Institute News

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.
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.

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.

6/22/16

The event, featuring elected officials and researchers, will highlight cutting-edge transportation research.

12/2/15

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

1/26/17

Preliminary study examines Mets-Yankees game and U.S. Open tennis, finds tweets effective for gathering real-time passenger info.

7/10/14

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.

12/28/07

How prepared is New York for another terrorist attack or major disaster? That's the question a group of researchers and disaster-response experts will discuss at a two-day conference addressing ways to protect New York City and New York State.

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.

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.