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  • CTR Seminar series: Dr. Meredith Cebelak

    CTR Seminar series: Dr. Meredith Cebelak

    3:00 PM-4:00 PM
    02/01/2017

    Center For Transportation Research – UT Austin, Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX, United States

    Center For Transportation Research – UT Austin, Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX, United States

    We are excited to host, Dr. Meredith Celebak, Senior Traffic and ITS Engineer at Gresham, Smith and Partners, as a part of the CTR Seminar Series this semester. The meeting details are presented below.

    Meeting Details:

    • Date:Wednesday, February 1, 2017
    • Time:3:00 – 4:00 PM – Snacks will be served by courtesy of Dr. Celebak.
    • Location:CTR Main Conference Room, 4th Floor UT Administration Building, 1616 Guadalupe Street (4.518)
    • RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/LmUMOBXBiI419CJy2

    Employment after graduation and innovative methods and technologies in transportation engineering projects

    In this talk, Dr. Cebelak will share her insights into life as a consulting engineer with focus on what to expect as a recently graduated engineer and what consultants are looking for in new hires. She will also share transportation project experiences that include Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) deployments, the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Fast Fix 8 project that utilized innovative project delivery methods, Complete Streets, and Intelligent Transportation System projects including adaptive signal, connected vehicle, and TSM&O projects.

     

    Speaker Biography:

    Dr. Meredith Cebelak is a senior traffic and ITS engineer in GS&P’s Nashville office and a subject matter expert in big data, ITS and freight. She has 16 years of professional experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of multi-faceted transportation engineering solutions with three years dedicated to connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV). She has experience working with local, state and federal agencies guiding projects from concept to construction, and has been actively involved in the transportation research community through research projects and publications. Her areas of research and interests include big data and its role in transportation planning, CAVs, freight mobility and cutting edge ITS solutions. Meredith has published and presented original research at numerous conferences including the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Annual Meeting, ITS World Congress, ITS America, ITS Europe and INFORMS. She has been recognized as a Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellow, ENO Fellow and is a currently a committee member of the TRB Information Systems and Technology committee, which focuses on applications of sensor technologies for data col¬lection and monitoring across multiple transportation agency functions, deployment of information technologies supporting transportation data integration, sharing and distribution within and across organizations, as well as transportation organization adaptation to emerging information technologies.

     

     

    Mark your calendars and please RSVP if you plan to attend (and to indicate any dietary restrictions).

    Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday.

    Regards,

    Murthy

    Institute of Transportation Engineers

    The University of Texas at Austin
    Department of Civil Engineering
    1 University Station C1761
    Austin, TX 78712-0278

    Email: utexasite@gmail.com
    URL: https://www.facebook.com/utexasite

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  • CTR Seminar series: Dr. Dan Seedah

    CTR Seminar series: Dr. Dan Seedah

    5:00 PM-6:00 PM
    02/07/2017

    Center For Transportation Research – UT Austin, Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX, United States

    Center For Transportation Research – UT Austin, Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX, United States

    We are excited to host, Dr. Dan Seedah, V.P, of Engineering at Transmetric America Inc, as a part of the CTR Seminar Series this semester. The meeting details are presented below.

    Meeting Details:

    Topic: Retrieving Information from Heterogeneous Freight Data Sources to Answer Natural Language Queries

    Abstract:

    Navigating through multiple heterogeneous freight data sources to find the ones that are relevant to answering a question can be a challenging task when performed manually. It is highly dependent on the individual’s knowledge of all available data sources and the information contained in each one. Multiple factors contribute to freight data heterogeneity, including differences in data element definitions, level of disaggregation, and classification systems. This research work developed a standardized knowledge representation of freight data sources using an ontology that both computer systems and domain experts can understand. A querying algorithm was then used to search through the ontology to determine which freight data sources provided the best answers to the user’s query. Issues relating to semantic heterogeneity inherent in freight data elements and gaps in existing freight data sources were also identified using the ontology and querying algorithm.

     

    Speaker Bio:

    Dan Seedah is currently serving as the vice president of engineering at Transmetric America Inc where he leads the development of GEOCOUNTS and the GEOCOUNTS File Format. Prior to joining Transmetric, he worked as a research associate at the Center for Transportation Research at The University of Texas at Austin. After completing his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering at Louisiana State University, Dan worked in the industry for a couple of years prior to attending the University of Texas at Austin to complete his Master of Science and Doctorate degrees. His software development and research work experience includes data integration, multimodal transportation planning, statistical modeling, data mining, data visualization, megaregional planning, natural language processing, and ontology development.

    Mark your calendars and please RSVP if you plan to attend (and to indicate any dietary restrictions).

     

    Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday.

     

    Regards,

    Gopindra Sivakumar Nair

     

    Institute of Transportation Engineers

    The University of Texas at Austin
    Department of Civil Engineering
    1 University Station C1761
    Austin, TX 78712-0278

    Email: utexasite@gmail.com
    URL: https://www.facebook.com/utexasite

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  • D-STOP Symposium: Automated Vehicles Workshop

    D-STOP Symposium: Automated Vehicles Workshop

    8:30 AM-12:00 PM
    02/13/2017
    616 Six Flags Drive, Arlington, TX 76011, United States
    616 Six Flags Drive, Arlington, TX 76011, United States

    Join us for the 2017 D-STOP Symposium:

    Automated Vehicles Workshop

    Monday, February 13, 2017      8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    NCTCOG Offices at 616 Six Flags Drive, Arlington TX 76011

     

    Please RSVP to Lisa Key at lkey@nctcog.org or (817) 608-2316.

    Registration deadline: Friday, February 10

     

    Presented in conjunction with the North Central Texas Council of Governments

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