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A new shipping simulator will prioritize safety, which often takes a back seat to speed when transporting hazardous materials such as gasoline or medical waste from hospitals.

Shuai Tang, a third year PhD student from the Transportation Systems Programs in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at the University at Buffalo received travel grants from both the NSF-sponsored 2014 Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute on Sustainable Urban Freight Systems (PASI-SUFS) held in Bogota and Cartagena, Colombia from Aug 3 to Aug 17, 2014 and Volvo’s Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) Workshop and Conference in New York from Oct 26 to Oct 30, 2014 where he presented The Geography of Warehousing --Spatial Analysis and Findings of the New York Metropolitan Region
The Federal Highway Administration and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently announced that NYSDOT with the collaboration of CUBRC and the University at Buffalo were selected for implementation and technical assistance in Round 4 of the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) Implementation Assistance Program in the Safety Focus Area: “Concept to Countermeasure – Research to Deployment Using the SHRP2 Safety Databases.”  Dr. Panagiotis Ch. Anastasopoulos, Assistant Professor of UB’s Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, and Associate Director for ISTL, will serve as UB's principal investigator on this project.
Lei Lin
Lin’s  paper  titled “Android Smartphone Application for Collecting, Sharing and Predicting the Niagara Frontier Border Crossings Waiting Time" has been selected as the winner of the ITS-NY 2014 Best Student ITS Paper Competition.
Changhyun Kwon, Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, received a 2014 NSF CAREER Award for his proposal, “Advancing Routing Methods in Hazardous Materials Transportation.”

Reducing one’s carbon footprint. Becoming comfortable with public transit. Exploring Buffalo. Those are some of the findings of a study that examined a pilot program that offered Metro Rail use to some UB students, faculty and staff for 20 months in 2011 and 2012.

Two UB experts will be doing important work on commissions analyzing how New York State can strengthen its response to natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy, which destroyed homes through wind, flood and fire, and left millions of people without electricity, transportation and other critical services for days or weeks.
Mining 'big data' to improve transportation

A UB-led research team has received a $1.4 million federal grant to "mine" data collected by GPS units and smartphones to enhance and improve transportation systems and policy.

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Ten proposals from across the university have been awarded funding for 2012-13 from the “E Fund,” a competitive program to spur collaborative initiatives that will expand the institution’s impact and enhance the student educational experience.


Nallan C. Suresh, Ph.D., associate professor of manufacturing and operations management in the School of Management, was lead editor of a recently released book that details the latest theory and practice of streamlining manufacturing operations.