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iTSS Lab will be attending the 2019 TRB Annual Meeting

The iTSS Lab will be presenting at the 98th TRB Annual Meeting from January 13-17, 2019 in Washington, DC. Keep an eye out for our poster and lectern sessions. Our research will be featured in the following areas: Poster Session: 1431, Current Issues in Transportation and Air Quality Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 8:00AM – 9:45AM Topic: Traffic Emission Estimation Using High-Resolution Traffic and Signal Control Data: A Vehicle Trajectory-Based Approach …Read More

Congratulations Jaspreet Kaur!

Congratulations to Jaspreet Kaur who completed her Master’s seminar and thesis titled “Field Evaluation and Performance Analysis of Different Pre-wetting Ratios for Sustainable Salting” under the supervision of Dr. Liping Fu. Jaspreet’s work focused on the winter road maintenance technique of pre-wetting on Highway 6 in Durham, Ontario. The main objective of her thesis is to compare the field performance of pre-wetting at different ratios, to develop a statistical model to …Read More

Sustainable Winter Road Operations Textbook Published!

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

iTSS Lab at the 2018 TRB Annual Meeting

The iTSS Lab was at the TRB Annual Meeting! (January 7-11, 2018 Washington, D.C) Thanks everyone who attended and presented in our sessions. Our research was featured in the following areas: Poster Session 251: Innovations in Adaptive Signal Control Monday 8:00 AM- 9:45 AM Topic: Adaptive Traffic Signal Control with Deep Reinforcement Learning: An Exploratory Investigation Poster Session 386: Advanced Modeling, Recognition, and Classification Methods in Transportation Applications Monday 1:30 …Read More

Congratulations Dr. Shahram Heydari!

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 Siyuan (Grace) Li!

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

iTSS Lab at the 2017 Annual TRB Meeting (Jan 8 – 12)!

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 Dr. Lalita Thakali!

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