2019 Events

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Dr. Rodrigo Mesa-Arango

Port Planning Under Deep Uncertainty

FMRI & ITE FAU Student Chapter Lecture Series
November 14, 2019
FAU Boca Raton Campus, Engineering East (EE-96), Room 405, Boca Raton, FL

Presented by Dr. Rodrigo Mesa-Arango, which heads the Transportation Engineering branch for the Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering at the Florida Institute of Technology, this presentation will overview the motivation, challenges, and framework of a maritime port planning model for the Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) region. It explores issues for port planning and overviews the development of a maritime port planning framework to forecast port demand and costs supported by an underlying computable general equilibrium model for global trade, context-specific secondary data, and stakeholders'/experts' opinions. The scope of the project encompasses the Colombian Caribbean region, and selected scenarios of international trade, new technologies, and emerging maritime industry trends. The final model will be able to support national investment guidance for maritime ports located in the LAC region.

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Josselyn and Portal

A Career in Transportation: Solving Transportation Problems to Improve People's Lives

FMRI & ITE FAU Student Chapter Lecture Series
November 13, 2019
FAU Boca Raton Campus, Instructional Services (IS-4), Room 113, Boca Raton, FL

Jessica Josselyn, from Kittelson & Associates, Inc., discovered a passion for planning several years into her career as a Civil Engineer. Her expertise in engineering and planning gives her the ability to carry out planning processes with an in-depth understanding of future phases, such as operations or design. As a planning specialist, she has led regional transportation plans, created transit visions, developed performance measurement systems, facilitated prioritization processes, and established regional operations and congestion management policies. She has a keen ability to think through and solve complex technical issues without losing focus on the big picture and community values, which results in projects moving from planning to implementation.

Benazir Portal, from Kittelson & Associates, Inc., has participated in a variety of traffic operations, planning and safety engineering studies throughout the United States, with significant involvement in Florida while at Kittelson. Her experience includes traffic impact studies, development application reviews, parking studies, traffic operations analysis, Road Safety Audits, identification of safety and operational improvements, and signing and marking improvements, development of Transit Signal Priority plans. Benazir has further developed her traffic operations analysis skills using microsimulation through different projects, including the operations evaluation for highly urbanized locations like Downtown Miami and environmental assessment documentation for Washington DC’s streetcar line.

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Dr. Anusha SP

Application of Automated Sensor Data for Development of Estimation Models for Real Time Traffic Management

FMRI & ITE FAU Student Chapter Lecture Series
October 14, 2019
FAU Boca Raton Campus, Engineering East (EE-96), Boca Raton, FL
Dial by phone: US (toll free): +1 866 899 4679 | Access Code: 290-873-509

A lecture presented by Dr. Anusha S.P, Assistant Professor at the APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University in Kerala, India. Dr. Anusha will present about the application of automated sensor data for development of estimation models for various traffic variables in the homogeneous and heterogeneous (mixed) traffic conditions, with two case studies. The developed estimation schemes can be used as part of travel time information applications in real time Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) implementations. Dr. Anusha was the 2019 recipient of the Arthur M. Wellington Prize for the paper, “Cycle-by-Cycle Analysis of Signalized Intersections for Varying Traffic Conditions with Erroneous Detector Data.”

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Mr. Charles Edwards

Planning for Freight Flows – From the Perspective of the City and Regional Planners

FMRI & ITE FAU Student Chapter Lecture Series
October 9, 2019
FAU Boca Raton Campus, Engineering East (EE-96), Boca Raton, FL

The FMRI along with the ITE FAU Student Chapter will receive the guest Mr. Charles Edwards, Director of the NCDOT Office of Logistics and Freight. Ms. Edwards will present about the impacts and challenges associated with e-Commerce shipments on predicting traffic flows and designing appropriate urban infrastructure.

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CUTC

2019 CUTC Summer Meeting

Hosted by the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC), and the Southern Plains Transportation Center (SPTC) at the University of Oklahoma
June 24 - 26, 2019
National Weather Center, Norman, OK

The 2019 CUTC Summer Meeting will be hosted by the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC) and the Southern Plains Transportation Center (SPTC) at the University of Oklahoma. The three-day event will focus on guest speakers sharing their research on various topics, such as the future of mobility and its impact on workforce development, sustainable and climate resilient transportation, and leadership.

