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EVENTS IN May 2013

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

NU Transportation Center Seminar

"Road Safety Analyses using Data from Naturalistic Driving Studies: Challenges and Opportunities"

Speaker:

Paul P. Jovanis
Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Pennsylvania State University

Naturalistic driving studies seek to obtain information about driver behavior using onboard vehicle sensors and cameras with an experimental protocol that asks study participants to drive "naturally"; i.e. as they normally would. The technique has received much recent attention as a method to better understand driver behavior that contributes to crash events; the expectation is a better understanding of the role of the driver in crash occurrence.

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Chambers Hall 600 Foster St Ruan Conference Center Evanston IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/news_ev...

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

NU Transportation Center Icarus Event

"Domestic Airline Pilot Needs for the Next 10 to 20 Years"

Speaker:

Brant Harrison
First Officer, Skywest Airlines
Owner, Audries Aircraft Analysis, LLC

Currently there is great uncertainty and speculation regarding the demand for airline pilots in the United States. Multiple pilot shortages that have been predicted over the last forty years have rarely come to fruition. This research builds a model to identify an alternative probability of pilot supply over the next ten to twenty years.

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Chambers Hall 600 Foster St Ruan Conference Center Evanston IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/news_ev...

Thursday, May 30, 2013

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

NU Transportation Center Seminar

"Monitoring Health Condition of Transportation Infrastructure: A Multivariate Statistical Framework to Process Real-time Measurement Data"

Speaker:

Yikai Chen
PhD Candidate in Civil & Environment Engineering; Transportation Center Dissertation Year Fellow
Northwestern University

Recent advancement in wireless and computing technologies has made long-term health monitoring of transportation infrastructure widely accepted and it hence prompted the need for state-of-theart methods to process and interpret data. The primary goal is to ensure the longevity and safety of infrastructure as well as to optimize resource allocation.

In this talk, we discuss two statistical methods to analyze deterioration measurement data from multiple distresses. Kalman filter serves as a rigorous tool to capture measurement errors and provide a structured look into the underlying fatigue patterns. In addition, Shewhart control charts and Hotelling T-square control charts are investigated to identify and quantify condition changes driven by unexpected causes, with an aim to reach reliable assessment of potential risks on structural performance. Empirical studies from a highway bridge on the border of Wisconsin and Michigan make an illustrative case to demonstrate the capability of the methods.

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Chambers Hall 600 Foster St Ruan Conference Center Evanston IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/news_ev...