Harnessing the power of big data to address transportation challenges.

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

Exploring the potential for using a number of machine learning and data mining methods to analyze accident data.
Developing a novel green navigation system, called Green Nav, that gives a driver the most fuel efficient route for his vehicle as opposed to the shortest or fastest route.
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.
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.
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-based travel behavior data collection platform that recruits participants by rewarding users with real-time parking information.
Designing a transportation data-warehouse prototype for the Buffalo-Niagara region and demonstrating its usefulness through a specific application.
Investigating how multiple traffic data sources can be integrated in a consistent manner, and how they may be best used for arterial performance measurement.

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.

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