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Gao Presents Five Papers

Dr. Song Gao of the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department attended the Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) from January 23 to 27 and made a major contribution by presenting five different papers with various researchers, including CEE Professor John Collura and Professor Don Fisher, head of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department. The TRB’s 90th Annual Meeting was held in Washington, D.C., at the Marriott Wardman Park, Omni Shoreham, and Washington Hilton hotels.

Dr. Gao took part in the following transportation presentations:

  • Dr. Gao and Ph.D. candidate He Huang presented a paper entitled “Optimal Paths in Dynamic Networks with Dependent Link Travel Times.”
  • Gao presented a paper with Ph.D. student Xuan Lu entitled “Information Impacts on Route Choice and Learning Behavior in a Congested Network: An Experimental Approach.”
  • Ph.D. student Melissa Paciulli, Professor Collura, and Dr. Gao presented a paper entitled “Developing An Evaluation Approach To Assess Large Scale ITS Infrastructure Improvements: 1-91 Project In Massachusetts.”
  • Professor Moshe Ben-Akiva (MIT), Zheng Wei (Caliper Corporation), Yang Wen (Orade Corporation), and Dr. Gao presented a paper entitled “A Dynamic Traffic Assignment Model for Highly Congested Urban Networks.”
  • Ph.D. student Hengliang Tian, Professor Fisher, undergraduate Brian Post, and Dr. Gao presented a paper entitled "Route Choice Behavior in a Driving Simulator with Real-time Information.”

The meeting program covered all transportation modes, with more than 4,000 presentations in nearly 650 sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to all attendees—policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. More than 85 sessions and workshops addressed the spotlight theme for 2011: Transportation, Livability, and Economic Development in a Changing World. (Januaray 2011)