04 October 2016

Road wide open for Bruno

Recent engineering graduate Bruno Carlo Rampinelli Rota secures a place at the World Congress on Intelligent Transport System (ITS) with his essay.

Through his essay on vehicle technology and smart cities, Bruno can help others to understand the importance of new ITS technologies. He believes that ITS should be integrated with autonomous vehicles, mobile devices, infrastructure, people and the environment to create a more secure, reliable and intelligent transportation network. His essay also outlines how interpreting and using data is important in designing sustainable and liveable smart cities of the future.

Bruno, who studied Master of Engineering (Integrated Logistics Management), came to Melbourne from his home country of Italy. After completing a bachelor degree in aerospace engineering at Politecnico of Milano, he wanted to combine his technical knowledge with managerial skills while improving his English and expanding his network.

With those goals still in mind, Bruno decided to enter the 2016 ITS World Congress University Student Essay. “At the beginning, I did a comprehensive literature review. The topic is extremely recent, so it was hard to find good articles,” he says. “Then, I started thinking how I could make ITS the winning solution in designing and creating smart cities with intelligent roads.”

As one of four winners from Australia, Bruno received a week-long complementary pass to the 23rd World Congress on ITS, which will be held in Melbourne between 10 and 14 October 2016. The winners also received financial assistance for travel and accommodation expenses.

“I will have the chance to meet and learn from experts and pioneers in ITS. I also hope that attending the congress will help me make a great impression to potential employers and find the right job,” he says.

Recently graduated with an average mark of 94 and a high distinction on all subjects, Bruno believes his studies at RMIT helped him in finishing the essay. “Learning how to do qualitative and quantitative research was really helpful in the first stage. I have also developed critical thinking, which allowed me to distinguish good sources from the rest.” He continues,”RMIT not only gave me the knowledge I need for future jobs, but also the ability to work under constant pressure and achieve best results every time.”

“RMIT offers excellent teachers, modern study spaces and plenty of opportunities to get involved in clubs, sports or other activities,” says Bruno, who played for the RMIT Football Club. “It’s a great combination of study and social life.”

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