North Carolina Department of Transportation
Research & Innovation Summit – 2020

Virtual Poster Gallery

Congratulations to the winners of the poster competition:

First place: “Bathymetric Surveys of Hydraulic Structures Using Unmanned Aerial Systems and Sonar”
Submitted by: Tarini Shukla, UNCC
Co-authors: Craig Allan, Wenwu Tang, Shenen Chen, John Diemer, Tianyang Chen, Navanit Sri Shanmugam, Vidya Subhash Chavan, and Matthew S. Lauffer

Second place: “Modeling and Assessing the Impact of a Traveler’s Preference on Transit Route-Choice Behavior”
Submitted by: Justice Darko, NCA&T
Co-author: John Park

Third place: “Stakeholders Perception of the Constructability Review Programs”
Submitted by: Minerva Bonilla, NCSU
Co-authors: William Rasdorf, Nicolas Norboge, Amin Akhnoukh, Daniel Findley, and Clare Fullerton


Environmental & Hydraulics

Bathymetric Surveys of Hydraulic Structures Using Unmanned Aerial Systems and Sonar
Tarini Shukla, UNCC

Degradation of rubber gaskets exposed to water contaminated with Benzene and Perchloroethylene (PCE)
Payam Hosseini, NCSU

Planning, Programming, Policy & Multi-Modal

Modeling and Assessing the Impact of a Traveler’s Preference on Transit Route-Choice Behavior
Justice Darko, NC A&T

Innovative Data Collection and Analysis of Pedestrian Trespassing Along Railroad Right-of-Ways in North Carolina
Sarah Searcy, NCSU

Investigating Cycling Behavior Considering Different Temporal Characteristics Using Crowdsourced Bicycle Data
Zijing Lin, UNCC

Stakeholders Perception of the Constructability Review Programs
Minerva Bonilla, NCSU

Model-Driven Decision Making for Road Asset Protection before a Hurricane
Sachin Mhatre, NC A&T

Using Simulation to Assess Operational Performance of NCDMV
Burcu Adivar, FSU

Estimating Seasonal Population Shifts for the Powell Bill Fund Allocation
Min Liu, NCSU

Automated Manifest System (AMS)
Majed Al-Ghandour, FSU

Bicycling and Walking – Funding, Policies and Practices from DOT Perspective
Sravya L. Jayanthi, UNCC

UAV Pilot Skill Development through Recurrent Training
Songpo Li, Duke

Pavement, Materials, Operations & Maintenance

Calibration of Structural Layer Coefficients for North Carolina Asphalt Pavements
Narges Matini, NCSU

Damage Characterization of Existing Asphalt Concrete for Pavement ME Rehabilitation Design
Zhe “Alan” Zeng, NCSU

Multi-asset Risk-based Hotspot Analysis for Roadway Deteriorations
Omidreza Shoghli, UNCC

Structures, Geotechnical, & Construction

Bridge Pier Scour Induced Loading Effect Using Finite Element Modelling
Vidya Subhash Chavan, UNCC

Can high strength reinforcing steel be used in RC bridge columns?
Jessi Thangjitham, NCSU

Traffic, Safety, & Roadway Design

Evaluation of New Asphalt Concrete Job Mix Formula Specifications
Mayzan Isied, NCSU

Investigating Factors Affecting Injury Severity in Bicycle-Vehicle Crashes: A Day-of-Week Analysis with Partial Proportional Odds Logit Models
Shaojie Liu, UNCC

Extremum Seeking Combined with Filtered Feedback Linearization for Traffic Congestion Control of Heterogeneous Multi Vehicle Networks
Amirhossein Ghasemi, UNCC

Analyzing Injury Severity of Rear-End Crashes involving Large Trucks Using a Mixed Logit Model
Pengfei Liu, UNCC

Roadside Safety Effect of Soft Soils
Boris Goenaga, NCSU

Investigating the Effect of Connected and Automated Vehicles on Urban Arterial Road Operational Performance
Sarvani V. Duvvuri, UNCC

Investigating Link-Level Truck Travel Time Performance Measures and their Association with On-/Off-Network Characteristics
Sarvani V. Duvvuri, UNCC

Evaluation of Motorist Driving Behavior at Highway-Railroad Grade Crossings
Stephen Odom, NCSU

Driver Monitoring System Reliability in an Advanced Driving-Assist System Highway Test
Benjamin Bauchwitz, Duke

Microscopic Traffic Simulation with Transient Mixed Conventional and Autonomous Vehicle Models
Matthew Carroll, ECU

Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Connected Vehicle Environment Using the Trajectory Data
Raunak Mishra, UNCC

Exploring pedestrian injury severities at pedestrian vehicle crash hotspots with an annual upward trend: a spatiotemporal analysis with latent class random parameter approach
Li Song, UNCC