Calibration/Development of Safety Performance Functions for New Jersey

Safety Performance Functions (SPFs) in the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) were developed using historic crash data collected in different states. Because local state or geographic conditions vary, to make the SPFs better accommodate the local data, two strategies are usually undertaken: the first strategy is to calibrate SPFs provided in HSM so that the contents of HSM can be fully leveraged and the second strategy is to develop location-specific SPFs regardless of the predictive modeling framework in the HSM.

Algorithms to Convert Basic Safety Messages into Traffic Measures

An NSF project named “study of driving volatility in connected and cooperative vehicle systems” aims at extracting driving volatility, characterized by hard acceleration/braking, jerky movements, sharp lane changes or turns, and abnormally high speeds in a connected vehicle environment. The objective of this project is to model computationally efficient algorithms for predicting driver actions and volatility using information about their prior behaviors combined with positions and motions obtained via wireless communications.

Understanding and Enabling Cooperative Driving in New York City: A Data-driven Approach

The NYCDOT Team (NYCDOT and C2SMART) will assist the USDOT in understanding and enabling Cooperative Driving for Advanced Connected Vehicles (CD for ACV) in New York City. In partnership with the USDOT, NYCDOT will identify an area in the CV Pilot site as a location to support Advanced Connected Vehicles (ACVs) to better understand the role of infrastructure in supporting and enabling connected driving in an urban environment.

NJDOT Bridge Resource Program

The primary mission of the Bridge Resource Program (BRP) is to provide ongoing engineering evaluation and research support to the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s (NJDOT) Division of Bridge Engineering and Infrastructure Management. Major Goals of BRP is to (1) Preserve the state’s Bridge and Structural Assets, (2) Optimize the overall condition of the state’s assets within available funding limits and (3) Assist in developing the policy and standard based on new technologies to ensure structures safety and preserve NJDOT’s structures.

Construction Management Software Tool to Enhance Coordination of Construction Projects City-Wide During Planning and Operation Phases

The main objective of this study is the assessment of the Construction Impact Analysis (CIA) and Work Zone Impact and Strategy Estimator (WISE) tools, and determination of the feasibility of their customization with respect to New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) and New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT)’s needs and requirements, cost of adoption and modification, and related issues.

Molly Seeley

Molly Seeley completed her MSc in Public Policy and Administration at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2020 and received her B.A. in Anthropology and Comparative Literature from New York University in 2013.

John Petinos

John Petinos Project Manager, C2SMART John Petinos oversees the C2SMART’ Center’s portfolio of USDOT funded smart transportation research projects, and several projects as part of the Center’s Research On-Call agreement

Kaan Ozbay

Since 1994, Dr. Ozbay, has been the Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator of 80 projects funded at a level of more than $11,00,000 by National Science Foundation, NJDOT, NYMTC, NY State DOT, New Jersey Highway Authority, USDOT, FHWA, VDOT, CUNY University Transportation Research Center (UTRC), Department of Homeland Security, USDOT ITS Research Center of Excellence. He was the founding director of the Rutgers Intelligent Transportation Systems (RITS) laboratory.

Hani Nassif

Professor Hani Nassif is currently working in the research area of structural health monitoring (SHM) of bridges and the use of advanced cementitious materials for infrastructure applications. Dr. Nassif is currently the Director of the “Bridge Resource Program (BRP)”, sponsored by New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), designed to assist NJDOT in finding practical solutions for various challenges related to design, evaluation, load rating, SHM and Non-destructive testing (NDT), innovative materials, as well as on-call emergency responses.