Smart Mobility Connection

December 1, 2017
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Enhancing Mobility for People with Disabilities 

Aaron Steinfeld and Stephen Smith

Intelligent Transportation Society World Congress 2017

November 3, 2017
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The Intelligent Transportation Society hosted its World Congress 2017 in Montréal from October 29th to November 2nd. Stan Caldwell, Executive Director at Traffic21 Institute, participated in a panel discussion on the SMART Belt Coalition, a multi-state collaboration, and infrastructure challenges and opportunities. Several CMU students and faculty also participated: Adam Mistick (pictured above), MS candidate for Information Security Policy and management, presented his research on Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in Autonomous Vehicle Development, CMU-Silicon Valley Professor Dr. Bob Iannucci, presented three papers related to Smart Cities and was joined by CMU students Samarth Mathur and Ashotosh Tadkase, both MS candidates for Environmental and Civil Engineering. Dr. Iannucci and his students’ papers grew from a UTC T-SET funded project.

Smart Mobility Challenge

November 3, 2017
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Awardees of the Smart Mobility Challenge, Alexandre Jacquillat, Bernardo R. Pires, and Sean Qian, spoke to CMU students about how innovative technology can improve mobility. This was the first events of the new Smart Mobility Connection forum, a bi-weekly series to connect faculty and students interested in transportation.

Smart Mobility Connection Forum

November 3, 2017
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How Innovative Technology Can Improve Mobility: Featuring the Awardees of the Smart Mobility Challenge 

Alexandre Jacquillat, Bernardo R. Pires, and Sean Qian

Women in Transportation & Government Seminar

October 23, 2017
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Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Leslie S. Richards, and Traffic21 and Mobility21’s Courtney Ehrlichman joined Heinz students for the Women in Transportation & Government panel discussion. Both women shared personal stories on how they found themselves in leadership roles in transportation, and the barriers they overcame. The discussion was moderated by Melanie Harrington, President and CEO of Vibrant Pittsburgh.

Heinz College and PennDOT Coordinated Facebook Live Interview

October 23, 2017
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Traffic21 research assistant Amanda Johnson, and Women in Intelligent Transportation fellow Ngani Ndimbie were joined by Secretary Leslie S. Richards for a Heinz College and PennDOT coordinated Facebook Live interview. Both Heinz students discussed with the Secretary their internships at PennDOT over the summer, and the importance of increasing diversity in government. Amanda and Ngani are both in their second year at Heinz studying Public Policy and Management.

Traffic21 UTC researchers Srinivasa Narasimhan and Robert Tamburo win the 3Rivers Venture Fair, for their Smart Headlight project

October 20, 2017
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Distinguished Speaker Series: Professor R. Jayakrishnan

October 13, 2017
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Professor R. Jayakrishnan from the University of California-Irvine presented his research on collaborative consumption in transportation as the first 2017-2018 Distinguished speaker. Professor Jayakrishnan’s presentation “User-Driven Service Order Adjustment for Efficiency in Collaborative Consumption of Transportation Supply,” suggested that a paradigm-shift in transportation, initiated by more peer-to-peer communication, presents a new opportunity for users to consume with more complete information and greater satisfaction. The Distinguished Speaker series is made possible by CMU’s Traffic21, Mobility21, and T-SET UTC.

2017 Women in Transportation RISS Intern

October 13, 2017
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Stephanie Milani was this summer’s Women in Transportation Robotics Institute Summer Scholar (RISS) intern, with funding from Mobility21. The Riss program is an eleven-week research program that allows undergraduate students to work on cutting-edge robotics projects in one of the top robotics for undergraduate programs in the world. Stephanie is currently a junior at the University of Maryland in Baltimore County, and is studying Computer Science and Psychology. Read more about Stephanie’s RISS experience here.

Distinguished Speaker Series

October 13, 2017
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User-driven Service Order Adjustments for Efficiency in Collaborative Consumption of Transportation Supply

R. Jayakrishnan

Transportation Engineering Conference

October 10, 2017
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Traffic21 and T-SET UTC’s Stan Caldwell spoke at the Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference in Columbus Ohio. Caldwell participated in a panel on the Smart Belt Coalition, a first-of-its-kind collaboration between transportation and academic partners from Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania that seeks to enhance emerging technologies across state lines.

University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson Engineering Seminar Series

October 6, 2017
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T-SET UTC researcher Zhen (Sean) Qian presented “Statistical Interference of Probalistic Origin-Destination Demand Using Day-to-Day Traffic Data” at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson engineering seminar series. Qian’s research involves developing a novel theoretical framework for estimating the mean and variance matrix of O-D demand considering the day-to-day variation induced by travelers’ independent route choices.

