Harnessing the power of big data to address transportation challenges.

social media transportation.

Analyzing traffic violations and traffic crash records to develop a probabilistic model that will help detect high risk drivers with the main goal of preventing future crashes.

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.

Cyber transportation - Connected Vehicles.

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.

Obtaining Quality Big Data via Crowdsourced Road Sensing System.

This project develops novel data mining methodologies that integrate heterogeneous urban data for the estimation of city-wide transportation information.

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.”

social media transportation.

Mining social media data to deduce useful information about present or future travelers’ behavior, with a special emphasis under events, including both planned and unplanned.

Inferring Origin-Destination Demand and Utility-Based Travel Preferences in Multi-Modal Travel Environment Using Automatic Fare Collection Data.

Understanding and expressing public transit system utilization based on fundamental travel behavior.

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.

Paratransit Vehicle.

Incorporating data analytics into paratransit planning and operations is a promising approach for increasing their cost-effectiveness.

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.

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.

  • 11/1/17

    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

    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

    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

  • 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

Transportation News

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.

10/4/13

A UB-led research team has received a $1.4 million federal grant to "mine" data collected by GPS units and smartphones to enhance and improve transportation systems and policy.

12/6/12
Two UB experts will be doing important work on commissions analyzing how New York State can strengthen its response to natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy, which destroyed homes through wind, flood and fire, and left millions of people without electricity, transportation and other critical services for days or weeks.

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>