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Active & Recent Projects

2014-2017: "ODU's Subcontract with the National Center for Strategic Transportation Policies, Investments, and Decisions (UMD's National UTC)", Funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), $183,000 + $183,000 match (PI: Cetin). Projects funded by the center at ODU:

  • Combining Different Data Sources to Predict Origin-Destinations and Flow Patterns for Trucks in Large Networks (Cetin)
  • Open Toll Lanes in a Connected Vehicle Environment: Development of New Pricing Strategies for a Highly Dynamic and Distributed System (Cetin, Robinson, Collins)

2014-2015: "Smartphone-Based Solutions to Monitor and Reduce Fuel Consumption and CO2 Footprint" Funded by TranLIVE UTC / the U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), $250,000 + $250,000 match (PI: Cetin, CoPIs: Nadeem, Ng, Robinson, Rakha (from VT), Qiao (from TSU)).

2014-2015: "Developing and Field Implementing a Dynamic Eco-routing System" Funded by TranLIVE UTC / the U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), ODU Budget: $50,000 + $50,000 match, project led by Virginia Tech (ODU PI: Nadeem, CoPI: Cetin).

2012-2015: "TranLive Tier-I University Transportation Center (Lead: University of Idaho)" Funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), $900,000 + 900,000 match, (PI: Cetin). TranLIVE projects funded at ODU:

  • New strategies for the emergency vehicle routing to reduce response time using vehicle-to-vehicle communications (PI: Cetin)
  • Real-time prediction of queues at signalized intersections to support eco-driving applications (PI: Cetin)
  • Exploring image-based classification to detect vehicle make and model (PI: Iftekharuddin)
  • A Study on the Impact of Parameter Uncertainty on the Emission-based Ranking of Transportation Projects (PI: Ng)
  • Reducing energy use and emissions through innovative community designs: methodology and application (PI: Khattak)
  • Optimize freight routes and modes to minimize environmental impacts (PI: Robinson)

2013-2015: "Reducing Energy Use and Emissions through Innovative Technologies and Community Designs: Methodology and Application in Virginia" Funded by Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) $100,000. (PI: Cetin, Co-PI: Khattak)

2013-2014:"Development of Base Macro and Micro Models for the City of Virginia Beach", Funded by the City of Virginia Beach, $352,394. (PI: Cetin, Co-PI: Robinson, Khattak)

2013-2014: "Investigation of Sources of Congestion at the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel" Funded by VDOT, $98,505 (PI: Cetin)

2011-2013: "Investigation of New Equilibrium Assignment Methods for the VDOT Travel Demand Models" Funded by VDOT, $200,000 (PI: Cetin, Co-PIs: Robinson, Khattak)

2011-2011: "Developing a Visualization of Traffic Operations at HRBT under Different Conditions" Funded by Tunnel Vision, LLC, $50,000. (PI: Cetin, Co-PIs: Robinson, Khattak)

2009-2011: "Exploratory Methods for Truck Re-identification in a Statewide Network Based on Axle Weight and Axle Spacing Data to Enhance Freight Metrics: Phase II" Funded by Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC), $51,803+$63,680 Match. (PI: Cetin)

2009-2011: "Evaluation of Volume-Delay Functions and Their Implementations in VDOT Travel Demand Models" Funded by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), $195,000, (PI: Cetin, Co-PIs: Robinson, Khattak)

2008-2009: "Development of Truck Trip Generation Models" Funded by James E. Clyburn University Transportation Center (JECUTC), $9,598. (PI: Cetin)

2008-2009: "Exploratory Methods for Truck Re-identification in a Statewide Network Based on Axle Weight and Axle Spacing Data to Enhance Freight Metrics" Funded by Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC), $51,944+ $52,000 Match. (PI: Cetin)

2012-2012: "Investigating the Feasibility of Exploiting Bluetooth Technology in Locating Vehicles at Intersections" Funded by ODU Research Foundation (ODURF), $61,000. (PI: T. Nadeem, CoPI: Cetin)

2010-2011: "Hampton Roads-Crater Multimodal Transportation and Distribution Study" Funded by USDOT, $243,500. (PI: Robinson, CoPI: Cetin, Khattak)