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Traffic Analysis, Modeling and Simulation Cornucopia: Core Competencies, Incorporating New Data Sources, Analyzing Emerging Technology

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Traffic analysis, modeling, and simulation (TAMS) has evolved rapidly, placing increasing demand on practitioners to: utilize new data sources in model development, analyze complicated mitigation strategies (e.g., emerging technology), and use new software tools. This session will highlight these practices.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand calibration of microscopic traffic simulation models on the basis of vehicle trajectories.
  • Describe methods of developing traffic volumes during COVID-19 for use in microsimulation analyses using Big Data.
  • Understand how Traffic analysis, modeling, and simulation (TAMS) has pushed the practitioner to utilize new data sources in model development, analyze complicated mitigation strategies (e.g., emerging technology), and use new software tools.
  • Summarize the results of an ITE SimCap Committee (SimCap) initiative to determine core competencies of a TAMS practitioner.

Moderator: Eric Tripi
, P.E., PTOE, Regional Transportation Leader, GHD

Presentation Titles & Speakers:
  • “Calibrating Microsimulation Models with Trajectory Level Data”, Rachel James, Ph.D, Research Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, McLean, Virginia
  • “Using Big-Data for Corridor Analysis in Lieu of Field Data Due to COVID-19 Impacts”, Raj Paradkar, P.E., PTOE, Senior Project Manager, Kimley-Horn, Reston, Virginia and Kavita Boddu, P.E., Senior Transportation Engineer, Kimley-Horn, Reston, Virginia
  • “Core Competencies of the Traffic Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation Practitioner”, Chris Melson, Program Manager, Louisiana Transportation Research Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Contributors

  • Moderator: Eric Tripi, P.E., PTOE, Regional Transportation Leader, GHD

  • Rachel James, Ph.D, Research Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, McLean, Virginia

    Dr. Rachel James received her B.S. in Civil Engineering from West Virginia University in 2014 and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Transportation) from The University of Texas at Austin in 2016 and 2019, respectively. She is a Research Civil Engineer at the Federal Highway Administration, where she manages the FHWA Connected and Automated Vehicles Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation Research Program. Her research interests include data analytics, driver behavior, and model calibration.

  • Raj Paradkar, P.E., PTOE, Senior Project Manager, Kimley-Horn, Reston, Virginia

    Raj Paradkar is a Sr. Engineer and Project Manager with the Transportation Planning and Traffic Operations Group in the Reston office of Kimley-Horn. He has over 21 years of progressive experience and specializes in traffic operations analysis, connected and autonomous vehicle impact analysis, traffic engineering and multi-modal micro-simulation. Raj is a registered PE and PTOE.

  • Kavita Boddu, P.E., Senior Transportation Engineer, Kimley-Horn, Reston, Virginia

    Kavita Boddu is a Sr. Engineering with the Transportation Planning and Traffic Operations Group in the Reston office of Kimley-Horn. She has more than 18 years of progressive experience in transportation planning, traffic operations and innovative congestion management strategies. Kavita has broad experience in all stages of project development from early conceptual planning, NEPA documentation, design stages, through construction planning. She is experienced in traffic simulation modeling and proficient in evaluating impact of Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) technology on mobility of existing and future infrastructure. Kavita is a registered PE in Virginia.

  • Christopher Melson, Program Manager, Louisiana Transportation Research Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    Mr. Christopher Melson is the Program Manager of the Louisiana LTAP – which provides training and technical assistance to local public works and transportation agencies across Louisiana. Previously, Mr. Melson managed Tran-SET, a transportation research center involving 11 academic institutions across 5 states (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX). He also worked for the Federal Highway Administration at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, where developed and managed their traffic analysis, modeling, and simulation research program. Mr. Melson received his Master’s Degree in Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wyoming.

July 28, 2021
Wed 1:30 PM EDT

Duration 1H 30M

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