Presentations List



2012

1. “Railroad Capacity and Optimization Strategic Development Plan,” Association of American Railroads, RTC User’s Group Conference, 2012.
2. “Putting People First: A Systems Perspective on rail Safety” First International Symposium on High Speed Rail Safety and Reliability Design and Management at the City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, December, 2012.
3. NURail Presentations and Papers presented at Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. in January, 2012.
4. NURail Presentations and Papers presented at International Heavy Haul Association Conference in India in February, 2012.
5. NURail Presentations and Papers presented at Joint Rail Conference in Knoxville in April, 2012.
6. NURail Presentations and Papers presented at International Association of Railway Operations Research Conference, Denmark, May, 2012.
7. “Railroad Capacity and Optimization Strategic Development Plan,” Association of American Railroads, KTH Railway Capacity Seminar, 2012.


2013

8. Liu, X., C.T. Dick, A.H. Lovett, M.R. Saat and C.P.L. Barkan. 2013. Optimization of Rail Defect Inspection Frequency. Presented at the 2013 INFORMS Conf, Minneapolis, MN, October 2013.
9. Lin, C-Y., M.R. Saat and C.P.L Barkan. 2013. Accident Analysis of Passenger Trains on Freight Rail Corridors. Presented at the 2013 INFORMS Conference, Minneapolis, MN, October 2013.
10. Atanassov, I., C.T. Dick and C.P.L Barkan. 2013. Incremental Capacity of Single to Double Track with Variable and Sparse Siding Spacing. Presented at the 2013 INFORMS Conference, Minneapolis, MN, October 2013.
11. Shih, M.-C., C.T. Dick and C.P.L Barkan. 2013. Optimal Siding Location Model. Presented at the 2013 INFORMS Conference, Minneapolis, MN, October 2013.
12. Lovett, A.H., C.P.L. Barkan and C.T. Dick. 2013. An Integrated Model for the Evaluation and Planning of Railroad Track Maintenance. Presented at the 2013 INFORMS Conference, Minneapolis, MN, October 2013.
13. Chadwick, S.G., M.R. Saat, C.T. Dick and C.P.L. Barkan. 2013. Decreasing Derailment Occurrence and Severity at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings. Presented at the ASME Joint Rail Conference, Knoxville, TN, April 2013.
14. Caughron, B.M., C. T. Dick and C.P.L. Barkan. 2013. A Project Selection Model for Improving Running Time on Passenger Rail Corridors. Presented at the ASME Joint Rail Conference, Knoxville, TN, April 2013.
15. Lin, C-Y., M.R. Saat and C.P.L Barkan. 2013. Causal Analysis of Passenger Train Accidents on Freight Rail Corridors. Presented at the ASME Joint Rail Conference, Knoxville, TN, April 2013.
16. Sogin, S., Y-C. Lai, C.T. Dick and C.P.L. Barkan. 2013. Comparison of the capacity of single and double track rail lines using simulation analyses. Presented at the 2013 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., January 2013.


2014

17. DiDomenico, G.C. and C.T. Dick. 2014. Comparison of Passenger Train Energy Consumption with Competing Modes. Presented at the 2014 Railroad Environmental Conference, Urbana, IL, October.
18. Fullerton, G.A. and C.T. Dick. 2014. Operational Consideration of Transitioning to Ultra-Low Emission Locomotive Technologies for Line-Haul Freight Rail Applications. Presented at the 2014 Railroad Environmental Conference, Urbana, IL, October.
19. Atanassov, I.H., C.T. Dick, and C.P.L. Barkan. 2014. Capacity of Single-Track Railway Lines with Short Sidings to Support Operation of Long Trains. Presented at the 2014 INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco CA, November.
20. Shih, M.S. and C.T. Dick. 2014. Analysis of Rail Line Capacity on Shared Corridors with Multiple Freight Train Types. Presented at the 2014 INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco CA, November.
21. Liu, H.H., J.A. Serrano, M.R. Saat and C.P.L. Barkan, 2014. Unit-Train Multiple Car Expected Quantity of Release Modeling. Presented at the 2014 INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco CA, November.
22. Lin, C.Y. and M.R. Saat. 2014. Semi-quantitative Risk Assessment of Adjacent Track Accidents on Shared-use Rail Corridors. Presented at the 2014 INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco CA, November.
23. Bedini, F. 2014. Understanding the Transition Behavior of Railroad Track at Grade Crossings on High Speed Rail Shared Corridors. Presented at the 2014 Global Level Crossing Symposium, Urbana IL, August.
24. Dick, C.T. 2014. Optimal Grade Crossing Project Selection for Improved Running Time on Passenger Rail Corridors. Presented at the 2014 Global Level Crossing Symposium, Urbana IL, August.
25. Chadwick, S. 2014. Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety Challenges for Shared Operations. Presented at the 2014 Global Level Crossing Symposium, Urbana IL, August.


