Friday, April 9, 2021
ABOUT THE WEBINAR:
The Multi Modal Intelligent Traffic Signal System (MMITSS) was designed to utilize emerging v2x data for intelligent traffic control, priority for emergency vehicles, transit, and trucks, and a pedestrian smart phone application. MMITSS is based on a mixed integer-linear programming model that captures the ring-barrier structure of commercial traffic signal controllers that are commonly used in North America and the principle that strategic controller behaviors, including coordination and priority for special classes of vehicles, can be served using a priority policy that allows operating agencies to establish a hierarchical preference structure depending on the transportation system needs. MMITSS is the product of a Connected Vehicle Pooled Fund project and is not being deployed in Anthem, AZ, Madison, WI, Tucson, AZ, Portland, OR, and several locations in Maricopa County, AZ.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Larry Head is a Professor of Systems and Industrial Engineering and Director of the Craig M. Berge Engineering Design Program at the University of Arizona.He received his Ph.D. degree in Systems and Industrial Engineering from the University of Arizona in 1989. He has over 25 years of research and development experience in adaptive traffic signal control, signal priority, traffic management, and connected and autonomous vehicle systems. From January 2020-July 2020 Dr. Head served as the Interim Vice Provost for Online Learning at the University of Arizona. From March 2018 to July 2019 Dr. Head served as the Interim Dean of the College of
Engineering at the University of Arizona. Dr. Head served as chair of the National Academies Transportation Research Board’s Traffic Signal Systems Committee (AHB25) from 2006-2012 and is currently a member of the TRB Intelligent Transportation Systems Committee.