ITSNJ Young Professional Award

ITSNJ celebrates the Young Professionals in the field of ITS. This category recognizes an individual, 35 years old or younger, who has advanced ITS in New Jersey.



2022 ITSNJ Young Professional Award Recipient
Jerry He

Jerry (Jiawei) He is Executive Director at CARTS, a Princeton-based nonprofit advancing safe, equitable, affordable, sustainable, and high-quality mobility for all. Jerry combines his expertise in computer science, urban studies (NYU'16) & architecture (Princeton*20) through his leadership in AV, EV, urban design, and community engagement initiatives in NJ, most notably Trenton MOVES, the first autonomous vehicle-based urban transit system in America. An advocate of green transportation, he is the lead author and designer of the State of NJ's roadmap for fleet electrification and charging infrastructure. At Princeton, he simulated 1 billion daily person trips nationwide and created an atlas of vehicle immobility map that identified mobility-marginalized places across the USA. Jerry believes intelligent transportation benefits everyone equitably. His services are rooted in his deep commitment to communities: he led direct engagement with hundreds of community members for the MOVES project, most of whom were in underserved areas. He actively engages with a broad range of stakeholders: from school students and residents in Trenton to high-profile industry events such as PAVE, CoMotion, and the NJ Digital Government Summit. Jerry actively participates in Central Jersey Transportation Forum, Trenton Social Impact Group, and co-organizes the Princeton SmartDrivingCars Summit, where he assembled hundreds of industry leaders to promote Mobility for All.

Submitting a Nomination
  • Nominations are currently closed.
  • Submissions must include a Statement on how the individual meets the evaluation criteria and a Photo of Nominee
  • Submissions must not exceed five (5) pages
  • A resume may be submitted, but shall be included in the 5-page limit

Pictures of all winners may be displayed at the Annual Meeting.