Seminars

NCTSPM invites guest speakers from across the country to speak on a range of transportation topics:

  • Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 11:00am
    Georgia Tech Mason Bldg. 1133
    Join NCTSPM for this Transportation Speaker Series event, featuring Dr. Mikhail Chester, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering at Arizona State University . Dr. Chester will be speaking on the topic of "Transportation in the Southwest: Heat and Flooding... [...]
  • Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 11:00am
    Georgia Tech Mason Bldg. 1133
    Join NCTSPM for this Transportation Speaker Series event, featuring Dr. Laurie A. Garrow, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Garrow will be speaking on the topic of "Estimation of Airline Itinerary Choice Models Using... [...]
  • Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 11:00am
    Georgia Tech Mason Bldg. 1133
    Join NCTSPM for this Transportation Speaker Series event, featuring Dr. Khaled Abdelghany, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Southern Methodist University. Dr. Abdelghany will be speaking on the topic of "A Real-Time Decison Support System for Robust... [...]
  • Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 11:00am
    Georgia Tech Mason Bldg. 1133
    Join NCTSPM for this Transportation Speaker Series event, featuring Dr. Roger Wayson, Ph.D. and P.E., Research Engineer at KBRWyle. Dr. Wayson will be speaking on the topic of "Continuing to Understand and Improve Regulatory Models for Transportation Air Quality". Regulatory models for... [...]
  • Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 11:00am
    Georgia Tech Mason Bldg. 2117 (Please note location)
    Join NCTSPM for this Transportation Speaker Series event, featuring Dr. Zhanmin Zhang, Clyde E. Lee Endowed Professor in Transportation Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Zhang will be speaking on the topic of "Enhancing Infrastructure Management Through Cross-asset Resource... [...]
  • Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 11:00am
    Georgia Tech, Mason Bldg, Room 1133
    Join NCTSPM for this Transportation Speaker Series event, featuring Dr. Patricia Mokhtarian, Susan G. and Christopher D. Pappas Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Mokhtarian will be speaking on the topic of "Well-being and Travel:... [...]
  • Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 11:00am
    Georgia Tech, Mason Bldg, Room 1133
    Join NCTSPM for this Transportation Speaker Series event, featuring Dr. Hani S. Mahmassani, William A. Patterson Distinguished Chair in Transportation at Northwestern University, and Director of the Northwestern University Transportation Center.  This presentation consists of two parts... [...]
  • Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 11:00am
    Georgia Tech, Mason Building, Room 1133
    Join NCTSPM for this Transportation Speaker Series event, featuring Dr. Cynthia Chen, Associate Professor in Transportation Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle. Dr. Chen will be speaking on the topic of "From warnings to awareness and actions: Understanding resilience through... [...]
  • Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 11:00am
    Georgia Tech, Mason Building, Room 1133
    Join NCTSPM for this Transportation Speaker Series event, featuring Dr. Eric Huang, Assistant Professor at Clemson University. Dr. Huang will be speaking on the topic of "Optimization of Modern Transportation Systems under Large-scale Complexity, Uncertainty, and Dynamics".  Transportation... [...]
  • Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 11:00am
    Georgia Tech, Mason Building, Room 1133
    Join NCTSPM for this Transportation Speaker Series event, featuring Dr. Daniel A. Rodriguez, Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Community Design and Adjunct Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Rodriguez will be speaking on the topic of "The Path Taken: Built... [...]
  • Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Georgia Tech, Mason Building, Room 1133
    Join NCTSPM for this Transportation Speaker Series event, featuring Dr. Imad L. Al-Qadi, P.E., Dist. M. ASCE, Professor of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Founder and Director of the Illinois Center for Transportation, and Director of the Advanced Transportation... [...]
  • Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Georgia Tech, Engineered Biosystems Building
    The Georgia Tech School of Civil and Environmental Engineering invites you to a Kenneth Hyatt Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. The event will feature Charles "Wick" Moorman, BSCE 1975, Retired Chairman and CEO of the Norfolk Southern Corporation. 
  • Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Mason Building, Room 1133
    Dr. Asad J. Khattak, Beaman Professor and Transportation Program Coordinator at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will be speaking on this March 3rd Transportation Speaker Series event, on the topic of "The Role of Connected and Automated Vehicles: How Can Urban Areas Use the Data They Create... [...]
  • Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Georgia Tech, Mason Bldg, Room 1133
    Join NCTSPM for this Transportation Speaker Series event, featuring Dr. Chandra Bhat, P.E., Director of the Center for Transportation Research, University Distinguished Teaching Professor, and Adnan Abou-Ayyash Centennial Professor in Transportation Engineering at the University of Texas at... [...]
  • Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Georgia Tech, Mason Bldg, Room 1133
    Join NCTSPM for this Transportation Speaker Series event, featuring Dr. Venu Madhav Garikapati, Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Garikapati will be speaking on the topic of  "Activity Patterns,... [...]
  • Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 11:00am
    Georgia Tech, Mason Bldg, Room 1133
    Join NCTSPM for the last Transportation Speaker Series Event of the Fall semester, featuring Dr. Christian Claudel, Associate Professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas. Dr. Claudel will be speaking on the topic of "Network... [...]
  • Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 11:00am
    Georgia Tech, Mason Bldg, Room 1133
    Dr. Susan Tighe, PE, Canada Research Chair in Pavement and Infrastructure Management, Norman W. McLeod Professor in Sustainable Pavement Engineering, Founding Member and Director of the Centre for Pavement and Transportation Technology, and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering... [...]
  • Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 11:00am
    Georgia Tech, Mason Building, Room 1133
    On Thursday, October 29, NCTSPM will welcome Dr. Srinivas Peeta to the Transporation Speaker Series. Dr. Peeta is a Professor of Civil Engineering in the Transportation and Infrastructure Systems group of the Lyles School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University, as well as serving as... [...]
  • Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 11:00am
    Georgia Tech, Mason Bldg, Room 1133
    NCTSPM will co-host Dr. Aaron Steinfeld of Carnegie Mellon University with the Georgia Tech Robotics Club on October 22, 2015, for a Transportation Speaker Series event. Dr. Steinfeld is an Associate Research Professor with Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science and its Robotics... [...]
  • Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 11:00am
    Georgia Tech, Mason Building, Room 1133
    Dr. Steve Dickerson, Professor Emeritus at Georgia Tech  and founder of RideCell, LLC, will be speaking at the NCTSPM Transportation Speaker Series on October 1, on the topic of "A Comprehensive Urban Transportation App".  The presentation describes a way to considerably... [...]
  • Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 11:00am
    Georgia Tech, Mason Building, Room 1133
    Join NCTSPM for our second Transportation Speaker Series event of the fall semester. Dr. Lucio Soibelman, Professor and Chair of the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Southern California, will be the guest speaker.  Dr. Soibelman's... [...]
  • Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 11:00am
    Georgia Tech, Mason Building, Room 1133
      Join NCTSPM for our second Transportation Speaker Series event of the fall semester. Dr. Jidong Yang, Assistant Professor in Civil and Construction Engineering at Kennesaw State University, will be the guest speaker. He will be speaking on the topic of "Understanding the Varying... [...]
  • Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 11:00am
    Mason Building, Room 1133
    Join NCTSPM on Thursday, September 10, as Dr. Alex Karner, Assistant Professor in Georgia Tech's School of City and Regional Planning, will be speaking on the topic of "The Convergence of Social Equity and Environmental Sustainability: Jobs-Housing Fit and Commute Distance".  Please... [...]
  • Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Georgia Tech, Mason Building, Room 1133
    Dr. Yinhai Wang, Professor at the University of Washington at Seattle and Director of the STAR Lab and PacTrans, will be speaking on "Big-Data-Driven Transportation Decision Making in the Smart Cities Context".  ABSTRACT:  Transportation involves human,... [...]
  • Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Mason 1133
    Join us for Dr. Omar Smadi's presentation on "Asset Management: a New Approach to Decision Making." Dr. Smadi has over 20 years of experience in the area of infrastructure and asset management ranging from pavements, bridges, safety, pavement marking, signs and other infrastructure assets.... [...]
  • Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Georgia Tech, Mason Bldg, Room 1133
    Dr. Daniel Piatkowski, Assistant Professor in Urban Planning at the Savannah State University, will be speaking on "Carrots vs. Sticks: Strategies for increasing walking and cycling in the US." ABSTRACT: The standard approach to increasing walking and bicycling mode share in the United... [...]
  • Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Georgia Tech, Mason Building, Room 1133
    Dr. Geoffrey Whitfield, Epidemic Intellice Service (EIS) Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, holds a master's degree in exercise physiology from the University of Texas at Austin and a PhD in epidemiology from the University of Texas School of Public Health. He is... [...]
  • Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Georgia Tech, Mason Building, Room 1133
    Join NCTSPM for the third event of the Transportation Speaker Series on March 5, 2015. Dr. Ken Laberteaux, Senior Principal Scientist in the Future Mobility Research Department of the Toyota Research Institute of North Ameria, will be speaking.  “TRACKING TRANSPORTATION TRENDS: GEN Y,... [...]
  • Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Georgia Tech, Mason Building, Room 1133
    Join NCTSPM for the second Transportation Speaker Series event of the year. Dr. Samer M. Madanat, the Xenel Professor of Engineering, and Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley, will be speaking on "Incorporating Environmental... [...]
  • Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Georgia Tech, Mason Building, Room 1133
    Join NCTSPM for the 2015 Transportation Speaker Series, where Dr. Susan Handy, Director of the Sustainable Transportaiton Center at the University of California at Davis will speak.  Dr. Susan Handy is Chair of the Department of Environmental Science and Policy and the Director of the... [...]
  • Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Mason Building, Room 1133
    Georgia Tech's Civil & Environmental Engineering Department is pleased to welcome Representative Jay Roberts (R-154)  and Senator Steve Gooch (R-51) to speak on Thursday, November 13 at 11:00 am in Mason 1133. Rep. Roberts is the Chairman of the Georgia House of Representative'... [...]
  • Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Mason 1133
    “Long Distance and Intercity Travel - Who, what, where, and when?”   We are pleased to welcome Dr. Lisa Aultman-Hall from the University of Vermont on Thursday, November 6 @ 11 am. Dr Aultman-Hall will be delivering a seminar entitled: “Long Distance and Intercity Travel - Who, what... [...]
  • Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Mason 1133
    Join us for a seminar by Eric A. Morris, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning at Clemson University.   IS TRAVEL REALLY THAT BAD? The question of what makes us happy is one of the most ancient in all of philosophical inquiry. But only recently have scholars begun... [...]
  • Friday, October 17, 2014 - 12:00pm
    Miami, FL
      Dr. Elio R. Espino, P.E., PTOE, recently presented a seminar at Florida International University on the topic of "District 6 FDOT Pedestrian Bicycle and Safety Program." Espino is Senior Project Manager at A&P Consulting, and the seminar was presented on October 17, 2014. 
  • Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Georgia Tech, Mason 1133
    Join NCTSPM and Georgia Tech for this exciting, student-centric, consultant brown-bag lunch seminar this October. 
  • Friday, October 10, 2014 - 12:00pm
    Miami, FL
    Florida International Univeristy welcomed Jesus A. Martinez, P.E., Principal Engineer at the Southwest Research Institute on October 10, where he presented on the topic of "Autonomous Vehicles: State of the Practice and Applications."
  • Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Mason Building, Room 3132
    Join the Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) at GT to hear from four of Atlanta's top transportation leaders on their careers and keys to success!  WTS will host four of the top female transportation leaders in Atlanta for a panel to discuss their experiences ad insights from working... [...]
  • Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Mason 1133
    Join us for a presentation from Kimley-Horn's Rob Ross and Elizabeth Hammer: "Hitting Curveballs in a Fastball World: The Atlanta Braves DRI Traffic Study" Developments of Regional Impact (DRIs) are large-scale developments that are likely to have regional effects beyond the local government... [...]
  • Friday, September 12, 2014 - 12:00pm
    Miami, FL
    Dr. Fan Ye, P.E., spoke at Florida International University on September 12, 2014, on the topci of "High Intensity Reflective Sheeting in lieu of External Lighting for Overhead Roadway Signs in Florida." Dr. Ye is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Ohio Northern... [...]
  • Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Georgia Tech, Mason 1133
      Mark your calendar for Dr. Anne Goodchild's presentation on logistics and freight, in the context of port operations and city logistics, on Thursday, September 11, 2014.    Title: "Moving Goods to Consumers: Land Use Patterns, Logistics, and Emissions" Abstract:... [...]
  • Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Georgia Tech, Mason 1133
    Join NCTSPM and Georgia Tech for the joint kickoff meeting for student transportation organizations ITE, WTS, and ASHE. 
  • Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Mason Room 1133 (Georgia Tech)
    NCTSPM is proud to welcome Dr. Ram Pendyala as our inaugural speaker for the 2014 Fall Seminar series. Ram Pendyala comes to the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech as the Frederick R. Dickerson Chair in Transportation Systems effective Fall 2014.  Prior to... [...]
  • Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
    SEB 122 (for live broadcast of the webinar)
    Tune in on August 20 for the U.S. DOT Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R)'s "Transportation Innovation Series." Georgia Tech's own Dr. Patricia Mokhtarian will present her work in Transportation Systems Engineering, specifically travel behavior and... [...]
  • Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
    Registration link is at http://www.pcb.its.dot.gov/t3/s140807_open_dataII.asp .
    From RITA's website overview: "'The transit industry is in the midst of a revolution from being data poor to data rich.' As a result, the need is greater for better management and policies to handle the newfound wealth. As transit agencies continue to address increasing service demands and... [...]
  • Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 12:00pm
    Miami, FL
    Florida International University welcomes Dr. Young-Jun Kweon, P.E., Senior Research Scientist at the Virginia Department of Transportation. He will be presenting on the topic of "Developing and Implementing Safety Performance Functions in Virginia."
  • Friday, March 7, 2014 - 12:00pm
    Miami, FL
    Bill Hjeholt, Senior Vice President and Americas Director of Freight Rail presented a seminar on the topic of "Design of a New Mining Railroad in West Africa" at Florida International University (FIU) on March 7, in the FIU Engineering Center.
  • Friday, March 7, 2014 - 12:00pm
    Miami, FL
    Dr. Soheil Sajjadi, a post-doctoral research scholar and adjunct instructor at Florida Atlantic University, presented a seminar at Florida International University (FIU) on the topic of "Modeling Recurring and Non-Recurring Congestion Scenarios in Micro-Simulation using VISSIM." The event was held... [...]
  • Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Mason 1133
    Can Connected Vehicles “Connect” to the Transportation Infrastructure? How Transportation Agencies Can Improve Service through Connected Vehicles Brian L. Smith, PE Professor and Chair University of Virginia  Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering The connected... [...]
  • Friday, February 28, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    FIU Engineering Center, Miami, Fla.
    Florida International University and the Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center hosted a webinar by Professor Robert Bertini, Ph.D., P.E. of Portland State University on the topic of "Can Big Data Serve as a Foundation for Measuring and Improving Public... [...]
  • Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Mason 1133
    Kyung-Hwa Kim is a Sr. Principal Planner at Atlanta Regional Commission, Atlanta Georgia. Before she joined at ARC, she worked at Metro in Portland, Oregon for 20 years as a modeler. She joined ARC five years ago as a Performance Analysis and Monitoring section manager. Her 20 years of... [...]
