Transportation Related Courses

SemesterCourse Title
LevelUnitsCourse#
College
Professor
Description
17FDecision Making Under UncertaintyG695-760HeinzJacquillat, AlexandrThis course provides an introduction to modeling and computational methods used by policy-makers, managers and analysts to support decision-making. The first half of the course focuses on deterministic optimization, and covers linear programming, network optimization and integer programming. The second half of this course introduces risk and uncertainty, and includes methods to characterize uncertainty and methods to optimize decisions under uncertainty.
17FTraffic EngineeringUG612-606EngineeringCerminara, GregThe course incorporates the initial planning side of transportation engineering with tasks such as traffic analyses, traffic studies and transportation/traffic engineering report writing.
17SSpatial Analysis in Infrastructure PlanningG12 48-781 ArchitectureKurland, KristenA Geographic Information System (GIS) integrates displays, edits, analyzes, and shares spatial data for informing decision making. Industries benefiting from GIS include architecture, business, city planning, defense and intelligence, education, government, health and human services, natural resources, public safety, transportation, utilities and communications, and urban planning/design. This course prepares students to understand, maintain, and manipulate spatial and organizational data using world leading software applications.
17SSpecial Topics: Climate Change AdaptationG6 12-749EngineeringSamaras, Constantine Engineers designing for climate change adaptation require the tools to maximize resiliency and minimize cost for existing and proposed energy, transportation, water, urban and other types of infrastructure. Students successfully completing this course will understand how climate change affects civil infrastructure and how to quantitatively incorporate resilient designs and co-benefits under uncertainty. Students will use open data to examine current adaptation engineering challenges, quantify solutions, and communicate their technical recommendations through policy briefs.
17SDecision Analytics for Business and PolicyG1212-768EngineeringJacquillat, AlexandreThis course introduces modeling frameworks and computational tools to address complex, ill-defined, large-scale decision-making problems that arise in policy and business. Using a combination of lecturing, case studies and class discussions, it covers advanced methods of decision-making under uncertainty in four major areas: large-scale optimization, discrete event simulation, stochastic optimization and queuing theory.
17SEnergy Demand and UtilizationG639-611Engineering (CIT)Samaras, Constantine This course examines how human demands for energy have evolved over time and how they differ across nations. The course begins from a historical perspective and proceeds to an evaluation of present demand and synthesis of future projections. The course focuses on the technologies used in the different sectors: housing, commerce, food, industry and transportation.
18FTraffic Engineering
UG612-600EngineeringCerminara, GregThe course incorporates the initial planning side of transportation engineering with tasks such as traffic analyses, traffic studies and transportation/traffic engineering report writing.
18FSmart Cities: Growth and Intelligent Transportation SystemsAll612-645EngineeringQian, ZhenCities all around the world are being built and re-invented as smart cities utilizing information systems and innovative applications of data analytics. One major smart cities component is transportation. The Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) industry is expected to grow at a rate of 19 per year and reach 5.5 Billion in annual investment by 2020. This course is supported by CMUs Traffic21 Initiative.
18FInfrastructure and Environment in a Changing World
All1212-100EngineeringSamaras, Constantinos
Smart cities, sustainable energy and buildings, connected autonomous vehicles, resilient infrastructure, climate change adaptation, and global water management are just a few of the future domains that will rely on CEEs. Students will explore how sensing, data science, environmental science, systems analysis, and infrastructure design are integrated to create a built environment that meets the needs of smart and connected communities while enhancing sustainability.
19FRobot Mobility on Air, Land, and Sea All1216-665RoboticsDolan, John
Apostolopoulos, Dimitrios
Geyer, Hartmut
Michael, Nathan
Kaess, Michael
Topics are: ground robots (terrain mechanics and autonomous driving), legged robots, aerial robots, and marine robots.
19FTraffic EngineeringUG612-606Engineering
Cerminara, Greg
Introduction to traffic engineering providing practical experience that can be used directly in the workforce. Course material will provide a solid foundation in preparing for the Transportation portion of the Professional Engineer exam.
19FNetwork Traffic AnalysisG1212-100HeinzO'Meara, KyleThe course will involve network investigation to include packet capture analysis and network flow analysis. Micro: - What is the breadth of my network? - What assets are important to my mission? - How do I perform efficient network analysis? What does the bad look like? Macro: - What are the geo-political effects of various movements across the world?
