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Big Data & Emerging Traffic Technologies – Lessons and Tools to Learn

November 4, 2022@11:00 am to 4:00 pm EDT

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$150.00 – $220.00

This session will qualify for PDH credits for attendees.

Workshop Description

With the advancements in telecommunications and image processing, new sources of data have emerged in the transportation field. The purpose of this interactive workshop is to introduce these new data sources/technologies, discuss the associated challenges, and provide guidance from professionals who have first-hand experience on how they can be used to support decision-making.

This training will cover three specific technologies: video conflict analysis, connected vehicle data, and cellular activity data.

For each technology, the following aspects will be presented:

  • Describe how the data is collected/generated;
  • Explain the output data and how to interpret the data;
  • Show data pitfalls;
  • Describe main advantages of using each technology;
  • Discuss how these data types can be incorporated in transportation engineering; and
  • Provide practical applications.



Upon completion of the workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the potential applications of emerging technologies in traffic engineering.
  • Describe the capabilities and limitations of the technologies in transportation planning, traffic operations, and road safety projects.


Target Audience

The target audience for this proposed training is transportation professionals at all levels, working for public and private sector.


Training Duration

  • A half-day virtual session
  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) / 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Pacific Time)



Pedram Izadpanah, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Dr. Pedram Izadpanah is the Director of Transportation Engineering with TNS and has more than 17 years of academic and consulting experience in different areas of transportation engineering. His strengths include data mining, statistical modelling, and prediction models. His expertise involves development of new methodologies to collect, process, and analyze transportation data to improve decision making process for clients. He is a registered professional engineer in the province of Ontario.

Pedram was the chair of the TAC Road Safety Committee (RSC) from 2019 to 2021. He is currently serving as the Vice President of ITE Canada. He has co-authored numerous publications in reputable journals or conference compendiums in the areas of traffic engineering and road safety.

Alexandre Nolet, M.Eng., RSP1 P.Eng.

Alexandre is the Director of Transportation Safety and Forensics with TNS and has over 14 years of experience in the transportation consulting industry. His focus has been on transportation safety, conflict/collision analysis, rail safety, and risk management. Alexandre has been an instructor and facilitator for numerous courses offered in both English and French through OTC, CUTA, AQTr (Quebec), ITE Toronto and Hamilton Sections. He has also developed and taught a practitioner-level safety training related to the HSM, intersections, pedestrian facilities, bicycle facilities and transit stops for the City of Toronto.

Alexandre is the past-President of the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals (CARSP). He was recently the Chair of the CITE Accessibility committee, which undertook a state-of-the-practice review of accessibility guidelines in Canada.

Josée Dumont, M.A.Sc., RSP2I, P.Eng.

Josée is a Transportation Safety Engineer with TNS. She is a professional engineer with 15 years of experience in traffic engineering. Her traffic safety experience includes site safety and operations assessments, road safety audits, policy review and development, determination and review of speed limits, safety reviews, literature reviews, and peer reviews.

Josée is a member of CARSP and ITE and was retained to develop three workshop modules on road safety for the Global Road Safety Facility group of the World Bank, including road safety in geometric design, road safety at intersections and road safety through positive guidance. She has also recently taught a module on Roadway Safety Management and Systemic Safety Approaches as part of a Fundamentals and Practical Applications of the AASHTO Highway Safety Manual course offered through the Greater Vancouver ITE Section.


NOTE: This course was previously titled “Emerging Technologies and Their Data – How Can They Help?” If you registered for that course, your registration will be carried over to the newly named course.


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November 4, 2022
11:00 am to 4:00 pm EDT
$150.00 – $220.00
Event Category:


Ottawa Area (Virtual)
Ottawa, ON Canada


ITE Canada Training Committee

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