ITS Seminar Series

During the academic year, ITS sponsors seminars on a variety of current transportation research issues.  Invited speakers include faculty members, professional researchers, visiting scholars and other guests from the U.S. and abroad.  These interdisciplinary sessions provide an opportunity for lively intellectual debate and are an important adjunct to formal graduate study.

26 April 2018

Omer Verbas
Argonne National Laboratory

Modeling the Transportation Systems of Today and Tomorrow: Integrated Framework and Applications


19 April 2018

Roger Chen
Rochester Institute of Technology

Latent Queues and Collective Effects: Revisiting the Activity-Based Approach to Travel Analysis for Smart Cities


17 April 2018

Jee Eun (Jamie) Kang
University at Buffalo

Service Design and Operations of Autonomous Car-Sharing Systems (ACSS)


6 April 2018

Zhen (Sean) Qian
Carnegie Mellon University

Statistical inference of probabilistic origin-destination demand using day-to-day traffic data


3 April 2018

Michael Hyland
North Western University

Shared-use Autonomous Vehicle Mobility Services: Operational Control and Transit Impacts


24 Jan 2018

Randy Iwasaki
Contra Costa Transportation Authority
Ramin Massoumi
Transportation Systems, Iteris, Inc
Philip Trom
San Diego Association of Governments

Graduate colloquium on redefining mobility


21 Nov 2017

Takamasa Iryo
Kobe University, Japan

Information collection behaviour and stability of day-to-day dynamics in a transport system


28 June 2017

Dean Deeter
Athey Creek Consultants

Connected and automated vehicles: summary of current activities


12 May 2017

Lloyd Sullivan
Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA)

OCTA + rideshare partnership research


5 May 2017

Dr. Mahsa Faizrahnemoon
Simon Fraser University

Multi-modal public transportation with application to macroscopic control and optimization


21 April 2017

Prof. Lisa Aultman-Hall
University of Vermont

Modeling Long Distance Travel in an Age of Global Mobility


14 March 2017

Dr. Takahiko Kusakabe
University of Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan

Detection methods of traffic incidents with massive probe vehicle dataset


14 March 2017

Dr. Toru Seo
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Tokyo, Japan

Fundamental Diagram Calibration Using Trajectories of Probe Vehicles


13 March 2017

Mehdi Nourinejad
University of Toronto

Impact of autonomous vehicles on the future of parking


29 April 2016

Dr. Mircea Gradu, Mr. Eric Bondus and Ms. Chrystine Kim
Hyundai Motor America

Alternative Energy Vehicles and their Supporting Infrastructure


5 April 2016

Chris Hendrickson
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University

Some Promising New Technologies For Smart Mobility And Smart Cities


3 March 2016

Dr. Mircea Gradu, Dr. Zekai Akbay, Mr. Tri Nguyen, and Mr. Alex Huang
Hyundai Motor America

Big Data Analytics For Vehicle Quality Improvement


23 February 2016

Lili Du
Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
Illinois Institute of Technology

Distributed Coordinated in-Vehicle Online Routing

Using A Mixed-Strategy Congestion Game


19 February 2016

Pitu Mirchandani
Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering
Arizona State University

MIDAS-CPS – The Possible Future of Proactive Traffic [abstract]

3 December 2015

Dr. Mircea Gradu
Hyundai Motor America

Alternative Energy Vehicles and the Supporting Infrastructure [abstract]

27 October 2015

Nikolas Geroliminis
Urban Transport Systems Laboratory
École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

Traffic congestion in smart cities with big data [abstract]

12 June 2015

Dr. Saad A. AlGadhi
King Saud University
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Designing for Crowd Safety: Applications to Mecca Pilgrimage


13 April 2015

Dr. Sven Müller
Lecturer (Privatdozent)
LHamburg Business School
University of Hamburg

OR Practice: Pilgrim Scheduling for Public Safety during the Hajj [abstract]

6 March 2015

Edward Fok
Transportation Technology Specialist
Federal Highway Administration

Drinking from the Advanced Transportation Firehose [abstract]

