Transportation Related Courses

SemesterCourse Title
Level
Units
Course#
College
Professor
Description
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, HentryThe 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.
18FTraffic Engineering
UG612-600 EngineeringCerminara, 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.
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 12-749Engineering Samaras, 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 PolicyG1212-768Engineering Jacquillat, 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.
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.