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Transportation Innovation Speakers Series: Previous Speakers

Date/Time

Event

Host UTC/Presenter

1/30/2020

12 pm/Eastern

Smartphone Based Connected Bicycle Prototype Development for Sustainable Multimodal Transportation System

Achilleas Kourtellis, Ph.D., CUTR

Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR)

1/30/2020

10:00am/Pacific
MTI Research Snaps Presents: Texting While driving, Is Hands-free Really Safer? 

Francesca Favaro, Ph.D

Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility (MCTM)

1/31/2020

1:00pm/Eastern
Extending Maximum Length of the Folded Steel Plate Girder Bridge System (FSPGBS), exceeding 100 ft. with Capability to Incorporate Camber

Atorod Azizinamini, Ph.D., P.E., Principal Investigator; Muhammad Faheem Ud Din Afzal, Ph.D. Student,

ABC/FIU

2/5/2020

4:00 pm/Eastern

Model Selection Heuristics based on Characteristics of Data & Rare Events Modeling

Ali Sharazi, Texas A&M University / Feng Guo, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

Safe-D

2/11/2020

10:00am/Pacific
New Travel Demand Modeling for our Evolving Mobility Landscape

Reid Ewing and Sadegh Sabouri, University of Utah

National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC)/Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC)

2/12/2020

12:00am/Eastern 

Do Southeastern Millennials Uber? Initial finds from North Carolina

Dr. Allie Thomas, UNC Chapel Hill

Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)

2/12/2020

4:00 pm/Eastern

Street Noise Relationship to Vulnerable Road User Safety

Greg Griffin, Texas Transportation Institute

Safe-D

2/14/2020

11:00am/Pacific 

Critical Scenario Generation for Accelerated Testing of Autonomous Vehicles

Professor Henry Liu, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Pacific NW Transportation Consortium - Region 10 (PacTrans)

2/18/2020

4:00 pm/Eastern

Pavement Perspective on Automated Vehicle Safety Through Optimized Lateral Positioning Pattern

Fujie Zhjou, Texas Transportation Institute

Safe-D

2/25/2020

4:00 pm/Eastern

Analysis of an Incentive-based Smart Phone App for Young Drivers


Russell H. Henk, P.E., Program Manager & Senior Research Engineer, Center for Transportation Safety (CTS) – Youth Transportation Safety Program (YTS)

Safe-D

2/27/2020

12:00pm/Eastern

Increasing the Desirability of Transit and All Other Travel Choices via Best Workplaces for Commuters

Phil Winters, CUTR

Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR)

2/28/2020

11:30am/Pacific 

Friday Transportation Seminar: The Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project

Fiona Cundy, TriMet; Patrick Sweeney, PBOT, Portland State University

National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC)/Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC)

3/12/2020

11:00am/Central
Non-Contact Air-Coupled Sensing for Rapid Evaluation Of Bridge Decks

Dr. Jinying Zhu, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

INSPIRE UTC

3/13/2020

11:30am/Pacific

Friday Transportation Seminar: Grassroots Transportation Politics in Bremen and Berlin: A Matter of Environmental Justice

Anne Kirkham, Berlin Institute of Technology

National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC)/Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC)

3/17/2020

1 pm/Pacific

When Growth Outpaces Infrastructure: A Community-Engaged Assessment of Transportation Gaps

Jandel Crutchfield, University of Texas at Arlington, Kate Hyun, University of Texas at Arlington

Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC)

3/26/2020

12:00pm/Eastern

Florida’s Public Transit and Women’s Safety – Real and Perceived Concerns

Victoria Perk, Ph.D., CUTR

Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR)

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