Florida Atlantic University is a Florida’s state university currently serving around 30,000 undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students. With 49 percent of its student body classified as minority or international students, FAU ranks as the most racially, ethnically and culturally diverse institution in Florida’s State University System. FAU is classified as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Research is taking place across a broad spectrum of disciplines, with special emphasis placed upon the university’s three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges.

FAU’s Laboratory for Adaptive Traffic Operations and Management (LATOM) is a state-of-the-art research and instructional facility which mimics a real-world Traffic Operations Center with corresponding infrastructure and institutional connections to multiple state and local transportation agencies. The lab, shown in figures bellow, is housed in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geomatics Engineering and currently employs several researchers (from postdoctoral research associates to undergraduate research assistants) who work in general area of arterial traffic operations and management, traffic signal systems, adaptive signal control, etc. All of our staff regularly works both with real-world traffic platforms and high-fidelity microsimulation simulation models thus bridging the gap between reality/field operations and experiments in scientific/controlled environment. Our simulation models are regularly interfaced with various field signal control firmware (Econolite ASC/3, Siemens NextPhase, etc.) including a variety of adaptive software (e.g. SCATS, SCOOT) which are important for the execution of the field-like experiments.

Instructing and Conferencing Facility

Video Wall in TMC-like Environment

Workstations for Classes & Training