Modern Data Collection & Analysis: Mitigation for Safer & Less Congested Roads Seminar

Transportation infrastructure funding issues have gained more visibility outside our industry more than ever due to the current technological revolution.  Leveraging open source software and modern data collection and analysis techniques are expected to significantly improve our focus on mitigation of incidents and congestion for improved safety.  Much work is being done to shine the spotlight on Mobility as a Service while Software as a Service and interoperability between systems software and hardware is becoming a new industry “best practice”.  Collaboration between emergency responders and transportation engineers is proving fruitful especially when data is collected and analyzed to make decisions more strategically.


Lunch and Introduction at 11:30 AM



Chris DeRosia, P.E, PTOE, Senior Transportation and Data Engineer, ACL, Inc.



SubTopic 1: Modern Data Collection & Analysis – 12:00 PM Start

Local Research: Moatassem Abdallah, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Denver

Research in Practice: Hamideh Etemadnia, Ph.D., PMP, Senior Traffic/ITS Specialist, EST, Inc.


SubTopic 2: Operations, Safety and Incident Management – 12:50 PM Start

Incident Management, Crash Analysis, FHWA SHRP: Lieutenant Chris Washburn, Douglas County Sheriff

Dilemma Zone Research: Qichao Wang, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Sciences, NREL

Big Data Microanalysis and Software: Curt Thye, Streetlight Data