Natalia Ruiz Juri is a Research Associate at CTR and Director of its Network Modeling Center. She completed her undergraduate studies in Civil Engineering in 2001 at the National University of Cordoba, in Argentina, and joined the civil engineering program at The University of Texas at Austin as a Fulbright Scholar in Fall 2002. She obtained her Master’s degree working in integrated land-use and transportation issues in Fall 2004, and her Ph.D. specializing in transportation network modeling in 2008.
As a graduate research assistant and post-doctoral fellow at UT, Dr. Ruiz Juri was involved in a variety of projects for the Texas Department of Transportation and other agencies. She also implemented Dynamic Traffic Assignment (DTA) in regions including Dallas/Fort Worth, Central Texas, and New Jersey.
Dr. Ruiz Juri is interested in utilizing innovative data sources and advanced computational capabilities to improve the efficiency and accuracy of large-scale transportation network models, as well as in developing tools for the visualization and analysis of large transportation data sets for use by researchers and practitioners.
- Ruiz Juri, N., N. Jiang, A. Pinjar, J. Duthie, and C. Bhat. “On the computation of skims for large scale implementations of integrated activity-based and dynamic traffic assignment models.” The Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (Publication Pending), 2016.
- James, R., M. Gemar, E. Jafari, J. Archer, and N. Ruiz Juri. “Using Parcel-level Data to Inform Centroid Connector Placement: A Dynamic Traffic Assignment Application.” The Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (Publication Pending), 2016.
- Perrine, Kenneth A., Alireza Khani, and Natalia Ruiz-Juri. “A map-matching algorithm for applications in multimodal transportation network modeling.” Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting, Jan. 2015.
- Jafari, E., M. Gemar, N. Ruiz Juri, and J. Duthie. “An Investigation of Centroid Connector Placement for Advanced Traffic Assignment Models with Added Network Detail.” The Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2498, 2015.
- Gupta, Amit, Weijia Xu, Kenneth A. Perrine, Dennis Bell, and Natalia Ruiz-Juri. “On scaling time dependent shortest path computations for dynamic traffic assignment.” IEEE BigData, Oct. 2014.
- Levin, M.W., E. Jafari, R. Shah, N. Ruiz-Juri, and K.C. Mouskos. “A Dynamic Traffic Assignment Framework to Assess the Short-Term Network-Level Impacts of Eco-Routing Strategies.” Meeting Compendium of the Transportation Research Board’s 93rd Annual Meeting, January 2014.
- Levin, M.W., M. Pool, T. Owen, S.T. Waller, and N. Ruiz Juri.“Improving the Convergence of Simulation-Based Dynamic Traffic Assignment Methodologies.” Networks and Spatial Economics, 2014.