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Dr. Ni is traveling to attend The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 97th Annual Meeting. This is the venue that transportation professionals come together, sharing ideas, seeking collaboration, and networking. He have three papers accepted by the conference and will present them in their corresponding poster sessions:

 

- Michael Plotnikov, Daiheng Ni*, and John Collura. The State of the Practice of UAS Applications in Transportation. Online compendium (Paper # 18-03694). The 97th Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. 2018.

Dr. Song Gao is going to the 97th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB). Activities at the conference include:

1) presenting a paper entitled "Multi-Cycle Optimal Taxi Routing with E-hailing", co-authored with UMass PhD student, Xinlian Yu;

2) presenting a paper entitled "Cooperative Scheme - An Alternative Approach to an Equitable and Pareto-Improving Transportation System", co-authored with UMass PhD student, Sayeeda Bint Ayaz;

Welcome to the Faculty Travel series, this week we are sharing Dr. Casey Brown's recent travel:

 

Professor Richard M. Palmer, the head of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and the university director of the Northeast Climate Science Center, was formally inducted as a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) at its Celebration of Leaders Luncheon during the ASCE 2017 Convention, October 8-11, in New Orleans. Palmer was inducted “for his conceptual and practical contributions to applying structured decision analysis and participatory methods in managing conflict in water resources, including shared vision planning, and for methods addressing potential impacts of climate change in natural resource management.” See ASCE video in honor of Palmer’s induction »

On Friday, October 20, the College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will hold its eighth annual Outstanding Alumni Awards Celebration during Homecoming Weekend. The college’s celebration will be held in the Marriott Room on the 11th floor of the Campus Center at UMass Amherst. The Homecoming Reception & Awards Celebration will begin at 4:30 p.m. During the reception, the College of Engineering will present its Outstanding Senior and Junior Alumni Awards to eight individuals who, through exemplary accomplishments, epitomize the potential of an education at the UMass Amherst College of Engineering.

The UMass Transportation Center (UMTC), responsible for promoting transportation research, education, and training throughout the Commonwealth, is pleased to announce the opening of a new office location in the UMass Center at Springfield. The UMass Center, located in downtown Springfield, is a partnership between the University of Massachusetts and other area institutes of higher public education. The new office, which officially opened on September 1, provides a central location accessible to students at each school.

Zahra Anwar, who is pursuing a master’s degree in water resources engineering, is profiled on HydroWorld.com, a website created by the Hydro Research Foundation and its Hydro Review, the largest global hydro industry publication on the market. Anwar is studying how to construct ramps that allow catadromous American eels to migrate upstream where streams are dammed or have natural barriers. She hopes to find a job in the hydropower industry when she completes her studies.

This fall, the UMass Amherst College of Engineering welcomes five new faculty members: Ashish Kulkarni – Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering Department; Yeon Sik Noh – Assistant Professor, College of Nursing and Electrical and Computer Engineering Department; Yadi Eslami – Senior Lecturer, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department; Jun Yao – Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department; and Chengbo Ai – Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. Read more about their backgrounds and accomplishments.

The 2017 Academy of Distinguished Alumni Inductees have been selected:

Professor Michael Knodler, the director of UMass Transportation Center in the UMass Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department, is working with a team of  investigators on a groundbreaking research program on unmanned aerial systems, which recently received one of the three Science and Technology Grants issued to campus faculty from the University of Massachusetts President’s Office. The UMass Unmanned Aerial System Research and Education Collaborative (or UMassAir) is being established to study unmanned aerial systems, also known as drones, and advance cutting-edge, interdisciplinary, collaborative research and education. UMassAir received $100,000 in Science and Technology funds. See President’s Office Awards $735,000 in Science and Technology Grants.

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