Harnessing the power of big data to address transportation challenges.

Integrating machine learning, big data, sensor networks, and agent-based transportation modeling to prototype an algorithm that combines the power of a model-driven approach with the power of big data.

Developing the tools needed to process immense amounts of data, develop new performance metrics based on the data collected, and propose methods to enhance performance.

The project investigates how real-time conditions interact to affect driver safety performance changes. From that understanding, practitioners and drivers can make more informed decisions to reduce the likelihood of a crash.

Examining in-vehicle and infrastructure-based technologies to assess how they might impact emergency responders, particularly EMS.

Extending the work that was completed for year one funding related to “Developing Highway Safety Performance Metrics in an Advanced Connected Vehicle Environment Utilizing Near-Crash Events from the SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study.”

Conducting a detailed, multivariate statistical assessment of pavement treatments by public-private partnerships, and studying their performance in terms of extending pavement lives.

Developing models that will predict the delay a passenger car or a truck is likely to encounter by the time the vehicle arrives at the border.

Pooling P3 project data from various sources to build a database that can be analyzed and used to inform future decision making.

Exploring the potential for using a number of machine learning and data mining methods to analyze accident data.

We mine a wealth of data by employing a wide variety of methods, tools and models, including those from artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, statistics, and database systems.  

When these methods are applied to large datasets that have been appropriately compiled and fused together, the result is invaluable and actionable information that can help improve the efficiency, safety, sustainability and resiliency of transportation systems. Our results inform and guide transportation planning, investment decisions, and transportation policies.

Changing The Way The World Works

SSISTL's Benefactor and Professor of Practice, Stephen Still, is featured in UB's We Are Boldy Buffalo Campaign. Stephen gave $4 million to support the Stephen Still Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics. His gift–and many other gifts–are being immediately invested in opportunities for faculty and students to address society’s biggest transportation challenges.

Transportation News

9/23/19

The customized Lincoln MKZ will help boost the university’s research enterprise in connected and autonomous vehicles.

12/15/15

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

2/25/19

University at Buffalo faculty, staff and students from civil, industrial and computer science and engineering had a strong presence at the Transportation Research Board’s 98th Annual Meeting.