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LATOM Featured in Traffic Technology Today Online Magazine

LATOM research has been featured again in online journal Traffic Technology Today.com. The published article highlights involvement of LATOM’s researchers in development and testing of a OverFeat Framework algorithm to classify, recognize and count vehicles on freeways. We at LATOM expect to use this and similar algorithms to reduce congestion in urban networks.

LATOM in FAU’s Owl Research & Innovation Magazine

LATOM research has been featured recently in the 2017 Fall issue of the FAU’s OWL RESEARCH & INNOVATION magazine. The article highlights the newest LATOM’s infrastructural addition – Connected Vehicle simulator and focuses on LATOM’s research to help alleviate congestion on urban streets around the nation.

FAU Members Present at the Leading Transportation and Traffic Theory Conference

Dr. Stevanovic and former LATOM’s MSc student Igor Dakic (now PhD candidate at ETH Zurich) presented a poster paper and participated at The 22nd International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory which was held at Northwestern University in Evanston/Chicago, IL on July 24-26, 2017. ISTTT conference series is known for presentation of the leading edge research on transportation and traffic theory. The symposium takes place every two years and presents a very limited number of research papers. Marija Ostojic, another former LATOM member, was a great host @ Northwestern University where she currently works on her PhD.

FAU Attendance at mobil.TUM 2017

Dr. Stevanovic participated in the mobil.TUM 2017 International Scientific Conference on Mobility and Transport under the theme “Intelligent Transport Systems in Theory and Practice” which was held in Munich, Germany on July 4-6, 2017. Dr. Stevanovic presented a paper and moderated one of the session on Urban Traffic Control. The conference attracted a unique forum of professionals and academicians whose focus was on the 21st century mobility and emerging role of the Connected and Automated vehicles.


Congratulations to LATOM’s Bratislav Ostojic

Congratulations to Bratislav Ostojic who recently completed his MS degree in Civil Engineering at FAU.



Congratulations to LATOM’s Danilo Radivojevic

Congratulations to Danilo Radivojevic for his recently completed MS degree and all of his many accomplishments and contributions throughout his time with FAU and LATOM.



LATOM Welcomes ASCE Traffic Engineering Competition

On Friday March 17, 2017, FAU LATOM housed the Traffic Engineering Competition within ASCE Southeast Student Conference, which was hosted by FAU this year. More than 25 universities from SE United States participated in this conference. The Traffic Engineering Competition consisted of 5 simulation exercises that required teams to model traffic flows according to specific inputs given. More information about this event and its results can be found here.



Renowned Scholar gives a Seminar on Automated and Connected Vehicles at FAU I-SENSE

LATOM members had the pleasure of attending I-SENSE seminar on Holistic Assessment of the Co-Benefits and Tradeoffs between Safety, Mobility and the Environment for Automated and Connected Vehicles, given by Professor Matthew J. Barth from University of California-Riverside.

After the exciting presentation, Professor Barth visited the LATOM Lab to learn about LATOM’s activities. More information about Dr. Barth and his seminar can be found here.



FAU LATOM hosts the 2nd International Training on Adaptive Traffic Control Systems

FAU LATOM had the pleasure of hosting the 2nd international Training on Adaptive Traffic Control Systems, which took place on March 6-10, 2017. This comprehensive 5-day training covered a variety of subjects related to ATCS and gave attendees an opportunity for some hands-on experiences.


I-SENSE Opens New Innovation Lab

 

FAU’s Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering (I-SENSE) has recently opened it’s new innovation lab. For more information about this lab visit the I-SENSE website.

 


LATOM Attends First FAU ITE Seminar

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LATOM had the pleasure today of attending the first seminar held by FAU’s ITE (Institute of Transportation Engineers) Student Chapter in 2017. This seminar was led by ITE FAU Student Chapter’s Vice President, MD Sultan Ali, who presented his research on TSP (Transit Signal Priority).

More information about ITE Student Chapter’s activities can be acquired by contacting President, Danilo Radivojevic or Vice President, MD Sultan Ali.


LATOM Begins Development of Driving Simulator

Development of LATOM’s driving simulator just begins. The simulator will comprise high-end software and hardware solutions and will be used to support attractive research projects related (but not limited) to V2I communication, driver behavior, connected vehicles and virtual reality. It is expected to play a significant role in the Master’s Thesis of current and prospective LATOM members.

Stay Updated, more information to be released soon!


FAU I-SENSE Announces Exciting Research Opportunities

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Florida Atlantic University’s Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering (I-SENSE) is hosting an intensive summer research program in sensing and smart systems for talented undergraduate students across the country.

These I-SENSE projects, some of which are being led by FAU LATOM’s very own Dr. Stevanovic, can be seen below:

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More information on these projects can be found here.


Participation at TRB Annual Meeting 2017

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Following papers from LATOM researchers will be presented at the 96th TRB Annual Meeting:

  • Dakic, I. and Stevanovic, A.Z. “Evaluation of Kadence Adaptive Traffic Control Through High-Fidelity Microsimulation Modeling.”
  • Stevanovic, A.Z., Klanac, I. and El-Urfali, A. “Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation Lab for Testing High-Resolution Signal Performance Measures.”
  • Radivojevic, D. and Stevanovic, A.Z. “Framework for Quantitative Annual Evaluation of Traffic Signal Systems.”
  • Ostojic, M., Stevanovic, A.Z., Jolovic, D. and Mahmassani, H. “Assessment of Signal Timing Plan Robustness in an Arterial Corridor Through Seasonal Variation of Traffic Flows.”
  • Zlatkovic, M., Song, Y. and Stevanovic, A.Z. “Traffic Impact Analysis for Multimodal Corridors in Salt Lake City Utah.”
  • Jolovic, D., Mudgal, A., Tasic, I., Stevanovic, A.Z. and Martin, P. “Impact of Traffic Signal Control Parameters on Frequency and Severity of Intersection-Related Crashes.”

