Upcoming Activities

Date: Thursday, May 31, 2018 @ 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Florida’s Turnpike Auditorium A located at Milepost 263, Building 5315, Ocoee, FL 34761

Lunch:  $12 members and $15 non-members

Presenter: Dr. Naveen Eluru, Associate Professor at University of Central Florida

Title: Enhancing Mobility in the Central Florida Region

Dr. Eluru will be joining us to present an overview of interesting mobility research being conducted at the University of Central Florida. In the first part of the presentation, we discuss the evaluation of the impact of multi-modal investments on promoting travel mobility in Central Florida region.

The research team has developed different models for investigating non-motorist mobility, nonmotorist safety and transit ridership trends (for Lynx and SunRail) in the Central Florida Region. The model development compiled data from multiple sources including National Household Travel Survey Florida Add-on, FDOT non-motorist crash data and ridership data from Lynx and SunRail.

The presentation will also discuss the team's progress in developing a data fusion approach to combine different freight data sources for planning applications. In this research, we employ Fright Analysis Framework, Transearch, Weigh in Motion data and American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) data. An application of the data fusion for the Florida region will be discussed. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of FUTURe CITy (Fostering Smart Urban Transformation and Ubiquitous Resilience with Connected Infrastructure and Technology) initiative at UCF started by the Civil Engineering department. The presentation will provide a brief discussion of “smart city” related research that is currently underway as part

Speaker BIO:

Dr. Naveen Eluru, Associate Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering at the University of Central Florida since 2014

Prior to that, he served as an Assistant Professor in the Civil and Applied Mechanics Department at McGill University. Dr. Eluru obtained his Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 2004. He obtained his MS and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering (with specialization in Transportation) from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005 and 2010 respectively. 

Dr. Eluru’s research is primarily geared towards the formulation and development of discrete choice models that allow us to better understand the behavioral patterns involved in various decision processes. His expertise in data analytics and choice processes is expected to play a major role in understanding how smart city technology is deployed and adopted. His areas of interest include transportation planning, socio-demographic and land-use modeling, transportation safety, and data analytics for smart cities. He is currently a member of Transportation Research Board (TRB) committee on Statistics (ABJ80) and Travel Behavior and Values (ADB10).

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