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Transportation Innovation Speakers Series: Previous Speakers



Host UTC/Presenter


11:00 am/Pacific

Ridehailing and Public Transit Partnerships

Dr. Susie Pike, Sara Kazemian, and Dr. Dan Sperling

National Center for Sustainable Transportation, University of California, Davis


1:00 pm/Central

Part 1-Corrosion Management System of Transportation Infrastructure for Long-Term Durability Reinforced Concrete Structures

Homero Castaneda (Texas A&M Univ), Rob Kinchler (Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute), & Stephen Yeomans (Univ of New South Wales)

Tran-SET, Louisiana State University


10:00 am/Pacific

How Prepared is Transit for a Cyber Attack?

Dr. Karen Philbrick with Scott Belcher

Mineta Transportation Institute, San Jose State University


1:00 pm/Central

Part 2-Corrosion Management System of Transportation Infrastructure for Long-Term Durability Reinforced Concrete Structures

Michael Stroia (Commercial Metals Company), Anthony Del Percio (Sherwin-Williams), & Salem S. Faza (Commercial Metals Company)

Tran-SET, Louisiana State University


2:00 pm/Eastern

Assessment of Safety Benefits of Technologies to Reduce Pedestrian Crossing Fatalities at Midblock Locations 

Jennifer Ogle, Clemson University

Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility (C2M2), Clemson University


3:00 pm/Eastern

Stochastic Reliability Degradation Models for Reinforced Concrete Bridge Deck Rebars Based on Effective Pre-cracking

David Coit, Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Rutgers University

C2SMART University Transportation Center, New York University


12:00 pm/Eastern

Time-of-Day Traffic Volumes Using Video Imagery Obtained from Transit Buses in Regular Operations

Mark McCord, Professor of Civil Engineering and City and Regional Planning at The Ohio State University

Smart Mobility Connection (SMC), Mobility21 UTC, Carnegie Mellon University  


1:00 pm/Eastern

ABC and Safety: Work Zone Safety Analysis, Investigating Benefits from ABC on Roadway Safety

Mary Lou Ralls Newman, P.E., Dir of Technology Transfer, ABC-UTC with Mohammed Hadi, Ph.D., P.E., Prof; and Sajad Mokhtarimousavi, Ph.D. Candidate, Florida International Univ, Miami

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


12:00 pm/Eastern

Strategies for Mitigating Congestion in Small Urban and Rural Areas

Dr. Dimitra Michalaka, The Citadel and Dr. Michael Hunter, Georgia Tech

STRIDE Center at University of Florida Transportation Institute


12:00 pm/Mountain

“Distinguished Speaker” Security and Resiliency of Transportation Cyber-Physical-Social Systems 

Mashrur Chowdhury, PhD, Eugene Douglas Mays Prof of Transportation, Director, USDOT Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

TOMNET UTC, Arizona State University


10:00 am/Eastern

ABC-UTC Semi-Annual Research Day: 2020 Research Day 2 (until 5 pm)

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


10:00 am/Pacific

Bus Stops: Access and Equity

Keith Bartholomew, University of Utah

National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), University of Utah


11:00 am/Eastern

Traffic21/Mobility21 UTC Deployment Partner Consortium Symposium (until 2:30 pm)  Also, Showcases on Nov 20th

Carol Wright, Dir of Easter Seals Trans Group and NADT Center; Jill Hough, Program Dir, Small Urban and Rural Center on Mobility, Upper Great Plains TI, NDSU; Sofia Gallo, Special Asst for Policy, OST; Chuck Hammel, CEO PittOHIO; Larry Rillet, Distinguished Prof; Keith W. Klaasmeyer Chair in Engineering and Technology, Dir of the NETC and Mid-America Transportation Center; and, Vincent Valdes, CEO Southwestern PA Comm.

Traffic21 Institute, Mobility21, National UTC, Carnegie Mellon University


12:00 pm/Mountain

Implications of COVID-19 on people life during and after the pandemic: COVIDFUTURE Survey wave 1 and 2 Results

Team of Presenters from ASU and UIC: Deborah Salon, Matthew Wigginton Conway. Denise Capasso da Silva, Sara Khoeini, Ehsan Rahimi, Ali Shamshiripour, Ram Pendyala, Sybil Derrible, and Abolfazl Mohammadian

TOMNET UTC, Arizona State University


11:00 am/Pacific

Effective Technology Transfer 

Hamed Benouar, Owner and Managing Director, Connected Transportation Systems & Networks (CTSN) Consulting; Amine Haoui, Co-Founder & Strategic Business Development, Sensys Networks 

PacTrans, University of Washington


9:30 am/Eastern

Virtual Symposium on ABCs of ABC (until 6:15 pm)

Atorod Azizinamini, Ph.D., P.E., Dir, ABC-UTC with Ahmad Abu-Hawash, P.E., Iowa DOT; Atorod Azizinamini, Ph.D., P.E., FIU; Michael P. Culmo, P.E., CHA Consulting, Inc.; John J. Engberg, P.E., Barnhart Crane & Rigging; Timothy Fields, P.E., Connecticut DOT; Romeo Garcia, FHWA; Benjamin A. Graybeal, Ph.D., P.E., FHWA; Bob Gunter, P.E., Barnhart Crane & Rigging; Cheryl Hersh Simmons, S.E., Utah DOT; Kristin Higgins, P.E., Vermont Agency of Transportation; Bijan Khaleghi, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., Washington State DOT; Mary Lou Ralls Newman, P.E., Ralls Newman, LLC; Matthew Paggioli, P.E., Webber, LLC; Eliza Partington, Assoc. DBIA, WGI, Inc.; Sam Piland, Webber, Inc.; Bala Sivakumar, P.E., T.Y. Lin International; and Carmen Swanwick, S.E., Utah DOT

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


9:00 am/Central

Artificial Intelligence-Empowered Civil Engineer

Dr. Hui Li



2:00 pm/Central

Reducing Flammability for Bakken Crude Oil for Train Transport

Dr. Paul Hanley with Dr. Albert Ratner and Sazza Parveg

Mid-America Transportation Center, University of Iowa


10:00 am/Pacific

Land Use and Transportation Policies for a Sustainable Future

Liming Wang, PSU

National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), Portland State University


1:00 pm/Eastern

Collaborative multimodal decision making with advanced transportation technologies and computing

Hyoshin (John) Park, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Computational Science and Engineering, N.C. A&T State University

CATM, North Carolina A&T State University 

Highlighted UTC Webinars

Visit our YouTube channel for past UTC webinars

RailTEC, University of South Carolina - February 21, 2020 Remote Sensing Techniques for Railway Infrastructure Monitoring at William W. Hay Seminar with Professor Dimitris Rizos

TOMNET, Arizona State University - March 5, 2020 lecture by Charles Greer, Jr., Adjunct Lecturer, University of Illinois, Urban Champaign

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