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10/29/12

University at Buffalo faculty members are available to discuss challenges relating to the arrival of Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast, including threats to buildings, infrastructure and water supplies.

Transinfo present first annual symposium on transportation informatics
7/31/15

The event, entitled Big Data Analytics Transforming Transportation Operations, Management and Safety, is presented by UB's Transportation Informatics center and will be held August 13-14, 2015, in Buffalo.

12/15/15

Chunming Qiao received the 2015 Distinguished Technical Achievement Award from IEEE’s Communications Society Communications Switching and Routing Technical Committee.

12/10/15

Qing He, Stephen Still Assistant Professor in Transportation Engineering and Logistics, was interviewed by The Weather Channel’s “Weekend Recharge” for a story about weather-related tweets. He was also featured on WKBW-TV's monthly Buffalo Niagara 360 Spotlight Professional Series as a rising star in transportation engineering.

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12/3/15

UB researchers found that Twitter can provide fairly sensitive data about not only current weather conditions, but the condition of roads and highways.

4/15/14
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.”
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1/8/16
A story on WBFO-FM reports on a study by UB’s Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics that explored how weather-related tweets could provide an invaluable assessment of road conditions, and interviews Adel Sadek, professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering.
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3/11/16

A story on WGRZ-TV’s Innovate WNY reports UB, through a research grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, is developing a platform for municipalities to gather crowdsourced social media posts to help predict traffic patterns.

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6/24/16

A driverless SUV demonstration took place at UB in partnership with the Southwest Research Institute, UB’s Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics, the Transportation Informatics Tier 1 University Transportation Center, and Erie County.

7/11/16
An article on Wallethub.com assesses the best and worst states for teen drivers and interviews Panagiotis Ch. Anastasopoulos, assistant professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering, about his tips for parents of new drivers.