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2017 CUTC

                               CUTC 2017 Annual Summer Meeting Agenda

Monday, June 19

1:00 p.m.           Registration Opens - Marriott HarborCenter Hotel (95 Main St, Buffalo)

1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Board Buses at Marriott HarborCenter Hotel

2:30 p.m.         Technical Tour • North Campus, University at Buffallo

·        Live Demo of Level 5 Autonomous Vehicles / Attendees will be able to ride in the AV

·        Tour of the Motion Simulation Laboratory (MSL)

5:00 p.m.       Board Buses at North Campus, University at Buffallo

                    Return to Marriott HarborCenter Hotel

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.   Welcome Reception • Marriott HarborCenter Hotel - Pan-American Ballroom

Welcome Remarks:

·        Liesl Folks, Ph.D., MBA, Dean of UB’s School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

·        Adel Sadek, Ph.D., Director of Transportation Informatics Tier I University Transportation Center

Tuesday, June 20

All Meeting Sessions at the Lexus Club, Key Bank Arena (1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza, Buffalo)

7:30 a.m.                   Registration and Continental Breakfast • Lexus Club

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.      Host Welcome - Adel Sadek, Ph.D., Director of Transportation

                                   Informatics Tier I University Transportation Center

·        Charles F. Zukoski, Ph.D., UB Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

·        Kathy Hochul, Lt. Governor of the State of New York

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.       Welcoming Remarks and UTC Competition Question and Answer

·        Kevin Womack, Ph.D., Director of Office of Research, Development and Technology, USDOT

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.      Speaker Series

·        Denise Dunn, University Grants Manager, USDOT

                                    Spotlight Conference

·        Robin Kline, University Grants Manager, USDOT

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.      Break

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.      Student Development & Enhancement Opportunities

·        Diane Woodend Jones, Chair, WTS International Board

·        Tiffany Jackson, Director of Membership and Chapter Development, WTS International

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Data Management Plan

·        Kevin Womack, Ph.D., Director of Office of Research, Development and Technology, USDOT

·        Charles R. Ducker Jr., Sr. Intellectual Property Counsel, Office of General Counsel, USDOT

·        Alasdair Cain, Director of Research, Development and Technology Coordination USDOT

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.     Lunch • Lexus Club

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.       Additional Information on Data Management Plan (Optional Breakout Session)

·        Charles R. Ducker Jr., Sr. Department Intellectual Property Counsel, Office of General Counsel, USDOT - (Key Bank Lounge)

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.      Grant Requirements Panel

·        Janet Daly, Indexing Manager, TRB

·        Denise Dunn, University Grants Manager, USDOT

·        LaChaundra Graham, University Grants Manager, USDOT

·        Roblin Kline, University Grants Manager, USDOT

·        Amy Stearns, University Grants Manager, USDOT

·        Dawn Tucker-Thomas, University Grants Manager, USDOT

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.     TransInfo Research Poster Session

Presenters:

·        Adel Sadek, Ph.D., University at Buffalo

·        Shanjiang Zhu, Ph.D., George Mason University

·        Ivette Cruzado Ph.D., University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez

·        Kevin Majka, Ph.D., CUBRIC

Poster Program:

·        An Evaluation of Knowledge Discovery & Dissemination Tools for Big Data Transportation Research

Kevin Majka, Eric Nagler, Alan Blatt, CUBRC

·        Behavior-based Traveler Classification Using High-Resolution Connected Vehicles Trajectories and Land Use Data

Yu Cui, Qing He, University at Buffalo

·        Traffic Control at Freeway Work Zones Using Connected Vehicles Technology

Salaheldeen Seliman, Qing He, Adel Sadek, University at Buffalo

·        Development of iCAVE2: instrument for Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Evaluation and Experimentation

Xin Liu, Chunming Qiao, University at Buffalo

·        Impact of Bikeshare Pricing on Ridership and Revenue

Shruthi Kaviti, Shanjiang Zhu, Mohan Venigalla, George Mason University

·        Assessing Travel Behavior Responses to Washington Metro SafeTrack Project using Smartphone App Data

