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Zhenhua Zhang, author of "On-site Traffic Accident Detection with Both Social Media and Traffic Data"
4/26/16
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
3/24/16

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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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.

Traffic, snow and Twitter logos.
12/2/15

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

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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.
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.

12/15/15

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