Intelligent Transportation Systems


Intelligent Transportation Systems Laboratory


Welcome to the ITS Lab web site at Portland State University. We've released our Annual Report for 2011-12. Read the report here.


Intelligent Transportation Systems Laboratory's Featured Project:

CAREER: Mining Archived Intelligent Transportation Systems Data: A Validation Framework for Improved Performance Assessment and Modeling

The performance of our transportation infrastructure critically affects our nation's economy, security, environment and quality of life. Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) are one means for improving the efficiency, safety and sustainability of our transportation system. The mission of this career proposal is to develop and evaluate methods to archive, mine and analyze real-time ITS data, using infrastructure-based sensors, video and dynamic floating probes. Using these resources, we will develop partnerships with local transportation agencies to develop a data archive; implement and test an improved performance measurement platform; expand our understanding of basic traffic flow principles underlying models of traffic flow through systematic assessment of freeway bottleneck behavior; and develop improved traffic flow models and model components. In turn, we will enhance these tools with a greater understanding of model uncertainty propagation. The research agenda will guide the enhancement of required and elective undergraduate transportation courses, incorporating information technology and projects using real transportation data. Further, we will develop new graduate courses focused on the use of real transportation data, involve undergraduates in multidisciplinary research teams and expand our undergraduate civil engineering profession seminar and campus-wide seminar

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