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.

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Siwon Jang, Ph.D., Research Associate

Dr. Siwon Jang has a strong commitment to empirical research and practice in injury prevention including traffic injury prevention. In particular, she is interested in preventing injuries among children and adolescents, considering that unintentional injury is the leading cause of death for these populations. Dr. Jang also has a wide variety of experience in developing and implementing injury prevention programs in academic, community, national, and international settings. For example, she has been involved in designing safety education materials for children, parents, and school teachers, such as textbook, instructional guidebook, animation CD, and fact-sheets. In Korea, Dr. Jang was involved in localizing the global safety program, “Walk This Way,” which was developed and implemented by Safe Kids Worldwide, a multinational non-governmental organization that is committed to child safety. She also taught various public health courses for over seven years at USF and has been serving as a journal reviewer for several academic journal.

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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.

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Michael Audino, TSWD Senior Research Associate

Senior Research Associate. MA, Business Leadership, Upper Iowa University, 1999, BS, Community and Regional Planning, Iowa State University, 1977. Areas of Expertise: Facilitating and developing strategic and operational plans, designing and implementing communications and outreach activities, conducting education and training seminars, and leading unique research and project initiatives. Specialties: rural transit leadership and coordination, volunteer transportation program planning and design, air service development and airport marketing, nonprofit organization fundraising, and public relations.

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Sean Barbeau TDM Research Associate

Dr. Barbeau has served as the PI for multiple research projects investigating intelligent software systems for GPS-enabled mobile phones. Dr. Barbeau has over 40 peer-reviewed papers and conference presentations, and his research interests include intelligent location-based services for cell phones, mobile apps, lightweight data communication frameworks for mobile devices, and mobile application optimization to conserve battery life. He served as a member of a international Expert Group which developed a Java-based software standard for location-aware mobile phones, and has 7 patented inventions and another 8 patents pending in the area of location-aware technology. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from USF as well as a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from USF.

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Jodi Godfrey, MPR & TSWD Research Associate

Jodi graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) with her MS in Civil Engineering with a focus in Transportation Engineering. As a CUTR visiting faculty member, Jodi will continue to work with Dr. Polzin on the Mobility and Policy Team focusing on several Trends and Conditions Reports for FDOT, in addition to some transportation safety work with the Southeastern Transportation Center. Jodi will also be assisting the Transit Safety and Workforce Development Program under Lisa Staes focusing on several transit safety projects.

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Sara Hendricks, TDM Senior Research Associate

Senior Research Associate. MRP, Land Use Planning, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1991; BA, Film, The Pennsylvania State University, 1983. Specialties: land use planning and growth management, traffic and environmental impact analysis, bicycle/pedestrian facilities planning, communications.

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