2015 Research Publications

Barmpoutis, A., Sisiopiku, V.P., Zhao, L., and Kondyli, A. (2015). “Computer Assisted Analysis of Drivers' Body Activity Using a Range Camera”, accepted for publication in IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine, forthcoming.

Decker, J.S., Stannard, S.J., McManus, B., Wittig, S.M.O., Sisiopiku, V.P., and Stavrinos, D. (2015). “The Impact of Billboards on Drivers' Visual Attention: A Systematic Literature Review”, Traffic Injury Prevention, Vol. 16, Issue 3, pp. 234-239.

Grossman, A., Shaw, A., Pratyaksa, P., Greenwood, A., and Xu, Y. (2015), “Introducing Transportation Engineering to Diverse K-8 School Students.” Accepted to be presented at the 2015 American Society of Engineering Educators Southeast Section Conference, Gainesville, Fla., April 12-14, 2015.

Godbole, M., Rodríguez, D. A., Combs, T., Sisiopiku, V. P., & Schwebel, D. C. (2015, March). Effect of training in virtual reality on children’s self-efficacy regarding pedestrian behavior. Poster presented at the 2015 University Transportation Center (UTC) Conference for the Southeastern Region, Birmingham, AL.

Hunter, E., Salamati, K., Elefteriadou, L., Sisiopiku, V., Rouphail, N., Phillips, B., and Schroeder, B. (2015). “Driver Yielding at Unsignalized Midblock Crossings”, Proceedings of the 94th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Johnston, A., Sisiopiku, V. P., Rodríguez, D. A., Combs, T., Emeira, M., Severson, J., & Schwebel, D. C. (2015, March). Teaching pedestrian safety in virtual reality: A community-university collaboration. Poster presented at the 2015 University Transportation Center (UTC) Conference for the Southeastern Region, Birmingham, AL.

Kondyli, A., Elefteriadou, L., and St. George, B. “An Investigation of the Freeway Capacity Definition and Values at Various Types of Bottlenecks,” Submitted for publication and to be presented at the TRB Annual Meeting, January 2015.

Kondyli, A., Sisiopiku, V., and Barmpoutis, A. “A 3D Experimental Framework for Exploring Drivers’ Body Activity Using Infrared Depth Sensors,” IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems magazine, Special Issue on Connected Vehicles, 2015 (Submitted)

Kim, S., A. Hajbabaie, B. Williams and N. Rouphail (2014), “Development of Near-Real Time Performance Measurements for Closed-Loop Signal Systems Using  Historical Traffic Data from Existing Loop Detectors and Signal Timing Data”, Final Report, Project NCDOT RP-2012-12, October 2014

Laval, J., Cho, H., Munoz, J., Yin, Y. “Real-Time Congestion Pricing Strategies for Toll Facilities,” Transportation Research Part B (2015) 19-31.

Mamidipalli, S., Sisiopiku, V.P., Schroeder, B., Elefteriadou, L., and Salamati, K. (2015). “A Probit-based Pedestrian Gap Acceptance Model for Mid-Block Crossing Locations”, accepted for publication to the Journal of the Transportation Research Board, forthcoming.

Mamidipalli, S., Sisiopiku, V.P., Schroeder, B., and Elefteriadou, L. (2015). “A Review of Analysis Techniques and Data Collection Methods for Modeling Pedestrian Crossing Behaviors”, Journal of Multidisciplinary Engineering Science and Technology, Vol. 2 Issue 2, pp. 225-232.

Mamidipalli, S., Sisiopiku, V.P., Schroeder, B., Elefteriadou, L., and Salamati, K. (2015). “A Probit-based Pedestrian Gap Acceptance Model for Mid-Block Crossing Locations”, Proceedings of the 94th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

McManus, B. & Stavrinos, D. (2015, March). Do adolescents prioritize advanced vehicle safety features? Presented at 2015 University Transportation Center Conference for the Southeastern Region, Birmingham, AL.

Parr, M.N., Ross, L.A., McManus, B., Wittig, S.M., & Stavrinos, D. (2015, April). Differential impact of personality traits on distracted driving behaviors in teens and older adults. Poster presented at the 2015 UAB Department of Psychology John W. P. Ost Undergraduate Research Competition University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL. [First place prize in student poster competition]

Parr, M.N., Ross, L.A., McManus, B., Stavrinos, D. (2015, March). Differential impact of personality traits on distracted driving behaviors in teen and older drivers. Poster presented at the 2015 University Transportation Conference for the Southeastern Region. Birmingham, AL.

