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TRANSP Seminar: Overview of Ongoing Research Projects

Ongoing Research Topics

Dr. Khattak

1. Connected and Automated Vehicles

      a. Literature Review and Research Needs

       b. AV Crashes in California

        c. Basic Safety Message Data

2. SHRP2 Naturalistic Driving Study (NDS)

Mohamadi (on behalf of Dr. Cherry)

1. Integrating Spatial Safety Data into Transportation Planning Processes

       a. Home-Based Approach (HBA)

             i. Economic costs of TN crashes

              ii. Spatial analysis of seat belt

Biography

Professor Asad Khattak received his master’s and doctoral degrees in Civil Engineering from Northwestern University in 1988 and 1991, respectively. He is currently the Beaman Distinguished Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Tennessee and serves as i) Coordinator for the Transportation Group (6 faculty members) in the department; ii) Principal Investigator for University of Tennessee in the National University Transportation Center partnership led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; iii) Coordinator and lead researcher for “Big Data for Safety Monitoring, Assessment, and Improvement,” a multi-year Southeastern Transportation Center UTC project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation; and (iv) Co-Director of the Initiative for Sustainable Mobility.

Amin is a Ph.D. student in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Amin has a Master degree in transportation planning and engineering from Iran. His research mostly focuses on road safety particularly vulnerable road users and promoting the use of safety equipment such as helmets and seat belts. Currently, Amin is working on projects funded by the Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS). One of the projects is “Integrating Spatial Safety Data into Transportation Planning Processes” which focuses on integrating road safety into the transportation planning process. In this project, a new and complementary approach to evaluate road safety was developed and named the Home-Based Approach (HBA). The HBA attributes traffic crashes to the home-address of individuals who were involved in traffic crashes instead of the location of traffic crashes.

Pizza will be provided!
http://mediasite.utk.edu/UTK/Catalog/catalogs/transportation-seminar-series

Thursday, October 11 at 3:40pm to 5:00pm

John D. Tickle Engineering Building, 327
851 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37996

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Topic

Engineering

Audience

Current Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public

Tags

CEE Seminar, CEE Spring 2018

Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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