Faculty Profile

BIOGRAPHY

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, August 2003.
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, May 1994.
  • B.A., Civil Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, May 1992.
  • Associate of Science, Engineering Science, Hudson Valley Community College, May 1990.

Dr. Hunter is an Associate Professor at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. His primary teaching and research interests are in transportation operations and design, specializing in adaptive signal control, traffic simulation, freeway geometric design, and arterial corridor operations. Dr. Hunter obtained his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic University (1992), his M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin (1994), and his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin (2003). After obtaining his M.S. he worked as a transportation engineer for several years at the Sear-Brown Group in Rochester, NY. He has conducted numerous traffic impact studies, signal timing projects, freeway operation evaluations, toll plaza analyses, etc.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Traffic Science and Engineering
  • Specializing in Adaptive Signal Control
  • Traffic Simulation
  • Freeway Geometric Design
  • Arterial Corridor Operations

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Research Program Development Award, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (2015)
  • Outstanding Service Award, Georgia Institute of Technology (2014)
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering Outstanding Service Award (2013, 2014)
  • Best Abstract Award, PTV America’s Users Group Meeting, (2011)
  • Best Paper Award, Principles of Advanced and Distributed Simulation Conference (2010)
  • Transportation Research Board Operational Effects of Geometrics Committee, Best Paper Award 2010.
  • American Society for Engineering Education Southeastern Section Annual Conference, Best Zone Paper from ASEE Zone II (2009)
  • 2008 CETL/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award
  • Best Paper Award - Principles of Advanced and Distributed Simulation Conference (2007)
  • The 3rd Urban Street Symposium – Best Presentation Award
  • Milton Pikarsky Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation, Council of University Transportation Centers (2004)
  • ASCE Jack E. Leisch Memorial National Graduate Fellowship (2000)
  • University of Texas Continuing Fellowship (1999)
  • Eno Fellow (1999)
  • Southwest Region University Transportation Center Student of the Year (1998)
  • Bruton Fellowship (1997)

RECENT PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

ARTICLES
  • Suh, W. D. Henclewood, R. Rodgers, F. Fujimoto, and M. Hunter. A Calibration Procedure for Increasing the Accuracy of Online Traffic Simulation Models. SIMULATION: Transactions of The Society for Modeling and Simulation International. Volume: 93 issue: 1, page(s): 35-47, 2017
  • Henclewood, D., W. Suh, A. Guin, R. Guensler, R. Fujimoto, and M. Hunter. A Real-Time Data-Driven Traffic Simulation for Performance Measure Estimation. IET Intelligent Transport Systems, Vol. 10, Iss. 8, pp. 562–571, 2016.
  • Xu, X., H. Liu, J. Anderson, Y. Xu, M. Hunter, M. Rodgers, and R. Guensler. Estimating Project-Level Vehicle Emissions with VISSIM and MOVES-Matrix. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C. No 2570. pp. 107-117. Aug 2016.
  • Guin, A., M. Hunter, M. Rodgers, J. Anderson, S. Susten, and K.Weigand. Integrating Intersection Traffic Signal Data into a Traffic Monitoring Program Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C. No 2593, pp 74-84. May 2016.
  • Suh, W., C. Barry, L. Schmitt, J. Anderson, M. Hunter, and R. Rodgers. Impact of Including Exiting Vehicles in Single-Lane Roundabout Capacity Model. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2517, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C. 2015 pp. 87-95
PROCEEDINGS
  • Guin, A., C Maddox, S. Harris, M. Rodgers, and M. Hunter. Emerging Role of Activity Center Transportation Organizations in Traffic Operations Services Transportation Research Board 96th Annual Meeting, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., January 2017.
  • Saroj, A., S. Harris, A. Guin, M. Rodgers, and M. Hunter. Analysis of Vehicle Blocking Behavior on Intersection Performance. Transportation Research Board 96th Annual Meeting, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., January 2017.
  • Shaw, A., J. Bae, G. Corso, M. Rodgers, and M. Hunter. Assessment Time for Rating Perceived Roadway Complexity Transportation Research Board 96th Annual Meeting, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., January 2017.
  • Neal, S., R. Fujimoto, M. Hunter. Energy Consumption of Ad-Hoc Distributed Simulations. (invited) Proceeding of the Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), Washington, D.C., 2016.
  • Fujimoto, R., N. Celik, H. Damgacioglu, M. Hunter, D. Jin, Y. Son, and J. Xu. (invited) Dynamic Data Driven Application Systems For Smart Cities and Urban Infrastructures (invited) Proceeding of the Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), Washington, D.C., 2016.
PRESENTATIONS
  • Pratyaksa, P., M. Hunter, and M. Rodgers. Safety Performance Evaluation of Converging Chevron Pavement Markings. University Transportation Centers (UTC) Conference for the Southeastern Region, Orlando, Florida April 4th-5th, 2013. (Award for 2nd place out of approximately 45 posters)
  • A. Greenwood, C. Liu, G. Corso, M. Rodgers, M. Hunter. Effect of Roadside Environment on Identification of Diverge Locations in Work Zones. University Transportation Centers (UTC) Conference for the Southeastern Region, Orlando, Florida April 4th-5th, 2013.
  • Schmitt, L., C. Barry, W. Suh, M. Rodgers, and M. Hunter. Calibration of the HCM 2010 Roundabout Capacity Equations for Georgia Conditions University Transportation Centers (UTC) Conference for the Southeastern Region, Orlando, Florida April 4th-5th, 2013.
  • Hunter M. NCTSPM Center Overview, University Transportation Centers (UTC) Conference for the Southeastern Region, Orlando, Florida April 4th-5th, 2013.
  • Colberg, K., S. Zinner, J. Anderson, L. Peesapati, W. Suh , A. Guin, M. Hunter, and R. Guensler, Real-Time Work Zone Travel Time University Transportation Centers (UTC) Conference for the Southeastern Region, Orlando, Florida April 4th-5th, 2013.