InTrans Staff are Making a Difference around the World

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March 16, 2011
Omar Smadi (foreground) on field trip in Dubai

Several InTrans personnel are taking research and technology transfer activities across the globe. Here are recent examples:

Neal Hawkins, associate director for traffic operations, and Omar Smadi, research scientist, presented at the CBR&C 09/BRASVIAS Conference in Florianópolis, Brazil. Their presentation addressed pavement marking technologies, with a focus on applied strategies and solutions.

Hawkins and Smadi also presented at the Gulf Traffic Exposition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Their presentation on infrastructure management focused on asset management principles

As part of a TRB delegation, Shashi Nambisan, director of InTrans, participated in a scanning tour of India to foster bilateral collaboration and cooperation with various transportation-related ministries in New Delhi and Patna.

Dan Gieseman, a prolific safety data systems developer at InTrans, traveled to the Second International Conference on Urban Traffic Safety in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, where he taught a workshop and made a presentation about spatial analysis and visualization of traffic safety data.

Reg Souleyrette, associate director for transportation planning and information systems, recently explored potential research collaborations related to rail transportation in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Taiwan, and China. He is now using his first-hand knowledge of state-of-the-art European and Asian high-speed and conventional rail systems in his undergraduate course on railroad planning and design.

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