Harnessing the power of big data to address transportation challenges.

Highway

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

Rendering of analytical data meeting a road with traffic signs.

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

Cyber transportation - Connected Vehicles

Investigating how multiple traffic data sources can be integrated in a consistent manner, and how they may be best used for arterial performance measurement.

Obtaining Quality Big Data via Crowdsourced Road Sensing System

Creating a quality-aware crowdsourced road sensing system that integrates sensory data from multiple vehicles while placing more weight on the vehicles that provide high quality data to significantly improve integration accuracy.

Developing a Smartphone App Platform to Decipher Travel Behavior

Developing a smartphone-based travel behavior data collection platform that recruits participants by rewarding users with real-time parking information.

Trucks Driving on a Highway

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.

Data Warehouse for Buffalo-Niagara region

Designing a transportation data-warehouse prototype for the Buffalo-Niagara region and demonstrating its usefulness through a specific application.

Achieving fuel economy via agent-based models

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.

Electric vehicle charging station on UBs north campus

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.”

Photo of aggressive driving behavior

Invistigating aggressive driving behavior under driver fatigue, and under normal and distracted driving conditions.

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.

  • 11/2/17

    UB is the premier public research university in the northeastern United States and the largest and most comprehensive campus in the 64-campus SUNY system.


    Leader Scholar: Dr. Adel W. Sadek

  • 11/1/17

    RPI is America’s first technological research university and a leader in educating men and women in vanguard technological and scientific fields.


    Leader Scholar:
    Dr. Xuegang (Jeff) Ban

  • 11/1/17

    GMU is a young university that has made impressive strides in size, stature and influence. Today, GMU is Virginia’s largest public research university.


    Leader Scholar:
    Dr. Shangjian Zhu

  • 11/1/17

    CUBRC is a leading research, development, testing and systems integration company specializing in the areas of data science and information fusion; chemical, biological and medical sciences; and aeronautics.

  • 11/1/17

    The Mayagüez Campus of the University of Puerto Rico is a co-educational, bilingual, and non-sectarian school with 106 years of educational excellence.


    Leader Scholar:
    Dr. Ivette Cruzado

Transportation News

8/8/18

Olli is UB’s first self-driving vehicle, and researchers will demonstrate its capabilities Thursday.

10/5/17

Stephen Still’s gift will create an endowment to support the Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics.

12/15/15

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

5/2/13

Ten proposals from across the university have been awarded funding for 2012-13 from the “E Fund,” a competitive program to spur collaborative initiatives that will expand the institution’s impact and enhance the student educational experience.

2017 CUTC SUMMER ANNUAL MEETING

Downtown Buffalo

TransInfo, in partnership with the Stephen Still Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics, hosted the 2017 Annual Summer Meeting of the Council of the University Transportation Centers (CUTC).

About the 2017 CUTC Meeting>