ICT and UIUC Transportation Group Present Research at 94th Annual TRB Meeting

A number of ICT-affiliated researchers gave presentations at the Transportation Research Board’s most recent annual meeting, which was held January 11–15 in Washington, D.C. The researchers presented cutting-edge research on a wide range of topics.

Approximately 12,000 transportation researchers, academics, engineers, and students from around the world attended the conference, which covered all transportation modes. More than 5,000 presentations and workshops addressed this year’s theme, “Corridors to the Future: Transportation and Technology.”

The following presentations were based on research sponsored by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT):

  • Best Practices from Zero-Fatality States:  Priscilla Tobias, Illinois Department of Transportation
  • Characterization and Stabilization of Quarry Byproducts for Sustainable Pavement Applications: Vincent Mwumvaneza, Wenting Hou, Hasan Ozer, Erol Tutumluer, Imad L. Al-Qadi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Sheila Beshears, Illinois Department of Transportation
  • Comprehensive Assessment of Highway Inventory Data Collection Methods for Implementing Highway Safety Manual: Mohammad Jalayer, Huaguo Zhou, Auburn University; Jie Gong, Rutgers University; Shufu Hu, Mark Grinter, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Comprehensive Tack Coat Study–Theory and Lab Development, APT Verification, Field Validation, and State Implementation (Workshop): Imad L. Al-Qadi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Khaled Hasiba, GSG Consultants, Inc.; Alejandro Salinas, Proyextra, Mexico; Derek Parish, Tom Zehr, Illinois Department of Transportation
  • Current Practices of Safety Countermeasures for Wrong-Way Driving Crashes: Mahdi Pour Rouholamin, Huaguo Zhou, Auburn University; Jeffrey Shaw, Federal Highway Administration; Priscilla Tobias, Illinois Department of Transportation
  • Effect of Pavement Surface Temperature Correction on Pavement-Tire Noise: Songsu Son, Imad L. Al-Qadi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Tom Zehr, Illinois Department of Transportation
  • Field Performance Evaluations of Nontraditional Aggregates for Subgrade Replacement and Subbase over Weak Soils: Hasan Ahmed Kazmee, Pengcheng Shangguan, Erol Tutumluer, Imad L. Al-Qadi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Sheila Beshears, Illinois Department of Transportation; Debakanta Mishra, Boise State University
  • Goal-Driven Path Towards Zero Deaths in Illinois: Priscilla Tobias, Illinois Department of Transportation; Kim Kolody Silverman, CH2M Hill
  • Impact of Aging and Moisture Conditioning on Moisture-Susceptible Asphalt Mixtures: Ibrahim Mohammad Abuawad, Imad L. Al-Qadi, Hasan Ozer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Macroscopic Models for Accident Prediction at Railroad Grade Crossings and Comparisons with the U.S. D.O.T. Accident Prediction Formula: Juan C. Medina, Rahim F. Benekohal, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Overlay Thickness Design for Low-Volume Roads–Mechanistic-Empirical Approach with Nondestructive Deflection Testing and Pavement Damage Models: Priyanka Sarker, Erol Tutumluer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Scott Lackey, Illinois Department of Transportation; Debakanta Mishra, Boise State University
  • Pavement Marking Selection Guide for Illinois Department of Transportation: Carmine Elaine Dwyer, William R. Vavrik, Rachel L. Becker, Applied Research Associates, Inc.; Kelly Morse, Illinois Department of Transportation
  • Performance Evaluations of Unbound Aggregate Permanent Deformation Models for Different Aggregate Physical Properties: Yuanjie Xiao, Erol Tutumluer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Debakanta Mishra, Boise State University
  • Simple Feature-Based Function Approximation for Reinforcement Learning Traffic Signals in Oversaturated Networks: Juan C. Medina, Rahim F. Benekohal, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • State Efforts Towards the Real-Time Systems Management Information Program Requirements for Travel Time: Ryan Fries, Pouya Yousefzadehfard, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; Mashrur A. Chowdhury, Clemson University; Scott Petersen, Erik Minge, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
  • Wrong-Way Driving: What We Know, What We Are Doing, and Where Are We Going: Priscilla Tobias, Illinois Department of Transportation, took part in a panel discussion with representatives of other state agencies, titled “Examples of What Agencies Are Currently Doing.”

Additional presentations by ICT researchers at this year’s TRB are as follows:

