalá
Director: Luis Miguel Bergasa
2018 N/A
2017 TU Delft Automated Research Program
Director: Bart van Arem
Citation: For leading the development of connected and autonomous vehicles
2016 N/A
2015 LISA: Laboratory for Intelligent and Safe Automobiles
Director: Professor Mohan M. Trivedi
2014 Institute of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Xi’an Jiaotong University
2013 Chris Urmson
Google Self-Driving Car Team, Google, USA
2012 Institute of Automotive Engineering, TU Darmstadt
Citation: For Institutional Leadership in Research and System Engineering for Advanced Driver Assistance and Safety.
2011 Dynamic Systems and Simulation Laboratory (DSSL)
The Technical University of Crete (TUC), Greece
2010 CAST (Complex Adaptive Systems for Transportation) Lab
Chinese Academy of Sciences
2009 NavLab, Carnegie Mellon University
2008 VisLab, Parma University, Italy
2007 PATH, University of California, Berkeley