2015

26. Dick, C.T. 2015. Incremental Capacity Expansion of SingleTrack Rail Lines for Multiple Types of Trains. Presented at the 2015 TRB Summerail Conference, Urbana, IL, August 2015.
27. Saat, M.R. 2015. FRA Draft Guidance Document for Risk Assessment of Hazards Associated with HSR Operations Adjacent to Conventional Tracks. Presented at the 2015 TRB Summerail Conference, Urbana, IL, August 2015.
28. Lin, C-Y. 2015. Safety and Risk Analysis of Shared-Use Rail Corridors. Presented at the 2015 TRB Summerail Conference, Urbana, IL, August 2015.
29. Wolf, H. 2015. Field Investigation of Concrete Crosstie Flexural Performance Under heavy-Haul Freight Railroad Loads. Presented at the 2015 TRB Summerail Conference, Urbana, IL, August 2015.
30. Lovett, A.H. 2015. Evaluation of Track Maintenance Aggregation in Extended Work Windows on Freight Railroad Lines. Presented at the 2015 TRB Summerail Conference, Urbana, IL, August 2015.
31. Barkan, C.P.L. 2015. Rail Transportation Risk Analysis of Flammable Liquids in Unit Trains. Presented at the 2015 TRB Summerail Conference, Urbana, IL, August 2015.
32. Barkan, C.P.L. 2015. Rail Workforce Development. Presented at the 2015 FRA Program Delivery Conference, Washington, D.C., October 2015.
33. DiDomenico, G.C. and C.T. Dick. 2015. Methods of Analyzing and Comparing Energy Efficiency of Passenger Rail Systems to Competing Modes. Presented at the 2015 Railroad Environmental Conference, Urbana, IL, October 2015.
34. Wang, Z., C.P.L. Barkan and M.R. Saat. 2015. Comparative Train Accident Analysis for Class I US Freight Railroads. Presented at the 2015 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, November 2015.
35. Lin, C-Y, C.P.L. Barkan and M.R. Saat. 2015. Fault Tree Analysis of Train Accidents on Shared-use Rail Corridor. Presented at the 2015 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, November 2015.
36. Shih, M-C and C.T. Dick. 2015. Method to Measure the Impact of Railway Traffic Heterogeneity from Field Operations Data. Presented at the 2015 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, November 2015.
37. Lovett, A.H. and C.T. Dick, 2015. Evaluating Track Maintenance Aggregation in Extended Work Windows on Freight Railroad Lines. Presented at the 2015 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, November 2015.
38. Ramos, J.M.M. and M.R. Saat. 2015. Potential Areas Affected by a Liquid Hazardous Material Release. Presented at the 2015 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, November 2015.
39. Barkan, C.P.L. and C.T. Dick. 2015. Rail Transportation Engineering Big Data and Analytics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Presented at the Big Data in Railroad Maintenance Planning Conference, Newark, DE, December 2015.