Two UTC awards for FAU announced today at LATOM

We at LATOM had a great pleasure today to host announcement of two recently awarded UTCs to FAU faculty members. FAU will be part of the two national University Transportation Centers for the next 5 years. Freight Mobility Research Institute is a Tier 1 Center (with an operational budget around 1.5M per year) and will be hosted at FAU and led by Dr. Evangelos Kaisar (other consortium members are Hampton University, Portland State University, Texas A&M University, University of Florida, University of Memphis, and University of Minnesota). The other center, where FAU will participate, is a National center (operational budget around 3M per year) entitled Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety, which will be under the lead of Dr. Eric Dumbaugh. This national center will include partners from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, University of California at Berkeley, and University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

In a joyful ceremony hosted by FAU’s Provost Dr. Gary Perry, Congresswomen Lois Frankel and Congressmen Ted Deutch handed over a symbolic check on ~8.5 Million US$ to PIs Dr. Kaisar and Dr. Dumbaugh. Congratulations to Evangelos and Eric for writing successful proposals and for landing these significant grants at FAU! With these two awards, strategically focused on various aspects of transportation (freight mobility and safety) we at FAU will get a chance to significantly increase our research outputs and become a national leader in transportation. With the strength of our existing programs in traffic operations and engineering (LATOM), sensors and smart infrastructure (I-SENSE) and multimodal and ride-sharing transportation (SURP), strengthened with expertise from some strategically hired professors in near future, and enjoying (as always) strong support from our Congresswoman Lois Frankel and Congressman Ted Deutch, we will get a chance to become a true national leader in transportation research and education. Future of transportation at FAU and SE Florida is very bright and I want to thank everybody for their help to achieve this status.


FAU Latom at Transpo 2016


LATOM had a noticeable appearance in Transpo 2016 conference that took place on November 13 – 16 2016. in West Palm Beach, Florida. Some of current research projects conducted in the laboratory were shown in two presentations:

· Radivojevic, D. and Stevanovic, A. (2016) “Development of Minimum Standards for Event-Based High-Resolution Data Collection Loggers and Performance Measure Definitions for Signalized Intersections”.

· Ostojic, B. and Stevanovic, A. (2016) “Evaluation of Pedestrian and Bicyclist Performance Measures by Using Crowd Monitoring Technologies in Southeast Florida”.


FAU Latom featured in the Automotive News


Katie Burke, “Colorado’s rocky roads”, Automotive News, November 26, 2016.


FAU Latom Student wins the Gold Coast ITE Annual Scholarship Award


Mr. Danilo Radivojevic, LATOM Graduate Research Assistant, won the 3rd prize on Gold Coast ITE 2016 Annual Book Scholarship competition for his paper “From Present to Autonomous Vehicles Traffic Environment – What in the Meantime?” Congratulations Danilo for your award!


Dr. Stevanovic appointed FAU representative at the TRB

Dr. Stevanovic has been appointed as a new FAU Faculty Representative at the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Science. Many thanks to former CEGE Chair Dr. Pete Scarlatos for successfully filling this role during past years. Also, many thanks to Dr. Scarlatos, Dr. Yong and the other CEGE faculty members for supporting Dr. Stevanovic’s nomination.


15th Anniversary of the CEGE Department

On August 27, 2016 at 6pm, in the Acura Club of the FAU Stadium, the Florida Atlantic University Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering celebrates 15 years of academic excellence. Since its inception, the department has experienced tremendous growth, educating more than 700 civil and geomatics engineers. Please join us to celebrate this milestone and network with faculty, alumni, students and industry partners.


LATOM Graduate Research Assistant developed a product to be sold at Walmart

Mrs. Deepti Pappusetty, a LATOM Graduate Research Assistant, has developed (in cooperation with her advisors Dr. Borko Furth and Dr. Hari Kalva) SurviveDrive – the software program which represents a one-step process to make Windows-based PC system backups available to the masses. The SurviveDrive is licensed to C-Capture, Inc. – a company formed through an initiative by the National Science Foundation and it will be offered through 6,500 Walmart stores nationwide. Deepti, congratulations to you and your partners for this great commercialization achievement!!!


Farewell for Igor Dakic and Ivica Klanac
           
Congratulations to Igor Dakic and Ivica Klanac for their recently completed MS degrees at FAU and successful finding of their next career positions.

Igor will continue his PhD studies in the Civil, Environmental, and Geomatic Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ) – one of the leading technical universities in the world. Congratulations Igor!

Ivica has secured a Traffic Engineer position with Trafficware, one of the leading companies in Traffic Engineering and ITS in the US. Congratulations Ivica!


New Post-Doctoral Research Associate joins LATOM


It is a great pleasure to announce that Dr. Nikola Mitrovic, LATOM alumni and a former PhD graduate from Nanyang Technological University has joined LATOM. We welcome Nikola and wish him a pleasant stay in Boca Raton and fruitful work at LATOM!


2016 Traffic Signal Control Committee Summer Meeting


Dr. Stevanovic attended the TSSC Summer meeting in Pittsburgh, PA. During the Simulation subcommittee he presented on “Using Hardware In the Loop Simulation to test High-resolution Signal Performance Metrics.” The meeting took place on July 23-25, 2016.


