Roadway Safety Institute seminar series begins September 8

The Roadway Safety Institute’s seminar series returns this Thursday, September 8. Seminars will be held most Thursdays from 3–4 p.m. throughout the fall semester on the U of M’s east bank campus.

Seminars cover a wide range of disciplines and are free and open to anyone interested in learning more about transportation safety research. Can’t attend in person? Watch live online—or later at your convenience.

Detailed information about seminar topics and speakers is available on the Institute website, or you can subscribe to receive e-mail updates from the Institute.

Hope to see you there!

Seminar Schedule

September 8Systemic Approaches to Rural Highway Safety
Victor Lund, County Traffic Engineer, St. Louis County, Minnesota

September 15Perceptions and Impacts of Speeding Laws and Policies in Minnesota
Frank Douma, Director, State and Local Policy Program, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

September 22—Predictive Modeling of Rail Track Geometry Defects Towards Improved Safety and Maintenance
Hadi Meidani, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

September 29—Analyzing Indiana Crash Data to Inform Traffic Safety Policy and Program Development
Dona Rae Sapp, Senior Policy Analyst, IU Public Policy Institute, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

October 6—Wearable Technologies and Smart Materials: Applications for Transportation and Safety
Julianna Abel, Benjamin Mayhugh Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota

October 13—Safety in Numbers: Estimating Bicyclist Activity and Safety in Minneapolis
Brendan Murphy, Research Fellow and Lead Data Scientist, Accessibility Observatory, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, University of Minnesota

October 20—Current and Future GNSS Applications for Vehicle Navigation & Guidance
Demoz Gebre-Egziabher, Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota

October 27—Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC): What, Why, and How?
Imran Hayee, Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, University of Minnesota Duluth

November 10California Tribal Road Safety Data Project: Methods, Challenges, and Preliminary Results
David Ragland, Director, UC Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC), and Adjunct Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley

December 1—Complete Streets and Bike/Ped Safety
Jason Cao, Associate Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

December 8Factors that Influence Collision Perception and Implications for Transportation Safety
Patricia DeLucia, Professor, Psychological Sciences; Coordinator of the Human Factors Program; and Associate Vice President for Research – Faculty Affairs, Office of the Vice President for Research, Texas Tech University

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