Patent Awarded: Adaptive location data buffering for location-aware applications

On May 6, 2014, the US Patent and Trade Office awarded US Patent Number 8,718,671 to CUTR’s Sean Barbeau, PhD, Phil Winters, and Nevine Georggi, and Rafael Perez, PhD and Miguel Labrador, PhD  with USF Computer Science and Engineering for an adaptive location data buffering method for location-aware applications on a mobile device. The method…

CUTR Alumni Info Request

Dear former CUTRite, CUTR is turning 25 years young!  We have come a long way since we were established in the USF College of Engineering in 1988 by the Florida Legislature and the Florida Board of Regents.  CUTR has become recognized nationally and serves as an important resource for policymakers, transportation professionals, the education system,…

Mr. Makarand Gawade has been awarded the 2013 Georgia Brosch Memorial Transportation Scholarship

Mr. Gawade will receive a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Fall 2014.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the SP College of Engineering, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India.   His dissertation involves understanding the influence of urban form and street design on multimodal public transportation efficiency.  He worked on several…

Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority Approves Autonomous Vehicle Technology Study

Tampa, Fla- Today the Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority (THEA) voted to approve a contract with the University of South Florida Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) to study the implementation of autonomous vehicle technology in Hillsborough County. This follows Legislative approval in 2012 making Florida the second state in the nation to embrace autonomous vehicle technology.

Chanyoung Lee, Ph.D., AICP, PTP, Program Director

PhD, Senior Research Associate, ITS, Traffic Operations & Safety Program. PhD,Transportation Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison; certificate in Transportation Management and Policy, Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, UWM; MS Transportation Planning, BS Urban Planning, Hongik University . Specialties: traffic analysis support, winter weather mobility impacts, microsimulation calibration and validation, ramp metering retiming.

Stephen Reich, TPEEA Research Assistant

Director, Transportation Program Evaluation and Economic Analysis. BA, Geography & Environmental Planning, Towson State University, 1979. Specialties: transportation agency management, innovative financing, capital programming, federal aid, toll facility management and operations.

Joel Volinski, NCTR Program Director

I’m the Director of the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) at CUTR, one of the 22 federally funded University Transportation Centers in the United States. In this capacity I manage the research selection process, review all reports, present results of research, produce annual reports and semi-annual performance reports of the Center’s activities, represent the Center at meetings with federal and state agencies and with peers and partners within the UTC community, develop the strategic plan for the Center and all competitive applications for continued designation as a UTC.