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Zhenhua Zhang, author of "On-site Traffic Accident Detection with Both Social Media and Traffic Data"
Zhenhua Zhang, a PhD student at the University at Buffalo submitted a paper for consideration for the ITS-NY 2016 Best Student ITS Paper Competition. Since this reporting period closed, he has been announced the winner of the competition with his paper entitled “On-site Traffic Accident Detection with Both Social Media and Traffic Data”.
Kaleida Health

ISTL core faculty, Professors Jurriann De Jong and Nallan Suresh from the Department of Operations Management and Strategy in the School of Management have partnered with Kaleida Health on a supply chain project focused on materials management, strategic sourcing and value analysis. 

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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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It’s “Snowing like CRAZY up in here” and other tweets can boost computer models that guide traffic.

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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.

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


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