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CITE Atlantic Provinces Section 2021 Spring Virtual Technical Session
March 22, 2021@12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ADT
- Section Update – Tanya Davis, ITE Atlantic President (12:00-12:10)
- New executive
- Section Director election
- Future events
- Presentations (12:10-1:25)
- Lane Keep Assist Performance on New Brunswick Rural Roads – Michael Stewart, UNB
- Impacts of COVID-19 on Transport Modes and Behaviour: Analysis of Public Discourse on Twitter – Md Asif Hasan Anik – Dalhousie
- Analysis of Motor Vehicle Collisions involving Vulnerable Road Users in New Brunswick – Taylor Wood – UNB
- Traffic Microsimulation Modelling of a Mass Evacuation: Planning for Natural Hazards and Extreme Weather Events – Md Jahedul Alam, Dalhousie
- Closing Remarks – Tanya Davis, ITE Atlantic President (1:25-1:30)
Lane Keep Assist Performance on New Brunswick Rural Roads
Michael Stewart – University of New Brunswick
After leaving a teaching career and returning to pursue a degree in Civil Engineering, Michael found himself intrigued and determined to be involved in the integration of autonomous technology both locally and globally. He is nearing the 1-year mark in an Accelerated Masters program. Michael is an active member in the rugby community currently playing in the senior men’s leagues for the Fredericton Loyalist, and the provincial Spruce teams. Other interests include working out at the gym, coaching rugby, camping and other outdoor activities, and enjoying the music scene around Fredericton.
Impacts of COVID-19 on Transport Modes and Mobility Behaviour: Analysis of Public Discourse in Twitter
Md Asif Hasan Anik – Dalhousie University
Md Asif Hasan Anik is working as a graduate research assistant at the Department of Civil and Resource Engineering, Dalhousie University, Canada. His research interests are transportation policy and planning, travel behavior, artificial intelligence in transportation engineering, statistical analysis, and econometric modelling, etc. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Bangladesh in 2016. Before coming to Dalhousie University, he worked as a Lecturer at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, IUT.
Analysis of Motor Vehicle Collisions involving Vulnerable Road Users in New Brunswick
Taylor Wood – University of New Brunswick
Taylor is in the Accelerated Masters program with the UNB Transportation Group and has a strong interest in anything related to transportation. Her research consists of analyzing motor vehicle collisions that involve vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists, and motor-driven cyclists, in both urban and rural New Brunswick. Taylor holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from UNB and was recently presented with the Past Presidents Award by CTRF for a paper titled “Safety Implications Associated with Implementing Road Diets and Shared Spaces in Urban Communities". Upon completion of her graduate studies, she looks forward to gaining professional experience in the fields of traffic and road safety engineering.
Traffic Microsimulation Modelling of a Mass Evacuation: Planning for Natural Hazards and Extreme Weather Events.
Md Jahedul Alam – Dalhousie University
MD Jahedul Alam is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Civil and Resource Engineering and a part-time faculty in the School of Planning of Dalhousie University. He received his MASc. in Civil Engineering from Dalhousie University in 2016. He is a former Junior Fellow of MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance. He is also an active volunteer of the Emergency Evacuations Committee of Transportation Research Board (TRB). His research focuses on transportation systems modelling, simulation, and optimization, emergency evacuation planning and modelling, pedestrian simulation, risk and vulnerability assessment, collision study, shared mobility, travel demand forecasting, and travel behavior modeling. His research works appeared in various publications, including International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Natural Hazards, and Transportation Research Record (TRR). He has been awarded multiple prestigious scholarships for his academic excellence and genuine research contributions, including Izaak Walton Killam Predoctoral Scholarship, President Award, and Nova Scotia Graduate Scholarship.