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CE-CERT Kicks off 2017 with an Impressive Showing at the Transportation Research Board (TRB)

CE-CERT Kicks off 2017 with an Impressive Showing at the Transportation Research Board (TRB)

January 24, 2017

TRB Group PhotoResearchers and students from the Center for Environmental Research and Technology made their presence known at the 96th Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting. The meeting, which was held in Washington D.C. from January 8th through 12th, attracted more than 14,000 transportation professionals from across the globe.

CE-CERT participants covered a lot of ground at many TRB events: organizing workshops, serving on panels, providing talks, and presenting posters. Some of the highlights included Dr. Boriboonsomsin serving as one of the lead organizers of a Sunday Workshop on Sustainable Freight, and CE-CERT Director Matt Barth presenting at a Capitol Hill Briefing addressing the topic: “Will Autonomous Vehicles and Shared Mobility Create a Better Future?” (organized by the National Center for Sustainable Transportation, see

 There were also numerous CE-CERT students and researchers presenting their research results:

  •  Xiaonian Shan: Partially Limited Access Design Methodology for Freeway High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes
  • Weixia Li and Guoyuan Wu: Design and Effectiveness Evaluation of a Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) Communication Enabled High Speed Differential Warning Application in Various Penetration Environments
  • Chao Wang: Intersection and Stop Bar Positon Extraction from Crowdsourcing GPS Trajectories Data
  • Ziran Wang: Developing a Distributed Consensus Based Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control (CACC) System 
  • Fei Ye: Prediction-based Eco-Approach and Departure Strategy in Congested Urban Traffic
  • Peng Hao: Eco-Approach and Departure (EAD) Application for Actuated Signals in Real-World Traffic
  • Angie Zhu: Fleet Replacement Methods Evaluation and Refinement
  • Peng Hao: Evaluating Configurations of Managed Lane Access Control Using Multi-Commodity Link-Node Cell Transmission Model
  • Liem Pham and Guoyuan Wu: Prediction of Real Time Particulate Matter Concentrations on Highways Using Traffic Information and Emission Model
  • Jill Luo: Assessing Traffic-Related Primary Fine Particle Exposure for Southern California Residents and the Environmental Inequality Implications

Congratulations to our researchers and students for starting the year off with such a successful endeavor!

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 For more information about the student presentations featured in this article, or with any other questions, please contact Alta Vasquez at

 About the Transportation Research Board: The Transportation Research Board supports research related to all modes of transportation, providing critical information to policy makers, administrators, and researchers in both government and academic institutions. For more information on this organization and the annual meeting, please visit


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