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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

Congratulations to Dr. Tae J. Kwon!

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

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

Congratulations to Kamal, Lalita, and Matthew on your success!!!

Dr. Kamal Hossain recently completed his doctoral degree under the supervision of Dr. Fu. As a recognition to Dr. Hossain’s works that have made a significant contribution to the research community, he has received a highly competitive Postdoctoral Fellowship award from the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Lalita Thakali, a PhD Candidate under the supervision of Dr. Liping Fu, has been selected as a top three finalist …Read More

Knowledge Exchange and Research Seminars in Korea (April 1 & 7, 2016)

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In last April, Dr. Fu and Dr. Kwon were formally invited by Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT) to exchange innovative and thought-provoking ideas dedicated to solving various transportation-related challenges such as persistent safety problems, rising traffic congestion, high energy consumption and emissions, using the latest developments in information technologies and increasing availability of Big Data. KICT is a government-sponsored research institute in Korea responsible for establishing …Read More

John Lu successfully defended his Masters thesis!

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Congratulations to John Lu, a Masters student under supervision of Dr. Liping Fu, successfully passed his Masters thesis defense on last Friday the 15th of April, 2016. The main objective of his thesis entitled “Modelling, Simulation and Control of Signalized Intersections under Adverse Weather Conditions” is to provide guidance on the development of weather-responsive signal control plans for the purpose of improving road safety and traffic efficiency under adverse weather conditions. The research …Read More