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The Freight Mobility Research Institute hosted the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization's Freight Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting at FAU's Davie Campus. During this meeting, Dr. Evangelos Kaisar discussed FMRI's activities and current and future projects, as well as potential collaborations with members.
FAU's Center for Urban & Environmental Solutions hosted Automation in Transportation with support of the Freight Mobility Research Institute. Presentations were given by Dr. Louis Merlin of Florida Atlantic University, Dr. Steve Lockwood of Steve Lockwood, LLC, and special guest Dr. Tim Schwanen of University of Oxford. A guided bus tour took guests through the Port of Palm Beach where they were able to view the port in action, as well as take a walking tour through the Florida Sugar & Molasses Exchange facility. Please click here for more information regarding this event, including presentations and video.
The Annual Freight Mobility Research Institute meeting, gathering members from all partner universities and advisory board, took place on March 30th and 31st at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. This meeting was intended to gather members from all partner universities and advisory board to review presentations regarding the progress of the institute’s activities and research projects, as well as discuss the next steps required to further improve the institute’s performance in addressing the most critical issues in United State’s freight transport systems.
The Freight Mobility Research Institute researchers had a privilege to meet with professor Alexander Skabardonis, the world-known expert in a field of traffic engineering, traffic control systems, traffic management, transportation and the environment from University of California, Berkeley. The young researchers had the opportunity to discuss about their current and future FMRI projects, hear more about work of Dr. Scabardonis and explore potential collaboration in the future.
Students from the FAU High School visited the Freight Mobility Research Institute and its Transportation Laboratory at Florida Atlantic University. The FMRI research team gave a tour to the state-of-the-art facilities. The FMRI Director, Dr. Evangelos I. Kaisar provided information to the students regarding Transportation Engineering and the prospects of pursuing a career in this field.
Sam Jordan, a graduate student of Freight Mobility Research Institute at the University of Memphis was selected by the Board of Regents of the Eno Center for Transportation to participate in the 26th Annual Eno Future Leaders Development Conference in Washington, DC on May 20th – 25th, 2018. He holds degrees from the University of Tennessee, the University of Memphis, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Sam's research interests center around the planning and design of sustainable and resilient intermodal transportation systems, and the ethical considerations of distributing connective resources throughout communities. Each year, the Eno Future Leaders Development Conference (LDC) gives 20 of the nation’s top graduate students in transportation a first-hand look at how national transportation policies are developed. Students apply to the program early in the year, and those selected as “Eno Fellows” come to Washington, DC for a week in the spring of meetings with federal officials and leaders of business and non-profit organizations.
FMRI Research Associates Bratislav Ostojic and MD Sultan Ali visited the Florida Atlantic University High School for a guest talk. They presented their research work related to Transportation Engineering and had the chance to engage with students and answer questions about the opportunities arising in the transportation sector.
FMRI Director, Dr. Evangelos I. Kaisar, participated in the Freight Transportation Advisory Committee of the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization. Dr. Kaisar presented on new research conducted by FMRI related to improving freight mobility.
Dr. Evangelos I. Kaisar, Director of the FMRI, had a meeting with the all the partners and the advisory board of the Freight Mobility Research Institute. The meeting held during the Transportation Research Board 97th Annual Meeting. The subject of their meeting was the progress of the Institute of its first year, the projects of 2017 and the future projects for 2018.
Each January, transportation professionals and practitioners from all over the world convene in Washington D.C. for the 97th Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting. The Freight Mobility Research Institute (FMRI) hosted its first ever reception within the TRB framework. In the FMRI reception more than 60 Academics, Industry Professionals and University students gathered together and had the opportunity to engage with the FMRI researchers and learn more information about its activities and projects. Furthermore, the FMRI was well represented at the 97th Annual Meeting as its staff participated in committee meetings, lecture sessions, and poster presentations. Listed papers include: "Marine Container Terminal Cooperation: A Nash Bargaining Approach" (Pujats, K., Gkolias, M., Mishra, S.) "Data Envelopment Analysis Model for Assessment of Safety and Security of Intermodal Transportation Facilities" (Kaisar, E., Gundersen, E.), "Disaggregated Prediction of Adoption Rate of Autonomous Trucks by Freight Organizations" (Simpson J., Mishra, S., Talebian, A., Gkolias, M.), and "Modeling the Sustainability of Commercial Vehicle Technologies" (Figliozzi, M.)
The graduate student, Stavroula Manta represented the Freight Mobility Research Institute on her visit at the National Technical University of Athens. She met with Professors from the Civil Engineering Department and Surveying Engineering Department of NTUA. The purpose of the meetings was to present the FMRI current and future projects and to recruit new graduate students.
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