Participation in the NCHRP 47-15 Synthesis Project Panel


Dr. Stevanovic participated in the 2nd Panel Meeting of the NCHRP Synthesis Project 47-15 “Traffic Signal Preemption at Intersections near Highway-Rail Grade Crossings”. The meeting was a great opportunity to discuss current practices in design of railway preemption systems. The meeting took place on July 22, 2016, in Washington, D.C.


Installation of HILS Testing Lab at FDOT TERL offices


On July 14th, 2016 the FAU LATOM researchers made a very important milestone in their work with FDOT and progress on project “Development of Minimum Standards for Event-Based Data Collection Loggers and Performance Measure Definitions for Signalized Intersections.” On this date we installed one-of-the-kind HILS laboratory to test event-based data loggers from sic major controllers used by FDOT TERL offices.


International Symposium on Enhancing Highway Performance


Dr. Stevanovic attended the International Symposium on Enhancing Highway Performance, which took place on June 14-16, 2016, in Berlin, Germany. He presented a paper on the “Assessment of Level-Of-Service for Freeway Segments Using HCM and Microsimulation Methods”.


The 2nd Serbian Road Congress


Dr. Stevanovic attended the 2nd Serbian Road Congress, which took place on June 9-10, 2016, in Belgrade, Serbia. He moderated a couple of presentation sessions and presented a paper on the “Multimodal Traffic Control for Large Urban Networks with Special Priority for Light Rail Transit”.


NSF Grant to support Research Computing Infrastructure at FAU


The FAU Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering (I-SENSE), which is affiliated with LATOM, has received a $500,000, two-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to install intra- and inter-campus networking facilities to establish a 10-gigabit regional design for research computing that supports data-intensive research and education in science and engineering. The network design establishes high-performance data pathways among multiple campuses and research partners Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and Scripps Research Institute.


NOCoE Webinar on Performance Measurement and Monitoring in TSM&O


Dr. Stevanovic presented, together with Andrew Lemer (TRB), Tony Kratofil (Michigan DOT), and Michael Pack (University of Maryland), on topic “Performance Measurement and Monitoring in TSM&O – Current Practice and Future Developments” at the NOCoE webinar organized by the AASHTO STSMO Performance Measures Working Group on April 22nd, 2016.


I-SENSE Distinguished Seminar Series features Dr. Robert Bertini

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LATOM is very pleased to host a visit of Dr. Robert Bertini, formerly a Professor at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo during his visit to FAU to present at the I-SENSE’s Distinguished Seminar Series on “Perspectives on Leveraging Transportation Sensor Data for System Evaluations and Performance Measurement: A Case for a Trusted Broker?” Dr. Bertini has recently become a Florida resident after accepting position of CUTR director at the University of South Florida. We congratulate Dr. Bertini and wish him great success in his new position!


A LATOM Post-doctoral Research Associate joins the City of Miami Beach Transportation Department

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It is with mixed feelings that we announce Ali Soltani’s departure from the LATOM. While we have lost a very valuable colleague and employee we are happy to see him making the next step in his career by joining the City of Miami Beach Transportation Department as a Transportation Analyst. Ali, we wish you all the best in your future career!


FAU LATOM featured in the KEYSTONE CROSSROADS

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Irina Zhorov, “Ideas Worth Stealing: Easing traffic with technology, not more blacktop”, Keystone Crossroads, January 13th, 2016.



FAU LATOM to host the 1st International Training on Adaptive Traffic Control Systems

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FAU LATOM will host the 1st international Training on Adaptive Traffic Control Systems, which will take place on March 7-11, 2016. This comprehensive 5- day training will cover a variety of subjects related to ATCS and will give attendees an opportunity for some hands-on experiences.
Link to ATCS Training Flyer


FAU LATOM featured in the myPalmBeachPost

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Jorge Milian, “What are Palm Beach County’s most dangerous intersections?”, myPalmBeachPost, November 26, 2015.


ASCE Webinar on Adaptive Traffic Control Systems

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Dr. Stevanovic will present on topic “Adaptive Traffic Control Systems as a Way to Measure Performance of Arterial Streets” during ASCE webinar “Adaptive Traffic Control Systems”. The webinar will take place on Monday, October 26, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET.


2015 Infrastructure Night at FAU

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Infrastructure Night was an event organized by CEGE/FAU as a forum of leading state infrastructure professionals and FAU students. The event took place on FAU campus (Boca Raton) on October 22nd, 2015 with a keynote speaker Brian A. Blanchard, P.E., Assistant Secretary for Engineering and Transportation, FL DOT.


Participation at TRB Annual Meeting 2016

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Following papers from LATOM researchers will be presented at the 95th TRB Annual Meeting:

  • So, J., Ostojic, M., Jolovic, D., and Stevanovic, A.Z. “Building, Calibrating, and Validating a Large-Scale High-Fidelity Microscopic Traffic Simulation Model – A Manual Approach.” Accepted for presentation at the TRB 95th Annual Meeting, January 10-14, 2016, Washington, D.C.
  • Klanac, I., Stevanovic, A.Z., Radivojevic, D., Soltani-Sobh, A., and Ostojic, M. “Evaluation of Epics Adaptive Traffic Signal Control in Microsimulation Environment.” Accepted for presentation at the TRB 95th Annual Meeting, January 10-14, 2016, Washington, D.C.</li
  • Dakic, I., Stevanovic, A.Z., Zlatkovic, M., and Mtoi, E. “Refinement of High-Resolution Signal-Data-Based Performance Measures.” Accepted for presentation at the TRB 95th Annual Meeting, January 10-14, 2016, Washington, D.C.</li
  • Radivojevic, D., Stevanovic, J., and Stevanovic, A. (2015). “Impact of GLOSA on Unsignalized Side-street Traffic.” Submitted for publication in Transportation Research Record, Journal of Transportation Research Board.</li


FAU LATOM featured in the ASCE Civil Engineering Magazine

“Smart Traffic Lights Change Patterns to Keep Traffic Moving” Civil Engineering – The magazine of the ASCE, Vol. 85, Issue 10, pp. 39, October 2015.



