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NEWS & EVENTS | SEMINARS

 

Fall 2012

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Krishna C. Jha, Innovative Scheduling
Topic:
Optimization Problems in Rail Transportation [abstract]

Tuesday, Sept 25, 2012, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Seckin Ozkul, doctoral student
Topic: A Revised Version of the HCM 2010 Urban Streets Automobile LOS Methodology [abstract]

Tuesday, Sept 18, 2012, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter: Jing Li, Ph.D., University of Florida, Civil Engineering
Topic:  Two-Lane Highway Simulation and Analysis [abstract]

Thursday, Sept 6, 2012, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenters:
Abhinav Alakshendra, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Florida
Topic: The Economics of Potential Reduction of Rural Road Systems in Kansas [abstract]


Summer 2012

Thursday, June 7, 2012, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenters:
Robin Osborne, M.S., Unviersity of Florida
Topic: Integration of Toll Plazas Modeling into CORSIM, Implementation of Toll Plaza Analysis into FREEPLAN

Thursday, June 21, 2012, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenters:
Kwangkyu Lim, doctoral student
Topic: Modeling Household Social-Recreational Activity Participation Patterns

Thursday, June 28, 2012, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenters:
Fang He, doctoral student
Topic: Integrated Pricing of Roads and Electricity Enabled by Wireless Power Transfer

Thursday, July 5, 2012, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenters:
Mahmood Zangui, doctoral student
Topic: Differentiated Pricing of Transportation Network

Thursday, July 12, 2012, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenters:
Corey Hill, master's student
Topic: Lane Changing on Freeways

Thursday, July 19, 2012, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenters:
Don Watson, master's student
Topic: Two-Lane Highway Operations under a Lane Closure

Thursday, July 26, 2012, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenters:
Evangelos Mintsis, master's student
Topic: An Evaluation of the Joint Opertation of Ramp Metering and Variable Speed Limits using CORSIM

Thursday, August 9 , 2012, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenters:
Jing Li, doctoral student
Topic: Two-lane Highway Simulation and Analysis


Spring 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012, 11:30 am to 1 pm (Central Time) via WebEx
Presenter:
Yongxi (Eric) Huang, Ph.D., assistant professor, Glenn Department of Civil Engineering, Clemson University.  [bio]
Topic:
An Integrated Biofuel Supply Chain against Feedstock Seasonality and Uncertainty [abstract]
Live webcast via WebEx! [to access]

Friday, April 13, 2012, starting at 1:00 pm (Central Time) via WebEx
Presenter:
Yanfeng Ouyang, associate professor, Paul F. Kent Endowed Faculty Scholar of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) [bio]
Topic:
Biofuel Supply Chain Design under Competitive Agricultural Land Use and Feedstock Market Equilibrium [abstract]
Live webcast via WebEx! [to access]

Friday, April 6, 2012, 11:35 am to 12:35 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Neelam Fatimah, transportation systems manager, St. Lucie TPO
Topic: 2035 Regional (Treasure Coast) Long Range Transportation Planning

Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 11:45 am to 12:45 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
John M. Mason, Jr., Ph.D., PE, vice president for research, Auburn University
Topic: Geometric Design, Speed, and Safety - TRB Paper 12-4151
Live webcast via AdobeConnect!

Thursday, March 22, 2012, 11:20 am to 12:20 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Suzanne Andrews, M.E., M.S., MIT recent graduate [bio]
Topic: Auction Use in the Supply Chain among Buyers, Suppliers and Transportation Service Providers: Can Sustainability be Incorporated in a Multiple Criteria Approach? [abstract]

Thursday, March 12, 2012, 11:20 am to 12 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Ahmed Helmy, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering, University of Florida [bio]
Topic: Data-driven Analysis, Modeling and Design for Future Mobile Networking [abstract]

Thursday, March 1, 2012, 11 am to 12 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Carl D. Crane, Ph.D., professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering/Director of the Center for Intelligent Machines and Robotics (CIMAR), University of Florida [bio]
Topic: Development of Autonomously Navigating Ground Vehicles [abstract]

Thursday, February 2, 2012, 11 am to 12 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenters: Jennie Oxley, Ph.D. and Judith Charlton, Ph.D.
Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC), Australia
Topic: Urban Planning for a Safe System for Older Road Users

