FMRI Sponsored Conferences/Workshops

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FMRI Cosponsors the 6th Annual UTC Conference for the Southeastern Region

Oct. 24 - 25, 2018, Clemson University, SC

The goal of the conference is to disseminate information about UTC research and encourage collaboration on future projects. The FAU FMRI research team participated in the poster showcase with four posters, titled “Vessel Scheduling Considering Multiple Time Windows and Berth Constrained Split Deliveries”; “Implementation of Freight Signal Priority Strategies for Improving Freight Operations”; “An Optimization Model for Evaluating the Economic Competitiveness of Short Sea Shipping,” and; “Disaggregate Market Penetration Model for Freight Transportation Organizations Adopted Connecting Autonomous Vehicle Technology.” The FMRI Research Associate, Anastasios Charisis presented the topic “Multi-objective Optimization Model for Locating Logistics Delivery Facilities in Urban Areas”.

Hurricane Workshop

Workshop: Lessons from Hurricane Irma for Increasing Resilience - From Practice to Revising Plans and Policies

Nov. 28, 2017, Fort Lauderdale, FL

The workshop was hosted by the FAU Center for Urban & Environmental Solutions (CUES). Dr. Kaisar presented on “Lessons Learned from Hurricanes: Evacuation and Resilience.” FMRI team attendees were research associates MD Sultan Ali, and Bratislav Ostojic.

FMRI Cosponsors the 5th Annual UTC Conference for the Southeastern Region

Nov. 15 - 17, 2017, Gainesville, FL

The event brought together faculty, students, staff, practitioners, and public officials from the Southeastern US to disseminate information about ongoing activities and to foster collaboration within the academic community and the private and public sector agencies in the region. The FAU FMRI research team participated in the poster showcase with two posters, titled “Port Recovery in the Aftermath of Oil Spill Incident,” and “Evaluation of Bus Routes Efficiency Using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) and Free Disposal Hull (FDH) Approaches.” The FMRI Research Associate, MD Sultan Ali presented on “Guidance for Identifying Corridor Conditions that Warrant Deploying Transit Signal Priority.” Dr. Kaisar attended meetings with Dr. Gkolias, FMRI Associate Director, and Dr. Mishra, FMRI partner, from the University of Memphis regarding current and future projects of the Institute.

SET Camps

Summer Engineering Technology (SET) Program

Summer, 2017, FAU, Boca Raton, FL

Summer camps for high-achieving students entering grades 7 to 9 in fall 2019. Students learn how to think critically in a fun and academically stimulating environment. FMRI sponsored a Freight Transportation for Smart Cities camp for 16 students from Crystal Lake Middle School, Carver Middle School, Margate Middle School, and AD Henderson University School. The course covered ArcGIS based spatial analysis of truck traffic in Florida, port resilience, automated and connected vehicles, and public transportation in smart cities. Students also visited with the FAU Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) racing team, assembled a basic soldering kit, and attended a drone flying demonstration.

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