Distinguished Lecture Series with Chris Hendrickson, Ph.D.
Speaker(s): Chris Hendrickson, Ph.D., Hamerschlag Professor Emeritus and Director of Traffic 21 Institute — Carnegie Mellon University
Presentation Title: Transformational Transportation Technologies: Research at CMU
Location: U-M Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) Collaborative Meeting Space
2901 Baxter Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (Room 139)
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 | 2:00 PM ET
Abstract: Transportation is undergoing revolutionary changes due to automation, improved communications, and data analytic applications. This talk will provide an overview of research on transformational transportation technologies at Carnegie Mellon University through the Traffic21 Institute and related University Transportation Centers. In particular, Carnegie Mellon is known for over three decades of research on autonomous vehicles. Some policy implications of partial and full driverless vehicle automation will be highlighted.
Hendrickson is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and Editor-in-Chief of the ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering. His research, teaching and consulting are in the general area of engineering planning and management, including design for the environment, system performance, construction project management, finance and computer applications. He has pioneered model of dynamic traffic equilibrium and was an early contributor to the development of probabilistic network analysis for lifeline planning after seismic events. His work in construction project management emphasized the important of the owner’s viewpoint throughout the project lifecycle.