Distinguished Lecturer Seminars

All Seminars are held at UNR in the Scrugham Engineering and Mining Building (SEM) in room 123 unless otherwise noted.

Spring 2019

Coming soon!

Fall 2018

Professional Lecturer: Tina Quigley, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada
Date: Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
Topic: Transportation Disruption Ahead: Technology is the New Asphalt

Spring 2018

Academic Lecturer: Ying Wang, UNR Visiting Scholar
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 10 a.m.
Efficient-Band: A Novel Approach to Arterial Traffic Signal Optimization

Dr. Wu presenting at UNR SeminarAcademic Lecturer: Dr. Yao-jan Wu, University of Arizona, Tucson
Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 10 a.m.
Data-Driven Approaches for Arterial Traffic Operations

Fall 2017

Dr. Sazi Murat presenting at UNRAcademic Lecturer: Dr. Sazi Murat, Pamukkale University, Turkey, visiting scholar
September 28, 2017 at 10 a.m.
Traffic Signal Timing for Roundabouts

Lewis Lem Presenting at UNRProfessional Lecturer: Lewis Lem, NDOT
Date: October 19, 2017 at 10 a.m.
Topic: Multimodal Transportation Planning Priorities for the State of Nevada Department of Transportation

Professional Lecturer: Brian Hoeft, FAST
Date: November 2, 2017 at 10 a.m.
Topic: The Emergence of Automatic Vehicle Location Data and Traffic Signal Performance Measures

Spring 2017

Dr. Cathy Liu at UNRAcademic Lecturer: Dr. Cathy Liu, University of Utah
Date: April 20, 2017 at 10 a.m.
Topic: Data-Driven Network Modeling for Efficient Transportation

Dr. Michael Zhang at UNR SeminarAcademic Lecturer: Dr. Michael Zhang, UC Davis
Date: May 4, 2017 at 10 a.m.
Topic: Joint Traffic Routing and Signal Control in Connected Vehicle Environment

Fall 2016

Professional Lecturer: Rod Schilling
Date: September 22, 2016 at 10 a.m.
Topic: NDOT Implementation of Connected Vehicle Technologies

Brian Hoeft UNR CATER SeminarProfessional Lecturer: Brian Hoeft, FAST Director
Date: September 29, 2016 at 10 a.m.
Topic: Traffic Signal Advances: Connected Vehicles, High Resolution Data, and Performance Management

Xuesong Zhou UNR CATER SeminarAcademic Lecturer: Xuesong Zhou
Date: September 29, 2016 at 4 p.m.
Topic: Building Ride-Sharing and Routing Engine for Autonomous Vehicles

Spring 2016

Wuping Xin at CATER SOLARIS SeminarProfessional Lecturer: Wuping Xin, KLD Engineering
Date: April 14, 2016 at 10 a.m.
Topic: Active Traffic Management for Congested Urban Roadway Networks using Adaptive Signal Control: System Design and Implementation in New York City

John Thai presenting at SOLARIS SeminarProfessional Lecturer: John Thai, City of Anaheim
Date: May 5, 2016 at 10 a.m.
Topic: Basics of Connected Vehicles and Signal Timing

Fall 2015

Larry Rillett at CATER SOLARIS UTCAcademic Lecturer: Larry Rilett, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Date: November 19, 2015 at 10 a.m.
Topic: TBD

David Hale presents Bottleneck Seminar at UNRProfessional Lecturer: David Hale, Leidos, Inc.
Date: October 22, 2015 at 10 a.m.
Topic: Practice Ready Methods for Precise Bottleneck Identification and Prioritization

Spring 2015

Sinha Seminar presentationAcademic Lecturer: Kumares Sinha, Purdue University
Date: May 14, 2015 at 10 a.m.
Location: RSJ 101
Topic: Transportation Engineering in the New Millennium: Challenges and Opportunities

Dr. Yafeng Yin

Academic Lecturer:
Yafeng Yin, University of Florida
Date: April 23, 2015 at 10 a.m.
Location: RSJ 101
Topic: Effectiveness of Variable Speed Limits


Professional Lecturer: Gilbert Chlewicki, Advanced Transportation Solutions-American Consulting-Washington, D.C.
February 9, 2015 at  6 p.m.
Innovative Intersection Design

Fall 2014

HuaguoAcademic Lecturer: Huaguo Zhou, Auburn University
Date: October 16, 2014 at 10 a.m.
Topic: Emerging Safety Countermeasures for Wrong-Way Driving Crashes

YinhaiAcademic Lecturer: Yinhai Wang, University of Washington
Date: September 25, 2014 at 10 a.m.
Topic: Advanced Methods for Pedestrian and Bicyclist Sensing

Spring 2014

Professional Lecturer: Brian Hoeft, Freeway and Arterial Systems of Transportation
Date: May 8, 2014
 at 10 a.m.
Topic: Innovative Approaches for Diagnosing Freeway and Arterial Performance