Northwestern University Transportation Center News

2017 TRB Meeting & NUTC Reunion


(L to R): Bret Johnson; Diana Marek; Rachel Cole; Cindy Ross

On Sunday, January 8th, more than 800 Northwestern University Transportation Center Alumni and Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting attendees gathered at the Washington, DC Marriott Marquis to kick off TRB’s 96th week of transportation-focused meetings, workshops and special events.

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More than 13,000 people attended this highly-anticipated, week-long TRB event and Northwestern was involved in 35 events and workshops, thanks to more than 70 presenters and participants. If you missed the exciting, transportation-focused event, check out highlights of Northwestern participation in this linked PDF listing: Northwestern Participation - TRB 2017


(L to R): Helen Pinto; Hooram Halat; Michael Hyland; Leclercq Ludovic (IFSTTAR / University of Lyon, France)
 
An example of Northwestern's involvement in TRB 2017...

Title: Activity Scheduling and Travel Choices in a Dynamic Network: Equilibrium Concept and Properties of ABM-DTA Integrated Model Framework
Authors: Hooram Halat, Hani Mahmassani, Ali Zockaie
Description: The research examines a challenging problem related to the integration of activity-based travel demand models and dynamic traffic assignment models - activity scheduling. The research utilizes a user-equillibrium based approach.

New Research Project: Connected and Autonomous Vehicles


In collaboration with researchers at UC-Berkeley and Leidos, Inc., NUTC leads a new project for the Federal Highway Administration at the US Department of Transportation, to develop analysis/modeling/simulation (AMS) framework for connected and/or autonomous vehicle environments. The objective of the effort is to eventually develop modeling and simulation tools that can support analysis of alternative technological options and operational concepts intended for connected and autonomous vehicles.
 
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Honors & Awards

Dean Julio Ottino -  National Academy of Engineering Award for Whole-Brain Engineering

Joseph Schofer - 
S.S. Steinberg Award from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)


Amanda Stathopoulos -  2017 Alumnae of Northwestern University Award for Curriculum Development
Upcoming Events
Click below to view our full calendar & join us at upcoming events!
http://tiny.cc/NUTCevents


FEB. 9 - 4PM: SEMINAR
Effects of the Light Rail Transit Development
& Neighborhood Design on Travel Behavior

Jason Cao, Assoc. Prof., University of Minnesota


APRIL 20 - 21: TRF CONFERENCE

58th Transportation Research Forum Annual Conference
Learn more!


MAY 22 - 24: EXEC ED
Freight Transportation & Logistics - NUTC's 2017 Executive Education
Register today!


JULY 24 - 26: ISTTT22
NUTC hosts the 22nd International Symposium on Transportation & Traffic Theory
Learn more & get involved!
Established in 1954 by industry representatives, the Northwestern University Transportation Center (NUTC) was the first US, university-based transportation center & has been recognized as a leading interdisciplinary education & research institution since.

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