Technology Transfer - Presentations

During 2011 faculty and students reported presenting 30 UTCA-funded papers at 18 different meetings, including two international meetings.  The wide range of meetings provided good exposure for the UTCA faculty and their research.

Amin, A., A.A. Garner, C.A. Franklin, P.R. Fine, and D. Stavrinos.  Assessing the Role of Sociability in Distracted Driving. Poster presented at the 2011 University of Alabama at Birmingham Expo for Undergraduate Research, Birmingham, AL, April 2011.  [Third place prize for student poster competition]

Amin, A., J.B. Chenoweth, P. Kapoor, B. McManus, S.C. Welburn, C.A. Franklin, P.R. Fine, and D. Stavrinos. Cell Phone Application Use and Types among Young Distracted Drivers.  Poster presented at the 2011 University of Alabama at Birmingham Summer Expo for Undergraduate Research. Birmingham, AL, July 2011.  [First place prize in student poster competition]

Cui, Q., D. Sharma, M. Farajian, J.K. Lindly, and R.J. Jilla.  Feasibility Study Guidelines for Public-Private Partnership Procurement on Highway Projects.  Presented at the 90th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, January 2011.

Gurupackiam, S., D.S. Turner, and J.K. Lindly.  Investigation of Effects of Seat Belts on School Bus Capacity.  Presented at the 90th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, January 2011.

Gurupackiam, S. and S.L. Jones.  Empirical Study of Lane Changing in Urban Streets under Varying Traffic Conditions.  Presented at the 6th International Symposium on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service, Stockholm, Sweden, June-July 2011.

Gurupackiam, S., S.L. Jones, and D. Fonseca.  Investigating Initialization Times, Repetitions, and MOE Variability in Simulation of Under Saturated and Saturated Traffic Signals.  Presented at the 6th International Symposium on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service, Stockholm, Sweden, June-July 2011.

Hosch, I.E.  Design of Overhead VMS Structures for Fatigue Loads.  Presented at the UAB Civil Engineering Honors Seminar, Birmingham, AL, February 2011.

Jones, S.L.  Transportation Research at UA.  Attended by ALDOT officials, federal transportation officials, and transportation experts in academia at the ALDOT Peer Exchange, Birmingham, AL, May 10-12, 2011.

Jones, J.L., C.A. Franklin, P.R. Fine, and D. Stavrinos.  Can Individual Differences Predict Distracted Driving Performance in Young Adults?  Poster presented at the 27th Annual UAB Department of Medicine Trainee Research Symposium, Birmingham, AL, March 2011.

Jones, S.L., J.K. Lindly, and M.B. Wilkes.  Development of Pilot Car Training and Certification Program for the State of Alabama.  Presented at the 90th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, January 2011.

Li, R. and B.B. Keskin.  A Multi-Objective Dynamic Location-Routing Problem for Patrol Coverage.  Presented at the Production and Operations Management Society Annual Conference, Reno, NV, April 2011.

Li, R. and B.B. Keskin.  A Multi-Objective Dynamic Location-Routing Problem for Patrol Coverage.  Presented at the Institute of Operations Research and Management Science Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC, November 2011.

Lindly, J.K.  School Bus Seat Belt Study.  Presented at the Fifty-Fourth Annual Transportation Conference, Montgomery, AL, February 2011.

Lindly, J.K.  The University Transportation Center for Alabama.  Attended by directors of the Capstone Engineering Society, Tuscaloosa, AL, October 7, 2011.

Mangieri, S., A.A. Garner, C.A. Franklin, P.R. Fine, and D. Stavrinos.  It’s Not Just Distracted Driving! Poster presented at the 2011 University of Alabama at Birmingham Expo for Undergraduate Research, Birmingham, AL, April 2011.  [Third place prize for student poster competition]

McManus, B., A.A. Garner, C.A. Franklin, P.R. Fine, and D. Stavrinos.  Enhancing Productivity and Work Efficiency in a Research Laboratory.  Poster presented at the 2011 University of Alabama at Birmingham Expo for Undergraduate Research, Birmingham, AL, April 2011.

Parker, S., X. Qin, and A. Graettinger.  Development of a Statewide Crash Map: Merging and Mapping State and Non-State Crashes onto a Single Network.  Presented at the AASHTO GIS for Transportation Symposium, Hershey, PA, March 2011.

Parker, S., X. Qin, and A. Graettinger.  Wisconsin Department of Transportation: Statewide Crash Mapping and Analysis Project.  Presented at the 2011 Traffic Records Forum, Charlotte, NC, July-August 2011.

Sisiopiku, V.  Can Vehicle Mileage Travelled Fee Replace Traditional Gas Tax?  Presented at the 52nd Annual Transportation Research Forum, Long Beach, CA, March 2011.

Sisiopiku, V.  Establishing the Connection between Livable Community Assets and Public Health.  Presented at the 10th International Conference on Health Economics, Management, and Policy, Athens, Greece, June 2011.

Sisiopiku, V.  Evaluation of Lane-Reversal Plans for I-65 in Alabama.  Presented at the 3rd International Conference on Road Safety and Simulation, Indianapolis, IN, September 2011.

Sisiopiku, V.  Impact of Distracted Driving on Traffic Flow Parameters.  Presented at the 3rd International Conference on Road Safety and Simulation, Indianapolis, IN, September 2011.

Sisiopiku, V.  Modeling Incidents and Emergencies in the Birmingham Area Using VISTA.  Presented at the 90th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, January 2011.

Stavrinos, D., A.A. Garner, C.A. Franklin, K.K. Ball, V. Sisiopiku, D. Ball, and P.R. Fine.  Impact of Distracted Driving on Traffic Flow Parameters.  Presented at the 3rd International Conference for Road Safety and Simulation, Indianapolis, IN, September 2011.

Stavrinos, D. and C.A. Franklin. Racial Disparities in Distracted Driving. Presented at the 2011 UAB Health Disparities Research Symposium, Birmingham, AL, April 2011.

Turner, D.S.  Implementation and Development of the Highway Safety Manual.  Presented at the 90th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, January 2011.

Turner, D.S.  Improving Roadway Safety Programs through University-Agency Partnerships.  Sponsored by the Transportation Research Board and the Research and Innovative Technology Administration of USDOT, Washington, DC, November 2011.

Turner, D.S.  Issues for CMF Jurisdictional/Domestic Transferability.  Presented at the 90th International Workshop on Transferability of CMFs, 2011 Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, January 2011.

Welburn, S.C., A.A. Garner, C.A. Franklin, P.R. Fine, and D. Stavrinos.  Psychometric Validity of Questionnaire of Assessing Distracted Driving (QUADD).  Poster presented at the 2011 University of Alabama at Birmingham Expo for Undergraduate Research, Birmingham, AL, April 2011.  [First place prize for student poster competition]

Williams, L., A.A. Garner, C.A. Franklin, P.R. Fine, and D. Stavrinos.  Effect of Distracted Driving on Visual Attention.  Poster presented at the 2011 University of Alabama at Birmingham Expo for Undergraduate Research, Birmingham, AL, April 2011.  [Third place prize for student poster competition]