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 consists of three main components: Quantification of the Weather Impacts on Macroscopic Traffic Parameters, Calibration of Microscopic Traffic Simulation Parameters for Modelling Traffic under Adverse Weather Conditions, and Modification of Signal Timing Plans under Adverse Weather Conditions.
His thesis readers are Dr. Liping Fu (supervisor), Dr. Chris Bachman (second reader), and Dr. Hyung-Sool Lee (third reader) at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo.
Starting May 2016, John will continue his research as a research associate here at UW. Members of the iTSS truly wish you all the best in your future endeavours. Excellent work- John!