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Photos from the 2015 Fall Convocation

Congratulations to Michale Linton and Faranak Hoseini on successfully earning a MASc degree at UW! Check out some photos of Michale and Faranak on their 2015 Fall Convocation!

Fu, L., Thakali, L., Linkton, M., Kwon, T. J., Usman, T. (2015) Cost-benefit analysis of winter road maintenance standards – a case study. Proceedings of the 2015 CSCE Annual Conference, May 27-30, 2015. Regina, SK.

Fu, L., Thakali, L., Linkton, M., Kwon, T. J., Usman, T. (2015) Cost-benefit analysis of winter road maintenance standards – a case study. Proceedings of the 2015 CSCE Annual Conference, May 27-30, 2015. Regina, SK. Abstract: This paper describes the result of a study aiming at illustrating how models of winter road maintenance (WRM) performance measures can be applied to investigate the implications of different winter road maintenance level of …Read More

Thakali, L., Kwon, T. J., & Fu, L. (2015). Identification of Crash Hotspots using Kernel Density Estimation and Kriging Methods – A Comparison. Journal of Modern Transportation. DOI: 10.1007/s40534-015-0068-0

Thakali, L., Kwon, T. J., & Fu, L. (2015).  Identification of Crash Hotspots using Kernel Density Estimation and Kriging Methods – A Comparison. Journal of Modern Transportation. DOI: 10.1007/s40534-015-0068-0 Abstract: This paper presents a study aimed at comparing the outcome of two geostatistical based approaches, namely, Kernel Density Estimation (KDE) and Kriging, for identifying crash hotspots in a road network. Aiming at locating high-risk locations for potential intervention, hotspot identification …Read More

Fu, L., Thakali, L., Usman, T., and Kwon, T. J. (2014). Application of WRM Performance Models for Evaluating the Implications of Varying Service Standards. Final Report submitted to Ontario Ministry of Transportation.

Fu, L., Thakali, L., Usman, T., and Kwon, T. J. (2014). Application of WRM Performance Models for Evaluating the Implications of Varying Service Standards. Final Report submitted to Ontario Ministry of Transportation. Abstract This report describes the result of a study aiming at illustrating how models of winter road maintenance (WRM) performance measures can be applied to investigate the implications of different winter road maintenance level of service (LOS) standards …Read More

Kamal Hossain Successfully Defended his PhD Oral Defense

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Congratulations to Kamal Hossain, a PhD student under supervision of Dr. Liping Fu, successfully passed his doctoral thesis defence on last Wednesday the 3rd of December, 2014.  The examining committee was chaired by Dr. Joe Qian, Associate Professor from the School of Planning, and included three internal examiners; Dr. Susan Tighe, Professor, and Dr. Mark Knight, Associate Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Dr. Boxin Zhao, Associate Professor …Read More

Kwon, T. J., Fu, L., & Jiang, C. (2014). RWIS Stations – Where and How Many to Install: A Cost Benefit Analysis Approach, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering (CJCE), DOI: 10.1139/cjce-2013-0569.

Kwon, T. J., Fu, L., & Jiang, C. (2014). RWIS Stations – Where and How Many to Install: A Cost Benefit Analysis Approach, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering (CJCE), DOI: 10.1139/cjce-2013-0569.   ABSTRACT This paper presents a cost-benefit based approach to the problem of finding the optimal location and density of road weather information system (RWIS) stations over a regional road network. The novelty of the proposed method lies in the models …Read More

SICOPS Project featured on Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program

Snow and Ice Control for Parking Lots and Sidewalks (SICOPS)   There is a clear need to reduce road salt use in Canada due to its adverse environmental and socioeconomic effects. To date, research and development regarding the improvement of winter maintenance practice has primarily focused on roadways. However, best practices for snow and ice control on roadways do not typically apply to parking lots, which are subject to distinct …Read More

Feng, F. and Fu, L. (2014). “Winter Road Surface Condition Forecasting.” J. Infrastruct. Syst. , 10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000241 , 04014049.

Feng, F. and Fu, L. (2014). “Winter Road Surface Condition Forecasting.” J. Infrastruct. Syst. , 10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000241 , 04014049.   Winter Road Surface Condition Forecasting This study has attempted to address a challenging problem in winter road maintenance, namely road surface condition (RSC) forecasting. A novel conceptual framework for short-term road surface condition forecasting is proposed. This framework is designed to consider all important conditional factors, including weather, traffic, and maintenance …Read More

Prof. Fu and Tae’s research trip to Harbin, China

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In the past summer, Dr. Fu and Tae were invited to give a talk at the 2nd International Symposium on Winter Road Maintenance, held in Harbin, China (Aug 19-22, 2014). Dr. Fu gave a keynote speech and presented on “Performance of Alternative Snow and Ice Control Strategies and Materials – Results from a Large Scale Field Test” whereas Tae talked about his research topic on “Development and Evaluation of Models and …Read More