TransInfo Research Facilities

University at Buffalo

The University at Buffalo is home to several transportation research labs as well as the Stephen Still Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics.

Center for Computational Research (CCR)

CCR server room.

The Center for Computational Research (CCR) is a leading academic super-computing facility with more than 100 Tflops of peak performance compute capacity and 600 TB of high-performance storage. CCR's computing resources include a Linux cluster with more than 8000 processor cores and QDR Infiniband interconnect. A subset (32) of the cluster nodes contain (64) NVidia Tesla M2050 "Fermi" graphics processing units (GPUs). The computer visualization laboratory, housed within CCR, features a tiled display wall, and a VisDuo passive stereo system.

Driving and Motion Simulation Lab

Driving and Motion Simulation Lab on UB's North Campus.

The Driving and Motion Simulation Lab houses a six degree driving simulator which includes a four-screen front-projected XVGA+ visualization system, a 6 Degree-of-Freedom motion simulator, a front-seat vehicle passenger cabin, and a 2.1 channel stereo sound system. The lab also houses a fixed-base training simulator consists of a GT Omega Racing Simulator Frame/Chair.

Stephen Still Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics

globe showing various modes of transportation.

The Stephen Still Institute adapts a trans-disciplinary approach which integrates analytical and engineering problem-solving skills with managerial principles and creative adaptation.

Formed in 2013, the institute serves as an umbrella to unite faculty from across UB with an interest in transportation, logistics, and supply chain management (SCM). The institute is jointly led by the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the School of Management (SOM) and offers:

  • Research programs
  • Interdisciplinary master’s degree and a graduate certificate
  • Mechanisms for collaboration

Transportation Systems Engineering (TSE) Lab

The Transportation Systems Engineering (TSE) Lab has several computers, multiple large-format computer monitors, and high-speed network connections to the Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition (NITTEC) traffic data network. The connection with NITTEC allows the lab to receive, in real-time, travel-related information collected by NITTEC’s regional monitoring and surveillance equipment which includes link travel times and speeds, incident information, border delay information, and road condition information. The lab also has:

  1. basic traffic data collection equipment, including both automatic traffic data recorders (i.e., road tube counters and a radar traffic data recorder), as well as hand-held data collectors;
  2. state-of-the-art transportation-related software, including traffic operations and simulation software, transportation planning software, statistical software, computational intelligence modeling tools, and geographic information systems (GIS) software;
  3. hardware-in-the-loop traffic signal control equipment including Naztec TS2 type 1 traffic signal controller and a Naztec TS2 test box.
Transportation System Engineering Lab.