Steven Parker

University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Managing Director of the Wisconsin Traffic Operations and Safety (TOPS) Laboratory – University of Wisconsin–Madison

Dr. Parker has led a range of research and development initiatives for the TOPS Lab across several core areas including transportation safety, work zone systems, traffic management systems, and connected and automated vehicle technologies. Dr. Parker has over 25 years of professional experience in applied research computing with the last two decades working on transportation systems and technology issues in collaboration with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and other agency partners. Dr. Parker has completed over 150 research projects as Principal Investigator totaling $22.5 million in research expenditures. Since 2016, Dr. Parker has also served as an adjunct professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is currently serving in his second term as the Chair of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) AED30 Information Systems and Technology Committee.

Their Research

Prototyping a Low-cost Roadside Device System for Cooperative Automated Driving
Principal Investigator(s):
Yang Cheng, Bin Ran, & Steven Parker
Research Focus: Safety, Mobility