2013

1. O’Shea, James J. and Ahmed Shabana, “Large Angle of Attack Wheel Climb.” Joint Rail Conference, Knoxville, TN, April 15-18, 2013.
2. El-Ghandour, Ahmed and Craig Foster, “Railroad Substructure/ Foundation Model for Integrated Simulation of Vehicle-Track Interaction.” Joint Rail Conference, Knoxville, TN, April 15-18, 2013.
3. Lotfy, Ibrahim, Maen Farhat, Mostafa Al-Obaidi and Mohsen Issa, “Testing and Performance Simulation of Plastic Rail Ties.” Joint Rail Conference, Knoxville, TN, April 15-18, 2013.
4. O’Shea, James J. and Ahmed A. Shabana, “Large Angle of Attack Wheel Climb”. 2013 NURail Annual Meeting, Urbana, IL, September 11-12, 2013.
5. El-Ghandour, Ahmed and Craig Foster, “Railroad Substructure/ Foundation Model for Integrated Simulation of Vehicle-Track Interaction.” 2013 NURail Annual Meeting, Urbana, IL, September 11-12, 2013.
6. Lotfy, Ibrahim, Maen Farhat, and Mohsen Issa, “Flexural behavior of High Density Polyethylene Railroad Crossties.” 2013 NURail Annual Meeting, Urbana, IL, September 11-12, 2013.
7. Lotfy, Ibrahim, Maen Farhat, and Mohsen Issa, “Testing and Simulation of Fastening System for HDPE Crossties.” 2013 NURail Annual Meeting, Urbana, IL, September 11-12, 2013.
8. El-Ghandour, Ahmed, M.H. Motamedi and C.D. Foster, “Dynamic Modeling of Rail Ballast and Subgrade.” Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, Evanston, IL, August 4-7, 2013.
9. Metaxatos, Paul, “Advancing Pedestrian Safety at Rail Grade Crossings.” 92nd Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. January 13-17, 2013.
10. Metaxatos, Paul and P.S. Sriraj. “Advancing Pedestrian Safety at Rail Grade Crossings,” Illinois Center for Transportation Webinar Series, April 11, 2013.
11. Ning Ai, Anthony Grande and Marcella Bondie. "Environmental Impact Assessment Of Rail Infrastructure in Illinois.” Paper presentation at the National University Rail Center Joint Rail Conference 2013. Knoxville, TN. April 16, 2013.
12. Ning Ai, Anthony Grande and Marcella Bondie. "Environmental Impact Assessment Of Rail Infrastructure in Illinois.” Poster presentation at the National University Rail Center Joint Rail Conference 2013. Knoxville, TN. April 16, 2013.
13. Metaxatos, Paul and P.S. Sriraj (2013). Pedestrian/Bicyclist Warning Devices and Signs at Highway-Rail and Pathway-Rail Grade Crossings. A summary of Research Report FHWA-ICT-13-013. Illinois Center for Transportation and CN Railways, April 2013.
14. Metaxatos, Paul, “Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety at Railroad Grade Crossings,” 62nd Annual Traffic Engineering and Safety Conference. Champaign, Illinois, October 23, 2013.
15. Metaxatos, P. and P.S. Sriraj. “Pedestrian Safety at Rail Grade Crossings,” The Rail Summit 2013. Chicago, IL, October 25, 2013.


