Posts Categorized: ITE Student Chapter Seminar

A guest presentation by Dr. Kelly Clifton of Portland State University

Dr. Kelly Clifton was our guest at U of T last week. She engaged with graduate students and postdocs and their research through roundtable discussions – in both Geography and Planning and in Civil Engineering – on September 21 and 22. On September 22 she gave a lively seminar at Sid Smith, co-presented by Geography… Read more »

Paula Nguyen’s analysis of streetcar bunching incidents

Paula Nguyen presented her MASc thesis, Determining the Factors that Influence the Probability and Time to Streetcar Bunching Incidents, at the UT-ITE Friday Seminar Series on September 22, 2017. Abstract Bunching is a common operational problem in surface transit systems with negative impacts on service quality and users’ perception. While many studies have focused on… Read more »

Gregory Hoy on Pedestrian Behaviour Modelling

September 15, 2017  Greg Hoy presents A Comparative Analysis of Agent-Based Pedestrian Modelling Approaches Last Friday, Greg Hoy presented his MASc thesis as part of the UT-ITE seminar series. He shared a thorough analysis of four different pedestrian behaviour models and their relative strengths and weaknesses. Greg generously shared a PDF of his presentation slides… Read more »

Dr. Miguel Andres Figliozzi and the Use of Drones for Commercial Last-­Mile Deliveries

September 15, 2017 A special guest from Portland State University, Professor Miguel Andres Figliozzi presented a thought-provoking, detailed talk examining the theory and practice of using drones for commercial deliveries. Please click here for a PDF of Dr. Figliozzi’s presentation file: Drones for commercial last-­mile deliveries: a discussion of logistical, environmental, and economic tradeoffs. Abstract Private… Read more »

Yishu (Roy) Pu on Union Station Rail Corridor Capacity Analysis

September 8, 2017 MASc Thesis Supervisor Professor Amer Shalaby introduces Yishu (Roy) Pu (photo: T. Romancyshyn) Yishu (Roy) Pu presented his MASc thesis as part of the UT-ITE Seminar Series on September 8, 2017.  His talk was well attended by professors, fellow students and guests and was followed by a lively discussion. Yishu Roy Pu,… Read more »

UT-ITE Seminar Series 2017-2018 season opens with Bo Wen

September 5, 2017 The UT-ITE Seminar Series (usually held on Fridays) opened today with Bo Wen at 1 p.m.  Bo presented his MASc thesis, “Data-Driven Mesoscopic Simulation of Large-Scale Surface Transit Networks” to an audience of fellow students, professors, research associates and visitors in the ITS Lab, SF3103. The UT-ITE Seminar Series continues this week… Read more »

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 »