ITS-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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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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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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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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Runan Yang – Graduate Research Assistant

Runan Yang Email: runanyang@cutr.usf.edu   Runan is studying for her doctorate degree in civil engineering with a concentration in transportation. She completed her undergraduate degree from Chang’an University in China and is currently involved in some research projects about lighting, pedestrian safety and crash modeling with her supervisor Dr. Zhenyu Wang.

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