Raphael Stern

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering at the University of Minnesota. My research interests include topics related to transportation cyber-physical systems, specifically autonomous vehicles and how they will influence traffic flow, as well as how they can be used for traffic control and estimation.


I am currently seeking graduate students interested in vehicle automation, urban sensing, and smart cities to join my lab in the fall of 2020. If you are interested, please contact me directly (rstern@umn.edu).

Research interests

  • Autonomous and connected vehicle control
  • Smart cities
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Traffic data analysis