We are very excited to have Professor Dan Work come and speak to us about his recent endeavor, Traffic Turk (http://www.trafficturk.com/), a new way of traffic sensing using smartphones. He tested it with UIUC students during homecoming weekend and in New York City after Hurricane Sandy. His main areas of interest include intelligent transportation systems and mobile systems. We will also be discussing EOH, interest in a field trip to CUMTD’s operations center, and Illinois ITE’s Student Day at the Illinois Institute of Technology in March. Free pizza and drinks, as always.
Wednesday, February 13, 5 P.M. in 1233 Newmark (Crane Bay)
We started off the evening with announcements from Kelly, our President, on Engineering Open House, our field trip ideas, and ITE Student Day. Dan Work, Transportation Systems professor at Illinois, stopped by and gave a talk about the technology, methodology, and limitations of intelligent transportation systems, with specific application to monitoring traffic with smartphones. He briefly went through some of the formulations of the cell transmission model. He also provided some anecdotes about his own project, TrafficTurk, and its two runs – once during the Illinois Homecoming game last October, and again in New York City after Hurricane Sandy.