ICIIL 2018 Keynote&Plenary Speakers
Prof. Essam Radwan, University of Central Florida, College of Engineering and Computer Science, USA
Biography: Essam Radwan served as the Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Transportation Systems Simulation (CATSS) till November 1, 2017 before retirement from UCF. He also served as the Chair the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Central Florida.
Professor Radwan research interest is traffic characteristics and traffic signal control of freeway and street intersections. Included in this area are theoretical and applied models, discrete event simulation models, and large-scale databases developed to describe traffic behavior. He directed and co-directed over 80 research projects totaling close to $15 million in external funded research projects. Through research and graduate advising he published more than two hundred and fifty (250) technical papers and reports and his work has been extensively cited by his peers in the US and around the world. Professor Radwan delivered close to hundred presentations at international conferences and professional meetings. He was a keynote speaker for meetings held in countries like Brazil, China, Qatar, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, New Zealand, Australia, Lebanon, Turkey, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, and France.
Professor Radwan graduated twenty (22) Ph.D. students, thirty-three (38) master degree students. Academic institutions, consulting firms, and public agencies in different states like Florida, Virginia, Louisiana, Colorado, Massachusetts, and Tennessee and overseas countries like Brazil, Egypt, and United Arab Emirates employ his past students.
He was instrumental in bridging the gap between human factors researchers, computer engineers, and transportation engineers. The “Human Centered Transportation Simulation Program” and the “real time simulation laboratory” that he created under CATSS auspices has been viewed as a unique and one of the leading programs in the US. External funded research from FDOT and Georgia Tech Research Foundation sponsored the dual-cab motion base-driving simulator. This program has attracted international experts in this field to visit CATSS labs during the third Driving Simulators Conference hosted by CATSS and held in Orlando in November 2005.
Professor Radwan received numerous honors and awards including the ASCE “Frank Masters Award”, the UCF “University Excellence in Professional Service”, the Office of Sponsored Research and Commercialization “UCF Millionaire’s Club Member” designation (UCF faculty who attracted outside research funding exceeding $1 Million) for three consecutive years, the Florida Engineering Society “Outstanding Technical Achievement Award”, the UCF “Distinguished Research of the Year Award”, the CECS Advisory Board Award for Faculty Excellence, and the UCF “Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Doctoral Students” award.
Speech Title: Traffic Operations and Safety: Who Affects Who
Abstract: Traffic operations and safety is evolving at a rapid pace around the globe. Advance technological innovations and their applications to moving people and goods have resulted in substantial benefits to the transportation industry and at the same time created some challenges. Very recently, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CV/AV) technology has emerged to be the “Holy Grail” for solving traffic problems. There are numerous factors that will continue to demand special attention such as complicated driving environments, human factors, changes in vehicular technologies, social media and distracted motorists, and mixed fleet on open roads, just to name few. This presentation attempts to shed some light on how traffic operation efficiency and traffic safety will continue to be somehow in odds. The answer to the following two questions is part of this presentation: Are efficient roads and streets safe? Are safe facilities efficient? The use of human centered simulation will play a vital role in testing new CV/AV concepts and technologies. The integration of big data collected from the field and controlled simulation experiments is of great value to research and development of these new technologies.
Prof. Roberto Montemanni, Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IDSIA)&University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), Switerland
Biography: Roberto Montemanni is professor of advanced algorithms at the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland. He is also active as senior researcher at the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence and as research advisor for PhD students at the University of Lugano, Switzerland. He obtained a Laurea degree in Computer Science from the University of Bologna, Italy in 1999 and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Glamorgan, UK in 2002. He is leading basic and applied research projects both at national and international levels. His main research interests are in the fields of mathematical modeling and algorithms, with applications in transportations and logistics.
Speech Title: SocialCar: Integrating Carpooling into Existing Mobility and Public Transportation Systems
Abstract: SocialCar is a European research and innovation project that seeks to incorporate carpooling (people commuting together on a same vehicle) into existing mobility and public transportation systems, by means of powerful planning algorithms and big data integration from public transportation, carpooling systems, and crowd sourcing. The project unites transportation engineers, social and economic scientists, information technology experts, carpoolers and public authorities from Italy, Greece, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Poland, Switzerland, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Croatia, Slovenia, the Netherlands, Hungary, Spain and Belgium. Their mission is to design, develop, test and roll out a service that simplifies the travel experience of citizens in urban and peri-urban areas. SocialCar will define data processing flows and design algorithms to match travel requests with the integrated public-private transport supply, complemented by a reputation-based mechanism based on social media. After a general overview of the project, a detailed description of the route planning and ride matching engines at the basis of the system will be provided. These component are used to provide the users with meaningful alternatives for their trips.
Prof. Kananpha Amaruchkul, National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), Bangkok, Thailand
Biography: Kananpha Amaruchkul is an Associate Professor of Graduate School of Applied Statistics, National Institute of Development Administration, Bangkok, Thailand. She graduated with PhD degree in Industrial Engineering, Minor Statistics from University of Minnesota, USA. She received M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from University of California, USA and A.B. degree in Mathematics (Honors) from Princeton University, Princeton, USA in 2001. She joined Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA as a Teaching Assistant in 2007.
She served as a consultant for a couple of companies in Thailand, such as Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited, M-Focus, Ltd, etc.
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ICIIL 2017 Previous Keynote Speakers
Prof. Monteiro Figueira, University Lusofona, Portugal
Prof. Monteiro Figueira
is since 1990 the General Director of
CEITConsultores Engenheiros em
Infraestruturas de Transportes, a Portuguese
consulting firm focusing on transportation,
parking, mobility, traffic engineering and
roadways and Senior Professor at the
Universidade Lusofona (ULHT) in Lisbon.
Prof. Monteiro Figueira consults on many projects regarding mobility and transportation in Portugal, Angola, Mozambique and Macao and is the author of books and articles on highway design and transportation planning. He is currently involved in different projects in Africa (Angola and Mozambique) for governmental departments.
Prof. Monteiro Figueira worked at JAE - Official National Board of Highways in Portugal for thirty years and was a representative of Portugal at the European Commission in Brussels, at DG VII.
He was a Professor for more than twenty years at the Technical University in Lisbon until 2000 and at Military Academy, until 1999.
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