Distinguished Lecturer Seminars

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

Spring 2018

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

Professional Lecturer: Jim Larsen, Ada County Highway District, Idaho
Date: TBD
Topic: ITS and Signal Operation in Boise, Idaho

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