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Kaan M.A. Ozbay is Professor at NYU Tandon School of Engeineering and Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP).

Ozbay's research interest in transportation covers advanced technology and sensor applications, incident and emergency management, development of real-time control techniques for traffic, traffic safety, application of artificial intelligence and operations research techniques in network optimization, development of simulation models for transit and automated highway systems, and transportation economics. He is co-editor of numerous bookd, including most recently Dynamic Traffic Control & Guidance published by Springer Verlag’s "Complex Social, Economic and Engineered Networks" series in 2013.  He published more than 300 refereed papers in scholarly journals and conference proceedings.

Prior to NYU, Ozbay was a tenured full Professor at the Rutgers University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He joined Rutgers University as an Assistant Professor in July, 1996. In 2008, he was a visiting scholar at the Operations Research and Financial Engineering (ORFE) Department of Princeton University.  He is the recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award. Ozbay serves as the “Associate Editor” of Networks and Spatial Economic journal and Transportmetrica B: Transportation Dynamics journal. He is also a member of the editorial board of the ITS journal.   Ozbay was elected to the Board of Directors of the Intelligent Transportation Society of New Jersey in 2013. He is also a current member of the Board of Directors of the University Transportation Research Center (UTRC) at the City University of New York – USDOT’s Region 2 University Transportation Center.

Since 1994, Dr. Ozbay, has been the Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator of 77 projects funded at a level of more than $11,00,000 by National Science Foundation, NJDOT, NYMTC, NY State DOT, New Jersey Highway Authority, USDOT, FHWA, VDOT, CUNY University Transportation Research Center (UTRC), Department of Homeland Security, USDOT ITS Research Center of Excellence. He was the founding director of the Rutgers Intelligent Transportation Systems (RITS) laboratory that led ITS research and education activities at Rutgers University until 2013.


List of Publications:

    Exploring pedestrian Bluetooth and WiFi detection at public transportation terminals

    Estimating Pedestrian Densities, Wait Times, and Flows with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Sensors

    Investigating Transit Passenger Arrivals using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Sensors

Ph.D., Virginia Tech, 1996
M.S. Virginia Tech, 1991
B.S. Bogazicki (Bosphorous) University, Istanbul, Turkey, 1988
Title Sponsor(s)
Quantifying Non-Recurring Delay on New York City's Arterial Highways Research and Innovative Technology Administration / USDOT (RITA), New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT)
Real-time Estimation of Transit Origin-Destination Patterns and Delays Using Low-Cost Ubiquitous Advanced Technologies University Transportation Research Center (UTRC)
The Cost of Transporting People in New Jersey, Phase 1 Research and Innovative Technology Administration / USDOT (RITA), New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT)
The Cost of Transporting People in New Jersey, Phase 2 Research and Innovative Technology Administration / USDOT (RITA), New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT)
Utilizing Remote Sensing Technology in Post-Disaster Management of Transportation Networks Research and Innovative Technology Administration / USDOT (RITA), Rutgers University