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NEXT 10 EVENTS ON OR AFTER March 28, 2015

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Modeling Driver Behavior in a Connected Environment: Integration of Microscopic Traffic Simulation and Telecommunication Systems"

Speaker:    Alireza Talebpour, PhD Candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University

Abstract   Connected and automated vehicles will change the future of our surface transportation system. Connected Vehicles Technology (CVT) provides the opportunity to create an interconnected network of moving vehicular units and stationary infrastructure units, in which individual vehicles can communicate with other vehicles (i.e. Vehicle-to-Vehicle communications) and other agents (e.g. a centralized traffic management center through Vehicle-to-Infrastructure communications) in a collaborative and meaningful manner. The real-time information provided by CVT allows drivers to become more aware of their surrounding traffic condition and to maneuver safely and more efficiently. Furthermore, in comparison with on-board sensing technologies, which provide the necessary information to myopically operate automated vehicles, CVT can improve the efficiency and reliability of the system-level performance of a driver-less transportation network. This presentation will introduce a comprehensive simulation framework to model driver behavior in a connected driving environment with connected and automated vehicles. The framework, which consists of a microscopic traffic simulator integrated with a discrete-event wireless communications network simulator, forms a basis for exploring the properties of the resulting traffic systems, and for assessing system-level impacts of these technologies. Special focus will be made on the effects of connected and automated vehicles on the stability of traffic flow, as well as the effectiveness of speed harmonization systems in controlling breakdown formation, preventing speed drop, maintaining higher flow rates, and reducing emissions.

 Bio   Alireza Talebpour is a PhD Candidate in Transportation Systems Analysis and Planning at Northwestern University. He specializes in traffic flow theory and safety analysis, with emphasis on topics related to connected and automated vehicles. Alireza received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil and environmental engineering from Sharif University of Technology.


Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Chambers Hall 600 Foster St Ruan Conference Center - Lower level Evanston, IL 60208

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

Thursday, April 16, 2015

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Civil War Railroads -

The Sandhouse Gang (Rail Interest Group) presents:

John (Jack) Barriger, Retired Railroad Executive will delver a talk on Civil War Railroads

Contact Info: Diana Marek

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

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

Monday, April 20, 2015

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Doug Parker, CEO of American Airlines - featured speaker: 2015 Patterson Transportation Lecture

34th Annual Wm. A. Patterson Transportation Lecture will feature the CEO of the world's largest airlines - Doug Parker

Speaker Profile:

W. Douglas Parker is chairman and chief executive officer of American Airlines Group and American Airlines, its principal subsidiary company. Parker became CEO following the merger of US Airways and American Airlines in 2013.Previously, Parker was chairman and CEO of US Airways. Prior to the merger of US Airways and America West Airlines in 2005, he was chairman, president, and chief executive officer of America West. Parker became the CEO at America West just ten days before September 11, 2001, and led the carrier through the crisis.

Under Parker's leadership, US Airways achieved record revenue growth, operational performance, and profit margins that outpaced most industry peers. Parker has been one of the most vocal proponents of airline industry consolidation, which has provided a more stable and competitive industry for employees, customers, communities, and stockholders.

Parker's experience prior to joining America West in 1995 includes four years with Northwest Airlines as vice president and assistant treasurer, and vice president of financial planning and analysis. From 1986 to 1991, he held a number of financial management positions with American Airlines.

Parker received a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Albion College in 1984 and a master of business administration degree from Vanderbilt University in 1986. He serves on the board of directors for Valley of the Sun United Way.

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: James L Allen Center 2169 Campus Drive McCormick Foundation Auditorium Evanston, IL 60208

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

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

7:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Transportation Center Business Advisory Council Meeting

The Spring meeting of the Transportation Center's Business Advisory Commmittee

Closed meeting - open only to BAC members and other invited guests.

Contact Info: Diana F Marek

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

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