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Transportation Innovation Speakers Series: Previous Speakers



Host UTC/Presenter


2:00 pm/Eastern

Validating and Leveraging Probe Data to Understand Travel Patterns and Identify Candidate Operations Projects

Rick Ayers, Public Sector Advocate, CATT Laboratory; Richard J. (R.J.) Porter, PhD, PE, Highway Safety Engineer at VHB; and Paul Cooper, Business Development, OptaSense

Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


1:00 pm/Eastern

Blackhall Road Bridge Project: Modular Decked Beams Made with Bulb Tee Girders

Atorod Azizinamini, Ph.D., P.E., Dir, ABC-UTC with Donn Digamon, P.E., State Bridge Engineer, Georgia DOT; Jim Aitken, P.E., Assosiate VP, CHA Consulting, Inc.; and Kevin Kahle, P.E., Senior Project Mgr, CHA Consulting, Inc.

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


2:00 pm/Eastern

Identification and Delivery of Contextual and Critical Skills of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles through Problem-based Learning in Classroom and Research Experiences

Gurcan Comert, Benedict College

Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility (C2M2), Clemson University


1:00 pm/Eastern

More Choices for Connecting Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems (PBES)

Mary Lou Ralls Newman, P.E., Dir of Technology Transfer, ABC-UTC with Mohamed Moustafa, Ph.D., P.E., Principal Investigator; and Mohamed Abokifa, Ph.D. Candidate, Univ of Nevada, Reno

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


12:00 pm/Eastern

F1Tenth Autonomous Racing

Rahul Mangharam, Smart Mobility Connection (SMC)

Mobility21 UTC, Carnegie Mellon University 


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


10:00 am/Pacific

Safe Routes to School in 2021: Let's Walk the Walk

Dr. Karen Philbrick with Michielle Lieberman, SRTS Technical Assistance Proj Mgr; Dr. Carole Voulgaris Harvard Univ School of Design, Dr. Anurag Pande Cal Poly Civil and Envir Engineering; and Richard Kos, AICP San Jose State Univ's Urban and Regional Planning Dept

Mineta Transportation Institute, San Jose State University


2:00 pm/Eastern

Modeling Driver Behavior during Automated Vehicle Platooning Failures

Dr. Tony McDonald and Dr. Abhijit Sarkar

Safe-D Through Disruption, Texas A&M University and Virginia Polytechnic and State University 


2:00 pm/Eastern

Crash Risk for Low-Income and Minority Populations: Identifying At-risk Cohorts and Underlying Risk Factors

Eric Dumbaugh, Florida Atlantic University

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


10:00 am/Eastern

A Day of Webinars on COVID, Mobility and Equity (Part 1)  The Effect of COVID-19 on Mobility and Equity: A Case Study on Transit Users in Baltimore, MD                  
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Dr. Mansoureh Jeihani and Dr. Celeste Chavis, Morgan State University

Urban Mobility & Equity Center, Morgan State University


11:00 am/Eastern

A Day of Webinars on COVID, Mobility and Equity (Part 2)  Willingness-to-pay for Shared Automated Mobility Using an Adaptive Choice-Based Conjoint Analysis during the COVID-19 Period                    
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Dr. Young-Jae Lee, Morgan State University

Urban Mobility & Equity Center, Morgan State University


12:00 pm/Eastern

A Day of Webinars on COVID, Mobility and Equity (Part 3)  COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts on Traffic System Delay, Fuel Consumption and Emissions  (Zoom Meeting info above)

Dr. Jianhe Du, Virginia Tech

Urban Mobility & Equity Center, Morgan State University


1:00 pm/Eastern

A Day of Webinars on COVID, Mobility and Equity (Part 4)  Evaluating Equity in Evacuation: A Statistical Approach to Small Area Synthetic Population Generation as a Basis for Carless Evacuation Planning  (Zoom Meeting info above)

Dr. Cinzia Cirillo, University of Maryland

Urban Mobility & Equity Center, Morgan State University


12:00 pm/Eastern

Pricing Mechanisms for Managed Lanes

Speaker: Mark Burris, Ph.D., Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Moderated by Stephanie Lewis

National Institute for Congestion Reduction, NICR


10:00 am/Central

Human-Robot Collaboration for Effective Bridge Inspection in the Artificial Intelligence Era

Dr. Ruwen Qin



10:00 am/Pacific

Transit Impacts on Jobs, People, and Real Estate

Arthur C. Nelson, Kristina Currans, and Robert Hibberd

NITC, Portland 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

Full UTC Webinar Playlist