Thursday, February 23, 2012, 11 am to 12 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenters: Ines Aviles-Spadoni, M.S. (CMS) and Chrysafis Vogiatzis (doctoral student, ISE)
Topic: Evacuation Planning for Livestock in a Case of a Nuclear Power Plant Accident [abstract] 


Fall 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011, 12 pm to 1 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Dr. Shashi Shekhar, McKnight Distinguished University Professor
Department of Computer Science, University of Minnesota
Topic: Evacuation Route Planning: Novel Spatio-temporal Network Models and Algorithm [abstract]

Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 1 pm to 2 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Abishek Komma, M.S., Transportation Engineer, Citilabs
Topic: Mesoscopic modeling using CUBE Avenue [abstract]

Friday, October 14, 2011, 12 pm to 1 pm, Room 513 Weil
(Paynes Praire Field Trip, 1 pm to 2:30 pm)
Presenter:
Patricia Cramer, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor
Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University
Topic: Planning and Designing for Wildlife in Transportation Systems: What Works  [abstract] [flier]

Friday, November 18, 2011, 12 pm to 1 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Toi Lawphongpanich, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, University of Florida
Topic: Nonlinear Road Pricing [abstract]


Summer 2011

Thursday, May 27, 2011, 11 am to 12 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Phillip Haas and Nagendra Dhakar (graduate students)
Topic: Calibration of HSM for Florida Conditions

Thursday, June 2, 2011, 11 am to 12 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Chrysafis Vogiatzis (graduate student)
Topic: Multimodal Transportation Educational Virtual Appliance: Extensions and Advancements

Thursday, June 9, 2011, 11 am to 12 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Zhoufei Li (graduate student)
Topic: Maximizing the Traffic Efficiency of Turn Bays at a Signalized Intersection Approach

Thursday, June 16, 2011, 11 am to 12 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Di Wu (graduate student)
Topic: Design of More Equitable Congestion Pricing Schemes

Thursday, June 23, 2011, 11 am to 12 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Ashish Kulshrestha (graduate student)
Topic: Robust Evacuation Planning Under Uncertainty

Thursday, June 30, 2011, 11 am to 12 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
He Fang "Jerry" (graduate student)
Topic: Effective and Efficient Deployment of Dynamic Message Signs to Display Travel Time Information

Thursday, July 7, 2011, 11 am to 12 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Jing Li (graduate student)
Topic: CORSIM Enhancement for Two-Lane Highway Analysis

Thursday, Juy 14, 2011, 11 am to 12 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Cuie Lu (graduate student)
Topic: An Investigation of the Relationship between the Probability of an Incident and Traffic Operational Conditions

Thursday, July 21, 2011, 11 am to 12 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Mahmood Zangui (graduate student)
Topic: Differentiated Pricing


Spring 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 11:15 am to12:15 pm, Reitz Union 285
Presenter:
Oliver Gao, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Cornell University
Topic: Transportation, Environment, and Energy Systems from
Transportation Emissions Control to Public Health: Are We
Doing the Right Thing, and Doing it Right?

Monday, January 31, 2011, 11 am to 12 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Michelle Porter, Ph.D., Professor, Kinesiology
& Recreation Management, University of Manitoba, Center for Tourism
Research & Development [bio]
Topic: Can-Drive Project: The Challenges of Using In-Vehicle Monitoring Devices
to Record the Driving Patterns of Hundreds of Older Drivers over Several Years

Thursday, February 10, 2011, 2 pm to 3 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
John Collura, Ph.D., Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Massachusetts (Amherst) [bio]
Topic: How are State DOTs going to pay for future transportation investments?
A Comparative Review of Alternative Road User Financing Approaches

Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 3 pm to 4 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Jaimison Sloboden, P.E., RS&H
Topic: The Use of CORSIM in Practice

Thursday, March 17, 2011, 11 am to 12 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Joel Freedman, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc. [bio]
Topic: Activity-Based Models in Practice [abstract]

Thursday, March 17, 2011, 1 pm to 2 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Abdul Pinjari, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of South Florida [bio]
Topic: Analysis of Annual, Long-Distance, Vacation Travel Demand in the United States:
A Multiple Discrete-Continuous Choice Framework [abstract]

