List of Presented Webinars and Seminars

A Research Focus on Modelling Travel Behavior, Spatial Analysis and New Synergies

Presenter: Dr. Lissy La Paix Puello, Center for Transport Studies, Civil Engineering, University of Twente
June 27, 2018

Multi-Hazard Resilience Quantification in Transportation Systems and the Societal Functions They Support

Presenter: Dr. Elise Miller-Hooks, George Mason University
April 12, 2018
This talk described mathematical approaches for quantifying and maximizing the resilience level of these surface transportation systems and the societal functions they support.

From Rumble Strips to Text Stops: Infrastructure Solutions for Distracted Driving

Presenters: Robert W. Peters, Ph.D., Despina Stavrinos, Ph.D., and Mariah Stasiak, TRIP Lab Manager; University of Alabama at Birmingham
Date: June 16, 2017

STRIDE Research Summer Seminar

Presenters: Robert Peters, Ph.D., Ilir Bejleri, Ph.D. and Siva Srinivasan Ph.D., Priyanka Alluri, Ph.D., P.E., David C. Schwebel, Ph.D., Brian J. Morton, Ph.D., Virginia Sisiopiku, Ph.D., Ossama Ramadan, Ph.D., Ruth Steiner, Ph.D.
Date: June 2, 2017
Seminar Agenda [view]

STRIDE Workshop Introduce Planning Tools for Linking Rural Development and Transportation

Presenters: Brian J. Morton, Ph.D., UNC-Chapel Hill, and John Poros, MSU
Date: June 13-15, 2016

Description: Dr. Brian J. Morton of UNC-Chapel Hill and John Poros of MSU co-taught a technical workshop related to their STRIDE-funded project “A Regional Land-Use Transportation Decision Support Tool for Mississippi” (project #2012-003S). “Transportation planners and economic development staff working in small towns or rural communities make strategic decisions about the projects that would best enhance the transportation infrastructure and the strategies that would best promote growth and revitalization,” said Dr. Brian Morton, lead PI.  “John Poros, Joe Huegy (of NCSU), and I have developed a suite of tools that inform planning for bicycle travel, preservation of community character and regional development.”

Seminar on Control of Freeway Corridors: Objectives, Performance Measures, Strategies

Presenter: Dr. Skabardonis
Date: March 24, 2016

Description: Presentation on “Control of Freeway Corridors: Objectives, Performance Measures, Strategies.” Dr. Skabardonis is an internationally recognized expert in traffic flow theory and models, traffic management and control systems, design, operation and analysis of transportation facilities, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), energy and environmental impacts of transportation.

Statewide Training of SafetyAnalyst in Florida

Presenter: Priyanka Alluri, Ph.D., PE, FIU

Description: This one-hour session provided the background on the traditional and new highway safety analysis methods including the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) and SafetyAnalyst. The HSM provides quantitative measures to estimate crash frequency and severity at a variety of locations. SafetyAnalyst is a state-of-the-art analytical tool for making system-wide safety decisions. Often advertised as a companion to Part B of the HSM, SafetyAnalyst automates all the steps in the roadway safety management process. Florida has been preparing for deploying SafetyAnalyst for the past few years. By deploying it statewide, FDOT will, for the first time, have a standardized system to consistently conduct safety analysis across the state. A major step in implementing SafetyAnalyst is to train the FDOT district officials on using the software.

CONFERENCE: Enhancing Driving:  An Interdisciplinary Approach

Description: The STRIDE Center co-sponsored this conference along with the University of Florida Transportation Institute (UFTI) and the UF College of Health and Human Performance in Fall 2015. The purpose of this one-day conference was to promote collaborative research to enhance driving performance and safety. The approach was interdisciplinary and involved faculty and students from Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, Occupational Therapy, and the College of Medicine. For more information on the conference, visit:

Managed Lanes on Arterials Workshops

Presenter: Yafeng Yin, Ph.D., University of Florida

Description: This workshop took place in fall 2015 and was based on results from an Florida Department of Transportation study titled “Deployment Strategies of Managed Lanes on Arterials”.  Attendees learned about the benefits of using managed lanes on arterials to improve road network efficiency. The workshops were taught by UF faculty members Dr. Yafeng Yin, professor of civil engineering and Dr. Toi Lawphongpanich, an associate professor of industrial and systems engineering Workshop attendees were asked to provide locations for conducting a proof of concept study, which will use computer simulation to measure the benefits and costs of these types of lanes on Florida’s arterials. During the managed lanes deployment strategies project, Yin and Lawphongpanich studied various types of managed lanes appropriate for use in Florida and made recommendations for the appropriate tools to use for evaluating performance. They also looked at how to best coordinate deployment and operations of these lanes on freeways and arterials.  The researchers found that high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes, high-occupancy/toll (HOT) lanes, express-toll (ET) lanes, and bus-only lanes are suitable for implementation on Florida’s arterials. Their final report provides details on design, financing and implementation of managed lanes, including various traffic management strategies, and can be found here:

Active Traffic Management

Description: STRIDE-funded projects were presented in a session at the Florida i3 Transportation Showcase in May 2015.  Presenters from three STRIDE-affiliated institutions discussed findings related to ramp metering, variable speed limits and other advanced traffic management strategies.  The presenters and topics included:

