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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 »

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 »

Mahyar Jahangiriesmaili: Assessing the Impact of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) on Canada’s Transportation System

On July 21, 2017, Mahyar Jahangiriesmaili presented his MASc thesis and discussed the results of his project researching the effects of CETA on Canada’s transportation system. Mahyar’s talk was well attended and a lively Q & A followed his presentation. Mahyar’s study investigated and assessed the potential impact of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)… Read more »