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Darcy M Bullock

Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the Joint Transportation Research Program

Purdue University
Lyles School of Civil Engineering
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051

Office: HAMP 4107
Phone: (765) 494-2226
Email: darcy@purdue.edu

Education
Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University
M.S.C.E., Carnegie Mellon University
B.S.C.E., University of Vermont

Research Summary
Intelligent transportation systems, real time traffic control, image based vehicle detection, traffic operations, traffic safety.

Selected Research Projects


  • 7/1/2005 - 9/30/2007, Indiana Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration (JTRP), Implementation of Station Health Monitoring Procedures for ITS Sensors, Bullock.

  • 4/1/05 - 6/30/06, University of Idaho USDOT DTRS98-G-0027, Design Criteria for Enhanced Pedestrian Indications, Bullock.

  • 8/1/05 - 7/31/07, National Science Foundation, Stochastic Sensing Control Models for Safe and Efficient Traffic Signal Strategies, Peeta, Bullock and Urbanik

  • 1/1/05 - 7/2/07, University of Idaho (USDOT ITS-SPR), Mobile (Hands-On Traffic) Signal Timing Training (MOST), Bullock.

  • 11/1/04 - 09/30/07, Texas A&M, National Cooperative Highway Research Project 3-79, Measuring and Predicting Performance of Automobile Traffic on Urban Streets, Bullock.

  • 9/1/04 - 12/31/06, Siemens Energy and Automation (USDOT DTFH61-01-R-00088), ACS-Lite, Bullock.

Professional Registration
Registered Professional Engineer in Indiana & Louisiana

Honors & Awards
D. Grant Mickle, Transportation Research Board, Best Paper Award in the Area of Operations and Maintenance, January 2006.

Purdue University Faculty Scholar, 2005-2010.

Traffic Signal Systems (AHB25) Best Paper Award, Transportation Research Board, 2004.

Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2002.

Best Paper Award, Journal of Transportation Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1992.

Selected Publications


  • Garcia, C., Huebschman, R., Abraham, D.M., and Bullock, D.M., "Using GPS to Measure the Impact of Construction Activities on rural Interstates," Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Vol. 132, No. 5, pp. 508-515, May 2006.

  • Nichols, A., and Bullock, D.M., "Automatic Speed Calibration Methodology for Traffic Monitoring Sites," Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE, Vol 132, No. 1, pp. 30-39, January 2006.

  • Kidarsa, R., Pande, T., Vanjari, S.V., Krogmeier, J.V., and Bullock, D.M., "Design Considerations for Detecting Bicycles with Inductive Loop Detectors," Transportation Research Record, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, DC, TRB Paper ID# 06-0326, submitted July 2005, accepted for publication February 2006.

  • Smaglik, E., Bullock, D.M., Urbanik, T., and Bryant, D., "Evaluation of Flow Based Traffic Signal Control Using Advanced Detection Concepts," Transportation Research Record, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, DC, TRB Paper ID# 06-1143, submitted July 2005, accepted for publication February 2006.

  • Sharma, A.., Bullock, D.M., and Peeta, S., "Limitations of Simultaneous Gap Out Logic," Transportation Research Record, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, DC, TRB Paper ID# 06-1309, submitted July 2005, accepted for publication February 2006.

  • Shelby, A., Bullock, D.M., and Gettman, D., "Transition Methods in Traffic Signal Control," Transportation Research Record, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, DC, TRB Paper ID# 06-2762, submitted July 2005, accepted for publication February 2006.