Students

Michael Bato – Student Research Assistant

Michael is an Undergraduate Research Assistant majoring in Industrial Engineering. He is pursuing the 5-Year Accelerated Master’s Program and is expected to graduate in Spring 2015. He began working with the Center of Urban Transportation in 2012 as a recruiter for the SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study. He has also worked on several other studies like the Determination of Speed Limits on USF Tampa Campus and Pedestrian Program Evaluation and Data Collection. He is currently working on the Prevention of Incorrect Turns at Highway-rail Grade and Street Lighting Measurements on Selected Corridors in FDOT district 7.

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Teerapat Charukitpaisarn – ITS Student Research Assistant

Teerapat Charukitpaisarn – ITS Student Research Assistant

Teerapat Charukitpaisarn Email: teerapat@mail.usf.edu     Profile: Teerapat (Ted) is obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering in Thailand. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering with a transportation major at the University of South Florida. Before that, he worked as a construction engineer for almost 2 years. At CUTR, Ted works under the guidance Dr. Zhenyu

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Qiong Shan Chen – ITS Educational Outreach Coordinator

Qiong Shan Chen Email: qiong@cutr.usf.edu       Ms. Chen was hired as an Undergraduate Research Assistant for the Center of Urban Transportation Research to work on Florida’s Comprehensive Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety project, funded by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Her responsibilities included surveying, observing, and analyzing pedestrian and bicycle behavior throughout the state of Florida. She was

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Dharmin Kukadia – ITS Student Research Assistant

Dharmin Kukadia – ITS Student Research Assistant

Darmin Kukadia Email: dkukadia@mail.usf.edu     Profile: Dharmin is pursuing a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering with a major in Transportation Engineering at the University of South Florida. His research interests are related to Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) – traffic simulation, signal timing, safety and statistical modelling, and travel demand modelling. The objective of his research project with Dr. Zhenyu

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Angeline Polepaka – ITS Program Assistant

Angeline Polepaka – ITS Program Assistant

Angeline Polepaka Phone: (813) 974-9795 Email: angeline4@cutr.usf.edu       Profile: Angeline was originally hired as an Undergraduate Student Assistant for the Center of Urban Transportation Research to work on Florida’s Comprehensive Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety project, funded by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in the spring of 2016.  She observed pedestrian and bicyclist behavior throughout the state of Florida, and

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Karan Talreja – ITS Educational Outreach Coordinator

Karan Talreja Email: karantalreja@cutr.usf.edu       Karan was hired to work on Florida’s Comprehensive Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety project, funded by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). His current position is at the Center of Urban Transportation as the Educational Outreach Coordinator for Alert Today Florida since August 2016. He is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Health at the University of South Florida’s College of

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Abhijit Vasili – Graduate Research Assistant

Abhijit Vasili                                  Email: vasili@cutr.usf.edu       PROFILE: Abhijit Vasili is pursuing a Doctorates in Electrical Engineering. He was hired as Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. Wang in 2015. He has worked on multiple projects including Comprehensive Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Research, Road Ranger Optimization, Railway

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Henna Patani, MIPI Student Research Assistant

Henna Patani, MIPI Student Research Assistant

Henna Patani Email: henna@cutr.usf.edu       Profile: Henna is studying for her Master’s degree in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She completed her undergraduate degree from Terna Dental College in India, and is currently doing quantitative data analysis of the perceptions of motorcyclists in Florida based on behavior models. She plans to gain experience in

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Aditya Lochan Sharma, MPR Student Research Assistant

                                          Aditya Lochan Sharma Email: adityalochan@mail.usf.edu     Profile: Aditya is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Information Technology degree (MSIT) at USF with an expected graduation date of August 2018. He completed his BS in Computer Engineering in

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Freddy Cruz, TDM Student Research Assistant

Michael is an Undergraduate Research Assistant majoring in Industrial Engineering. He is pursuing the 5-Year Accelerated Master’s Program and is expected to graduate in Spring 2015. He began working with the Center of Urban Transportation in 2012 as a recruiter for the SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study. He has also worked on several other studies like the Determination of Speed Limits on USF Tampa Campus and Pedestrian Program Evaluation and Data Collection. He is currently working on the Prevention of Incorrect Turns at Highway-rail Grade and Street Lighting Measurements on Selected Corridors in FDOT district 7.

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Ilona Nemeth, TDM Student Research Assistant

Michael is an Undergraduate Research Assistant majoring in Industrial Engineering. He is pursuing the 5-Year Accelerated Master’s Program and is expected to graduate in Spring 2015. He began working with the Center of Urban Transportation in 2012 as a recruiter for the SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study. He has also worked on several other studies like the Determination of Speed Limits on USF Tampa Campus and Pedestrian Program Evaluation and Data Collection. He is currently working on the Prevention of Incorrect Turns at Highway-rail Grade and Street Lighting Measurements on Selected Corridors in FDOT district 7.

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Matthew L. Kessler, MPR Graduate Research Assistant

Michael is an Undergraduate Research Assistant majoring in Industrial Engineering. He is pursuing the 5-Year Accelerated Master’s Program and is expected to graduate in Spring 2015. He began working with the Center of Urban Transportation in 2012 as a recruiter for the SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study. He has also worked on several other studies like the Determination of Speed Limits on USF Tampa Campus and Pedestrian Program Evaluation and Data Collection. He is currently working on the Prevention of Incorrect Turns at Highway-rail Grade and Street Lighting Measurements on Selected Corridors in FDOT district 7.

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