Book Publication by Dr. Kang: Artificial Intelligence in Highway Location and Alignment Optimization

Drs. Kang and Schonfeld published a scholarly book, entitled “Artificial Intelligence in Highway Location and Alignment Optimization: Applications of Genetic Algorithms in Searching, Evaluating, and Optimizing Highway Location and Alignments”, World Scientific Publishing, https://doi.org/10.1142/11059, This book will be available soon at major bookstores at AmazonBarns & Noble, etc.

This book provides a comprehensive overview of methods for searching, evaluating, and optimizing highway location and alignments using genetic algorithms (GAs), a powerful Artificial Intelligence (AI) technique. It presents a two-level programming structure to deal with the effects of varying highway location on traffic level changes in surrounding road networks within the highway location search and alignment optimization process….. Interest people may want to click the links above to learn about the book.

2020 TRB Annual Meeting

Researchers at USA TSSO Lab attended 2020 TRB Annual Meeting at Washington D.C. January 2020, and made a presentation at the conference. Title of the presentations was:

  • Dilemma Zone Length and Location: Safety Measure of Rural High-Speed Signalized Intersections (20-00086) – A237 by Min-Wook Kang and Moynur Rahman at University of South Alabama; Joyoung Lee at New Jersey Institute of Technologies

Below shows several photos of our USA TSSO Lab members who attended the 2020 TRB meeting.

A New Journal Paper Publication – Journal of Safety Research, Elsevier Publishing

Rahman*, M., Kang, M. W. (2020), Safety Evaluation of Drowsy Driving Advisory System: Alabama Case Study. Journal of Safety Research – Elsevier. Online Publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsr.2020.04.005

Free download @ https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1blzw56WaRLd7. Anyone clicking on this link before November 06, 2020 will be taken directly to the final version of your article on ScienceDirect, which they are welcome to read or download. No sign up, registration or fees are required.

A New Journal Paper Publication – Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Volume: 2674 issue: 4, page(s): 272-280

Kang, M.-W., Rahman*, M., Lee, J. (2020), Determination and Utilization of Dilemma Zone Length and Location for Safety Assessment of Rural High-Speed Signalized Intersections. Transportation Research Record: 2674 (4) Journal of the Transportation Research Board, pp. 1-9, https://doi.org/10.1177/0361198120911929

A New Journal Paper Publication – Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2673 (11), pp. 209-219

Jagirdar*, R., Lee, J., Kim, K., & Kang, M.-W. (2019). Development and Evaluation of Traffic Count Sensor with Low-Cost Light-Detection and Ranging and Continuous Wavelet Transform: Initial Results. Transportation Research Record 2673(11): J of the Transportation Research Board, 209-219.  https://doi.org/10.1177/0361198119853564

A New Journal Paper Publication – Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering – Canadian Science Publishing. Vol. 46 , Issue 8, pp. 732-741, 2019

We are pleased to announce that a journal article by TSSO Lab has been recently published at Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering – Canadian Science Publishing. Vol. 46, Issue 8, pp. 732-741, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjce-2018-0381.
The journal article title is “Protected–permissive left turn phasing with flashing yellow arrow signal: study of red intervals for an effective phase transition.” This study seeks to find appropriate length of two red intervals whose roles are important, but different during the transition period of FYA-PPLT phasing. One is a red interval for delayed-start of permissive left turn movements; the other is additional red interval for delayed-start of opposing through movements. Micro-traffic simulation and conflict analysis are explored to assess the effects of the red intervals on intersection efficiency and safety. A useful reference, which describes the balanced length of the two red intervals under varying traffic levels, is developed as a result.
For more details, please click the link above.