FAU LATOM at Road Safety & Simulation International Conference

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Mr. Danilo Radivojevic, LATOM Graduate Research Assistant, presented a paper “Impact of Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory Systems on Surrogate Safety Measures of Arterials” at the Road Safety & Simulation International Conference, Orlando, FL, October 6-8, 2015.



FAU LATOM featured in the College of Engineering News

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“Scientists at FAU Driven to Help Transform Commutes Locally and Globally with ʹSmartʹ Traffic Lights”, FAU College of Engineering, September 21, 2015.



Dr. Stevanovic got affiliated with FAU I-SENSE

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Dr. Stevanovic became Faculty Fellow affiliated with the FAU Institute for Sensing and Embedded Networking Systems Engineering, as a program leader for Infrastructure Systems.



FAU LATOM featured in the Sun Sentinel

Angel Streeter, “‘Smart’ lights fight bad traffic”, Sun Sentinel, July 4, 2015.



FAU LATOM featured in the Consumer Affairs

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Mark Huffman, “Smarter traffic signals could make your commute a little easier”, ConsumerAffairs, July 2, 2015.



FAU LATOM featured in the Newsletter of the FAU Division of Research

Scientists Work on Smart Traffic Lights May Improve Your Commute

“Scientists’ Work on Smart Traffic Lights May Improve Your Commute”, Owl Research & Innovation (Newsletter of the FAU Division of Research), June 24, 2015.



FAU LATOM featured in the Traffic Technology Today

“Florida university to research adaptive traffic control systems”, Traffic Technology Today, June 23, 2015.



FAU LATOM featured in the WPTV News

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Charlie Keegan, “’Smart’ traffic signals aim to give drivers green light on Palm beach County roads”, Video by WPTV, June 23, 2015.



FAU LATOM featured in the CBS12 News

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Lauren Hills, “”Smart” Traffic Lights To Ease Boca Raton Roads Congestion”, Video by CBS12 News, June 19, 2015.



FAU LATOM featured in the Newswise

“Scientists Driven to Help Transform Commutes with ʹSmartʹ Traffic Lights”, Newswise, June 22, 2015.



FAU LATOM featured in the Sun Sentinel

Angel Streeter, “’Smart’ traffic control to help relieve traffic jams on Glades Road”, Sun Sentinel, June 11, 2015.



FAU LATOM featured in the Fix Pacifica

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“Smart signals in our future, after highway widening” , Fix Pacifica, May 8, 2015.



NCHRP Panel on Traffic Signal Preemption at RR X-ings

Dr. Stevanovic was invited to serve as a panel member on NCHRP Project 20-05, Synthesis Topic 47-15 “Traffic Signal Preemption at Intersections near Highway-Rail Grade Crossings”. This project will document the state of practice of traffic signal preemption deployed at intersections adjacent to railway grade crossing in the U.S. It will provide information on the practices in implementing traffic signal preemption, practices for mitigating the impacts of power and equipment failure, and practices from the viewpoint of an agency that is responsible for funding and operating the preemption systems.



FAU LATOM featured in the TIME Magazine

Josh Sanburn, “How Smart Traffic Lights Could Transform Your Commute”, TIME, May 5, 2015.


Dr. Mtoi published an article in “Driverless Transportation” magazine

Dr. Mtoi published an article “Fleet Platooning is a Trucking Game Changer” in “Driverless Transportation” magazine.



ASCE Webinar on Adaptive Traffic Control Systems

Dr. Stevanovic will present on topic “Adaptive Traffic Control Systems as a Way to Measure Performance of Arterial Streets” during ASCE webinar “Adaptive Traffic Control Systems”. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET.



FAU LATOM featured in the national media

Jenni Bergal, “States and Cities Try Smarter Signals to Reduce Red Lights”, Stateline, The Pew Charitable Trusts, March 11, 2015.



FAU Seminar – Interdependence Between Transportation and Cities

On Thursday, February 26th (from 3:30 to 4:30 PM in EE 106) we had a great pleasure to listen to a seminar of one of the leading US scientist in the area of urban public transportation and mass transit. Dr. Vuchic, a Professor Emeritus from UPENN gave a talk on Interdependence Between Transportation and Cities in a well-attended seminar with participants from both industry and academia.



Nomination for 2015 Researcher of the Year Award

For the third year in row, Dr. Stevanovic has been nominated by both Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering Department and the College of Engineering and Computer Science for the university-wide FAU Researcher of the Year Award at the Assistant Professor rank.



Announcement – FAU Distinguished Engineering Lecture Series features Dr. Vukan Vuchic from UPENN

We are very proud to announce a lecture by Dr. Vukan R. Vuchic, Emeritus Professor of Transportation Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Vuchic will present on “Interdependence Between Transportation and Cities” as an invited Distinguished Lecture speaker. Distinguished Engineering Lectures is a series of events organized by the FAU College of Engineering to promote engineering. Premium national scientists and scholars from various engineering disciplines are invited to our Boca Campus to present on their research. The event will take place on Thursday, February 26th from 3:30 to 4:30 PM in EE 106 (East Engineering Bldg., Room 106).

