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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 »

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 »

UTTRI meets with Danish ITC Industry Association (IT-Branchen)

August 31, 2017 UTTRI hosted a delegation from the Danish ITC Industry Association (IT-Branchen) for a half-day of transportation-related presentations. Professor Alberto Leon-Garcia gave two presentations: “Smart Grids, Smart Transportation” and “Cyber Security on Smart Networks;” Professor Michael Grüninger spoke about “The Role of Ontologies in Publishing and Analyzing City Indicators;” and Professor Eric Miller… Read more »

Transit Short Courses

August 28, 2017 The annual Short Courses in Public Transit Planning and ITS and Public Transit Modelling were offered in collaboration with the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies for the first time this year. Courses for about 25 participants were held August 23-24-25  in GB202. About the short courses The short course lectures… 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 »

Professor Eric Miller gives keynote at World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research 2017

Professor Eric Miller delivered a keynote address entitled “Integrated urban modelling: Past, present and future” on Monday, July 3 at the World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research 2017 (WSTLUR) in Brisbane, Australia. An abstract of the talk is shown below. Integrated urban modelling: Past, present and future Keynote Address, 2017 Worldwide Symposium on Transport and Land… Read more »

Professor Heather MacLean inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering

Professor Heather MacLean was inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) on June 26, 2017.

Select engineers of outstanding abilities are chosen by CAE for this honour. CAE President Douglas Ruth stated: “While they have widely varying backgrounds, what they all have in common is the demonstrated ability to go beyond the normal practice of engineering and contribute in exemplary ways towards their fields and to their communities.”