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 »
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 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 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.”
On June 29 at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, Eric Miller gave an invited research seminar “First We Take Toronto … Lessons from the TASHA Implementation and Next Steps” before delivering the Ogden Lecture “Public Transport in Toronto: What Can We Learn From the Last 20 Years?,” a free public presentation.
Thirteen summary presentations from eight iCity project areas were shared at the June 26, 2017 iCity Research Day.
Participants weren’t fazed by the weather at a day-long workshop “Smartphone Travel Surveys & the Itinerum™ Platform” given by Professor Zachary Patterson of Concordia University at UofT on Friday, June 23. Some thirty registrants from transportation organizations, nonprofits, research centres, universities, and municipal and regional governments were keen to learn about the free Itinerum™ Mobile App and Web Platform. Opening remarks… Read more »
UTTRI’s Program Director Dr. Judy Farvolden was elected to the Canadian Urban Institute Board of Directors at their 2017 Annual General Meeting June 2nd in Toronto.
Professor Khandker Nurul Habib was awarded funding from NSERC’s Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) Program to work with Stantec on the project “Simplified framework to forecast multimodal travel demand for mixed-use developments.” Project Proposal Summary Evaluating traffic impacts of urban development in a regular and routine exercise of transportation planning agencies. Because of the incremental… Read more »
Developing a collaborative research program in the areas of transportation and smart cities was the focus of a recent Toronto workshop attended by researchers from UofT, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Utrecht University. The June 8-9 workshop was a follow-up to a 2016 meeting and Memorandum of Understanding initiating a tripartite research agreement. Several… Read more »