Institute of Transportation Engineers
Purdue University Student Chapter

Purdue ITE introduces students to the transportation profession and promotes the advancement of the profession by fostering close association of Purdue University students with practicing engineers, educators from other institutions, and local and national chapters of ITE. This website provides information on the history of ITE, details on our student events, a summary of weekly seminar presentations, a photo gallery of past activities, and transportation resources.

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ITE Seminar Presentations

Tuesdays, 3:30-4:20pm, CIVL 1252 (During Fall and Spring Semesters)

Purdue ITE hosts weekly seminars on current transportation topics. The seminar schedule can be found on the Seminars page. All are welcome to attend these seminars. Abstracts and presentation details are emailed out each week. If you would like to join our email list, please email Howell Li.

Current Research at Purdue

Are you interested in learning about current students' research topics? Check out the Seminars page. Abstracts from both student and guest speaker presentations are provided.

Scholarship and Publication Opportunities

Please visit our Resources page to learn about scholarship and publication opportunities.

The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) is an international educational and scientific association. ITE members are traffic engineers, transportation planners, and other professionals who are responsible for meeting society's needs for safe and efficient surface transportation through planning, design, implementation, operation, and maintenance of transportation systems.

The constitution of the Purdue University Student Chapter of ITE was approved on January 14, 1977, with Student President James R. Mekemson and Faculty Advisor Dr. Kumares Sinha. The chapter currently has 39 student members at the graduate and undergraduate level.

Purdue ITE introduces students to the transportation profession and promotes the advancement of the profession by fostering close association of students with practicing engineers, educators from other institutions, and local and national chapters of ITE. Other objectives of this chapter include fostering the development of professional spirit, acquainting students with topics of interest in transportation, and promoting common interests among students.

Agbelie, Bismark
Agrawal, Shubham
Alqadhi, Saeed
Arman, Mohammad
Aziz, H.M. Abdul
Bai, Qiang
Bailey, Andrea
Bardaka, Eleni
Benedyk, Irina
Dojutrek, Michelle
Everett, Stephanie
Figueroa Bueno, Claudio
Filos Gonzalez, Abdiel
Fotsch, Bradley
Freije, Richard
Grossman, Jay
Guo, Yuntao
Hainen, Alex
Hall, Thomas
Kim, Gilbert, Telin
Kim, Yong Hoon
Kumar, Amit
Kumar, Indraneel
Laowong, Sarun
Lavrenz, Steven Michael
Lee, Choungryeol
Li, Anlan
Luong, Binh
Mekker, Michelle
Mesa Arango, Rodrigo
Miralinaghi, Seyedmohammad
Murillo Hoyos, Jackeline
Noureldin, Menna
Paleti Siva Sai Krishna, Chaitanya
Parikh, Pulkit
Peters, Jeffrey
Pyrialakou, Vasiliki Dimitra
Qian, Xinwu
Qiao, Yu
Remias, Stephen
Sadri, Arif
Smith, William, Benjamin
Song, Dong Yoon
Sundi, Dijita
Tahsin, Saimah
Varadarajan, Vinay
Volovski, Matthew
Wang, Jian
Woldemariam, Wubeshet, Belayneh
Xiong, Yingge
Yang, Hao
Zhan, Xianyuan
Zhang, Wenbo
Zhang, Zhibo
Zhu, Feng
Zou, Yaotian
Welcome Back Happy Friday Precision Putt Plus & Chumley's Friday, August 23 6:00pm
Relay For Life 2014 Details
Purdue Road School ITE Dinner Wednesday, March 12th, 2014, at 5:45PM Details
ITE Great Lakes District Annual Meeting Monday, April 14, 2014, at 8:00AM Details

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is one of six major divisions of the National Research Council, which serves as an independent adviser to the federal government on scientific and technical questions of national importance.

TRB's mission is to promote innovation and progress in transportation through research.