In another event, organized by the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geomatics Engineering, Dr. Vuchic will present on “Planning, Design and Operation of Rail Transit Networks”. In this presentation Dr. Vuchic will talk about theory and practice of rail transit line and network designs. The presentation will take place in IS 117 (Instructional Services Bldg., Room 117), on Friday, February 27th, from 10:00 – 11:30 AM.

Visitors from industry and community are welcome to attend both presentations. We hope to see you there!



Participation at TRB Annual Meeting 2015

Following papers from LATOM researchers will be presented at the 94th TRB Annual Meeting:

  • Stevanovic, A.Z., Zlatkovic, M., Stevanovic, J., Kergaye, C., Ostojic, M., and Tasic, M. I. (2014). “Multimodal Traffic Control for Large Urban Networks with Special Priority for Light Rail Transit.”
  • Zlatkovic, M., Stevanovic, A.Z., Tasic, M. I., and Ostojic, M. (2014). “Multimodal Corridors Assessment with Transit Priority Enhancements: Case Study of the Future Airport Light Rail Line in Salt Lake City.”
  • So, J., Stevanovic, A.Z., and Koonce, P.J.V. (2014). “Estimating Performance of Traffic Signals based on Link travel Times.”

Dr. Stevanovic is also invited to present at two other workshops/meetings:

  • Stevanovic, A.Z. (2015). “Utilizing Connected-Vehicle-Like Data to Calibrate and Validate Microsimulation Models for Traffic Management Decision Support Systems.” SimSub Workshop: Using Simulation for Decision Support Systems: Past, Present, and Future.
  • Stevanovic, A.Z. (2015). “Traffic Signal Optimization based on Surrogate Safety.” TSSC Simulation Subcommittee AHB25(3) Meeting.


Traditional lunch-meeting of Serbian transportation professionals at 2015 TRB Annual Meeting


A group of Serbian Transportation and Civil Engineering professionals met again during the 2015 TRB Annual Meeting for a traditional lunch-meeting in a local Irish Pub. It was another great chance to network and get updates about our professional and personal activities. The group is elevating its communication activities to the next level through a website and a Google Group. Find more information here:



FL ITE Annual Meeting

Dr. Stevanovic participated in the District 10/ FL State ITE Annual Meeting, November 5-7, 2014, Boca Raton, FL. As an invited speaker, he presented on the latest LATOM research on “Arterial Performance Measures: Monitoring and Triggering of Congestion Alarms.”



Infrastructure Night at FAU

Infrastructure Night was an event organized by CEGE/FAU as a forum of leading state infrastructure professionals and FAU students. The event took place on FAU campus (Boca Raton) on October 23rd, 2014 with a keynote speaker FL DOT Secretary Mr. Ananth Prasad. The event was a huge success bringing together top FL DOT officials, premium job suppliers (infrastructure/transportation consultants) in SE Florida, other leaders from local industry and governmental agencies, FAU professors and researchers, and most importantly hundreds of FAU students and alumni.



ITE Webinar ATCS Approaches

Dr. Stevanovic presented on topic “Adaptive Signal Control Implementation” during ITE webinar “Adaptive Traffic Control Systems and Approaches” The webinar took place on October 14, 2014.



PTV User Group Meeting 2014

Ms. Marija Ostojic, LATOM Graduate Research Assistant, presented at the 15th Annual North America PTV Vision Traffic User Group Meeting that took place on October 7-8 in Orlando, FL. Ms. Ostojic presented on “Evaluation of the impacts of Light Rail Transit Predictive Priority on Multimodal Operations in Salt Lake City Downtown”.



USDOT ITS University Workshop 2014

Dr. Stevanovic participated at the USDOT ITS University Workshop, which took place on September 25-26, 2014, in Washington, D.C. During this third workshop, the ITS JPO brought together ten university professors, two state/county Department of Transportation (DOT) ITS professionals and two students to continue the discussion on how to get ITS into the university curriculum.



Special Session on Adaptive Traffic Control @ ITS WC in Detroit

Dr. Stevanovic attended the 21st Intelligent Transportation Systems World Congress, in Detroit, MI, USA, September 7-11, 2014. He presented a couple of papers and organized/moderated a special interest session on “Adaptive Signal Control Technologies in the World of Connected and Automated Vehicles.”



ITE Annual Meeting in Seattle

Dr. Stevanovic was invited to present at the ” ITE Annual Meeting and Exhibit, which took place on August 10-13, 2014, in Seattle, WA. He presented at a very-well attended session on “Adaptive Signal Control – Cost Effectiveness and Operational Effectiveness.”



1st Serbian Road Congress

Dr. Stevanovic participated in the 1st Serbian Road Congress which was held in Belgrade, on June 5-6, 2014. The congress represented a unique forum of professionals and academicians whose intent was to support exchange of the contemporary scientific and professional ideas, and present new methods and technologies representing the state-of-the-art worldwide practices.



International Symposium on Transport Simulation

Dr. Stevanovic attended the International Symposium on Transport Simulation, on June 1-4, in Ajaccio, Corsica, France. He presented a paper on “Partial Traffic Signal Optimization for Large Multimodal Networks with Predictive Priority Strategies for Light Rail Transit.”



Research Seminar at rCITI of the University of New South Wales

Dr. Stevanovic was invited to give a Seminar talk at Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of New South Wales, on May 22, 2014, in Sydney, Australia. He talked about “Adaptive Traffic Control Systems – Current Trends and Future Developments.”



Visit to Sydney Transport Management Centre

Dr. Stevanovic visited Sydney “Transport Management Centre” and got familiar with some New South Wales practices in large urban arterial networks and managing congestion. The visit took place on May 21st, 2014.