  • Airfield Pavement Response Due to Heavy Aircraft Takeoff: Advanced Modeling for Wheel Interaction Consideration: Jaime A. Hernandez, Imad L. Al-Qadi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Calibration of Car-Following Laws for Traffic Oscillation Prediction: Christine Rhoades, Xin Wang, Yanfeng Ouyang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Characterization of Particle Shape and Asphalt Coating in Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement Using Advanced Image Processing Techniques: Maziar Moaveni, Alexander Sebastian Brand, Sachindra Dahal, Jeffery R. Roesler, Erol Tutumluer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Sedat Cetin, Afyon Kocatepe University, Turkey
  • Concrete Slab Analyses with Field-Assigned Non-Uniform Support Conditions: Jeffery R. Roesler, Daniel King, Alexander Sebastian Brand, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Hemant Chavan, E&I-Chicago Bridge & Iron/Dack Consulting Solutions Inc.
  • Decomposition of General Facility Disruption Correlations via Augmentation of Virtual Supporting Stations: Siyang Xie, Yanfeng Ouyang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Xiaopeng Li, Mississippi State University
  • Development of Present and Baseline Scenarios to Assess Sustainability Improvements of Illinois Tollway Pavements Using Life-Cycle Assessment Approach: Imad L. Al-Qadi, Rebekah Yang, Seunggu Kang, Hasan Ozer, Eric Charles Ferrebee, Jeffery R. Roesler, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Alejandro Salinas, Proyextra, Mexico; Joep Meijer, therightenvironment.net; William R. Vavrik, Applied Research Associates, Inc.; Steven Gillen, Illinois State Toll Highway Authority
  • Dynamic Snowplow Fleet Management Under Uncertain Demand and Service Disruption: Leila Hajibabai, Yanfeng Ouyang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Effects of Pavement Surface Roughness and Congestion on Expected Freeway Traffic Energy Consumption: Laura E. Ghosh, Liqun Lu, Hasan Ozer, Yanfeng Ouyang, Imad L. Al-Qadi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Emission Mitigation via Longitudinal Control of Intelligent Vehicles in a Congested Platoon: An Exploratory Study:  Zhaodong Wang, Yanfeng Ouyang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Xiqun (Michael) Chen, University of Maryland, College Park; Meng Li, Tsinghua University, China
  • Field Aging and Development of Aging Model for Hot-Poured Crack Sealants: Hasan Ozer, Seyed Saleh Yousefi, Imad L. Al-Qadi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Guillermo Elizalde Castro, Consultora Vera y Asociados Cia. Ltda.
  • From Yesterday’s Three- and Four-Engine Airliners to Twin-Engine Airliners: Are Bird Strikes More Hazardous for Today’s Twin-Engine Aircraft?: Kivanc A. Avrenli, Barry J. Dempsey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Grain Supply Chain Network Design and Logistics Planning for Reducing Post-Harvest Loss: Seyed Mohammad Nourbakhsh, Yun Bai, Guilherme Maia, Yanfeng Ouyang, Luis Rodriguez, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Impact of Thermal Inertia in Pavements and the Urban Heat Island: Sushobhan Sen, Jeffery R. Roesler, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Implementation of Acoustic Emission Technique to Evaluate Embrittlement Temperatures of Asphalt Binders: Behzad Behnia, Western New England University; Eshan V. Dave, University of Minnesota, Duluth; William G. Buttlar, Henrique Reis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Implementation of Analytical Protocol for Multiaxial Viscoelastic Characterization of Asphalt Materials: Qazi Aurangzeb, Kercher Engineering, Inc.; Hasan Ozer, Imad L. Al-Qadi, Harry H. Hilton, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Measuring Thin Pavement Layer Thickness from Ground Penetrating Radar Data Using Regularized Deconvolution Technique: Shan Zhao, Pengcheng Shangguan, Imad L. Al-Qadi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Methodology to Determine Energy and Greenhouse Gases from Asphalt Binder Production for Various Regions in the United States: Rebekah Yang, Hasan Ozer, Imad L. Al-Qadi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Micromechanical Computational Analysis of Effective Mesoscale Response of Bituminous Materials with Moisture Presence: Ziad Ghauch,  Hasan Ozer,  Imad L. Al-Qadi, Heena Dhasmana, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Monitoring Density of Asphalt Pavement During Compaction with Surface Moisture Presence Using Ground Penetrating Radar: Pengcheng Shangguan, Imad L. Al-Qadi, Shan Zhao, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Aaron Coenen, Illinois Center for Transportation
  • Optimized Speed Harmonization for Work Zones with Piecewise Speed-Density Functions: Hani Ramezani, Rahim F. Benekohal, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Prediction of Fatigue Failure at Asphalt Concrete Layer Interface from Monotonic Testing: Cristina Tozzo, Antonio D’Andrea, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Imad L. Al-Qadi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Rheological and Chemical Characterization of Biobinders from Different Biomass Resources: Heena Dhasmana, Seyed Saleh Yousefi, Imad L. Al-Qadi,  Yuanhui Zhang, Lance Schideman, Wan-ting Chen, Mitchell James Minarick, Peng Zhang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Brijendra Kumar Sharma, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
  • Scour Characterization Due to Water Free Fall: Abdolreza Osouli, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; Timothy D. Stark, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Subgrade Soil–Important Factor in Pavement Design, Construction, and Performance:  Marshall R. Thompson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Supply Chain Design Under Uncertainties and Resource Competition–A Continuum Approximation Approach: Xin Wang, Yanfeng Ouyang, Michael Kim Lim, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Toward More Sustainable Pavement Systems (Workshop Participant):  Imad L. Al-Qadi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Urban Parking Space Management via Dynamic Performance-Based Pricing: Daniel Mackowski, SF Park, Yun Bai, Yanfeng Ouyang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Validation of Hot-Poured Crack Sealant Performance-Based Guidelines: Field Performance Analysis: Hasan Ozer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

On Tuesday evening of the meeting, ICT and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign transportation faculty and students mingled with alumni and friends at a reception hosted by ICT.  More than 600 guests attended the reception, which was a record-breaking number of attendees.

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