Willie A. Deese College of Business and Economics

Events and Webinars


Webinar: Auditory Situational Awareness for Vehicle-Pedestrian Communication Systems: Tesseract Crosswalk Module

November 14, 2023, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Rafael Patrick and Tanner Upthegrove, from Virginia Tech, will provide an update on their pedestrian safety research as it pertains to situation awareness and auditory-based human-technology interfaces. This engaging webinar will provide an overview of the research, notable takeaways, and a live demonstration of the to-scale acoustically immersive mixed reality crosswalk testbed developed for the study.

Click here to view a recording of the webinar.


Event: Emergency Responder Transportation Safety Research Summit, 2023

November 1-2, 2023
Rutgers CAIT, Piscataway New Jersey

Hosted by TRB’s Joint-Subcommittee on Emergency Response AMR00(1) and the Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT), this two-day conference brings together transportation-safety experts to share new research and best practices for emergency responders. This event has been organized in partnership with the Center for Advanced Transportation Mobility (CATM).

Learn more here.  


Webinar: Rural Older Adult Driver Tailored Research Integrated Plan (ROAD TRIP) 

December 1, 2022, 9:00 - 10:00 am

Jon Antin, CHFP CATM Research Program Manager and Leader of the Vulnerable Road User Safety Group at Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), and Brian Wotring, MS, Research Associate VTTI, discuss the research and findings so far.

Sixty-three million Americans living in rural environments face challenges every day when it comes to transportation. They may have to travel long distances to crucial services, such as grocery or drug stores and medical appointments. In rural areas, public and alternate transit options can be limited or completely non-existent, and people endure impoverished or missing supporting roadside infrastructures, such as sidewalks or wheelchair access. Many older adults living in rural environments face these transportation challenges while also dealing with declining capacities. These can typically include physical, perceptual, psychomotor, and cognitive functional abilities, all of which impact safe mobility and driving.

The objective of the research is to develop and evaluate a program to provide individualized transportation solutions to rural older adults designed to help them retain mobility and provide enhanced access to vital services and desired activities.


Webinar: Secure and Trustworthy Transportation Cyber-Physical Systems

October 4, 2022, 12:00-1:00 pm

Dr. Houbing Song, Ph.D., associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University talks about his research. Just as the internet transformed the way people interact, cyber-physical systems (CPS) are transforming the way people interact with engineered systems. CPS integrate sensing, computation, control, and networking into physical objects and infrastructure, connecting them to the Internet and to each other. For transportation, CPS provides the foundation necessary for a safe, efficient highway transportation system connecting vehicles, infrastructure, people, and goods in a vibrant, competitive economy.




Webinar: Modeling Approaches for Equitable Dynamic Congestion Pricing 

December 3, 2021 1:00-2:00 pm

Congestion pricing implementations, such as express lanes and tolls, ease traffic congestion by internalizing travelers’ external traffic costs while generating revenue for infrastructure projects. Express lanes provide reliable travel time in exchange for a toll that changes dynamically with the time of day. However, these lanes do raise equity concerns because the dynamic tolls may put a hardship on the economically disadvantaged traveler. In this talk, Dr. Pandey presents the details of his research focused on investigating the equity issues of express lanes’ dynamic pricing.


Webinar: Mask-Wearing Behaviors in Air Travel During Coronavirus Pandemic – An Extended Theory of Planned Behavior Model

October 8, 2021 2:00-3:00 pm

Research shows that air transportation is a likely vehicle for the rapid spread of infectious diseases. Previous studies have identified effective measures to help prevent transmission in air travel, but mask-wearing has not been thoroughly studied. Currently, there is a large research gap in understanding what motivates airline passengers to wear face masks when flying during pandemics. Dr. Jin Yu Pan, assistant professor in the School of Graduate Studies, College of Aviation at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, discusses the methodology and findings of her research, thus far, which develops an extended theory of planned behavior model to examine the relationship between potentially relevant factors, like attitude, social norms, risk avoidance, information factors, and the intention to wear masks in an airplane cabin. 


Webinar: Collaborative Multimodal Decision-making with Advanced Transportation Technologies and Computing

December 18, 2020, 1:00 - 2:00 pm

This webinar was presented by Hyoshin (John) Park, Assistant Professor, Department of Computational Science and Engineering, N.C. A&T State University. It focused on LEarning, Active sensing, Robust optimizatioN (LEARN) of transportation systems and users, while probabilistic modeling addresses the computational burden. Optimal solutions for various transportation problems will be shown based on realistic simulation considering travelers dynamically changing choices under uncertainty and availability of information.


Webinar: Transportation Applications of Multiscale and Epidemiological Models

 August 27, 2020, 1:00-2:00 pm 

Sirish Namilae, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University presented the "Final  Report" findings from the research project.

Topics covered included:
  • Epidemic model for fuel shortages during hurricane evacuation,
  • Point process model for secondary crashes,
  • Pedestrian movement & infection spread through air travel.


Webinar: Mobility, Fairness & Accessibility for Vulnerable Road Users in Socio-Technical  Systems with Advanced Transportation

May 1, 2020, 1:00-2:30 pm

Yeohno Seong and Sun Yi, both researchers at N.C. A&T State University moderated the discussion. Virtually all of the research on autonomous vehicles to date has focused on the technical requirements of the mechanics of successfully constructing driverless vehicles. Very few studies have looked at the role of human citizens and vulnerable road users in society interacting with autonomous vehicles. Therefore, in this webinar, we will initiate a constructive discussion platform in which humans are given priority consideration before the technology in an effort to “fit the machine to human” rather than the other way around. 



Webinar: Low Speed Autonomous Vehicles - Real World Implementation

April 30, 2020, 2:00-3:00 pm 

VTTI researchers, Andrew Aldin and Kevin Grove, reported on their experience with the implementation of a Low Speed Autonomous Vehicle (LSAV) at a public test site in Blacksburg, VA. The LSAV shuttle was deployed to support CATM’s  Automated Last Mile Connectivity for Vulnerable Road Users research project.

The shuttle links the VTTI campus to a nearby bus transit stop and operates in traffic lanes shared with road users ranging from pedalcyclists to heavy vehicles. Presenters will speak on topics such as infrastructure preparation, regulatory issues, technological challenges, passenger safety, and vehicle operations including operator training.

Click here to view the webinar video. 


Event: Transportation Awareness Day

April 9, 2019, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm 

On April 9, 2019, the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Transportation Institute and the Center for Advanced Transportation Mobility hosted their first annual Transportation Awareness Day (TAD).  The event ran from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and was located at the BB&T Stadium on the university's campus.  With free admission and open to the general public, the event was attended by over 3000 youth, who ranged from third grade to high school students, from 34 local schools. TAD premiered in conjunction with  N.C.  A&T’s 10th annual Energy Day featured the Oak Ridge National Lab Traveling Science Fair.

Read more and view pictures here.  


Event: 2019 NCDOT Research & Innovation Summit

May 7, 2019

The North Carolina Department of Transportation and N.C. A&T State University held this one-day event to facilitate the dissemination of applied transportation research and innovations. The Summit provided researchers and practitioners with opportunities to accomplish the following:

  • Showcase transportation research results, screen-shot-2019-12-10-at-2.38.01-pm.png
  • Showcase innovative transportation technologies and practices,
  • Discuss relevant transportation-related issues, and 
  • Archive the next steps in addressing transportation-related issues.
  • Summit Agenda

Read more and view pictures here.