2014

16. Lotfy, Ibrahim, Maen Farhat, and Mohsen Issa, “Assessment of HDPE railroad crossties performance using static and cyclic testing.” Joint Rail Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, April 2-4, 2014.
17. Al-Obaidi, Mustafa, Ibrahim Lotfy, Maen Farhat, and Mohsen Issa, “Effect of temperature on the mechanical properties of HDPE railroad crossties.” Joint Rail Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, April 2-4, 2014.
18. Farhat, Maen, Ibrahim Lotfy, and Mohsen Issa, “Finite element analysis for pullout, lateral restraint and flexural behavior of HDPE crossties.” Joint Rail Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, April 2-4, 2014.
19. Shibli A. and Issa M. A., "Structural Adhesive Behavior Experimental and Computational Study.” Reliable Engineering Computing Conference, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, May 27, 2014.
20. Ouri Wolfson, Keynote speaker, The first ACM SIGSPATIAL 2014 PhD Symposium, Dallas TX, November, 2014.
21. Ouri Wolfson, Keynote speaker, The 7th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Computational Transportation Science, Dallas TX, November, 2014.
22. Issa, Mohsen, “Status of NURail Structural and Materials Testing Progress at UIC.” 2014 NURail Annual Meeting, Altoona, PA, August 18-19, 2014.
23. Lotfy, Ibrahim, “Experimental Evaluation and Modeling of Fastening System for Plastic Composite Crossties.” 2014 NURail Annual Meeting, Altoona, PA, August 18-19, 2014.
24. Farhat, Maen, “Totally Prefabricated Counterfort Substructure System for Highway and Railway Applications.” 2014 NURail Annual Meeting, Altoona, PA, August 18-19, 2014.
25. Keynote speaker, The first ACM SIGSPATIAL 2014 PhD Symposium, "What to Research in Spatial Information and How to Do So", Dallas, TX, November, 2014.
26. Keynote speaker, The 7th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Computational Transportation Science, "The Opportunities and Challenges in Temporary Geospatial Information", Dallas, TX, November, 2014.
27. Invited speaker “Spatio-temporal urban resources, their pricing, and truthfulness”, The 3rd ACM SIGKDD International Workshop on Urban Computing (UrbComp 2014), NYC, NY, August 2014.
28. Wang, L., and Shabana, A.A., “A New Liquid Sloshing Model for Vehicle Dynamics,” SAE 2014 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress, Rosemont, Illinois, October 7-9, 2014.
29. Motamedi, M. H. and C.D. Foster, “Three-Invariant Elasto/Viscoplastic Modeling for the Analysis of Rail Ballast,” U.S. National Association on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, East Lansing, MI, June 15-20, 2014.
30. Metaxatos, Paul, “Non-motorist Safety Attitudes and Revealed Behavior at Rail Grade Crossings,” 93rd Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 12-14, 2014.
31. “Impacts of Large-Scale Logistics Centers on Industrial Property Values,” presentation to a panel consisting of Will County Executives, CEO and President of Will County Center for Economic Development, and Will County Senior Transportation Planners, March 10, 2014.
32. Schlickman, Steve, “An Overview of the Funding and Finance of Transportation Projects,” Hay Seminar presentation held by Railtec at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, March 14, 2014.
33. Schlickman, Steve; Bothen, Tom; and Snow, Jordan. “Transit Value Capture Coordination: Best Practices and Recommendations,” Transport Chicago Conference, Chicago, Illinois, June 6, 2014.
34. McNally, Alexandra, Economic Benefits of Truck-to-Rail Mode Shift, Poster Session, Transport Chicago Conference, Chicago, Illinois, June 6, 2014.
35. Metaxatos, Paul and P.S. Sriraj. “Pedestrian/Bicyclist Warning Devices and Signs at Highway-Rail and Pathway-Rail Grade Crossings.” Center for Urban Transportation Research Webinar Series, June 12, 2014.
36. Snow, Jordan. “Value Capture Coordination: Best Practices and Case Studies for Transit Capital Projects.” Center for Urban Transportation Research Webinar Series, July 24, 2014.
37. Metaxatos, Paul. “Perceptions and Behavior of Non-Motorist Users at Public Railway Grade Crossings in NE Illinois: Implication for Engineering, Education, Enforcement and Evaluation.” 2014 Global Level Crossing Symposium, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, August 3-8, 2014.
38. Schlickman, Steve and P.S. Sriraj: UTC’s Recent Experience with Rail Planning and Safety: Presentation to Visiting Group from China Hainan Provincial Government. University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, October 27, 2014.
39. Ning Ai, Marcella Bondie, and Anthony Grande. “Sustainability Metrics and Environmental Assessment of Rail Infrastructure in Illinois.” Presentation at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) 54th conference, October 30-November 4, 2014.
40. Ning Ai, “Sustainability Metrics and Environmental Assessment of Rail Infrastructure in Illinois.” Center for Urban Transportation Research Webcast Series, December 11, 2014.


