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The wave of innovation in ITS and apps for mobile devices are transforming the way traffic and transit data are communicated to customers in real time. Some of such innovations are quickly adopted by end-users, in particular those focusing on vehicle technologies /software. Others require infrastructure investments and coordination with city and transportation planners before being implemented.

This workshop focused on emerging technologies that increase multi-modal transport options and reduce traffic congestion, and associated emissions. Presenters highlighted emerging mobility innovations, including how they can be developed to address current transportation challenges. They discussed how innovations align with current transportation plans, and serve different constituencies, including people with special mobility needs.


9:00 am     Registration and Networking Breakfast

9:20 am     Welcoming Remarks and Goals of the Workshop

                     Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., Dean, School of Engineering & Computing Sciences

                     (SoECS), NYIT

9:30 am     Session 1:  ITS and Optimal Travel information systems

                     Chair: Neveen Schlayan, Ph.D., Assist. Prof. Electrical Engineering, SUNY

                     Maritime College


                     Camille Kamga, Ph.D., Director, University Transportation Research Center

                     (UTRC, Region 2)

                     Emilio Sosa, PE, Acting Regional Traffic Engineer and ITS Coordinator, NYS DOT

                     Region 10*

                     M. Anil Yazici, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Stony Brook 


10:45 am    Break

11:00 am    Session 2: Mobile Applications for Enhanced Transportation

                      Chair: Jonathan Voris, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, SoECS, NYIT


                      Matthew W. Daus, Esq., Distinguished Lecturer, UTRC, Region 2

                      Alex Keating, Sr. Project Manager, Special Projects, NYC Department of


                     Sabiha Wadoo, Ph.D., Professor, School of Engineering & Computing Sciences,


12:15 p.m.    Lunch and Keynote Speaker

                       Pushkin Kachroo, Ph.D., P.E., Lincy Professor, Transportation, Electrical

                       and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, and Director of the

                       Mendenhall Innovation Program, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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