  • “Freeway Management Research Findings”, Lily Elefteriadou, Ph.D., Director, UFTI/STRIDE, Professor, Civil Engineering, University of Florida
  • “Multi-Resolution Analysis of Advanced Traffic Management Strategies”, Mohammed Hadi, Ph.D., Professor, Florida International University
  • “An Interactive Active Traffic Management Platform Using HCM Concepts”, Nagui M. Rouphail, Ph.D., Director, ITRE, Professor of Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University

Connected and Automated Vehicles Meet Big Data: Current Research & Future Directions

Presenter: Adel W. Sadek, Ph.D., University at Buffalo [bio]
Link: [abstract]

Transportation Safety: From Research to Practice

Date: April 3, 2013

Improved Timeliness and Accessibility to Crash Data and Tools for Safety Analysis

Presenter: Ilir Bejleri, Ph.D., University of Florida
Date:  November 29, 2012

Abstract: To ensure access to crash data and analytical tools in a timely and consistent fashion, Florida has developed Signal Four Analytics, a statewide GIS web-based interactive analytical system available to end-users that have a stake in transportation safety. This webinar presents this system and discusses some of the challenges and lessons learned that can benefit researchers and practitioners in the southeastern region.

WTS UF Transportation Symposium on Leadership

Presenters: Kathy Caldwell, ASCE National Past Presidet; Marcia Ferranto, WTS International President; and Laura Kelley,Deputy Executive Director of Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority
Date:  November 6, 2012

Description: The student chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) at the University of Florida hosted a Transportation Symposium with a focus on leadership. The goal of the symposium is to discuss the importance of leadership and to provide a social networking opportunity among established transportation professionals and college students. A panel of three very distinguished women in transportation-related careers discussed their leadership experiences and styles and provide advice.

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012
Richard Tillery, AICP and David Stroud, PE, AICP, of RS&H
Topic 1: 
Demand Travel Forecasting: The process, the current state of the practice in Florida, and its future [abstract]
Topic 2: The managed lane planning process and analysis tools used to plan individual managed lane segments on I-95, I-595, I-75 and the Palmetto freeways in Florida [abstract]

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012
Barron Henderson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, UF Environmental Engineering Sciences
How the Upper Troposphere Can Inform Transportation Related Air Pollution

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012
Krishna C. Jha, Innovative Scheduling
Topic: Optimization Problems in Rail Transportation [abstract]

Tuesday, Sept 25, 2012
Seckin Ozkul, Doctoral Student
Topic: A Revised Version of the HCM 2010 Urban Streets Automobile LOS Methodology [abstract]

Tuesday, Sept 18, 2012
Presenter: Jing Li, Ph.D., University of Florida, Civil Engineering
Topic:  Two-Lane Highway Simulation and Analysis [abstract]

Thursday, Sept 6, 2012
Abhinav Alakshendra, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Florida
The Economics of Potential Reduction of Rural Road Systems in Kansas [abstract]

Thursday, August 9 , 2012
 Jing Li, doctoral student
Topic: Two-lane Highway Simulation and Analysis

Thursday, July 26, 2012
 Evangelos Mintsis, master’s student
Topic: An Evaluation of the Joint Operation of Ramp Metering and Variable Speed Limits using CORSIM

Thursday, July 19, 2012
 Don Watson, master’s student
Topic: Two-Lane Highway Operations under a Lane Closure

Thursday, July 12, 2012
 Corey Hill, master’s student
Topic: Lane Changing on Freeways

Thursday, July 5, 2012
 Mahmood Zangui, doctoral student
Topic: Differentiated Pricing of Transportation Network

Thursday, June 28, 2012
 Fang He, doctoral student
Topic: Integrated Pricing of Roads and Electricity Enabled by Wireless Power Transfer

Thursday, June 21, 2012
 Kwangkyu Lim, doctoral student
Topic: Modeling Household Social-Recreational Activity Participation Patterns

Thursday, June 7, 2012
Weil Presenters:
 Robin Osborne, M.S.
Topic: Integration of Toll Plazas Modeling into CORSIM, Implementation of Toll Plaza Analysis into FREEPLAN

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
 John M. Mason, Jr., Ph.D., PE, vice president for research, Auburn University
Topic: Geometric Design, Speed, and Safety

Thursday, March 22, 2012
 Suzanne Andrews, MEng. [bio] 
Topic: Auction Use in the Supply Chain among Buyers, Suppliers and Transportation Service Providers: Can Sustainability be Incorporated in a Multiple Criteria Approach? [abstract]

Thursday, March 12, 2012
 Ahmed Helmy, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering, University of Florida [bio]
Topic: Data-driven Analysis, Modeling and Design for Future Mobile Networking [abstract]

Thursday, March 1, 2012
 Carl D. Crane, Ph.D., professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering/Director of the Center for Intelligent Machines and Robotics (CIMAR), University of Florida [bio]
Topic: Development of Autonomously Navigating Ground Vehicles [abstract]

Thursday, February 23, 2012
 Chrysafis Vogiatzis (doctoral student, ISE) and Ines Aviles-Spadoni, M.S. (CMS)
Topic: Evacuation Planning for Livestock in a Case of a Nuclear Power Plant Accident [abstract]

Thursday, February 2, 2012
Jennifer Oxley, Ph.D. and Judith Charlton, Ph.D.
Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC), Australia
Topic: Urban Planning for a Safe System for Older Road Users