Advanced SCATS Training

Dr. Stevanovic attended advanced SCATS Training, given by SCATS experts from Roads and Maritime Services. The training took place at RMS offices in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on May 19-21, 2014.



FAU LATOM Researcher Dr. So presents at TUM

During March 2014 Dr. Jaehyun (Jason) So was invited to the Technical University Munich (TUM) for the Research Opportunities Week. Dr. So presented a research seminar on ‘Traffic Safety Simulation with the Emerging Vehicle Detection Technologies’ and followed in the discussion with the TUM Traffic Engineering postdocs and graduate students.



FAU LATOM Researcher Dr. Sajjadi presents at FIU

Dr. Sajjadi was invited to present at Florida International University ITE Student Chapter. He presented on March 7, 2014 on “Advanced Traffic Management Systems – City of Fort Lauderdale Case Study”.



Nomination for 2014 Researcher of the Year Award

For the second year in row, Dr. Stevanovic has been nominated by the Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering Department and the College of Engineering and Computer Science for the FAU Researcher of the Year Award.



FAU LATOM gets a network license for SCATS

FAU extended its previous agreement with Roads and Maritime Service (former RTA of New South Wales, Australia) to use SCATSIM for its research and educational purposes (February 2011). New SCATSIM is the largest network license issued to any SCATSIM users and can facilitate up to 50 SCATS users working on SCATSIM simultaneously. This new network license will enable FAU to offer hands-on SCATS training, which is expected to be offered in early 2015.



FDOT University Roundtable on Automated Vehicles

Dr. Stevanovic participated at the FDOT University Roundtable on Automated Vehicles, which took place on February 6, 2014 in Tallahassee. This round-table brought most of the major research scientists from FL universities who are doing research related to Autonomous and Automated Vehicles and Connected Vehicle Technology.



ITE Webinar on Adaptive Traffic Control

Dr. Stevanovic presented on topic “Adaptive Signal Control Systems – Current Trends and Operational Benefits” during ITE webinar “Is ASCT Cost-Effective and Operationally Effective?” Due to high interest, the webinar was held twice: in December 2013 and repeated in February 2014.



FAU LATOM Research featured in local media

Angel Streeter, “Glades Road in Boca Raton gets new traffic control, but little improvement”, Sun Sentinel, February 1, 2014.



Traditional meeting of Serbian transportation professionals at 2014 TRB

In a gathering that is already becoming tradition, a group of Serbian transportation professionals (mostly graduates from University of Belgrade Faculty for Traffic and Transport Engineering) met during the TRB Annual Meeting for a lunch in Omni Shoreham. It was an excellent opportunity to chat with old friends and professors. Next year we will most likely meet at the same place for a lunch on Wednesday!



Participation at TRB Annual Meeting 2014

FAU LATOM Researchers presented several papers at the 93rd TRB Annual Meeting:

Dr. Stevanovic’s papers:

  • Stevanovic, A.Z., Stevanovic, J., and Kergaye, C. “Comparative Evaluation of Benefits from Traffic SignalRetiming and Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory Systems.”
  • Kergaye, C., Stevanovic, A.Z. and Jolovic, D. “A Review of Traffic Management Center Practices forContemporary Technological and Service Improvements.”
  • Zlatkovic, M., and Stevanovic, A.Z. “Assessment of Impacts of Increased Train Frequency and PredictiveTransit Priority on a LRT Corridor in Salt Lake City.”

Dr. So’s papers:

  • “Development of Traffic Simulator-Based Safety Assessment Framework Incorporating Driver Warning, GPS/INU,and V2V/V2I.”
  • “Development and Validation of Vehicle Dynamics-Integrated Traffic Safety Simulation Environment forEnhanced Surrogate Safety Measures.”
  • Bauer, M., Park, B., Lee, J., So, J., and Fulelrton, M. “Sensitivity Analysis of Message ReceptionProbability on Traffic-Related Impacts of Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control System Within Traffic Simulation Framework VtSim”

Dr. Sajjadi’s paper:

  • Sajjadi, S.S., Schroeder, B.J., and Rouphail, N.M. “Traffic Stream Model Evaluation under Inclement WeatherCondition through a Fused Database Approach”


MULTITUDE Final Conference

Dr. Stevanovic was invited to the Final Conference of the EU COST Action ‘MULTITUDE’, which took place on December 4-6, 2013, in Naples, Italy. He participated in the closing round-table of the conference.



Florida Automated Vehicles Summit 2013

Dr. Stevanovic participated at the first Florida Automated Vehicles Summit, which took place on November 14-15, in Tampa. This summit brought leading administrators, researchers, consultants, and other professionals from all over US to discuss emerging Autonomous and Automated Vehicles and their impact on future of transportation.



FAU LATOM Researcher presents at UF

Dr. Sajjadi was invited to present at University of Florida ITE Student Chapter. He presented on October 18th, 2013 on “Advanced Traffic Management Systems – City of Fort Lauderdale Case Study”.



Visit to Tokyo Traffic Operations Center

Dr. Stevanovic visited Tokyo “Traffic Control Center” as a part of the ITS World Congress program. It was interesting to see how much more Japanese invest in infrastructure and detection of traffic conditions than the USA entities. The visit took place on October 16, 2013.



20th ITS World Congress

Dr. Stevanovic attended the 20th World Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems, which took place during October 14-18, 2013, in Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Stevanovic presented on his latest research about InSync adaptive control “Evaluation of InSync Adaptive Traffic Signal Control in Microsimulation Environment”.



