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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.


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.

Big data’s role in transportation

Leaders in the emerging field of transportation informatics are gathering at UB for the first annual symposium aimed at addressing the role of big data in addressing critical transportation issues.

Transinfo present first annual symposium on transportation informatics

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.


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.


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