Posts Categorized: ITE Student Chapter Seminar

Papaioannou: Public transit service quality and contracting

Professor Panagiotis (Panos) Papaioannou of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, gave a special guest seminar for the UT-ITE Friday Seminar Series on March 23. Following his presentation “Public Transit Service Quality and Contracting” and Q&A, Professor Papaioannou enjoyed a reunion with friends from his days at UofT as a Postdoctoral Fellow working with Professor Ezra Hauer in… Read more »

Gagandeep Singh on GTHA Logistics Sprawl

Following his UT-ITE seminar on December 14, 2017, Gagandeep Singh has kindly shared a PDF of his presentation file: Logistics Sprawl: Spatial Patterns and Characteristics of New Warehousing Establishments in The Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area Abstract A significant sprawl in logistics facilities have been identified both in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and the… Read more »

Under what conditions will consumers adopt and use AVs?

Professor Matthias Sweet of Ryerson presented “Autonomous Vehicles: Public Policy Considerations and Consumer Interest in the Greater Toronto-Hamilton Area,” based on joint paper with Kailey Laidlaw, for the UT-ITE Friday Seminar Series on November 10, 2017. In his presentation, Sweet discussed the results of a study gauging public interest, in the Greater Toronto-Hamilton Area (GTHA),… Read more »

Professor Baher Abulhai: iCity-CATTS and the future of smart transportation

Currently, the private sector is the main driver of advances in transportation technology—but do private sector intentions align with social needs? At his November 3 UT-ITE seminar, Professor Baher Abdulhai discussed the motivations, goals and methods behind the July 2017 launch of the iCity Centre for Automated and Transformative Transportation Systems (iCity-CATTS). Created to address… Read more »

ITE: Serving transportation professionals

Sean Nix, President of the Toronto Section of the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers, spoke on October 27. Sean’s presentation provided an overview of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). The institute is an international organization divided into eight districts including six in the United States, one in Canada, and one international district. Membership is… Read more »

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 »