2015

41. Farhat M., Rahman M., Ibrahim M., and Issa M. A., “Totally Prefabricated Counterfort Substructure System for Highway and Railway Applications.” 2015 NURail Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, June 3-4, 2015.
42. Lotfy I., Farhat M., and Issa M., “Experimental Evaluation and Modeling of Fastening System for Plastic Composite Crossties.” 2015 NURail annual meeting in Chicago, IL, June 3-4, 2015.
43. Shibli I., and Issa M. A., “Structural Adhesive Behavior : Experimental & Computational Study.” 2015 NURail Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, June 3-4, 2015.
44. Lotfy I, Farhat M, and Issa M A, “Structural Behavior of Rail Fastening System used for Recycled Plastic Composite Crossties.” 2015 Joint Rail and Rapid Transit, San Jose, CA, March 23-25, 2015.
45. Nour, S. and Issa, M., 2015, "Effects of Different Models on Natural Frequencies of Short Span Bridges Used in High Speed Rail." 2015 Joint Rail and Rapid Transit, San Jose, CA, March 23-25, 2015.
46. "Spatio-temporal Search for Transportation Resources.” Invited talk, National ICT Australia (NICTA) Research Center, Sydney, Australia, June 2015.
47. "Spatio-temporal Search for Transportation Resources.” Invited talk, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, June 2015.
48. Foster, Craig, Ahmed El-Ghandour, Mohammad Hosein Motamedi, and Martin Hamper. “Coupled Multibody and Finite Element Modeling for Simulating Vehicle-Track-Substructure Interaction.” 2015 NURail Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, June 3-4, 2015.
49. Motamedi, M. H. and C.D. Foster. “Constitutive Plasticity Model for the Rail Ballast and Subgrade”, NURail Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, June 3-4, 2015.
50. El-Ghandour, A. and C.D. Foster. “Railroad Substructure/Foundation Model for Integrated Simulation of Vehicle-Track Interaction.” NURail Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, June 3-4, 2015.
51. Snow, Jordan and Bothen, Tom. “Transit Value Capture Coordination: Best Practices and Recommendations.” 2015 American Real Estate Society (ARES) Annual Meeting, Fort Myers, Florida, April 15, 2015.
52. Bondie, Marcella presentation, NURail Annual Meeting 2015 – NURail Graduates in Action -- Chicago, Illinois, June 3-4, 2015.
53. Zou, Bo and Talebian, Ahmadreza, “Capacity Allocations in Vertically Integrated Rail Systems: A Sequential Bargaining Game Approach With Focus on the U.S. Context.” Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning/CATMUG, Chicago, IL, October 8, 2015.
54. Schlickman, Steve, “Transit Value Capture Coordination – Best Practices and Recommendations US DOT Office of Research, Development and Technology.” US DOT Transportation Innovation Series event, Washington, D.C., August 19, 2015.


2013

1. 2013 October “Big Ideas, Innovative Research in Portugal” MPP Visiting Rectors and Deans, MIT.
2. 2013 July “A Review of Recent Regional/High-Speed Rail Research”, IST/Portugal.

2014

3. Council of Engineering Systems Universities (CESUN) bi-annual meeting, hosted by Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. June 10, 2014 Poster: Capacity Pricing Schemes to Implement Open-Access Rail in Tanzania, Peña-Alcaraz, M., Pérez-Arriaga, I., Sussman, J. M.
4. "Transportation for Tomorrow": The 2013-2014 MIT Transportation Showcase, February 13, 2014 - Implementation Challenges for Shared Railway Systems: Case Studies in California and the Northeast Corridor, Levy, Peña Alcaraz, Sussman
5. 93rd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington, D.C., January 2014
6. Archila A.F., Sakamoto R., Fearing R., Sussman J.M., “Productivity of Passenger Rail Transportation Services in the Northeast Corridor,” 2014.
7. Stein N.E.G., Sussman J.M., “Uncertainty and Inter-Jurisdictional High-Speed Rail Planning: Insights from Portugal and the United Kingdom,” 2014.
8. Jones H., Domingos T., Moura F., Sussman J.M., “Transport Infrastructure Evaluation Using Cost-Benefit Analysis: Improvements to Valuing the Asset Through Residual Value - A Case Study (2014)” poster 2014.
9. Capacity Pricing Schemes to Implement Open-Access Rail in Tanzania, Pena-Alcaraz M., Perez-Arriaga I., Sussman J.M., (2014) , 3rd Florence Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures, June 2014, Florence, Italy; Presented also at Annual Meeting of the Council of Engineering Systems (CESUN), Stevens Institute of Technology, June 2014, Hoboken, NJ
10. Rail Infrastructure Manager Problem: Analyzing Capacity Pricing and Allocation in Shared Railway Systems, Peña-Alcaraz, M., Webster, M., Ramos, A., Sussman, J.M Joint Rail Conference in Colorado Springs, April 2014
11. An Examination of the Interaction between Two Prospective Transport Technologies: Questioning the Importance of High Speed Rail in a Driverless Vehicle Society, Westrom, Ryan, TRF Annual Meeting, 2014
12. Capacity Allocation and Pricing on Shared Rail Infrastructure, Pena-Alcaraz M., Sussman J.M., (2014), NURail Annual Meeting, August 2014, Altoona, PA


