Thursday, February 25, 2021 @ 12PM
About the Webcast:
The National Institute for Congestion Reduction (NICR), including University of South Florida; Texas A&M University and its affiliated Texas A&M Transportation Institute; University of California, Berkeley; and the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, is the unique national university transportation center dedicated for congestion mitigation, one of most critical and long-lasting issues faced by multi modal transportation systems. This webinar will introduce the ongoing activities and future plans of NICR on research, education, technology transfer, etc. In particular, we will discuss opportunities and research needs for university scholars to collaborate with transportation stakeholders. Thoughts on future research, education and workforce development trends related to congestion will also be shared.
About the Presenter:
Dr. Xiaopeng (Shaw) Li is currently an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida (USF). He is the director for one USDOT national university transportation center, National Institute for Congestion Reduction (NICR). He established the Connected and Automated Transportation Systems Lab that houses two L3 connected automated vehicles equipped with the USDOT CARMA platform. He is the first holder of Susan A. Bracken Faculty Fellowship at USF and is a recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award. His major research interests include automated vehicle traffic control and connected & interdependent infrastructure systems. He has served as the PI or a co-PI for a number of federal (NSF, USDOT, USDOE), local (e.g., state DOTs, UTCs, I-4 Corridor Program) and industry grants, amounting to a total budget around $15 million. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed journal papers and numerous conference publications. He is an Associate Editor for IIE Transactions and have also served on the editorial boards for Transportation Research Part B, Part C, Part E, the ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, etc. He chairs the Special Interest Group of Traffic Theory and Modeling in World Conference and Transportation Research Society (WCTRS) and is a member on the Transportation Network Modeling Committee (AEP40) and the Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics (ACP50) of the Transportation Research Board (TRB). Dr. Li received a B.S. degree (2006) in civil engineering with a computer engineering minor from Tsinghua University, China, a M.S. degree (2007) and a Ph.D. (2011) degree in civil engineering along with a M.S. degree (2010) in applied mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign, USA.
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