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Aileen Bouclé

Truck Parking Concerns in Miami-Dade County

FMRI & Co-hosted by the WTS FAU Student Chapter
June 22, 2022, 12 PM (ET)
Online (FAU Zoom Meetings)

In this presentation the issues facing the freight truck industry in Miami-Dade County will be discussed, and specifically the lack of available truck parking and how that affects the region's supply chain. Presented by Ms. Aileen Bouclé, Executive Director for the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO).

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Bill Eisele

Improving Freight Investment Decision-Making with Big Data and Effective Communication Techniques

FMRI & Co-hosted by the ITE FAU Student Chapter
May 5, 2022, 11:30 AM (ET)
Florida Atlantic University, Engineering East Building, Room 405

This presentation will discuss why it is important to conduct freight system performance analyses as well as the types of data and communication / visualization techniques from a sampling of projects that can be used to inform freight investment decision-making. The presentation will also discuss the rise of e-commerce, the associated strains that are placed on the transportation system, and the related opportunities for innovative solutions such as the need for curb management and technological solutions that can provide freight data in the future. Presented by Dr. Bill Eisele, Senior Research Engineer and Mobility Division Head at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.

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Lori Tavasszy

Logistics Innovations and Freight Modeling: A Future-Oriented Research Agenda

FMRI & Co-hosted by the ITE FAU Student Chapter
March 2, 2022, 12 PM (ET)
Online (FAU Cisco Webex Meetings)

How do the latest innovations in logistics systems impact research needs in freight modeling? In this presentation, emerging innovations and the changing role of freight modeling will be discussed while at the same time some opportunities for future research will be highlighted. Presented by Dr. Lóránt Tavasszy, Professor at the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

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Ziyuan Pu

Novel Traffic Sensing Methods and Technologies for Non-Motorized Traffic Monitoring under Challenging Scenarios

FMRI & Co-hosted by the WTS FAU Student Chapter
February 23, 2022, 10 AM (ET)
Online (FAU Cisco Webex Meetings)

Traffic sensing is essential for collecting real-time traffic data to feed data-driven traffic control, management and modeling. The existing sensing methods and technologies work properly well for motorized traffic monitoring. However, it is still a big challenge for sensing non-motorized travelers and transit riders in today’s practice with existing traffic sensing technologies. In this presentation, Dr. Pu will introduce the novel sensing methods and technologies for non-motorized traffic monitoring using computer vision and wireless sensing technologies. Multiple challenging scenarios are identified in the research, including low-illumination conditions, limited computational resources of edge device, pedestrian re-identification, multi-task sensing, etc. Presented by Dr. Ziyuan Pu, Assistant Professor at Monash University.

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Charles Edwards

Where is my shipment and when will I get it?

FMRI & Co-hosted by the ITE FAU Student Chapter
February 9, 2022, 7 PM (ET)
Online (FAU Cisco Webex Meetings)

The supply chain represents the steps it takes to get the product or service from its original state to the customer. It represents a crucial process and therefore lower transportation costs and faster production cycles must be obtained. However, during this process, different issues might occur. Based on these current supply chain issues, the presentation examines the underlying reasons for the situation, the root cause of the situation, the impacts of the supply chain meltdown, and what can be done to address the situation. Presented by Mr. Charles H.W. Edwards, Professor of the Practice at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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