Thursday, March 31, 2011, 3 pm to 4 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Harry C. Lorick, P.E., P.T.O.E, Principal, Lorick Associates Consulting [bio]
Topic: Improving Public Works Operations - Two Florida County Case Study [abstract]

Thursday, April 7, 2011, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
UF EDGE Facilities, CSE Room 107 (EDGE Facilities)
CMS Distinguished Professional Lecturer Seminar - Live webcast via Elluminate!
Presenter:
Jana Lynott, AICP, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor
Transportation & Livable Communities, Public Policy Institute
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Topic: Livable Communities for All Ages: Balancing Needs through
the Design of the Road Environment [abstract]

Thursday, April 14, 2011, 1 pm to 2 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Thirulokesh Krishnan, P.E., Senior Transportation Engineer, ATKINS
Topic: Use of VISSIM in Practice


Fall 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010, 11:00 am to12:00 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Terrel Shaw, HNTB [bio]
Topic: Life In the Fast Lane - Experiences of Being a Transportation Engineering Consultant [abstract]

Thursday, September 30, 2010, 11:00 am to12:00 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Lori Pennington-Gray, Ph.D., Director of Center for Tourism Research & Development
Department of Recreation Parks & Tourism (UF) [bio]
Topic: How to Be Prepared for Crisis in the Tourism Industry

Thursday, October 14, 2010, 11:00 am to12:00 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Mike Blaylock, Jacksonville Transportation Authority [bio]
Topic: Regional Transportation: Current and Future Plans

Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 11:00 am to12:00 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Karl Passetti & Thuha Nguyen Lyew, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. [bios]
Topic: A Career in Transportation Consulting [abstract] [recruitment]

Thursday, October 28, 2010, 11:00 am to12:00 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Corene Matyas, Ph.D., Department of Geography [bio]
Topic: Hazards to Transportation Networks Posed by Tropical Cyclones [abstract]

Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 11:00 am to12:00 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Markus Schneider, Ph.D., Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering
Topic: Spatial Network Databases as a Data Foundation for Transportation Systems and Analysis

Thursday, November 18, 2010, 11:00 am to12:00 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Andres Blanco, Ph.D., Department of Urban & Regional Planning [bio]
Topic: The Economic Cost of Traffic Congestion in Florida [abstract]

Monday, November 29, 2010, 10 am to12:00 pm, Room 411, Architecture Bldg., College of Design, Construction, and Planning (Webcast via Elluminate)
Presenter:
Elizabeth Deakin, Professor of City & Regional Planning & Urban Design, UC Berkeley [bio]
Topic: California’s New Initiatives to Manage Growth and Reduce Environmental Impacts [abstract]

Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 11 am to12:00 pm, Room 513
Presenter:
Adi Ronen, Ph.D., Lecturer and Researcher, Department of Industrial Engineering & Management, Ben-Gurion, University of the Negev, Israel (Visiting Scholar at UCF-Orlando)
Topic: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Study Driving under Different Conditions: Workload, Fatigue and Drug Effects [abstract]


Summer 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010, 11:00 am to12:00 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Cuie Lu, Doctoral Student
Topic: An Investigation of Capacity Before and During Incidents [abstract]

Thursday, July 15, 2010, 11:00 am to12:00 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Dimitra Michalaka, Doctoral Student
Topic: Mitigating Traffic Congestion - The Role of Demand-Side Strategies [abstract]

Thursday, July 8, 2010, 11:00 am to12:00 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Mohammed S. Mamun, Doctoral Student
Topic:
Comparison of Traffic Impact Analysis Methods for Proposed Developments [abstract]

Thursday, July 1, 2010, 11:00 am to12:00 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Barbara Martin, M.S. Student
Topic: Evaluating the Impacts of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Using
a Driving Simulator [abstract]
Presenter: Brett Fuller, M.S. Student
Topic: Changes in CORSIM to Accommodate Toll Plaza Simulation [abstract]

Thursday, June 24, 2010, 11:00 am to12:00 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Xiaoyu Zhu, Doctoral Student
Topic: Traveler Perceptions on Congestion and Unreliability [abstract]

