Our paper “Incorporating the impacts of climate change in transportation infrastructure decision models” has been accepted in Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice. This paper incorporates the uncertain impacts of climate change in large-scale infrastructure decisions, particularly in allowing for flexibility in these massively costly decisions that have enormous impacts on northern communities and local economies. I am so excited to bring this important issue to light within the transportation engineering/planning academic community. Congratulations Kevin!
Our final report to the City of Edmonton entitled “Exploring Cycling Patterns in the City of Edmonton: Developing a New Cyclist Classification Framework for Network Infrastructure Decisions” was completed in December 2019. Many students were involved in this 3-years long project led by Laura Cabral. I will post a link to this report soon. In the meantime please email me (amy.kim at ualberta.ca) if you’d like a copy.
Congratulations to our group member Can Zhang (co-supervised with Tony Qiu) for passing his candidacy exam! His thesis is entitled “Decentralized Traffic Signal Control for a Large-Scale Network in a Connected Vehicle Environment via Edge Computing.”
Postdoctoral Position in Multimodal Transportation Systems
Applications are invited for a full-time postdoctoral position within the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta. The applicant will work in one (or more) of the following areas of (mainly) long-distance, multimodal transportation systems planning:
- Transportation network infrastructure management and decision models
- Network and facility planning for emergency response readiness
Successful candidates will interact with other researchers at the University of Alberta, and key government and industry partners. Qualifications/expectations include the following:
- Background (and PhD) in engineering, operations research/management science, or applied mathematics. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in modelling and model development in transportation applications.
- Demonstrated scientific ability through publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific meetings and conferences.
- Strong programming and data analysis skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
- Ability to work well in a team setting, to coordinate and collaborate in research involving researchers across disciplinary boundaries, and interact directly with research sponsors.
- Values, and desires to contribute to, an equitable, diverse and inclusive workplace.
Preferred start: January 2020 onwards. Salary will be competitive and commensurate to experience.
Please send (via email, to firstname.lastname@example.org) a cover letter, CV, and 2 references. These should describe your background, motivation, and relevant qualifications/experience. I also welcome any questions you may have, and can also provide more details on the projects available.
The position will remain open until filled.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.
The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.
Thanks so much to my Christin Engstrom and my amazing student Bryan Tran for getting it up and running! We are still cleaning it up, so you might find some broken links here and there. Thanks for your patience.
We will be at the Transportation Research Board Meeting in January 2020!
Poster Session 1144: Bicycle Research Poster Session
Monday 8:00 AM- 9:45 AM
Convention Center, Hall A
An Empirical Reappraisal of the Four Types of Cyclists (Laura Cabral)
Lectern Session 1404: Resilient Airport Systems
Tuesday 8:00 AM- 9:45 AM
Convention Center, 143B
Count Models to Represent the Impacts of Weather and Infrastructure on Flight Disruptions (Sabrena Jahan Ohi)
Lectern Session 1465: Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Critical Evaluation of Bikeway Rating Methods and Cyclist Typologies
Tuesday 10:15 AM- 12:00 PM
Convention Center, 103A
An Empirical Reappraisal of the Level of Traffic Stress Framework (Laura Cabral)
Big congrats to new MSc graduates Laura Cabral and Kevin Li, who defended their theses in September!
Kevin (now at CLEAResult): Incorporating climate change uncertainty into transportation infrastructure investment decisions
All the best to both in their next adventures!
Congrats to our U of A students for multiple wins at the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers Annual Conference in Ottawa, including:
- The Traffic Bowl,
- Student Chapter of the Year,
- and the John Vardon Award for Laura Cabral.
Congratulations to our wonderful students!