Posts Categorized: ITE Student Chapter Seminar

UT-ITE wins Student Chapter Delta Award

Congratulations to the University of Toronto Institute of Transportation Engineers student chapter, UT-ITE. They are the 2016-2017 winners of the prestigious Student Chapter Delta Award bestowed by the Institute of Transportation Engineers for outstanding student chapter activities. Md Sami Hasnine, President of UT-ITE, accepted the award today on behalf of the group at the Joint… Read more »

Identifying Multimodal Conflicts with Machine Learning (Abstract) – Nancy Hui

Abstract This study explores the efficacy of using machine learning classifiers in traffic conflict identification. Quantitative conflict identification methods are largely designed through observation of motorized vehicles only, and can report erroneous results when applied to non-motorized modes. Through video recordings of Bloor Street before and after an installation of bicycle lanes, the use of… Read more »

Nancy Hui: Identifying Multimodal Conflicts with Machine Learning

On July 14, 2017, Nancy Hui presented her MASc thesis and discussed the results of her study exploring the use of machine learning to automatically recognize dangerous events on streets with pedestrians, bicycles, and motorized vehicles. Nancy’s talk was well attended and a lively Q & A followed her presentation. Nancy has kindly shared an abstract… Read more »

The 2017 Traffic Bowl Trivia Night

UofT’s 2017 Traffic Bowl Team members Ran Tu, Christos Stogios and Catalina Parada participated in a Traffic Bowl Trivia Night hosted by UT-ITE on July 6, 2017. A practise competition for teams heading to the Canadian district championships on July 30th, circumstances for the Trivia Night competition were as similar as possible to the real… Read more »

Student-Industry Mixer

UTTRI News, April 4, 2017 Where are the best opportunities for work after studies in transportation engineering? How can students’ technical and research skills be used to maximum advantage in industry projects? Questions like these continue to inspire an annual evening of conversation and connection between transportation planning and engineering students and industry representatives.  The 2017 Student-Industry Mixer… Read more »

Postdoctoral Fellow Maryam Shekarrizfard shares UT-ITE presentation

Dr. Maryam Shekarrizfard has generously given permission for her March 24 presentation PDF to be shared on the UTTRI website: Modelling the Spatio-Temporal Distribution of Ambient Nitrogen Dioxide and Investigating the Effects of Public Transit Policies on Population Exposure. The presentation is the outcome of two published papers: Modelling the Spatio-Temporal Distribution of Ambient Nitrogen… Read more »

Measuring Traffic-Related Air Pollution Along Toronto’s Bicycle Network

Now available: Professor Marianne Hatzopoulou’s PDF resource for her UT-ITE seminar on February 17, 2017 at UTTRI, “Measuring air pollution along Toronto’s bicycle network.” Over the span of the summer of 2016 (May to September), the Transportation and Air Quality (TRAQ) Research Group measured air pollution along bicycle routes in Toronto. In this study, cyclists were… Read more »

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Technical Report Writing…

…But Were Afraid to Ask! Professor Eric J. Miller presents for the UT-ITE Seminar Series on the mechanics of how to write a polished and professional technical report. He stressed the importance of communicating research results in a way that makes it easy for readers to focus on the content. Using good organization and layout, consistent formatting, and error-free grammar… Read more »

Preparing for Automated Vehicles at the City of Toronto

Ryan Lanyon’s Jan. 27  talk for the UT-ITE Seminar Series shared an overview of the issues related to vehicle automation under consideration, activities undertaken to start planning, and possible directions for policy development. Ryan generously made a copy of his presentation slides available here: Preparing for Automated Vehicles at the City of Toronto – Ryan Lanyon 27… Read more »

An Integrated Approach to Estimate Pedestrian Exposure to Roadside Vehicle Pollutants

Fangzhou Su, MASc Candidate April 4, 2014 In this project, a pedestrian micro-simulation software was integrated with a vehicle micro-simulation software to investigate the interaction between pedestrians and vehicles on urban streets. A vehicle emission generation model and emission dispersion model was included as well to estimate the concentration of roadside pollutants. Consequently, the pedestrians’… Read more »