2015

13. The Amtrak Accident on the Northeast Corridor: A Systems Perspective. Sussman, J.M. Presentation and Seminar: MIT Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (May, 2015)
14. HSR in the US with Emphasis on the NEC. Guest Speaker: Sussman, J.M. Interviewed by: Marketplace, National Public Radio (May, 2015)
15. Impact of institutional relationships on hub stations: A case study of Penn Station, NYC. Heywood, R. Presentation: JRC Conference (April, 2015)
16. Capacity Challenges on the San Francisco Peninsula Corridor – How Local Decisions have Statewide Impacts. Levy, S. Presentation: JRC Conference (April, 2015)
17. HSR as Transit: The Continuing Transportation-driven Evolution of Metropolitan Form Westrom, R., Sussman, J.M. Presentation: Transportation Research Forum, Atlanta GA (March, 2015)
18. Analysis of Capacity Pricing and Allocation Mechanisms in Shared Railway Systems: Lessons for the Northeast Corridor Peña-Alcaraz, M., Sussman, J.M. Presentation: Transportation Research Forum, Atlanta GA (March, 2015)



2013

1. Myounghoon Jeon and Pasi Lautala presented a conference paper, “Necessity of Vehicle to Rail Infrastructure Communication for Grade Crossing Warning & Safety” at the Adjunct Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI’13), in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, October 27 – 30 , 2013.


2014

2. Joint Rail Conference: "Austempered Ductile Iron Performance at Rail Wheel Operating Conditions" by Karl Warsinski, Rescheduling/ Timetable Optimization of Trains along the U.S. Shared-use Corridors (by Dr. Pasi Lautala on behalf of Hamed Pouryousef). Undergraduate presentations.

3. Pouryousef, H, Lautala, P.; Capacity Evaluation of Directional and Non-directional Operational Scenarios along a Multiple-track U.S. Corridor; presented at INFORMS 2014 and TRB 2015 Annual Conference Meeting (Under review for publication in the Journal of Transportation Research Records-TRR)

4. P. Lautala presented overview of Michigan Tech’s Railroad Engineering & Activities Club (REAC) to Oregon State student chapter of AREMA, November 13, 2014.

5. Pasi Lautala presented in 2nd Annual Michigan Rail Conference, “University Rail Programs”, Detroit, MI, August 26, 2014.


2015

6. Croschere, J., Landry, S., Perelman, B., Jeon, M., Lautala, P., & Nelson, D. (2015). Driver awareness at railroad grade crossings: Examining effectiveness of auditory and visual warnings to improve safety. Proceedings of the Midwest Cognitive Science Conference, Mackinac Island, MI.

7. Harris, D.K., Gheitasi, A., and Civitillo, J. M. (2015). “Field Testing and Numerical Simulation of a Hybrid Composite Beam Bridge in Virginia.”16th European Bridge Conference, Edinburgh, UK. – Presented June 2015

8. Pouryousef, H.; "Introducing Hybrid Optimization of Train Schedule (HOTS) Model as Timetable Management Technique", The William Hay Railroad Engineering Seminar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana- IL, April 2015

9. Hamed Pouryousef, "Introducing Hybrid Optimization of Train Schedule (HOTS) Model as Timetable Management Technique, 3-minute Thesis Presentation, NURail Annual Meeting, Chicago, June 2015.


2012

1. A presentation at an NTSB GIS for Transportation Safety Conference that included information about the rail crossing 3D sensor (Opening remarks, Reginald Souleyrette, NTSB Conference on GIS for Transportation Safety, Dec 4, 2012, Washington, D.C.).
2. A presentation entitled “Rehabilitation Techniques to Improve Long-Term Performances of Highway-Railway At-Grade Crossings”, 2012 Southeastern Rail-Highway Safety Conference in Charlotte, NC in November by Jerry G. Rose.
3. A presentation entitled “Optimizing Sub-Structure Designs and Installation Practices to Improve Long-Term Performances of Highway-Railway At-Grade Crossings”, USACE Transportation Systems Workshop, Austin, TX in March by Jerry G. Rose


2013

4. A presentation entitled “Highway-Railway At-Grade Crossing Rehabilitation Practices to Enhance Long-Term Performances: Criteria and Evaluations”, National Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety Conference, Fort Worth, November 3-6, 2013 by Jerry G. Rose.
5. A student poster “3D Methodology for Evaluating Rail Crossing Roughness” was exhibited at 2013 Joint Rail Conference at Knoxville, TN during April 15-18, 2013. Travis Greenwell, Peng Xu, Mike McHenry, Reginald R. Souleyrette, Jerry G. Rose, 2014.
6. A presentation entitled “Selected In-Track Applications and Performances of Hot-Mix Asphalt Trackbeds”, 2013 Joint Rail Conference, Paper JRC 2013-2525, Knoxville, TN in April by Jerry Rose.
7. A presentation entitled “Domestic and International Design Practices, Applications, and Performances of Asphalt/Bituminous Railway Trackbeds”, 2013 Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC in January by Jerry G. Rose.