ITS FL Tech Forum

Dr. Stevanovic was invited to present at the ITS FL Tech Forum on October 10th, 2013 in Orlando, FL. His presentation on “Field Evaluation of SynchroGreen on Glades Rd. in Boca Raton” addressed the newest adaptive traffic control deployment in the state of Florida.



PTV User Group Meeting 2013

Dr. Stevanovic and Dr. So from LATOM presented at the 14th Annual North America PTV Vision Traffic User Group Meeting that took place on October 1-2 in Portland, OR. Dr. Stevanovic was invited as a product spotlight speaker with a presentation on “Evaluation of Signal Timings Optimized by Vistro”. Dr. So presented on “Integrated Traffic Simulation Framework for Enhanced Surrogate Safety Assessment”.



USDOT ITS University Workshop 2013

Dr. Stevanovic participated in the USDOT ITS University Workshop, which took place on September 26-27, 2013, in Washington, D.C. This workshop brought several educators from U.S. universities representing innovative ITS programs or activities (together with representatives from the USDOT Volpe Center, Noblis, CITE, Harpers Enterprise Inc., Iteris and ITS America) to gain insights about ITS instruction products, the PCB Program outcomes, and next steps to move ITS university learning forward.



Traffic Signal Control Committee Summer Meeting Portland

Dr. Stevanovic attended the TSSC Summer meeting in Portland. This was an opportunity to learn about innovative devices and practices that City of Portland deploys to encourage and support multi-modal transportation. Participants of the meeting enjoyed beautiful City Bike Tour that was followed by a visit to local infrastructural highlights. The meeting took place on July 21-23, 2013.



Visit to City of Munich Traffic Operations Center

Dr. Stevanovic visited City of Munich “Traffic Control Center” and got familiar with some of the German practices in operating arterial streets and managing congestion. The meeting took place on June 20th, 2013.



Mobil.TUM 2013 “ITS for Connected Mobility”

Dr. Stevanovic presented a paper “Comparative Evaluation of Benefits from Traffic Signal Retiming and Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory Systems” at the “Mobil.TUM 2013 – ITS for Connected Mobility” conference, which took place at Technical University Munich from June 18-19, 2013.



Visit to City of Dublin Traffic Operations Center

Dr. Stevanovic visited City of Dublin “Traffic and Incident management Centre” and learned about traffic operations in Irish capitol. Dublin TOC has some unique ways of combining and integrating traffic signal data (SCATS) with public transportation system. The meeting took place on June 4th, 2013.



9th ITS European Congress

Dublin was the host of the 9th ITS European Congress. Dr. Stevanovic participated in this event where he and his coauthor presented a paper “Highlights of Technological and Service Improvements for the UDOT Traffic Operation Center”. The event took place from June 4-7, 2013.



UTC Conference for SE Region

Dr. Stevanovic attended the UTC Conference for Southeastern Region, which took place on April 4-5, 2013 in Orlando, FL. He served as a judge for student paper competition which featured 45 papers from participating universities.



Nomination for 2013 Researcher of the Year Award

Dr. Stevanovic has been nominated by the Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering Department and the College of Engineering and Computer Science for the FAU 2013 Researcher of the Year Award.



Participation at TRB Annual Meeting 2013

Following papers from LATOM researchers were presented at the 92nd TRB Annual Meeting:

  • Stevanovic, A.Z., Stevanovic J. and Kergaye, C. (2013). “Impact of Signal Phasing Information Accuracy on Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory Systems.”
    Stevanovic, A.Z. and Zlatkovic, M. (2013). “Evaluation of InSync Adaptive Traffic Signal Control in Microsimulation Environment.”
  • Reza, Z., Zlatkovic, M., and Stevanovic, A.Z. (2013). “Effects of Queue Jumpers and Transit Signal Priority on Bus Rapid Transit.”
  • Shourijeh, M.T., Faghri, A., and Stevanovic, A.Z. (2013). “A Simulation-Based Planning Framework for Choosing Where to Implement Bus Signal Priority in Mixed-Mode Operations.”
  • Jolovic, D. and Stevanovic, A.Z. (2013). “Evaluation of VISSIM and FREEVAL to Assess an Oversaturated Freeway Weaving Segment.”


NSF MRI project featured in local media

Lore Khazem, “FAU networking research to improve road safety”, University Press, FAU Newspaper, October 20, 2012.



NSF Major Research Instrumentation grant awarded to FAU to develop a vehicular networking test-bed

Florida Atlantic University’s department of computer and electrical engineering and computer science professor Imad Mahgoub, Ph.D., has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) MRI: Development of Instrumentation to Support Multi-Technology Vehicular Networking Systems Research grant of $330,000 with a matching grant of $142,000 from FAU to develop a vehicular networking testbed and the software tools needed to quickly develop and deploy protocols and applications on the testbed. The co-principal investigators of the study are Dr. Mohammad Ilyas, Interim Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science and Dr. Aleksandar Stevanovic, Assistant professor of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics engineering.



Visits to TMCs around the US

As a part of the UDOT project “Identifying Potential Technological and Service Improvements for UDOT Traffic Operations Center“, Dr. Stevanovic visited a number of representative Traffic Management Centers around the US. In these visits Dr. Stevanovic joined UDOT’s TMC team and facilitated meetings with host TMCs, during which the participants exchanged opinions on the best practices in several areas of TMC operations. Participating TMCs included: Minnesota DOT, Pennsylvania DOT, Ohio DOT, Virginia DOT, CALTRANS (offices in Sacramento and San Francisco) and Missouri DOT.