TRB annual conference will be taking place in Washington, D.C. from Jan 13 to Jan 17, 2013

Content from all TRB Technical Activities Division Groups:

Non-member Full Time Student

TRB Student Affiliate Member

Payment for Hotel Reservation

Travel Bus Accomodations and Rules


Please discuss with your advisor whether you plan to attend TRB annual conference.

Date Presenter Degree Adviser Topic
11/27/2012 Zhan Xianyuan PhD Satish Ukkusuri Estimating Urban Link Travel Time
11/20/2012 Jerry Bollinger MSCE Jon Fricker Updated Traffic Impact Analysis Guidelines
11/13/2012 Ron Davis, P.E. CDM Smith Tolling in the United States: Trends and Revenue Estimation PDF
11/6/2012 Yong Hoon Kim PhD A Mathematical Modeling for the Temporal and Geographic Propagation of Information in Vehicle-to-Communications
10/30/2012 Chaitanya Paleti PhD Optimal Tolls for Converting General Purpose Lanes to High-Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes
10/23/2012 Arif Mohaimin Sadri PhD Satish Ukkusuri How to Evacuate? A Model to Understand the Routing Strategies during Hurricane Evacuation
10/16/2012 Alison Tanaka
Kevin Lee
Kittelson And Associates
10/02/2012 Jackeline Murillo-Hoyos MSCE Samuel Labi Public Transport, A Case Study in Colombia
9/25/2012 Howell Li MS Darcy Bullock Longitudinal Performance Measures for Assessing Agency-Wide Signal Management Objectives
9/18/2012 Steven Lavrenz PhD Samuel Labi The Impacts of Automated Electric Highway Systems for Commercial Freight Vehicles
9/11/2012 Feng Zhu PhD Satish Ukkusuri A Non-holding Back Linear Programming Model for the System Optimum Dynamic Traffic Assignment Problem
9/4/2012 Jan Myers Jon Fricker Accessibility and Disabilities
8/28/2012 Jon Fricker Transportation and Urban Development in China
8/21/2012 Intro to ITE
Date Presenter Degree Adviser Topic
1/8/2013 Introduction to ITE
1/15/2013 TRB Conference --- No Seminar
1/22/2013 Md Tawfiq Sarwar MSCE Satish Ukkusuri Modeling the Household-level Hurricane Evacuation Decision Making Process under Dynamic Contexts
1/29/2013 Yingge Xiong PhD John D. Fricker The heterogeneous effects of guardian supervision on adolescent driver-injury severities: introducing a finite-mixture random-parameters approach
2/5/2013 Aveedibya Dey MSCE Andrew Tarko Performance Assessment Measure that Indicates Geometry Sufficiency of State Highways
2/12/2013 Ricardo Sanchez CINTRA US Public Private Partnerships Basic Concepts, Case Study Application: Indiana Toll Road
2/19/2013 Dr. Terry L. Friesz Penn State University Modeling Complex Infrastructure Networks as Differential Games
2/26/2013 Dr. Larry Nies Purdue University Carbon Reduction
3/5/2013 Road School-- No Seminar
3/12/2013 Spring Break-- No Seminar
3/19/2013 Prof. Carolina Osorio Satish Ukkusuri Simulation-based optimization methods for urban transportation problems PDF
3/26/2013 Dr. Ashish Sen Kumares Sinha Bureau of Transportation Statistics
4/2/2013 Alex Hainen PhD Darcy Bullock
4/9/2013 Indraneel Kumar PhD Kumares Sinha
4/16/2013 Mohammad Arman PhD Samuel Labi
4/23/2013 Jeff Sriver John Fricker
Date Presenter Degree Adviser Topic
1/21/2014 Xuesong Wang Professor of Transportation Engineering - Tongji University Traffic Safety Research and Applications in China
1/28/2014 Rick Marquis Division Administrator - Indiana FHWA
2/4/2014 Mike Dreznes Executive Vice President - International Road Federation Forgiving Highways
2/11/2014 Shubham Agrawal MSCE Srinivas Peeta Understanding the Discharging Pattern of Electric Vehicles Under Various Traffic Conditions