19FExploring CEE: Infrastructure and Environment in a Changing WorldAll1212-606EngineeringSamaras, ConstantinosCivil and Environmental Engineers (CEEs) engage in the planning, design, construction, operation, retrofit, demolition, and reuse of large-scale infrastructure that forms the backbone of all societies and economies. CEEs solve problems, innovate, start companies, and become global technology leaders.
19FAutonomous AgentsAll1215-482Computer ScienceSimmons, Reid
Rosenthal, Stephanie
Autonomous agents use perception, cognition, actuation, and learning to reliably achieve desired goals, where the agents can be smart homes, mobile robots, intelligent factories, self-driving cars, etc. The goal of this course is to provide students with the techniques needed for developing complete, integrated AI-based autonomous agents.
19FDesign Center: DeXign FuturesAll651.453- 51753DesignScupelli, PeterThe 21st century brings us a world that is changing at exponential rates with increased uncertainty. Products and services are designed and developed faster, and their shelf-life increasingly disrupted by new offerings. As design disciplines engage in larger, more complex societal problems, new methods and skills are necessary. In this course, students learn how to align short-term design action to long-term vision timescales.
19SSpatial Analysis in Infrastructure PlanningG1248-781ArchitectureKurland, KristenA Geographic Information System (GIS) integrates displays, edits, analyzes, and shares spatial data for informing decision making. Industries benefiting from GIS include architecture, business, city planning, defense and intelligence, education, government, health and human services, natural resources, public safety, transportation, utilities and communications, and urban planning/design. This course prepares students to understand, maintain, and manipulate spatial and organizational data using world leading software applications.
19SInfrastructure ManagementAll1212-750EngineeringQian, SeanThis course takes a broad view of infrastructure systems to include physical infrastructure and information networks. The course will consider the need to protect these critical infrastructures from both degradation as well as malicious attacks. Infrastructure management generally depends on public-private partnerships to ensure long-term viability. We will look at relevant academic literature on the topics of infrastructure needs and requirements. We will explore the use of automated sensing and computer network systems to facilitate management.
19SSensing and Data Mining for Smart Structures and SystemsAll1212-761EngineeringNoh, Young HaeThis course will introduce smart monitoring systems for applications in physical structures and systems. Such monitoring systems enable us to understand the performance of the physical systems and diagnose/prognose their critical status using technologies, such as sensor network and data analytics. Examples include structural health monitoring, traffic monitoring, water/air quality sensing, occupant monitoring, etc. The course will include lectures that provide theoretical backgrounds on data acquisition and analysis using both empirical and analytical approaches, as well as course projects to provide hands-on experience on integrating and implementing what they have learned from lectures and build a full monitoring system.
19SUrban Systems StrategyG690-741HeinzTBAWhile integrated design has made considerable progress at the individual building and site levels, increasing sustainable performance on a larger scale has remained more challenging. This class will explore processes and outcomes that provide human-centered approaches and new sets of filters for infrastructure investment. Human-centered design is a creative approach to problem solving pioneered by the design firm IDEO. It is a methodology for design and management that creates solutions to problems by involving the human perspective in all steps of the process. Traditional human-centered design in the A/E/C industry has focused on workplace strategy. This class will make the case for the value of this approach in infrastructure and system solutions for our cities.
19SThe American Railroad – Decline and Renaissance in the Age of Deregulation”All619-213EngineeringPosner, HenryThe USAs private sector freight rail industry is considered a model for the world as the result of its renaissance following deregulation in 1980. This is a stealth industry whose history and economics are both intertwined and complex. Starting with the development of the first U. S. railroads, students will gain a basic understanding of the industrys history and economics, with special attention to the past half-century.
20FPolicies of Wireless SystemsG1218-650EngineeringPeha, JonThis course will address public policy issues related to wireless systems. It investigates policies related to a wide variety of emerging wireless systems and technologies, including current and next-generation cellular systems, wifi and white space devices, emerging methods of accessing spectrum, communications systems for emergency responders (firefighters, police, emergency medical services), current and next-generation television, and satellite communications. This can include the government role in facilitating the creation of infrastructure, in advancing competition among broadcasters and communications service providers, in using scarce spectrum efficiently, in promoting public safety and homeland security, and in protecting privacy and security. Because these are inherently interdisciplinary issues, the course will include detailed discussions of technology, economics, and law, with no prerequisites in any of these areas. This course is cross-listed as 18-650, 19-403, 19-713, and 95-824. Senior or graduate standing required.