2014

8. A presentation entitled “Hot-Mix Asphalt (Bituminous) Railway Trackbeds: In-Track Tests, Evaluations, and Performances—A Global Perspective”, Third International Conference on transportation Infrastructure, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy in April, by Reginald Souleyrette.
9. A presentation entitled “KENTRACK 4.0: A Railway Trackbed Structural Design Program”, 2014 Joint Rail Conference, Paper 2014-3752, Colorado Springs, CO in April by Jerry G. Rose.
10. A presentation entitled “Rehabilitation, Assessment and Management Practices to Ensure Long-Life, High Performance Highway-Railway At-Grade Crossings”, 2014 Joint Rail Conference, Paper 2014-3761, Colorado Springs, CO in April by Jerry G. Rose.


2015

11. A presentation entitled “Anatomy of the U.S. Railway Industry – Past, Present, and Future”, 101st Purdue Road School Transportation Conference, March 2015 West Lafayette, IN, by Jerry G. Rose and John K. Secor.
12. A presentation entitled “Monitoring and Repair of Bridge Transitions” 2015 Joint Rail Conference, March 2015, San Jose, CA by T.D. Stark.
13. A presentation entitled “Design and Monitoring of Well-Performing Bridge Transitions” 2015 Joint Rail Conference, March 2015, San Jose, CA by T.D. Stark.
14. A presentation entitled “Maintaining Adequate Trackbed Structural Support: An Important Railway Infrastructure Issue” AREMA Committee 1 Meeting, February 2015, Charlotte, NC by Jerry G. Rose.
15. A presentation entitled “The Use of Matrix Based Tactile Surface Sensors to Assess the Fine Scale Ballast-Tie Interface Pressure Distribution in Railroad Track” 2015 Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC in January by Michael McHenry.
16. A Short Course entitled “An Introduction to Railway Operations and Engineering”, Kentucky Transportation Center T2 Program, November 17, 2015, Erlanger, KY by Jerry G. Rose and John K. Secor.
17. A presentation entitled “Asphalt Railway Trackbeds: Recent Designs, Applications and Performances”, Annual AREMA Conference, October 2015, Minneapolis, MN by Jerry G. Rose.
18. A presentation entitled “Effect of Hand Tamping on Transition Trackbed Behavior” Annual AREMA Conference, October 2015, Minneapolis, MN by Timothy Stark.


2016

19. A presentation entitled “Rehabilitation of Railway/Highway At-Grade Crossings: Recommendations and Guides”, 2016 Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, January, by Jerry G. Rose.
20. A poster entitled “Effect of Enhanced Trackbed Support on Railway/highway At-Grade Crossing Performance”, 2016 Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, January, by Jerry G. Rose.
21. A poster entitled “Non-Invasive Techniques for Measuring Vertical Transient Track Displacements”, 2016 Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, January by Timothy Stark.
22. A presentation entitled “Design and Performance of Well-Performing Railway Transitions”, 2016 Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, January, by Timothy Stark.
23. A presentation entitled “Railway/Highway At-Grade Crossing Surface Management”, 102rd Purdue Road School, W. Lafayette, IN, March, 2016, by Jerry G. Rose. 8-*
24. A presentation entitled “Suitability of Earth and Granular Materials Pressure Cells for Measuring Railway Trackbed Tie/Ballast Interfacial Pressures”, 2016 Joint Rail Conference, Columbia, SC, April 2016, by Macy Purcell.


2013

1. Clarke, D.B., “High-Speed Rail: A Technology Overview,” Invited Presentation, L&N STEM Academy, Knoxville, TN, April 5, 2013.
2. Clarke, D.B., “Don’t Fool Around With A Model Railroad—Build A Real One!,” Invited Presentation, Bluegrass Railroad Club, Lexington, KY, April 12, 2013.
3. Clarke, D.B., “Running the Virtual Railroad–Using Simulation to Teach Railway Operations,” Invited Presentation, 2013 Joint Rail Conference, Knoxville, TN, April 18, 2013.
4. Clarke, D.B., “A Vision for High-Speed Rail Development in the Southeast,” Invited Presentation, InnoVenture 2013 Conference, Greenville, SC, May 9, 2013.
5. Clarke, D.B., “An Introduction to Track Mechanics,” Invited Lecture, CE 521, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, July18, 2013.
6. Clarke, D.B., “Railway Transportation,” Invited Presentation, STEM Workshop for Teachers, Knoxville, TN, July 19, 2013.
7. Clarke, D.B., “China’s Railways,” Invited Presentation, AREMA Student Chapter, Department of Civil and Environmental Eng., University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, October 23, 2013.