  • Friday, February 7, 2014 - 12:00pm
    Miami, FL
    Javier Rodriguez, P.E., ITS Operations Engineer with the District 6 Florida Department of Transportation, presented a seminar at FIU entitled "FDOT District Six Intelligent Transportation Systems and the Future of Managed Lanes in Southeast Florida" on February 7, 2014. 
  • Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Mason 1133
    Dr. Peter Campbell, Professor of Systems Modelling and Simulation and Research Leader in the Defence and Systems Institute (DASI) at the University of South Australia; and Professor of Infrastructure Systems, SMART Infrastructure Facility, University of Wollongong, will be speaking on "... [...]
  • Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Join us for Ricardo Daziano's talk "On the gap between the willingness to pay for and the marginal cost of battery electric vehicles with improved driving range." Ricardo A. Daziano is the David Croll Fellow Assistant Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University. He... [...]
  • Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 11:00am
                         Dr. Patricia Mokhtarian recently joined Georgia Tech after 23 years at the University of California, Davis. In this seminar she offers an overview of her past, present, and... [...]
  • Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Join us Thursday, 10/31, @ 11 am in Mason 1133 for a showcase of work by students who are graduating in December 2013:  Video of the showcase
  • Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Mason 1133
    WTS @ GT welcomes Catherine Owens, Senior Civil Engineerer at the Atlanta BeltLine.
  • Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 11:00am to Friday, October 11, 2013 - 12:00pm
                                         Join us on October 10, 2013 at 11 am for Jonathan Gifford, Director of... [...]
  • Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Mason 1133
                                      Dr. Catherine Ross, Director of the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development, and... [...]
  • Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Mason 1133
    Crowned the world's busiest passenger airport for 15 consecutive years, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is a rare jewel. Representing HJAIA is a distinguished panel of women from the Planning and Development Division who are instrumental in helping to make the airport the... [...]
  • Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
    Mason 3132
    Butch Wlaschin, Director, FHWA Office of Asset Management, Pavements and Construction                                  ... [...]
  • Monday, June 3, 2013 - 11:00am
    UCF - Engr II room 202A
    Professor Dominique Lord of Texas A&M University visited UCF and conducted a seminar entitled "Before-after studies: Characteristics and Site Selection Bias." The seminar was well attended by MS and Ph.D. students, as well as postdoctoral associates and a visiting professor
  • Friday, April 5, 2013 - 2:00pm
    Vukan R. Vuchic Video This seminar offered an overview of several stages of transportation-city relationships, followed by a review of transportation modes and their characteristics. Serious problems of traffic congestion and methods for achieving a balanced transportation system,... [...]
  • Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 2:00pm
    Ram M. Pendyala Video Abstract: Forecasting a region’s travel has long relied on models of human travel behavior capable of representing the interrelationships among a multitude of activity-travel and location choices that people make over time and space. However, an issue that is often... [...]
  • Friday, March 8, 2013 - 2:00pm
    University Park, FL
    Hani S. Mahmassani, PhD of Northwestern University Video Abstract: On March 8, the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Florida International University  hosted a lecturer as part of the 2013 FIU CEE Distinguished Speaker Series: Hani Mahmassani, Ph.D. of... [...]
  • Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 2:00pm
    Dr. John E. Abraham March 7, 2013 Where:  Instructional Center, Room 109 Video Abstract: The PECAS Model of Atlanta is a spatial economic forecasting model for the 20 county region.  It forecasts development patterns, home and business locations, economic interactions... [...]
  • Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 2:00pm
    Dr. Alexandre Bayen Video Abstract: The first part of this talk investigates the problem of real-time estimation and control of distributed parameters systems in the context of monitoring traffic with smartphones. The recent explosion of smartphones with internet connectivity, GPS and... [...]
  • Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 2:00pm
    Video This lecture and discussion with Eno Foundation President and CEO Joshua Schank focused on the passage of MAP- 21 and the future of federal transportation legislation. Schank was transportation policy advisor to Sen. Hillary Clinton during the development of the last surface... [...]

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