Zhuo Yang, Shanjiang Zhu, George Mason University

Lei Zhang, University of Maryland

·        Improving Incident Response Strategies using Simulated Optimization Method

Guanqi Liu, Shanjiang Zhu, George Mason University

·        CARS:  Mobile Application for Vehicle Accident Report Submission

Jessica Cotrina, Manuel Rodriguez, Ivette Cruzado

University of Puerto Rico, Mayaquez

·        Development of Transit Performance Measures using Big Data

Juan Martinez, Yindhira Taveras, Didier Valdes, Ivette Cruzado

University of Puerto Rico, Mayaquez

·        Development of Collision Diagram for CARS Mobile Application

Alfredo Pomales, Manuel Rodriguez, Ivette Cruzado

University of Puerto Rico, Mayaquez

2:45 p.m.  - 4:00 p.m.     UTC Administrative Managers' Session - (Marriott Hotel, Pan American Ballroom II)

Moderator:

·        Ines Aviles-Spadoni, M.S., Coordinator, Research Programs/Services, University of Florida

Presenters:

2:50 p.m.

·        David Jared, P.E., Assistant State Engineer, Georgia DOT/Office of Research

        Topic:  Ahead of the Curve: Transportation Research Manager’s Certification

3 p.m.

·        Jacob Heiden, Research Support Coordinator, SAFER-SIM/University of Iowa

        Topic:  Improving K-12 Activities through Innovative Collaborations

3:10 p.m.

·        Victoria V. Deguzman, DPPD, Associate Director - Administration, METRANS/University of Southern California?

      Topic: Professional Development/Student Enrichment Programs

3:30 p.m.

·        General Discussion Related to Various UTC Management Issues

4:30 p.m.        Dinner & Tour to Niagara Falls

4:30 p.m. - 4:45p.m.  UB Buses Depart from Marriott HarborCenter Hotel

5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.     Dinner at Top of the Falls Restaurant (Niagara Falls State Park)

6:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.     Tour Option #1: Maid of the Mist boat ride

6:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.     Tour Option #2: Niagara Falls Bridge Commission Operations Center

6:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.     Tour Option #3: Niagara Falls State Park

8:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.       UB Buses Return to Marriott HarborCenter Hotel

Wednesday, June 21

All Meeting Sessions at the Lexus Club, Key Bank Arena

7:30 a.m.         Registration and Breakfast • Lexus Club

8:30 a.m.           CUTC Welcome - Jill Hough, Ph.D., CUTC President, North Dakota State

        University   

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.      CUTC/AASHTO RAC/State DOTs Coordination

Moderator:

·        Chandra Bhat, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Panel Members:

·        Gen Giuliano, Ph.D., METRANS Transportation Center Director 

·        Jim Appleton, Caltrans

·        Michael Hunter, Ph.D.,  Georgia Tech

·        David Jared, P.E., Assistant State Engineer, Georgia DOT/Office of Research

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.      Break

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.   Data Analytics in Transportation                  

 Moderator: 

·        Lily Elefteriadou, Ph.D., University of Florida

 Presenters:

·        Catherine Lawson, Ph.D., University of Albany

Topic: “Research “On Tap”:  The Role of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) in  

Web-based Transportation Data Analytics”

·        Natalia Ruiz Juri, Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin

Topic: “A framework to support data-centric transportation research: the Data Rodeo

concept”

11:30 a.m. ‐ 1:00 p.m.       Lunch • Lexus Club

1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.         Panel on UTC Operations

 Moderator: 

·        Lily Elefteriadou, Ph.D., University of Florida

 Panel Members:

·        Atorod Azizinamini, Ph.D., Florida International University

·        Jennifer Dill, Ph.D., Portland State University

·        Denver Tolliver, Ph.D., North Dakota State University

2:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.      CUTC Business Meeting • Lexus Club

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.      RETRC Meeting (Members only) • Key Bank Lounge

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.      CUTC Executive Committee w/ Dinner Marriott HarborCenter

            Hotel (Olmsted Boardroom)