2/18/2014 Alex Hainen and Steve Remias PhD Darcy Bullock Travel Time Observations Using Bluetooth MAC Address Matching: A Case Study on the Rajiv Gandhi Roadway: Chennai, India
2/25/2014 Jackeline Murillo-Hoyos PhD Samuel Labi Space travel as a potential alternative mode of transportation
3/4/2014 Xinwu Qian MSE Satish Ukkusuri Characterizing urban dynamics using large scale taxi data
3/10/2014 Dr. Anuj Sharma University of Nebraska-Lincoln Data, Discovery and Decision Making in Traffic Operations
3/25/2014 Choungryeol Lee PhD Srinivas Peeta Freight Option-Based Collaboration for Multiple Less-Than-Truckload Carriers Logistics
4/1/2014 Steve Remias PhD Darcy Bullock Indiana Mobility Report and Applications
4/8/2014 Dr. John Riverson Retired Lead Highway Engineer - World Bank Infrastructure Development in Africa and Enhancing Quality of Life
4/15/2014 Ben Smith MSCE Darcy Bullock Signalized Corridor Assessment
Date Presenter Degree Adviser Topic
8/20/2013 Introduction to ITE
8/27/2013 Alex Hainen PhD Darcy Bullock High-Resolution Event-Based Data at Diamond Interchanges: Performance Measures and Optimizing Ring Displacement
9/3/2013 Dongyoon Song Advanced Traveler Information Systems
9/3/2013 Dr. Asif Faiz Asian Development Bank Performance-Based Contracting for Maintaining Road Assets - Principles and Lessons of Experience.
9/17/2013 Yuntao Guo Exploring the Opportunities and Barriers to Rail-Truck Multimodal Freight Collaboration: Truck Freight Carrier Perspective
9/24/2013 John Collier Purdue Physical Capital & Planning Department Integrated Bicycle Master Plan
10/1/2013 Michael Cline Vice President of Purdue Physical Facilities Experience as INDOT Commissioner
10/15/2013 Binh Luong Bicycle Sharing System: a Strategy to Dynamically Solve the Imbalance Problem
10/22/2013 Rick Freije Performance Measures for Traffic Signal Split Failure
10/29/2013 Dr. Khaled Ksaibati Professor of Civil Engineering - University of Wyoming Strategies for Local Agencies in Wyoming to Cope with Increased Truck Traffic due to Expanded Oil and Gas Extraction Activity
11/5/2013 Mohammad Miralinaghi Design of tradable credit schemes over multiple time periods
11/12/2013 Abdiel E. Filos-Gonzalez
12/3/2013 Tao Liao MSCE Sam Labi Update of Climate Attributes for Infrastructure Management Purposes
President Steve Lavrenz
Vice President Stephanie Everett
Secretary Pulkit Parikh
Treasurer Jacky Murillo-Hoyo
Social Coordinator Stephen Remias
Community Service Coordinator Eleni Bardaka
Webmaster Michelle Mekker
Student Chapter Adviser Dr. Darcy Bullock
Student Chapter Coordinator Dr. Jon Fricker

All are welcome to the Purdue ITE Student Chapter, whether you are graduate or undergraduate, transportation engineering student or not. If you would like to join our email list and begin participating within the chapter, please email Steve Lavrenz, the chapter president for the 2013-2014 year. Also, check out our Facebook group.

Purdue ITE members are required to pay dues, either $10 per semester or $20 for the full academic year. Either cash or check are accepted. Member dues help pay for chapter expenses, including but not limited to: snacks during seminars, scholarships, supplies for community service activities, and group trips.

Another member requirement is the attendance of the weekly seminars during the fall and spring semesters. These seminars are a valuable networking tool and a way to learn about the work of both fellow members and professionals in the field.