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Transportation Innovation Speaker Series

Transportation Innovation Speakers Series: Previous Speakers





5/2/18Improving Bridge Assessment, Prognosis, and Interventions through Emerging Technology

Frank L. Moon, Ph.D.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey


From Transportation to Air Pollution and Public Health—Are We Doing the Right Thing, and Doing it Right?

H. Oliver Gao, Ph.D.Cornell University
10/18/17Smart Infrastructure for Future Urban MobilityStephen F. Smith, Ph.D.Carnegie Mellon University
03/15/17Simulation: A multi-use tool for transportation safetyDawn Marshall, Director of SAFER-Sim University Transportation Center University of Iowa

Advanced On-Board Condition Monitoring System for Freight Railcar Applications

Dr. Constantine Tarawneh, Director of the UTC for Railway Safety

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley


Connecting Communities to Opportunities: A UTC Perspective on Placemaking with Big Data and Smart Cities Technologies

Dr. Lei Zhang, Director of the National Transportation Center

University of Maryland


Traditional and Emerging Approaches for Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety and Mobility

Professor Shashi Nambisan, Education Director for the Southeastern Transportation Center

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

06/22/16Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center Strategic Goal: State of Good RepairDr. Atorod Azizinamini, P.E.Florida International University

Marine Engine Testing and Emissions Laboratory Strategic Goal: Environmental Sustainability

Dr. Richard Kimball

Maine Maritime Academy


How Intelligent Vehicle Will Deal with All Those Human Drivers

Dr. Umit Ozguner, Professor Emeritus

The Ohio State University


(CANCELED): Transportation Modeling in the Era of Big Data, Sharing Economy and Smart Cities

Dr. Lei Zhang, Director of the National Transportation Center

University of Maryland

09/16/15Reducing Driver Distraction for Young Connected Drivers with Voice Enabled TechnologiesDr. Juan E. GilbertUniversity of Florida

Transit Value Capture Coordination - Best Practices and Recommendations

Stephen E. Schlickman

University of Illinois at Chicago


PV, EV, and Your Home

Dr. James M. Fenton

University of Central Florida, Electric Vehicle Transportation Center


Emergency Evacuation and Response

John L. Renne, Ph.D

University New Orleans


Are Adaptive Signal Control Systems a Solution to Urban Congestion?

Dr. Zong Tian

University of Nevada Reno


Connected Motorcycle Research at VTTI and the Virginia Connected Corridors

Dr. Zachary Doerzaph

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute


Enabling Better Mobility Through Innovations For Mobile Devices

Dr. Sean J. Barbeau

University of South Florida


Characterization Of Unpaved Road Conditions Through The Use Of Remote Sensing

Colin Brooks

Michigan Tech Research Institute, Michigan Technological University

09/17/14Transportation Sustainability - What Can Intelligent Transportation Systems Offer?

Hesham Rakha, Samuel Reynolds Pritchard Professor of Engineering

Charles E. Via, Jr. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech

The Impact on Mode Choice of Activities Conducted while Commuting: Testing Transit-Advantage and Autonomous-Vehicle Scenarios

Patricia Mokhtarian, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology


Unmanned Aerial Systems for Disaster Response and Recovery

Jarlath O’Neil-DunneSpatial Analysis Laboratory, University of Vermont

Enhancing Driver Focus - The Challenge of Optimizing the Driver-Vehicle Interface in an Increasingly Complex and Automation-Rich Operating Environment

Dr. Bryan ReimerMassachusetts Institute of Technology 
04/16/14Putting the Implementation Back in Innovation: Reflections on the Future of Transportation Research and Education
Professor Robert Bettini
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Portland State University
03/19/14Developing Freight Performance Measures and Evaluating Freight Policies via GPS Truck DataDan Pallme
Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute, University of Memphis
02/19/14Big Data to Big Discoveries and Big Decisions: Challenges and Opportunities for Transportation Professionals
Professor Yinhai Wang
Pacific Transportation Consortium (PacTrans), University of Washington

Strategies for Reducing Vehicle-miles Traveled (VMT)

Dr. Susan Handy

Department of Environmental Science and Policy, Director of Education for the Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis


Autonomous Automobiles - On the Road to Reality

Raj Rajkumar, George Westinghouse Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University


Transportation Technologies in DOE’s Critical Materials Strategy

Diana Bauer, Ph.D, Director of the Office of Economic Analysis

Office of Policy and International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy


Expanding Transportation Education Across the Academy and Catalyzing Community Change in the Process: The University of Oregon’s Sustainable City Year Program

Marc Schlossberg, Ph.D.

University of Oregon


"As State DOTs take on more responsibility, how will they pay for future investments?"

John Collura, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Director of the University of Massachusetts Transportation Center


The Expanding and Accelerating Universe of Ground Transportation Tech Innovation

Matthew W. Daus, Esq., Distinguished Lecturer

City University of New York


Why Measure Transportation Infrastructure Performance?

Sue McNeil

University of Delaware


Long-Term Bridge Performance Program - An Update

Ali Maher

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey


California High-Speed Rail and Why It's Important for the Nation

Rod Didiron

San Jose State University, Minenta Transportation Institute


The Car of the Future: Do Drivers Know How to Adapt to New Technology?

Linda Ng Boyle

University of Washington


Freeway Traffic Management Strategies and Travel Time Reliability (LC)

Lily Elfteriadou

University of Florida


Implementation of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies: the Case of California (EC)

Betty Deakin

University of California, Berkeley


Transforming Our Traffic Safety Culture - A necessary condition for Toward Zero Death

Nicholas Ward

Montana State University, Western Transportation Institute


Human-Centered Systems are not Driverless - Augmented Reality Allows Humans "In the Loop" to See and Feel the Road

Max Donath

University of Minnesota


Innovations in Travel Time Reliability Monitoring

George List, PhD, PE

North Carolina State University


From Generation Gap to Mobility Gap: Preparing for New Transportation Policy challenges in an Aging America

Joseph Coughlin

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Challenge and Opportunities for Transit in Rural America

Linda K. Cherrington

Texas Transportation Institute


Making Data Matter for Transportation Decision Making

Joseph L. Schofer

Northwestern University


State of Good Repair: Can We Really Achieve It In Today's Environment?

Michael Meyer

Georgia Institute of Technology

04/20/11Managing During Hard Times: Lessons Learned in Transit Efficiencies and Non-Traditional Revenue GenerationJoel VolinskiUniversity of South Florida

Reflections on Transportation Policy and Planning: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Genevieve Giuliano, Ph.D.

University of Southern California


How Will Planet Earth Accommodate A Projected Two Bllion Vehicles – Twice As Many As There Are Today – Within 20 Years?

Daniel Sperling

University of California Davis

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