Harvesting Data from Advanced Technologies

This research initiative presents a two-year research and education plan whose primary goal is to design and develop state-of-the-art data mining and fusion techniques and modeling tools that provide reliable and real-time transportation network management including traffic congestion prediction, incident identification and bridge structural health monitoring. This suite will be achieved by designing and using advanced data gathering, processing and mining tools to estimate the current and future transportation system performance. The resulting modeling tools will be enabled by emerging technologies suitable for implementation by transportation agencies in northern communities. A secondary goal is to quantify the effect of travel behavior changes and consequent planning and modeling challenges in the use of advanced technologies. Research findings will be disseminated to multidisciplinary academic outlets, transportation agencies, and emergency management and planning organizations.