2 March 2015

Hani S. Mahmassani
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Northwestern University

Autonomous Vehicles: Adoption Rates and Flow Implications in Mixed Traffic Streams [abstract]

10 February 2015

Mohsen A. Jafari
Industrial & Systems Engineering
Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
Rutgers University

Risk Based Traffic Safety [abstract]

27 June 2014

Chris Mi
Electrical and Computer Engineering
GATES Center for Electric Drive Transportation
University of Michigan-Dearborn

Development of an 8kW Extremely Efficient EV Wireless Charger [abstract]

30 May 2014

Thomas A. Horan, and Brian Hilton
Center for Information Systems and Technology
Claremont Graduate University

Spatial Transportation Analysis: The Final Frontier? [abstract]

15 May 2014

Yanfeng Ouyang
Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Biofuel Supply Chain Design under Agricultural Land Use Competition and Government Regulations [abstract]

09 May 2014

Robert L. Bertini
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Portland State University

Transforming Transportation Research by Leveraging Multimodal System Data [abstract]

04 April 2014

Nobuaki Ohmori
Department of Urban Engineering
The University of Tokyo

How Different are Barriers Against Out-Of-Home Activity Participation for Women Raising Children? [abstract]

28 February 2014

Payman Julia
Beedie School of Business
Simon Fraser University

Models for the Supply-Chain Management of Containerized Imports from Asia to North America [abstract]

14 February 2014

Yinhai Wang
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Washington

Big Data to Big Discoveries and Big Decisions: Challenges and Opportunities for Transportation Professionals [abstract]

07 February 2014

Frank Quon
Highway Program Executive Officer
LA Metro

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) in Today’s World [abstract]

15 March 2013

Jung Ung Min
Inha University
Incheon, Korea

Redefine Supply Chain Management as a Value Referencing System [abstract]

07 December 2012

Cheol Oh
Hanyang University
Ansan, Korea

Is Traffic Safety Related with Environmental Impacts? : Exploring the Relationship between Crash Potential and Vehicle Emissions [abstract]

15 November 2012

Henry Liu
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Understanding the Day-to-Day Traffic Evolution

Process after the I-35W Bridge Collapse in Minnesota


09 October 2012

Christian G. Claudel
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Exact and Fast Traffic Flow Estimation Using Mixed Integer Linear Programming [abstract]

24 May 2012

Joseph Chow
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California

Activity Routing and Scheduling: Calibration and Scenari

Analysis for Activity-based Travel Forecast Models [abstract]

18 May 2012

Xinkai Wu
California State Polytechnic University Pomona
Pomona, California

Investigating Traffic and Driving Behaviors at Signalized Intersections Using High-Resolution Event Data[abstract]

10 October 2011

Kenneth Kuhn
University of Canterbury
Christchurch, NewZealand

Transportation Systems and Extreme Weather Events[abstract]

20 June 2011

Markos Papageorgiou
Technical University of Crete
Chania, Greece

Optimal Mainstream Traffic Flow Control of Large Scale Motorway Networks[abstract]

15 April 2011

Linda Fernandez
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, California

Trade Transport and Environment Linkages at the U.S. Mexico Border: Whick Policies Matter?[abstract]

04 March 2011

Masanobu Shinozuka
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California

Socio-Economic Effect Of Seismic Retrofit Of Bridges For Highway Transportation Networks: A Pilot Study[abstract]

07 January 2011

Luca Quadrifoglio
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas

The Zoning Paratransit System with Transfers: Formulation, Optimization and Heuristic[abstract]

11 June 2010

Debbie Niemeier
University of California, Davis
Davis, California

Taking the 'Action' out of Climate Action Plans [abstract]

28 May 2010

Hani S. Mahmassani
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois

Predictive Strategies for Online Traffic System Management: The Missing Intelligence [abstract]

07 May 2010

Konstadinos G. Goulias
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California

Travel Behavior Dynamics from a Lifespan Development Perspective [abstract]

