Research     Education     Outreach

June, 2014                                                                                                                                                                    Vol. 1, No. 1
Welcome from the Director

Dear colleagues -


Welcome to the inaugural newsletter for the Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics (ISTL)!  Like most ideas, this first volume has been brewing in my head since the institute received funding less than a year ago. Since then, we have made substantial progress with respect to the first two of the institute's three initiatives, research and education. Now, there seems to be no better time to focus on the third initiative, outreach, by formally introducing the institute and its activities to the transportation and logistics community by way of this newsletter. My hope is to reach out to you monthly in this format to provide timely and relevant news, updates, and events while highlighting some of the important work being done both here at ISTL and by our partners. Of course if a visit or call is preferable to this "good read", our team would welcome the opportunity to host you here at the University at Buffalo to learn more about what you are doing and to explore opportunities to collaborate. Happy summer!


Warm regards,




Interdisciplinary Master's Degree in Transportation and Logistics to Launch in 2015


The Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics is planning to offer a new interdisciplinary Master's degree in Sustainable Transportation and Logistics, a program offered jointly by the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the School of Management (SOM). The goal of the program is to meet the needs of industry by training technically and managerially well-rounded and globally competitive graduates who intend to assume leadership positions in transportation and logistics.


We are currently seeking to register the new degree program with New York State, and expect to launch it in the Fall of 2015. Students will be able to pursue an M.S. degree and/or a graduate certificate in Sustainable Transportation and Logistics. For more information, please contact Jennifer Giegel at jlgiegel@buffalo.edu.   

Why Choose UB to Study Sustainable Transportation and Logistics?  

Find out HERE.    


Upcoming Events


Upcoming Events in Western New York 


June 4th thru June 7th, 2014

The 22nd Congress for the New Urbanism; Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, Buffalo, NY

Sustainability and transportation tracks available HERE


June 11, 2014

Peace Bridge - Cargo Pre-Inspection Pilot Program Logistics Tour; 9-10:30 AM @ Fort Erie Nexus Control Center  


July 7th - July 14th, 2014

2014 National Summer Transportation Institute (Summer Camp) at UB; Buffalo, New York


August 17 - August 20, 2014

Does your organization have an upcoming event? Let us know

Awards and Honors

International journal for science management, Decision Sciences Journal, has awarded ISTL Associate Director Nallan C. Suresh, Ph.D. the Outstanding Senior Editor Award. See the full announcement HERE.

Featured Researcher

Dr. Qing He is a core faculty member of the Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics as well as the Stephen Still Assistant Professor in Transportation Engineering and Logistics, affiliated with both Civil Engineering and Industrial Engineering at University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. His existing work focus on leveraging latest advances in information technologies to improve our existing transportation systems. Specifically, Dr. He's current research projects include: (a) Multi-modal Traffic operations and control with Connected Vehicles and Mobile Sensors; (b) Transportation analytics via  mining social media data; (c) Railway operations and condition-based maintenance based on wayside detectors; (d) Online order fulfillment with brick-and-mortar stores. He is the Co-PI of UB Tier 1 University Transportation Center - TransInfo, and his work has been funded by USDOT, NYSDOT and IBM.

Learn more about Qing HERE or contact him at qinghe@buffalo.edu
In This Issue

Coming Soon!

2014- 2015
University at Buffalo
Transportation Seminar Series

Do you have ideas for exceptional speakers or topics? Let us know

Quick Links

Dump the Pump Day
June 19, 2014

Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the 2014 National Dump the Pump Day is a day that encourages people to ride public transportation and save money, instead of driving a car.

Learn more

Thanks to our funding sponsor

ISTL is funded by the E-fund at the University at Buffalo. The fund invests in high-impact, high-return strategic initiatives responsive to NY SUNY 2020 and UB priorities and seeks to support innovative university initiatives that accelerate UB's efforts to be recognized as one of the leading public research universities in the nation.

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