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Transportation Innovation Speakers Series: Previous Speakers

Date/Time

Event

Host UTC/Presenter

4/16/2021

10:40 am/Eastern

Efficient Bayesian optimization techniques for high-dimensional urban mobility problems

Carolina Osorio, Asst Professor, Dept of Decision Sciences, HEC Montréal

CTECH, Cornell University

4/16/2021

12:00 pm/Mountain

On the Behavioral of Adaptive Cruise Control Vehicles: An Empirical Study

Danjue Chen, Assistant Professor, Francis College of Engineering, UMass Lowell

TOMNET UTC, Arizona State University

4/21/2021

12:00 pm/Eastern

Traffic Simulation Parameters, Merge Configurations, and Capacity Modeling for Freeway Work Zones

Rod Turochy, Ph.D., Auburn Univ and Virginia P. Sisiopiku, Ph.D., Univ of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)

STRIDE Center at University of Florida Transportation Institute

4/21/2021

10:00 am to 2:00 pm/Eastern

A Day of Webinars: Phased Development of Rail Transit Lines, Developing an Optimal Multi-Driver Multi-Rider Peer-to-Peer Ride Matching Problem Algorithm, Shared Bus-Bike Lane Safety Analysis: Assessing Multimodal Access and Conflicts, and Developing an Optimal Integrated Single Framework Algorithm for the Multi-Level School Bus Network Problem

Fei Wu and Dr. Paul Schonfeld, University of Maryland; Dr. Young-Jae Lee and Amirreza Nickkar, Morgan State Univ; Dr. Celeste Chavis, Morgan State Univ; and, Dr. Young-Jae Lee and Amirreza Nickkar, Morgan State Univ

Morgan State University

4/22/2021

10:00 am/Pacific

Will AVs Do Away with Traffic Fines and Fees?

Selika Josiah Talbott, J.D.

Mineta Transportation Institute, San José State University

4/22/2021

1:00 pm/Eastern

Precast Culverts Flood Mitigation & Pedestrian Safety Solution – Allen Creek Railroad Berm Project

Atorod Azizinamini, Ph.D., P.E., Director, ABC-UTC  with Jeremy Hedden, P.E., Project Manager, Bergmann Associates; and Jim Washabaugh, Bridge Product Manager, Northern Concrete Pipe, Inc.

Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC),  Florida International University

4/22/2021

1:00 pm/Eastern

AI-based Navigation for Accessible Cities: Challenges and Opportunities

Chen Feng, Asst Professor, Dept of Civil and Urban Engineering, NYU Tandon School of Engineering;
John-Ross (JR) Rizzo, Asst Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, Neurology, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering;
Director, Visuomotor Integration Laboratory; Director, Rehabilitation Engineering Alliance and Center Transforming Low Vision

C2SMART University Transportation Center, New York University

4/22/2021

12:00 pm/Eastern

WSDOT’s Telework Transformation: Worker-Centered Change 

Stan Suchan  

National Institute for Congestion Reduction, University of South Florida

4/23/2021

12:00 pm/Eastern

Research on Pedestrian Vehicle Interaction

Ümit Özgüner 

Smart Mobility Connections, Carnegie Mellon University  

4/23/2021

12:00 pm/Mountain

The Impact of COVID-19 Travel Restrictions on Phoenix Air Quality 

Matt Fraser, Professor and Asst Director, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Arizona State Univ

TOMNET UTC, Arizona State University

4/27/2021

10:00 am/Pacific

Cost of Ownership and Discontinuance in the California Electric Vehicle Market 

Debapriya Chakraborty with Scott Hardman

National Center for Sustainable Transportation, UC Davis

4/27/2021

12:00 pm/Central

14 Pathways Between Urban Tranportation and Health

Drs. Joe Zietsman and Haneen Khreis, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

CARTEEH, Texas A&M Univ 

4/27/2021

3:00 pm/Pacific

Exploring Weather Related Connected Vehicle Applications for Improved Winter Travel

Xianming Shi, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Washington State Univ, and Ziyuan Pu, Lecturer of Civil Engineering, Monash Univ

PacTrans, University of Washington

4/28/2021

2:00 pm/Eastern

Exploring the National Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Data Clearinghouse

Krista Nordback, UNC Highway Safety Research Center, and Wes Kumfer, UNC Highway Safety Research Center

Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS), UNC Chapel Hill 

4/28/2021

2:00 pm/Eastern

FMRI Research on Home Deliveries Equity and New Technologies under the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sabya Mishra, Associate Professor at Univ of Memphis, and Miguel Figliozzi, Professor at Portland State Univ

Freight Mobility Research Institute (FMRI), Florida Atlantic University

4/29/2021

10:00 am/Eastern

ABC-UTC Semi-Annual Research Day: 2021 Research Day 1

Armin Mehrabi, Ph.D., P.E., Co-Director and Director of Research, ABC-UTC with ABC-UTC Research Principal Investigators

Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC),  Florida International University

4/30/2021

10:00 am/Eastern

A Day of Webinars on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles and Energy (3 one-hour presentations)

10 am, Multi-objective eco-routing for BEV, ICEV, and HEV with Dr. Kyoungho Ahn, Virginia Tech; 11 am The Impact of Eco-Speed-Control System on Driver Behavior using a Driving Simulator with Dr. Mansoureh Jeihani and Samira Ahangari, Morgan State;  12 pm Estimating Traffic Stream Density Using Connected Vehicle Data with Dr. Hossam Abdelghaffar, Virginia Tech

Urban Mobility & Equity Center, Morgan State University

4/30/2021

12:00 pm/Mountain

Ending the Energy-Poverty Nexus: An Ethical Imperative for the Low-Carbon Energy Transition

Clark Miller, Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State Univ

TOMNET UTC, Arizona State University

4/30/2021

1:00 pm/Eastern

Connections for Concrete-Filled Steel Tubes in Bridge Applications

Mary Lou Ralls Newman, P.E., Director of Technology Transfer, ABC-UTC with Dawn E. Lehman, Ph.D. and Charles W. Roeder, Ph.D., Principal Investigators, University of Washington, Seattle

Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC),  Florida International University

5/7/2021

12:00 pm/Mountain

Valley Metro – Waymo AV Mobility-on-Demand (MOD) Project: Experience from a Real-World Pilot Demonstration 

Luke Tate, Arizona State Univ with Angie Devore, Valley Metro | Ram M. Pendyala, Arizona State Univ | and Thaddeus Miller, Univ of Massachusetts-Amherst 

TOMNET UTC, Arizona State University

5/11/2021

10:00 am/Pacific

Eliminating Cash Options for Public Transit Fares: Costs, Benefits and Equity Impacts 

Aaron Golub, Portland State University 

NITC, Portland State University

5/19/2021

12:00 pm/Eastern

Comparing Emerging Data Collection and Modeling Strategies in Support of Signal Control Optimization

Mohammed Hadi, Ph.D, PE, Florida International Univ and Virginia P. Sisiopiku, Ph.D., Univ of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)

STRIDE Center at University of Florida Transportation Institute

5/26/2021

12:00 pm/Eastern

Demonstration Study: Older Driver Experiences with Autonomous Vehicles

Sherrilene Classen, Ph.D., MPH, ORT/L, FAOTA, FGSA, Univ of Florida; Justin Mason, Ph.D., Univ of Florida; and Virginia P. Sisiopiku, Ph.D., Univ of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)

STRIDE Center at University of Florida Transportation Institute

6/8/2021

10:00 am/Pacific

Electric Bus Deployment: Cost and Environmental Equity

Dr. Cathy Liu

NITC, Portland State University

6/16/2021

10:00 am/Central

Fiber Optic Sensor Based Corrosion Assessment in Reinforced Concrete Bridge Elements and Metal Pipelines

Dr. Genda Chen

INSPIRE UTC, Missouri University S&T

7/13/2021

10:00 am/Pacific

The Impact of Ride Hail Services on the Accessibility of Nonprofit Services

Dyana Mason, University of Oregon

NITC, Portland State University

Highlighted UTC Webinars

Visit our YouTube channel for past UTC webinars

National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), Portland State University, May 1, 2020 Webinar
Natural Pozzolans in the Pacific Northwest and their Beneficial Uses

Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC), Florida International University, April 16, 2020 Webinar 
PennDOT’s First SPMT Bridge Move: Shaler Street Bridge

TOMNET, Arizona State University , March 5, 2020 lecture by Charles Greer, Jr., Univ of Illinois, Urban Champaign
A Once in a Lifetime Project Every 10 Years

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