Transportation Systems Engineering

Coogan wins Air Force Young Investigator award to improve roads, pipes and other physical networks

This image from software developed by NASA shows air traffic across the United States. Assistant Professor Sam Coogan has received funding from the U.S. Air Force to use new techniques to understand and manage how physical networks with interconnected components function. His work applies to all kinds of systems, like roads, airspace, water systems and factories. (Image Courtesy: NASA)

Sam Coogan will use a Young Investigator grant from the U.S. Air Force to develop a new approach to understanding and controlling physical networks like roads, air space and other critical infrastructure.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Peeta delivers public transportation keynote at global mobility summit

Srinivas Peeta, the Frederick R. Dickerson Chair in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. (Photo: Luke Xinjing Xu)

Srinivas Peeta will join transportation ministers and tech and transportation industry leaders at a two-day summit in India later this week to create game-changing approaches to transportation.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Our autonomous transportation future: New Dickerson Chair Srinivas Peeta and the human-vehicle-infrastructure connections to make that future a reality

Srinivas Peeta, the new Frederick R. Dickerson Chair in the School of CIvil and Environmental Engineering. (Photo Luke Xinjing Xu)

The world of fully autonomous vehicles is inevitable, according to one of the newest faculty members in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The question is, how do we get there with the right policies and investments — and without so many bumps in the road that public trust erodes along the way.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

USG names Rodgers a Regents Researcher

Michael Rodgers, principal research scientist in the school and now a Regents Researcher. (Photo: Joshua Stewart)

Michael Rodgers received the University System of Georgia’s highest research recognition August 14 when the Board of Regents named him a Regents Researcher.

Monday, August 20, 2018

LISTEN: Guensler, Walls show WABE how they’re tracking Atlanta’s sidewalk problems

Screenshot of WABE-FM website featuring Randall Guensler and Daniel Walls explaining their simple wheelchair-based system for cataloging sidewalk conditions.

With an inexpensive setup based on a wheelchair and a tablet computer, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Randall Guensler has helped Atlanta catalog 1,200 miles of sidewalks.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Guin helps lead connected vehicle master plan for Gwinnett, one of four inaugural Georgia Smart Communities

Georgia Smart Communities Challenge graphic with the state of Georgia and the four winning communities, Albany, Chamblee, Chatham County and Gwinnett County.

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering researcher Angshuman Guin will lead research efforts in a new partnership with Gwinnett County announced June 12 to improve vehicle mobility and reduce crashes.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Ederer invited to DC for inside look at transportation policymaking as Eno fellow

Ph.D. student David Ederer, who has been selected for the 2018 class of the Eno Center for Transportation Future Leaders Development Conference.

Ph.D. student David Ederer will experience a week-long immersion in transportation policymaking this spring at the Eno Center for Transportation Future Leaders Development Conference.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Coogan wins CAREER grant to build mathematical foundation for modeling and predicting traffic flow

Cars speed along the Interstate 75/Interstate 85 Downtown Connector in Atlanta. (Photo: Rob Felt)

Samuel Coogan says we have an unprecedented opportunity in the coming years to reshape how we operate our transportation systems. With the support of the National Science Foundation, he's going to take advantage.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Watkins extols virtues of parks as transportation infrastructure in 'Governing' op-ed

Screeen capture of Governing op-ed by Kari Watkins and Cathering Nagel, "Urban Parks' Emerging Role as Transportation Infrastructure"

Parks — especially linear parks — are emerging as viable and popular transportation corridors in cities around the country and connecting once-divided neighborhoods, according to a commentary published by Governing magazine Nov. 28.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

National group honors research using lasers and AI to automatically assess health of highway pavement and catalog road signs

Georgia Tech and Georgia Department of Transportation researchers have earned an award for their work to automatically detect cracks, ruts and other pavement issues on the state's highways. Their system uses lasers and artificial intelligence to also detect and catalog roadside signs. This image shows an automatically detected pavement rut modeled in 3-D. (Image: James Tsai)

A leading, standards-setting transportation organization has named a project by Georgia Tech and Georgia Department of Transportation researchers one of the year’s most valuable. And the work could save time and money for DOTs around the country.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

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