Thursday, June 17, 2010, 11:00 am to12:00 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Di Wu, Doctoral Student
Topic: A Behavior-Based Simulation Tool for HOT Lane Operations [abstract]

Thursday, June 10, 2010, 11:00 am to12:00 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Heather Hammontree, Master's Student
Topic: Two-Lane Highway Performance Measures and Capacity Testing Using CORSIM and the HCM

Thursday, June 3, 2010, 11:00 am to12:00 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Scott Washburn, Ph.D., PE, Associate Professor (Civil Engineering, Transportation)
Topic: Working Wonders with Word: The Washburn Way

Thursday, May 29, 2010, 10 am to 11 am, 513 Weill
Presenter:
Martin Pietrucha, Ph.D., Professor of Civil Engineering, Penn State University
Topic: Is Your Trip Necessary? or Don't Just Do Something, Stand There! [abstract]

Thursday, May 27, 2010, 11:00 am to12:00 am, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Ignatius "Pulung" Cahyanto, Ph.D. Student, UF Department of Tourism, Recreation & Sports Management (Tourism Crisis Management Institute)
Topic: Get Me Out of Here! Indentifying Factors that Influence the Evacuation Decisions of Florida Tourists when Hurricanes Strike [abstract]


Spring 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010, 10 am to noon, CSE Room 107 (EDGE)
Presenter:
Panos Michalopoulos, Ph.D., University of Minnesota (CMS Distinguished Academic Lecturer)
Topic: Advanced Modeling of Traffic Flow Dynamics and the Need for Wide Area Detection [abstract]

Thursday, April 15, 2010, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Thobias Sando, P.E., PTOE, Assistant Professor, University of North Florida [bio]
Topic: Crash Modeling Using Before-and-After Data: Procedures and Challenges [abstract]

Thursday, April 8, 2010, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Mike Dresnes, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Barrier Systems [bio]
Topic: Dynamic Highways [abstract]

Thursday, April 1, 2010, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, CSE Room 118 (EDGE)
Presenter:
Marsha Anderson Bomar, President, Street Smarts [bio]
Topic: A Professional Life in Balance… A Life of Work, Family and Service [abstract]

Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Mohammed Hadi, Associate Professor, Florida International University [bio]
Topic: Methods and Tools Used to Evaluate ITS Deployment Alternatives [abstract]

Thursday, February 18, 2010, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Dane Ismart, Senior Associate with the Louis Berger Group, Inc. [bio]
Topic: Access Management [abstract]


Fall 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm, Room E-122 CSE Building (UF EDGE Facilities)
CMS Distinguished Lecturer Seminar - Live webcast via Elluminate!
Presenter:
Nagui M. Rouphail, PhD., Director, Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE), Professor of Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University [bio]
Topic: Measuring and Modeling Vehicle Emissions: Methodology and Applications [abstract]

Thursday, November 19, 2009, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter 1:
H. Oliver Gao, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Cornell University
Topic 1: Can We Get There with Cleaner Air? Temporal and Spatial Statistical Analyses of Urban Transportation Activities and Ozone Pollution [abstract]
Presenter 2: Carlos Cruz, M.S., Transportation Engineer, Kimley-Horn & Associates, Inc.
Topic 2: Traffic Signal Design: A Step-by-Step Guide to Signalize an Intersection

Thursday, November 12, 2009, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter:
Albert Gan, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Florida International University [bio]
Topic: Transportation Data Made Easy [abstract]

Thursday, October 29, 2009, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter: Anita Vandervalk-Ostrander, Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
Topic: Transportation System Management and Operations (TSM&O)

Thursday, October 22, 2009, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter: Brett Boncore, UF transportation student
Topic: Interning with Kittelson & Associates, Inc.

Thursday, October 15, 2009, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter: Charlie Wallace, Ph.D., Area Manager, Telvent Farradyne, Inc.
Topic: Moving from Road Building to Operations: Transportation Systems Management & Operations

Thursday, October 1, 2009, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Room 513 Weil
Presenter: Philip Mann, PE, Traffic Operations Manager, City of Gainesville
Topic: After the Game: Utilizing Advanced Traffic Management for Gator Football
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