23 April 2010

Brian Taylor
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California

Congestion and Accessibility: What Is the Relationship? [abstract]

16 April 2010

Tim M. Brown
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California

Transportation and Energy [abstract]

09 April 2010

Lester Hoel
Univeristy of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia

Mobility and Transportation: Providing Access to the World [abstract]
25 March 2010 H. Oliver Gao
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
From Transportation Emissions Control to Public Health - Are We Doing the Right Thing, and Doing it Right? [abstract]

18 February 2010

Kevan Shafizadeh
California State University, Sacramento
Sacramento, California

Identifying Sites with Targeted Crash Types For Engineering Investigations in California [abstract]

11 February 2010

Will Kempton

The Promise and Challenge of Transit Oriented Development


4 February 2010

Hesham Rakha
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia

Energy and Environmental Modeling of Transportation Systems: New Developments. [abstract]

8 May 2009

Edna M. Bonacich
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, California

GETTING THE GOODS- Ports, Labor, and the Logistics Revolution. [abstract]

17 July 2008

Brian L. Smith
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

Harnessing Wireless Communications to Improve Surface

Transportation. [abstract]

9 May 2008

Matthew Barth
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, California

Traffic Congestion and its Impacts on Greenhouse Gas

Emissions: Can ITS Help? [abstract]

6 November 2007

Joseph M. Sussman
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts USA

Some Perspectives on Engineering Systems: Initiatives in

Undergraduate and Graduate Education [abstract]

2 November 2007

Majid Sarvi
Monash University
Victoria, Australia

Development of a Framework for Roadspace Reallocation in

Relation to Transit Priority [abstract]

25 October 2007

Randall Crane
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California USA

Is There a Quiet Revolution in Women's Travel? Revisiting

Sex and Commuting, 1985-2005 [abstract]

27 August 2007

Jan Owen Jansson
Linkoping University

Public Transport Pricing Policy Towards Central City Travel in the Light of Recent Experiences of Congestion Charging

6 December 2006

Jean-Daniel Saphores
University of California,Irvine
Irvine, California, USA

Understanding Californians’ Interest For Hybrid Cars [abstract]

2 October 2006

Yibing Wang
Technical University of Crete
Crete, Greece

A Generic Approach to Real-Time Freeway Network Traffic

Surveillance [abstract]

25 April 2006

Nicholas G. Rupp
East Carolina University
Greenvile, North Carolina, USA

Retracting a Gift: How Does Employee Effort Respond to a

Wage Reduction? [abstract]

12 January 2006

Joseph M. Sussman
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

ITS Technologies and Institutional Issues: Some Ideas for

Accelerating Deployment of Effective Systems [abstract] [bio]

10 January 2006

Wen-Long Jin
University of California, Irvine
Irvine<,California, USA

Modeling Instantaneous Multihop Connectivity of

Inter-Vehicle Communication [abstract]

9 December 2005

Yossi Berechman
Sauder School of Business
University of British Columbia, Canada

Port Inland Distribution Network: A

Transportation-Economic Study of Proposed Container Barge Operation [abstract]

27 May 2005

Martin Wachs
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California, USA

A Quiet Revolution in Transportation Finance [abstract]

13 May 2005

Jan K. Brueckner
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California, USA

Internalization of Airport Congestion: A Network Analysis [abstract]

15 April 2005

David Brownstone
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California, USA

The Impact of Residential Density on Vehicle Usage and

Energy Consumption [abstract]

15 April 2005

Kenneth A. Small
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California, USA

Road Pricing and Public Transport:: Lessons from London [abstract]

4 March 2005

Richard Funderburg
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California, USA

Location, Concentration and Performance of Economic

Activity in Brazil [abstract]

18 February  2005

Wen-Long Jin
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California, USA>

Instantaneous Information Propagation in a Traffic Stream

through Inter-Vehicle Communication [abstract]

28 January 2005

David Boyce
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois, USA

Convergence of Traffic Assignment and Integrated Travel

Forecasting Models [abstract]