2014

8. Clarke, D.B. “Case Study: Application of Delay Cost to a Network Routing Problem,” Workshop on Cost of Railway Congestion, Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, January 12, 2014.
9. Clarke, D.B., and Hua Liu, “Rail Freight in China; Past, Present, Future,” Invited Presentation, Committee on Freight Rail Transport, Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, January 14, 2014.
10. Clarke, D.B., “The North American Railway Industry,” Invited Presentation, School of Civil Engineering, Central South University, Changsha, PRC, May 23, 2014.
11. Clarke, D.B., “Geotechnical Challenges for the U.S. Railway Industry,” Invited Presentation, GeoShanghai 2013, Shanghai, PRC, May 26, 2014.
12. Clarke, D.B., “The North American Railway Industry,” Invited Presentation, School of Transportation Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, PRC, May 27, 2014.
13. Clarke, D.B., “The North American Railway Industry,” Invited Presentation, China Academy of Railway Sciences, Beijing, PRC, July 15, 2014.
14. Tyler Rutherford and Sheng Zhao, “Laboratory Investigation into Mechanical Properties of Cement Emulsified Asphalt Mortar”, Poster Presentation, Annual Meeting of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, Atlanta, GA, March 17, 2014.
15. Clarke, D.B., “The North American Railway Industry,” Invited Presentation, China Academy of Railway Sciences, Beijing, PRC, July 15, 2014.
16. Clarke, D.B., “The Panama Canal Railroad,” Invited Presentation, TRB Summerail, Altoona, PA, August 21, 2014.


2015

17. Clarke, D.B., “Rail Transportation – An Infrastructure Overview,” Invited Lecture, CE 355, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, April 14, 2015.
18. Clarke, D.B., “Railway Maintenance,” Invited Lecture, IE 484, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, April 20, 2015.
19. Clarke, D.B., “Rail Transportation – An Industry Overview,” Invited Presentation, STEM Workshop for Teachers, Knoxville, TN, June 22, 2015.
20. A. Khattak, “The Role of Rail-Trespassing Crashes at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings and Non-crossing Tracks? A Comparative Study on Injury Severity”, NURail Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, June 4, 2015.
21. A. Khattak, "Non-crossing Rail-Trespassing Crashes in the Past Decade: A Spatial Approach to Analysis of Injury Severity", Presented at the NURail Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, June 4, 2015.
22. Clarke, D.B., “Railroad Intermodal Transportation”, Invited Lecture, Passenger Railroad Engineering Education Symposium, American Public Transportation Association, Philadelphia, PA, July 8, 2015.
23. Clarke, D.B., “Train Performance”, Invited Lecture, Passenger Railroad Engineering Education Symposium, American Public Transportation Association, Philadelphia, PA, July 9, 2015.
24. Clarke, D.B., “Rail Intermodal Transportation”, Invited Presentation, China Academy of Railway Sciences, Beijing, PRC, July 17, 2015
25. Clarke, D.B., “Railway Workforce Development Activities”, Invited Presentation, American Association of Railway Superintendents Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, July 20, 2015.
26. Clarke, D.B., “University Role in Transportation Workforce Development Activities”, Invited Presentation, Southeastern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, August 4, 2015.


2013

1. “Introduction to NURail Education Activities” – James L. McKinney PhD PE at the 2013 Joint Rail Conference – Knoxville, TN.
2. “RHIT AREMA Student Chapter: Formation /Presentations/Field Trips” – Greg Frech, President; Sam Beck, Vice President; and Zach Ehlers, Secretary/Treasurer at the 2013 Joint Rail Conference – Knoxville, TN.

2014

3. REES 2014: Railway Engineering Education Symposium - Train Energy, Power and Traffic Control – James L. McKinney; Railway Course/Program Development and Coordination - James L. McKinney; Raising Student Interest and Recruiting Through Student Chapters – James L. McKinney