The Roadway Safety Institute will kick off its safety-focused seminar series on September 10 in Minneapolis with a presentation on the Minnesota Strategic Highway Safety Plan by Brad Estochen, MnDOT state traffic safety engineer.
Seminars will be held Thursdays from 3–4 p.m. throughout the fall semester on the U of M’s east bank campus. The free seminars, which will also be streamed live on the web, will feature the latest work of Institute researchers and other industry experts.
Detailed information about seminar topics and speakers will be available soon on the Institute website, or you can subscribe to receive e-mail updates from the Institute.
Hope to see you there!
September 10 — Minnesota Strategic Highway Safety Plan
Brad Estochen, State Traffic Safety Engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation
September 17 — Characterizing Uncertainty in Left-Turn Crash Reconstructions Using Event Data Recorder Data
Gary Davis, Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, University of Minnesota
September 24 — Transportation Incidents, Events, and Disasters
Dan Work, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
October 1 — Low-Cost Centimeter-Accurate Mobile Positioning
Todd Humphreys, Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Texas at Austin
October 8 — Title TBD
Linda Boyle, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington
October 15 — Speaker TBD
October 22 — Automated Identification and Extraction of Horizontal Curve Information from GIS Roadway Maps: Improving Safety on All Roadways
David Noyce, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin–Madison
November 5 — Novel Collision Avoidance System for Bicycles
Rajesh Rajamani, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota
November 12 — Assessing Roadway Safety Risks in American Indian Reservations
Kathy Quick, Assistant Professor, and Guillermo Narvaez, Research Associate, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
November 19 — Pedestrian Safety, Pedestrian Behavior, and Intersection Design and Control
Per Garder, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maine
December 3 — Title TBD
Don Fisher, Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst
December 10 — A Positioning and Mapping Methodology Using Bluetooth and Smartphone Technologies to Support Situation Awareness and Wayfinding for the Visually Impaired
Chen-Fu Liao, Educational Systems Manager, Minnesota Traffic Observatory, University of Minnesota