SPTC Website
SET

2019 Summer Engineering Technology (SET) Camps

FMRI & FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science
June 17 - 21 and June 24 - 28, 2019
FAU Boca Raton Campus, Instructional Services (IS-4), Room 113, Boca Raton, FL

The FMRI along with the FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science is hosting summer camps for high-achieving students entering grades 7 to 9 in Fall 2019. The courses in the Transportation Summer Camp program introduce students to traffic simulation games and GIS, and freight transportation, supply chain and logistics games.

SET Website
WTS FMRI Event

Automated Parking and Mobility: Benefits, Challenges, and Best Practices for Rapidly Expanding Technology

Hosted by FMRI & the Women in Transportation, South Florida Chapter
May 22, 2019, 5:30 - 7pm
FAU Boca Raton Campus, Engineering East (EE-96), FAU Club, Boca Raton, FL

Discussion about how evolving disruptive technology can assist with automated vehicles, better urban design and walkability, sustainability, bus parking, electric vehicle charging, transit oriented development, and profitable infill development on difficult urban and suburban sites. Speakers Marcos Radonic and Ken Stapleton will address innovative concepts including invisible parking, parking diets, and automated valet parking.

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FMRI Advisory Board Meeting

FMRI Annual Advisory Board Meeting

May 16 - 17, 2019
University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

The FMRI consortium members and advisory board members will discuss current educational and research activities, and upcoming year three projects. Attendees of the meeting will have an opportunity to tour the local FedEx facility, BNSF Intermodal Yard, and the University of Memphis Research Village.

Dr. John Hourdos

Talking, Robots, or Talking Robot Cars?

FMRI & ITE FAU Student Chapter Lecture Series
April 3, 2019, 11am
FAU Boca Raton Campus, Instructional Services (IS-4), Room 113, Boca Raton, FL

The FMRI along with the ITE FAU Student Chapter will receive the guest speaker Dr. John Hourdos, Director of the Minnesota Traffic Observatory and Research Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Hourdos will discuss the future of the transportation revolution, separating the reality from fantasy.

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FMRI Workshop on Supply Chain Sustainability and Transportation Resilience

Supply Chain Sustainability and Transportation Resilience Workshop

March 29, 2019
SeaTech, FAU Dania Beach Site
Remote Option: join.fau.edu, 561.297.4719, Mtg. ID 6121

The FMRI is holding a discussion of supply chain sustainability and transportation resilience that span from framework proposals to transportation and operations management-based research.

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Drone Deliveries

The Next Delivery to Your Door: Looking at the Future Energy Impacts of Innovative Freight Delivery Technologies

FMRI & ITE FAU Student Chapter Lecture Series
March 13, 2019, 11 am
FAU Boca Raton Campus, Instructional Services (IS-4), Room 113, Boca Raton, FL

The FMRI along with the ITE FAU Student Chapter will receive the guest speakers Victor Walker, M.S., Research Engineer in the Idaho National Laboratory, and Dr. Amy Moore, Transportation Planning Engineer at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. They will discuss future efficiencies in drone deliveries, parcel lockers, and electric vehicles.

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Dr. Hady Salloum

Research Challenges in Maritime Security

FMRI & ITE FAU Student Chapter Lecture Series
February 27, 2019, 11 am
FAU Boca Raton Campus, Engineering East (EE-96), Room 303, Boca Raton, FL

The FMRI along with the ITE FAU Student Chapter will receive the guest speaker Dr. Hady Salloum, Director of the DHS Science and Technology National Center of Excellence for Maritime Security, Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey. Dr. Salloum will discuss various projects being conducted by the Maritime Security Center to address maritime security concerns.

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Dr. Ali Haghani

Optimization of School Bus Operations

FMRI & ITE FAU Student Chapter Lecture Series
February 15, 2019, 11am
Instructional Services (IS-4), Room 101

The FMRI along with the ITE FAU Student Chapter will receive the guest speaker Dr. Ali Haghani, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Office of Advanced Engineering Education at the University of Maryland. Dr. Haghani will discuss more efficient ways for school bus routes.

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Future Transportation - FMRI Networking Event

FMRI 2nd Annual Networking Reception

January 13, 2019, 7pm
Cuba Libre, 801 9th St. N.W., Suite A, Washington, D.C. 20001

FMRI will host a networking event with government representatives, industry partners, and academic institutions. This more informal event will be held during the TRB 2019 and has the objective to collaborate and discuss the future of transportation and research.

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