Pope, C.N., Ross, L.A., & Stavrinos, D. (2015, March). Am I a good driver? Can self-ratings of   global driving experience and quality predict risky driving behavior in teen drivers? Poster presented at 2015 University Transportation Center (UTC) Conference for the Southeastern Region.  Birmingham, AL.

Pope, C.N., Ross, L.A., McManus, B., Stavrinos, D. (2015, January). Can self-reported executive dysfunction predict increased crash involvement and traffic citations in teen drivers? Poster presented at the 94nd annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington, DC

Rouphail, N., B. Aghdashi, K. Ko, M. Hadi, S. Kharzaeian (2015), “Flow Allocation at Congested Freeway Ramp Merges”, presented at the 94th Annual Transportation Research Board Conference, Washington, D.C., January 11-15, 2015.

Rouse, J., Smith, R., Sessions, M., Combs, T., Rodríguez, D. A., Sisiopiku, V. P., & Schwebel, D. C. (2015, March). Are safety rules and experience sufficient to make children safe pedestrians? Poster presented at the 2015 University Transportation Center (UTC) Conference for the Southeastern Region, Birmingham, AL.

Schroeder, B., S. Kim, A. Hajbabaie, B. Aghdashi, N. Rouphail, T.J. Song, K. Tambrizi (2015). “Estimating Saturation Headways at Work Zones on Urban Arterials”, presented at the 94th Annual Transportation Research Board Conference, Washington, D.C., January 11-15, 2015.

Schroeder, B., N. Rouphail, B. Williams, A. Hajbabaie, B. Aghdashi, S. Kim, K.  Tabrizi, and B. Narron (2014), “Delay and User Cost Estimation for Work Zones on Urban Arterials”, Draft Final Report, NCDOT Project 2013-09, December 2014.

Schwebel, D. C., McClure, L. A., & Severson, J. (2015, April). Implementing and disseminating virtual reality to train child pedestrians in street-crossing. Paper presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology National Conference, San Diego, CA.

Schwebel, D. C., Combs, T., Rodríguez, D. A., Sisiopiku, V. P., & Severson, J. (2015, March). Evaluating virtual reality to teach children pedestrian safety: Initial results from a pragmatic trial. Paper presented at the 2015 University Transportation Center (UTC) Conference for the Southeastern Region, Birmingham, AL.

Shen, J., Sisiopiku, V. P., Rodríguez, D. A., Combs, T., Godbole, M., & Schwebel, D. C. (2015, March). The influence of self-efficacy and perceived safety in neighborhood on children’s frequency of walking to/from school. Poster presented at the 2015 University Transportation Center (UTC) Conference for the Southeastern Region, Birmingham, AL.

Sisiopiku, V.P., Peters, R.W., and Ramadan, O. (2015). “Introducing Sustainability Design and Assessment Methods into the Civil Engineering Curriculum”, Proceedings of the 122nd Annual Conference & Exposition of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), Seattle, WA.

Stavrinos, D., & Schwebel, D. C. (2015, January). Behavioral strategies to understand and prevent pediatric pedestrian injuries. Paper presented at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

Song, T.J., S. Kim, B. Williams, A. Hajbabaie, N. Rouphail, G. List, (2015), “A Novel Collision Classification Methodology Based on Temporal Link Speed Data and Congestion Thresholds”, presented at the 94th  Annual Transportation Research Board Conference, Washington, D.C., January 11-15, 2015.

Washburn, S. , H.C. Frey and N. Rouphail (2014), Emissions Modeling and   Implementation into CORSIM, STRIDE Draft Final Report 2012-014S, November 2014.

Wells, H., Rouse, J., Johnston, A., Sisiopiku, V. P., Rodríguez, D. A., Combs, T., & Schwebel, D. C. (2015, March). Associations between self-efficacy and children’s pedestrian safety following training. Poster presented at the 2015 University Transportation Center (UTC) Conference for the Southeastern Region, Birmingham, AL.

Wittig, S., Ross, L.A., Stavrinos, D. (2015, March). Comparisons between mother-daughter and mother-son self-reported driving styles. Poster presented at the 2015 University Transportation Center Conference for the Southeastern Region, Birmingham, AL.

Zheng, Y., Chase, T., Elefteriadou, L., Schroeder, B., and Sisiopiku, V.P. (2015). “Where Do Pedestrians Jaywalk and How Do Drivers React? -- A Study within a Campus Environment”, Proceedings of the 94th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.