FAU LATOM Students win the Gold Coast ITE Scholarship Awards

Two FAU graduate students (in transportation engineering) won the Gold Coast ITE Spring 2012 Book Scholarship awards (June 2012). Dusan Jolovic won the 1st prize for his paper on “Use of Microsimulation to Assess HCM 2010 Methodology for Oversaturated Freeway Weaving Segments” whereas Zahid Reza won the 2nd prize for his paper on “Impact of Queue Jumpers and Transit Signal Priority on Bus Rapid Transit”. Congratulations Dusan and Reza for your awards! It is great to see that your hard work paid off.



Participation at TRB Annual Meeting 2012

Dr. Stevanovic’s presented following papers at the 91st TRB Annual Meeting:

  • Stevanovic, A.Z., Kergaye, C., and Stevanovic, J. (2012). “Long-Term Benefits of Adaptive Traffic Control under Varying Peak-hour Weekday Traffic Flows.”
  • Stevanovic, A.Z., Stevanovic, J., and Jolovic, D. (2012). “Retiming Traffic Signals to Minimize Surrogate Safety Measures on Signalized Road Networks.”
  • Stevanovic, A.Z., Kergaye, C., and Stevanovic, J. (2012). “Environmental Benefits of an Adaptive Traffic Control System: Assessment of Fuel Consumption and Vehicular Emissions.”
  • Mitrovic, N., Stevanovic, A.Z., and Jolovic, D. (2012). “Evaluating Traffic Impacts at LRT At-Grade Crossings using Schedule Design.”
  • Zlatkovic, M., Stevanovic, A.Z., Martin, P.T., and Tasic, I. (2012). “Evaluation of Transit Signal Priority Options for the Future 5600 W Bus Rapid Transit Line in West Valley City, UT.”
  • Zlatkovic, M., Stevanovic, A.Z., and Martin, P.T. (2012). “Development and Evaluation of an Algorithm for Resolving Conflicting Transit Signal Priority Calls.”


FAU LATOM gets a license to run SCATS

FAU reached an agreement with Roads and Traffic Authority (of New South Wales, Australia) to use SCATSIM for its research and educational purposes (February 2011). The SCATSIM software represents a computerized emulation of the real Adaptive Traffic Control System called SCATS (Sydney Coordinated Adaptive Traffic System), which is one of the leading brands of smart adaptive traffic control logics in the field. SCATSIM is a microsimulation package that uses SCATS to optimize the traffic signal operation of a network being simulated. Simulated detectors in a network model send traffic flow information to SCATS via WinTraff, which is an emulator of a bank of signal controllers. SCATS then optimizes signal timings and sends them back to the simulated network via WinTraff. By acquiring this software FAU Adaptive Traffic Control Laboratory will get a highly sophisticated educational and research tool that can be used to educate new generation of traffic engineers and transportation professionals.



Participation at TRB Annual Meeting 2011

Following Dr. Stevanovic’s papers are accepted for presentation at the 90th TRB Annual Meeting:

  • Stevanovic, A.Z., Kergaye, C., and Stevanovic, J. (2011). “Long-Term Benefits of Adaptive Traffic Control under Varying Peak-hour Weekday Traffic Flows.”
  • Zlatkovic, M., Stevanovic, A.Z., Martin, P.T., and Tasic, I. (2011). “Evaluation of Transit Signal Priority Options for the Future 5600 W Bus Rapid Transit Line in West Valley City, UT.”
  • Zlatkovic, M., Stevanovic, A.Z., and Martin, P.T. (2011). “Development and Evaluation of an Algorithm for Resolving Conflicting Transit Signal Priority Calls.”


TFT Summer Meeting

Dr. Stevanovic attended the Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics Committee (AHB45) Summer Meeting, which took place on July 7-9, 2010, in Annecy, France. He presented a paper “Evaluating Suitability of Microsimulation as a Tool to Replicate Variations in Field Traffic Flows.”



FAU Student Team Wins 2nd Place in FAA Design Competition for Universities

FAU team of five graduate students from Dr. Stevanovic’s Airport Planning & Design course wins the 2nd Place in the FAA Design Competition for Universities in the Airport Management and Planning Challenge (May, 2010). The team’s design titled “Improving Pedestrian and Traffic Flows to Accommodate Existing Environmental Requirements at Vero Beach General Aviation Airport” was reviewed by a panel of experts from FAA, industry and academia. The award is accompanied with a plaque for FAU and the cash prize of $1,500 to be equally divided by students. Our congratulations go to Team Members: Scott Parr, Steve Chery, Nikola Mitrovic, Claudia Olarte, Jeffrey Sanon and Yueqiong Zhao. Congratulations!!!



Participation at TRB Annual Meeting 2010

Following Dr. Stevanovic’s papers are accepted for presentation at the 89th TRB Annual Meeting:

  • Mulandi, J., Stevanovic, A.Z., and Martin, P.T. (2010). “Cross-Evaluation of Signal Timing Optimized by Various Traffic Simulation and Signal Optimization Tools.”
  • Zlatkovic, M., Martin, P.T., and Stevanovic, A.Z. (2010). “Evaluation of Transit Signal Priority in RBC and ASC/3 Software-in-the-Loop Simulation Environment.”
  • Nadimpalli, B., Martin, P.T., Chaudhuri, P., and Stevanovic, A.Z. (2010). “Road User Impacts Due to Speed Limit Reduction in Work Zones Which Tool Is Best: QuickZone or VISUM?”
  • Farhan, M., Stevanovic, A.Z., and Martin, P.T. (2010). “A Practical Perspective on the Benefits of Combined Traffic Assignment and Control Method.”

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