CAMMSE Successfully Held its Second Annual Research Symposium from November 7-8, 2019 in Charlotte, NC!

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CAMMSE is a five year multi-campus Tier 1 University Transportation Center (UTC) funded by USDOT that began operations in November 2016 under the FAST ACT. We are a consortium of five universities, including The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) as the lead, the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), the University
of Connecticut (UConn), Washington State University – Pullman (WSU), and Texas Southern University (TSU) each with unique records as education and research hubs engaging diverse populations and nurturing the success of our students. The main focus or theme of CAMMSE is to address the FAST Act research priority area of “Improving Mobility of People and Goods” by conducting multi-disciplinary, multi-modal research, education and workforce development, and technology transfer. It has already been almost three years since CAMMSE was established at UNCC back in November 2016 and significant progress has been made in all activities, including research, education and workforce development, and technology transfer. This free-of-charge symposium provided an opportunity for CAMMSE researchers and graduate students who are interested in multimodal mobility to share their recent and on-going research in multimodal mobility solutions. The event also provided an opportunity to exchange ideas, foster collaborations, and generate new ideas. Participants from industry and government were highly encouraged as they will further enable opportunities for technology transfer.

We had two outstanding keynote lectures. The morning keynote is on “Role of Computer and Data Sciences in Defining the Present and Future of Transportation Engineering” by Dr. Amit Bhasin of The University of Texas at Austin. And a lunch keynote lecture on “The Intersection of Innovation – How Academia, Government and the Private Sector Work Together to Advance Transportation?” by Mr. Neil Mastin of North Carolina Department of Transportation. The one and a half day program also included two technical sessions and a workshop. On the first day, the morning session was on emerging technologies and advanced models for advancing transportation planning, operations and management, and the afternoon session focused on improving multimodal mobility. In addition the program included a graduate student poster session in the afternoon where students and faculty could engage in productive discussions with positive feedback to our students. On the second day, we had a workshop entitled “Developing A Systematic Method for Identifying and Ranking Freeway Bottlenecks Using Vehicle Probe Data” delivered by CAMMSE Center DIrector Dr. Wei Fan. All keynote presentations, technical sessions and workshop offered Professional Development Hours (PDHs).

Detailed information about 2019 Second Annual CAMMSE Research Symposium, Charlotte, NC, November 7-8, 2019 can be found below: