Research

Research Grants

  • 50 Total Research Grants: $8,085,068
  • Sole PI for 8 grants: $476,514
  • Co-PI for 42 grants: share = $3,210,530

Current Funded Projects

  1. Safety Evaluation of Alternatives for Installing Pedestrian Signals Under Side Street Green Operation, Connecticut Department of Transportation and US DOT, May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2023, $200,000.
  2. The Effect of Vehicle Mix on Crash Frequency and Crash Severity (w. N. Eluru, M. Abdel-Aty, S. Zhao, K. Wang), National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Project 22-49, National Academy of Sciences, Sep. 4, 2020 – Feb. 28, 2023, $400,000; Project Description.
  3. Development of Crash Prediction Models for Short-Term Durations (w. M. Abdel-Aty, N. Eluru, S. Zhao, K. Wang), National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Project 22-48, National Academy of Sciences, July 15, 2020 – Jan. 16, 2022, $650,000; Project Description.
  4. Development and Application of a Disaggregate Artificial Realistic Data Generator for Computationally Testing Safety Analysis Methods (w. S. Zhao, K. Wang, N. Eluru, M. Abdel-Aty), Federal Highway Administration, Exploratory Advanced Research Program, US Department of Transportation, Aug. 2019 – Aug. 2022, $999,999; Project Description, FHWA Fact Sheet.
  5. Development and Application of Crash Severity Models for the Highway Safety Manual (w. S. Zhao, N. Eluru, M. Abdel-Aty), National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Project 17-85, National Academy of Sciences, Jan. 10, 2019 – Jan. 9, 2022, $600,00; Project Description.
  6. Safety Assessment of New England Roadways during the Covid-19 Pandemic (w. M. Shirazi), Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center, US DOT University Transportation Center Program, Nov. 2020 – Oct. 2021, $10,000; Project Description
  7. Estimation of Pedestrian Compliance at Signalized Intersections Considering Demographic and Geographic Factors (w. A. Burnicki), Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education, US DOT University Transportation Center Program, Oct. 2020 – Sep. 2021, $45,000; Project Description.
  8. Evaluating Potential for Improving Road Safety Through Behavioral Interventions (w. A. Paxton and K. Marsh), Connecticut Cooperative Transportation Research Program (CTDOT), Project CCTRP 20-1, Sep. 2020 – Aug. 2021, $60,000.
  9. Estimation of Pedestrian Volume Using Geospatial and Traffic Conflict Data (w. A. Burnicki), Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education, US DOT University Transportation Center Program, 2020 Project 12, Oct. 2019 – May 2021, $55,000; Project Description.

Past Funded Projects

  1. Improved Prediction Models for Crash Types and Crash Severities (w. N. Ravishanker, B. Persaud, R. Srinivasan, M. Abdel-Aty), National Cooperative Highway Research Program, National Academy of Sciences, Aug. 1, 2013 – Sep. 30, 2018, $800,000; Project Description.
  2. Social Network Effects on Attitudes about Pedestrian Street Crossing Behavior (w. N. Ravishanker and R. Townsend), New England University Transportation Center (USDOT), Aug. 23, 2014 – Dec. 31, 2017, $264,025; Project Description; Final Report.
  3. Improvements to Road Safety Improvement Selection Procedures for Connecticut, Connecticut Cooperative Transportation Research Program (ConnDOT), Jan. 2014 – Jun. 2016, $50,000.
  4. Effectiveness of Interventions at Midblock Crossings for Improving Senior and Other Pedestrian Safety (w. N. Ravishanker), New England University Transportation Center (USDOT), Aug. 23, 2013 – May 31, 2015, $112,400; Project Description; Final Report.
  5. Development of the ConnDOT Safety Analysis Strategic Plan (w. E. Jackson), Connecticut Department of Transportation, May 2014 – Jan. 2015, $207,064.
  6. Statistical Modeling of Highway Crash Severity: a Multi-stage Hierarchical Bayesian Multiple-Response Framework (w. N. Ravishanker), University of Connecticut Research Foundation, Jul. 1, 2013 – Jun. 30, 2014, $27,182.
  7. Investigation of Road and Roadside Design Elements Associated with Elderly Pedestrian Safety (w. N. Ravishanker), New England University Transportation Center (USDOT), Aug. 23, 2012 – May 31, 2014, $63,038; Project Description; Final Report.
  8. State Motor Vehicle Crash Data Repository, Phase 3 (w. E. Jackson, S. Demurjian, D. Shin), State of Connecticut, Office of Highway Safety, Oct. 2012 – Sep. 2013, $199,387.
  9. Risk, Resilience and Response Models with Applications to High-Speed Rail Transportation Corridors (w. N. Lownes, R. Ammar and S. Rajasekaran), Center for Resilient Transportation Infrastructure (Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence), Sep. 2010 – Dec. 2012, $92,164.
  10. State Motor Vehicle Crash Data Repository, Phase 2 (w. E. Jackson, S. Demurjian, D. Shin), State of Connecticut, Office of Highway Safety, Oct. 2011 – Sep. 2012, $168,251.
  11. Evaluation of Surrogate Measures for Pedestrian Safety in Various Road and Roadside Environments (w. N. Ravishanker), Center for Transportation and Livable Systems, University of Connecticut University Transportation Center (USDOT), Aug. 23, 2011 – Aug. 22, 2012, $99,450; Project Description; Final Report.
  12. Temporal Modeling of Highway Crash Severity by Involved Person Age (w. N. Ravishanker), New England University Transportation Center (USDOT), Sep. 2010 – Aug. 2012, $70,000.
  13. State Motor Vehicle Crash Data Repository (w. E. Jackson, S. Demurjian, D. Shin), State of Connecticut, Office of Highway Safety, Oct. 2010 – Sep. 2011, $222,714.
  14. Incorporating Wet Pavement Friction into Traffic Safety Analysis (w. N. Ravishanker), Connecticut Cooperative Transportation Research Program (ConnDOT), May 2007 – Nov. 2010, $88,500; Final Report.
  15. Designing Roads that Guide Drivers to Choose Safer Speeds (w. N. Garrick), Connecticut Cooperative Transportation Research Program (ConnDOT), May 2004 – Dec. 2009, $100,000; Final Report.
  16. Differences in Gap Acceptance of Elderly Drivers and the Impact on Traffic Simulation Modeling (w. A. Sadek and P. Gårder), New England University Transportation Center (USDOT), Sep. 2006 – Aug. 2009, $94,922.
  17. Warrants for Exclusive Left Turn Lanes at Unsignalized Intersections and Driveways (w. A. Sadek), New England Transportation Consortium, May 2006 – July 2008, $100,000; Final Report.
  18. Identification of Crash-Prone Traffic Flow States on Freeways Using Real-Time Surveillance Data (w. A. Sadek), New England University Transportation Center (USDOT), Sep. 2005 – Aug. 2008, $64,244.
  19. Feasibility Study: Connecticut Transportation Planning Data (w. L. Aultman-Hall), Connecticut Cooperative Transportation Research Program (ConnDOT), May 2005 – May. 2008, $67,500; Final Report.
  20. Network-Based Highway Crash Prediction Using Geographic Information Systems (w. Per Gårder), New England Transportation Consortium, Sep. 2004 – Mar. 2007, $130,000; Final Report.
  21. Methodology to Predict the Safety Performance of Rural Multilane Highways (w. D. Lord, S. Miaou, B. Persaud, S. Washington), National Cooperative Highway Research Program (National Research Council), July 2004 – June 2007, $750,000.
  22. Investigation of a New Approach for Representing Traffic Volumes in Highway Crash Analysis and Forecasting, New England University Transportation Center (USDOT), Sep. 2004 – Jan. 2006, $54,772.
  23. The Effect of Segment Characteristics on the Severity of Head-on Crashes on Two-Lane Rural Highways (w. P. Gårder), New England University Transportation Center (USDOT), Sep. 2002 – August 2004, $76,250.
  24. A Real-Time Risk-Based Highway Accident Prevention System (RiskHAPS): A Proactive Safety Approach (w. W. ElDessouki, E. Anagnostou, A. Sadek), New England University Transportation Center (USDOT), Sep. 2001 – Aug. 2003, $63,390.
  25. Using Multiple Response Hierarchical Bayesian Modeling to Select Exposure Measures for More Accurate Highway Crash Prediction (w. N. Ravishanker, D. Tepas), Bureau of Transportation Statistics (USDOT), Aug. 2000 – Jan. 2002, $99,900.
  26. Traffic Calming of State Highways (w. P. Gårder, U. Maine), New England University Transportation Center (USDOT), Sep. 2000 – Jan. 2002, $69,000.
  27. Deriving Land-Use Limits as a Function of Infrastructure Capacity (w. A. Sadek, U. Vermont), New England University Transportation Center (USDOT), Sep. 2000 – Jan. 2002, $65,000.
  28. Estimating Link Traffic Volumes by Month, Day of Week and Time of Day, Connecticut Cooperative Transportation Research Program (ConnDOT), Jun. 1999 – Aug. 2001, $75,000; Final Report.
  29. Optimizing Campus Shuttle Bus Routes to Better Serve the Student Community, Office of the Chancellor, University of Connecticut, Dec. 1999 – Jun. 2001, $40,000.
  30. Incorporating Intelligent Transportation Systems Deployment in Strategic Planning, (w. A. Sadek, U. Vermont), U.S. Department of Transportation (New England University Transportation Center), Sep. 1999 – Feb. 2001, $50,000.
  31. Finding Strategies to Improve Pedestrian Safety in Rural Areas (w. P. Gårder, U. Maine), U.S. Department of Transportation (New England University Transportation Center), Sep. 1999 – Aug. 2000, $60,000.
  32. Estimating Benefits from Specific Highway Improvements – Phase 3 (w. N. Garrick), Connecticut Cooperative Transportation Research Program (ConnDOT), Jun. 1999 – May 2002, $120,000; Final Report.
  33. Estimating Benefits from Specific Highway Improvements – Phases 1 and 2 (w. C. Davis and N. Garrick), Connecticut Cooperative Transportation Research Program (ConnDOT), Jun. 1997 – May 1999, $72,764; Phase 1 Report; Phase 2 Report.
  34. Rural Pedestrian Crash Rates: Alternative Measures of Exposure (w. P. Ossenbruggen, U. New Hampshire), U.S. Department of Transportation (New England University Transportation Center), Sep. 1998 – Aug. 1999, $67,500.
  35. Estimating Benefits from Specific Highway Improvements, (w. P. Ossenbruggen, U. New Hampshire), U.S. Department of Transportation (New England University Transportation Center), Sep. 1997 – Aug. 1999, $65,000.
  36. Estimating the Temporal Distribution of Traffic within the Peak Period, Connecticut Cooperative Transportation Research Program (ConnDOT), Jun. 1997 – May 1999, $47,059; Final Report.
  37. Risk-Based Management Methods for Evaluating Roadway Safety (w. P. Ossenbruggen, U. New Hampshire), U.S. Department of Transportation (New England University Transportation Center), Sep. 1996 – May 1998, $60,000.
  38. Peak Period Trip Estimation Considering Level of Service and Socio-Economic Characteristics, Connecticut Cooperative Transportation Research Program (ConnDOT), Jun. 1996 – May 1997, $38,284; Final Report.
  39. Real-Time Corridor Traffic Control during Freeway Incidents, University of Connecticut Research Foundation, Sep. 1995 – Aug. 1996, $11,399.
  40. A Unifying Collection of Models and Techniques for ISTEA Management Systems, (w. G. Campbell, C. Davis, and P. Ossenbruggen), U.S. Department of Transportation (New England University Transportation Center), Sep. 1995 – May. 1997, $94,500.
  41. Decision and Risk Analysis Applications for Congestion Management, (w. C. Davis and G. Campbell), Connecticut Cooperative Transportation Research Program (ConnDOT), Jun. 1995 – Aug. 1996, $64,410; Final Report.