March 2017
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UF Partners with FDOT, City of Gainesville to Plan Testbed for Advanced Transportation Technologies

The University of Florida has partnered with the Florida Department of Transportation and the City of Gainesville to develop an advanced transportation testbed on and around the UF campus.  To read more [Click Here]
UFTI will Host Workshop on DSRC and other Communication Options for Transportation Connectivity, May 3, 2017

This workshop will focus on communications options for connected vehicles and connected infrastructure. Four invited experts will present and discuss various implementations and communication applications around the world, and will provide their perspective on future trends for smart cities, IoT, and ITS.  For the agenda and speakers, [ Click Here ].

Video Feature: Patrick Emami, Ph.D. Student

Patrick Emami is a Ph.D. student in computer engineering working with the UFTI. In this video, he speaks about his passion for artificial intelligence and how it relates to his project on autonomous transportation. Click the picture to watch his interview!

Deja Jackson Named 2017 Lifesavers Traffic Safety Scholar

This month, Deja Jackson, a 
civil engineering doctoral student, was named a 2017 Traffic Safety Scholar and awarded a $1,000 scholarship to attend the 35th Annual National Lifesavers Conference. At the conference, Jackson was given the opportunity to view the diversity of opportunities in traffic safety and the latest research, evidence-based strategies, and proven countermeasures for traffic safety problems. To read more, [Click Here]
Technology Transfer

UFTI Welcomes Dr. Nithin Agarwal

The UFTI is excited to welcome Dr. Nithin Agarwal to the team! Dr. Agarwal, a transportation engineer, will be working within the T2 Center and leading the Transportation Safety Center. To read more, [Click Here]

Dynamic Shear Rheometer Workshop

The UFTI's T2 Center is hosting a Dynamic Shear Rheometer (DSR) Workshop on April 12, 2017,  at the UF East Campus (T2 Center). This workshop is ideal for current SmartPave DSR users, laboratory personnel using other DSR models, and those planning on adding a DSR to their lab in the future.  For the agenda, [Click Here]

Mc Trans Highway Capacity Analysis Webinar Series

This webinar series presents lectures, software demonstrations, and application examples on the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM6) procedures. The webinar series will begin on April 24, 2017, from 2-3 p.m., with an overview on HCM and HCS7. [Read More]
Awards & Other News

UFTI Students Participated in ESSIE Poster Competition

Last month, the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment (ESSIE) had  40 undergraduate and  graduate students present research posters to professional engineers from Florida. Several students affiliated with the UFTI attended, and one student, Sinead Crotty, tied for second place in the poster competition.  View the pictures [Here]

Ines Aviles-Spadoni Selected as C o-Chair of Joint TRB Sub-Committee ABG10(1) Ahead of the Curve: Mastering the Management of Transportation Research

Ines Aviles-Spadoni, STRIDE research coordinator at the UFTI, will join David Jared, assistant  state research engineer at the Georgia Department of Transportation, as co-chair of the Ahead of the Curve: Mastering the Management of Transportation Research subcommittee.  For more details, [Click Here]
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