UTC’s New Diversity Fellow

October 6, 2017
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Traffic21 welcomes its new Diversity Fellow, Allanté Whitmore. Whitmore is excited to finally be at Carnegie Mellon, where she says thirst for knowledge is encouraged and the interdisciplinary culture is powerful. While she’s a veteran to the field of engineering, she’s taking her first swing at public policy.

Chris Hendrickson Attends Odyssey Day

October 6, 2017
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T-SET researcher Chris Hendrickson attended Odyssey Day in Oakdale, hosted by Pittsburgh Regional Clean Cities and the Community College of Allegheny County, a consortium member of CMU’s UTC for Improving Mobility. Odyssey day is an annual event that focuses on leading edge research promoting alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles. Activities included Ride-n-Drives, vehicles displays of a Chevy BOLT and Chrysler Pacifica, workshops, demonstrations of mobile refueling and electric boom lift, panel discussions and more.

Mobility Lab’s symposium, “Autonomous Vehicles”

October 6, 2017
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Traffic21 and T-SET UTC’s Courtney Ehrlichman attended Mobility Lab’s Symposium, “Autonomous Vehicles: Planning Impacts on Cities and Regions” in Washington D.C. The symposium, convened by the American Planning Association, National League of Cities, Eno Transportation Center, and others, included panel discussions and scenario-base planning to set the direction for future research and education to prepare cities and regions for new technologies.

UTC’s Chris Hendrickson Presents to Fellow UTC

October 4, 2017
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Traffic21 Director Chris Hendrickson presented as a distinguished speaker at a transportation seminar held by the Transportation Research Institute at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Hendrickson presented CMU’s research efforts in ‘transformational transportation technologies’ supported by Traffic21 and related University Transportation Centers. His presentation is available here.

UTC Faculty Sean Qian Published in Elsevier Journal Transportation Research

June 1, 2017
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June 1, 2017

The Elsevier Journal published UTC Faculty, Sean Qian and another CMU researcher in their Transportation Research for their research into a theoretical approach to identify optimal traffic routing strategy for managing transportation systems. Read the full article titled “A stochastic optimal control approach for real-time traffic routing considering demand uncertainties and travelers’ choice heterogeneity.”

UTC Faculty Published in Elsevier Journal for Work with Lane Management Models for AV

May 30, 2017
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May 30, 2017

Infrastructure will have to adapt to connected and autonomous vehicles. UTC Faculty, Sean Qian and a team were published in Elsevier Journal for a model can serve as a useful decision tool for near future CAV lane management. Read the full article titled “A mixed traffic capacity analysis and lane management model for connected automated vehicles: A Markov chain method”

UTC Faculty Published for work with Statistical Traffic Assignment

May 14, 2017
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May 14, 2017

Static traffic assignments play an important role in roadway operations and planning. UTC Faculty Sean Qian was published in the Elsevier Journal’s Transportation Research for his work titled ‘On the variance of recurrent traffic flow for statistical traffic assignment” Read the full article.

UTC Faculty and Team Published in Elsevier Journal for Meter Data Research

February 27, 2017
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February 28, 2017

UTC Faculty Sean Qian and another CMU Faculty member from CEE were published in the Elsevier Journal’s Transportation Research on estimating on-street time-varying parking. Read the full article titled “Turning meter transactions data into occupancy and payment behavioral information for on-street parking.”

UTC Faculty Published for Research on Fare Policies

January 28, 2017
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2017

Have you ever wondered if fare policies on public transit effect dwell time? UTC Faculty Sean Qian used Pittsburgh as a case study to answer the question. Read the full article “Effect of Fare Policies on Dwell Time” to learn more.

UTC Faculty Published in Elsevier Journal

July 1, 2016
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July, 2016

UTC Faculty Sean Qian and Costa Samaras were published in the Elsevier Journal’s Transportation Research for their research on Effectiveness of incentives on electric vehicle adoption in Norway. To learn how effective Norway adopted electric vehicles, Read the Full Article.

UTC Faculty Sean Qian Published in Elsevier Journal

February 21, 2016
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February 21, 2016

UTC Faculty and Director of the Data Mobility Center, Sean Qian, was published in the Elsevier Journal’s Transportation Research for his work with Real-time traffic incident detectionusing social media data. To learn how we can use social media to predict traffic, read the full article.

UTC Faculty Sean Qian Published in Elsevier Journal

February 16, 2016
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February 16, 2016

UTC Faculty Sean Qian, was published in the Elsevier Journal’s Accident Analysis and Prevention for his work with investigating driver injury severity patterns in rollover crashes using support vector machine models. To learn more about this research, read the full article.