Covering a wide array of topics related to sustainable winter road operations, this textbook is a unique and essential guide to modern winter operations. The text provides an in-depth overview of a number of important topics, including the environmental and economic impacts of winter maintenance, best practices for maintenance and equipment, and an overview of recent research and technological developments. This book is an essential reference for professionals involved in …Read More
Research done by members of the iTSS Lab were on display at the 4th meeting of the International Conference on Transportation Information and Safety (ICTIS). Our research covered a number of topics, including traffic signal control, and high speed rail.
Congratulations to Shahram Heydari who recently defended his Doctoral thesis titled “Bayesian Nonparametric Dirichlet Process Mixture Modeling in Transportation Safety Studies” under the supervision of Dr. Liping Fu. Dr. Heydari’s work focuses on using Bayesian nonparametrics to improve roadsafety modelling. His work has been featured in numerous journal and international conference publications. Please join us in congratulating him on this milestone achievement!
Congratulations to Siyuan (Grace) Li who recently completed her Master’s seminar and thesis titled “Cycling in Toronto: Route Choice Behavior and Implications to Infrastructure Planning” under the supervision of Dr. Liping Fu. Grace’s work focused on cycling behaviour in the City of Toronto using GPS data. Her work has been presented at this year’s annual TRB meeting, and publication of the results of her research is pending in TRB’s journal, …Read More
Research done by members of the iTSS Lab were on display this past week at the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) 96th Annual Meeting. Our research covered a number of topics and was on display in the following sections: Winter Maintenance Development of Zonal-Specific Semivariograms for a Strategic Road Weather Information System Network Optimization: Case Study Authors: Tae J. Kwon, Matthew Muresan; Liping Fu; Taimur Usman Paper ID: 17-02754 Presented by: …Read More
Congratulations to Lalita Thakali who recently completed her Ph. D. defense on July 29, 2016 under the supervision of Dr. Liping Fu and Dr. Tao Chen. Defense committee members included Dr. Changbao Wu (Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo), Dr. Frank F. Saccomanno (Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo), Dr. Mahesh Pandey (Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo) and Dr. Bhagwant Persaud (Civil Engineering, Ryerson University). Her thesis was titled …Read More
Congratulations to Dr. Tae J. Kwon, who will be joining the University of Alberta as a faculty member of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Tae started his PhD study under supervision of Dr. Liping Fu in May 2011 and completed in Dec 2015 in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo. His research areas include location optimization of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) facilities, …Read More
3rd Canada-China International Symposium on Winter Road Maintenance Successfully Held in Waterloo, Ontario Following the success of the two previous events – first in Edmonton, Alberta (2012) and then in Harbin, China (2014) – the 3rd Canada-China International Symposium on Winter Road Maintenance (ISWRM) was held in Waterloo, Ontario, June 3-4, 2016. Hosted by the University of Waterloo, the Symposium was jointly sponsored by the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers …Read More
Muresan, M, Hossain, S. M. K., Fu, L. (2015). A Model-Based Evaluation of an ECO-Driving System Using Connected Vehicle Technologies. 2015 CSCE Annual Conference. Abstract: Connected vehicle technologies are often touted for their potential applications to vehicle safety. However, these technologies also have the potential to contribute to a transportation system’s sustainability. Autonomous and connected vehicles provide traffic engineers with many opportunities for emissions reductions, from vehicle routing to a …Read More