20FSmart Cities: Growth and Intelligent Transportation SystemsAll612-645EngineeringQian, ZhenCities all around the world are being built and re-invented as smart cities utilizing information systems and innovative applications of data analytics. One major smart cities component is transportation. The Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) indus
20FTraffic EngineeringUG612-606EngineeringCerminara, GregThe course incorporates the initial planning side of transportation engineering with tasks such as traffic analyses, traffic studies and transportation/traffic engineering report writing.
20FNetwork Traffic AnalysisG1295-855HeinzO'Meara, KyleThe course will involve network investigation to include packet capture analysis and network flow analysis. Micro: - What is the breadth of my network? - What assets are important to my mission? - How do I perform efficient network analysis? What does the bad look like? Macro: - What are the geo-political effects of various movements across the world?
20FInfrastructure and Environment in a Changing World
All1212-100EngineeringSamaras, Constantinos
Smart cities, sustainable energy and buildings, connected autonomous vehicles, resilient infrastructure, climate change adaptation, and global water management are just a few of the future domains that will rely on CEEs. Students will explore how sensing, data science, environmental science, systems analysis, and infrastructure design are integrated to create a built environment that meets the needs of smart and connected communities while enhancing sustainability.
20FAutonomous AgentsAll1215-482Computer ScienceSimmons, Reid
Rosenthal, Stephanie
Autonomous agents use perception, cognition, actuation, and learning to reliably achieve desired goals, where the agents can be smart homes, mobile robots, intelligent factories, self-driving cars, etc. The goal of this course is to provide students with the techniques needed for developing complete, integrated AI-based autonomous agents.
20SIntroduction to Geographical Information SystemsUG667-279Dietrich College of InformationWeinberg, RandyGeographical Information Systems (GIS) allow us to visualize information that uses location. Through displaying layers of information in computer generated maps, we can see, analyze, understand and explore spatial patterns and relationships in new and novel ways. People in many different fields use Geographical Information Systems in their work: for visualizing the environment, human development, demographics, traffic and transportation, public health and many more. In this course, students will learn the basics of GIS through hands-on experience with popular mapping tools. Sources of data, principles of coordinate and projection systems and elementary geo-analysis techniques will be included. Upon completion of the course, students will have the background to begin using GIS techniques in their own areas of interest and will be prepared for further study in advanced GIs courses.
20SGIS/CAFM948-569ArchitectureKurland, KristenA Geographic Information System (GIS) integrates displays, edits, analyzes, and shares spatial data for informing decision making. Industries benefiting from GIS include architecture, business, city planning, defense and intelligence, education, government, health and human services, natural resources, public safety, transportation, utilities and communications, and urban planning/design. GIS topics include map design and outputs, geodatabases, downloading and importing spatial and attribute data, digitizing, geocoding, and advanced spatial, 3D, and network analysis. Other topics such as raster-vector integration and web-based GIS will also be covered. Facilities management is the practice of coordinating the physical workplace with the people and work of the organization. Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) integrates software tools to streamline operations, boost productivity and develop strategic planning goals for an organization. CAFM topics include space management, asset management, building operations, emergency preparedness, environmental health and safety, telecommunications, and real property and lease management. This course prepares students to understand, maintain, and manipulate spatial and organizational data using world leading software applications. By the end of the course, students will have sufficient background to identify spatial characteristics of diverse application areas enabling them to integrate spatial thinking and analysis into their academic research and careers.
20SSpatial Analysis in Infrastructure PlanningG1248-781ArchitectureKurland, KristenA Geographic Information System (GIS) integrates displays, edits, analyzes, and shares spatial data for informing decision making. Industries benefiting from GIS include architecture, business, city planning, defense and intelligence, education, government, health and human services, natural resources, public safety, transportation, utilities and communications, and urban planning/design. This course prepares students to understand, maintain, and manipulate spatial and organizational data using world leading software applications.
20SCities, Technology and the Environment690-765HeinzTarr, JoelThis mini will explore the interaction of cities, technology and the natural environment over time. More specifically, it will consider several major issues confronting cities today: (1) water supply, wastewater and storm water disposal and flooding; (2) Energy and Environment; (3) Transportation, suburbanization and land use; and (4) Brownfield creation and development. In a number of instances, the Pittsburgh region will be used to provide examples of these issues. These themes will be approached through a combination of class discussions, lectures, and visiting speakers. Class participation is expected, and will comprise a portion of the grade. Students will be expected to prepare a problem-oriented paper on one of the areas focused on in the course.