Roadway Safety Institute seminar series begins January 18

The Roadway Safety Institute’s seminar series kicks off this week! Join us for the first seminar on January 18 to hear how University of Minnesota researchers have designed in-vehicle systems for high-risk drivers.

The series, held on Thursdays from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Central, features leading roadway safety researchers in a wide range of disciplines. Seminars are free and open to anyone interested in learning more about transportation safety research. Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and practitioners are encouraged to attend.

Join us in person in Room 102 of the Mechanical Engineering Building on the east bank campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. If you can’t attend, you can watch each seminar live online—or later at your convenience.

Detailed information about seminar topics and speakers will be added to the Institute website as it becomes available, or you can subscribe to receive email updates from the Institute.

Hope to see you there!

Seminar Schedule

January 18
Designing In-Vehicle Systems for High-Risk Drivers: Bridging the Gap Between Teens and Older Drivers
Nichole Morris, Director, HumanFIRST Laboratory, University of Minnesota

January 25
Toward Minimalistic and Learning-Enabled Autonomous Navigation
Brendan Englot, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology

February 1
Toward Greater Understanding of the Relationship between Public Perceptions of Speed, Speed Laws, and Safety
Frank Douma, Director, State and Local Policy Program, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Frank Alarcon, Research Assistant, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

February 8
Always Be Sure to Check Your Surroundings: Driver Performance Research in the Age of Driverless Cars
Rondell Burge, Researcher, Active Safety Driver Performance — Human Factors, General Motors

February 15
Non-Adherence with Employer-Mandated Sleep Apnea Treatment and Increased Risk of Serious Truck Crashes
Stephen Burks, Professor of Economics and Management, Division of Social Science, University of Minnesota Morris

February 22
Exposure to Risk, the Built Environment, and Bicycle Crashes in Minneapolis and Duluth, Minnesota
Greg Lindsey, Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

March 8
A Self-Monitoring BLE Network to Support Situation Awareness for the Visually Impaired in GNSS-Unfriendly Environments
Chen-Fu Liao, Senior Systems Engineer, Minnesota Traffic Observatory, University of Minnesota

March 22
Estimating Drivers’ Behaviors from Event Data Recorder Data
Gary Davis, Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, University of Minnesota

March 29
In-Vehicle Dynamic Curve Speed Warnings at High-Risk Rural Curves
Brian Davis, Research Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota

April 12
Smart Human-Centered Collision Prevention System for Bicycles
Rajesh Rajamani, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota

April 19
Building a Freeway Laboratory for Connected Vehicle and Traffic Safety Research and Development
John Hourdos, Director, Minnesota Traffic Observatory, University of Minnesota

April 26
Railroad Grade Crossings: Accident Prediction Models and Adjustments for Historical Data
Ray Benekohal, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

May 3
Development and Demonstration of Lane-Departure and Advanced Curve Speed Warning System to Improve Driver Safety
Imran Hayee, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota Duluth

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