GENERAL INFORMATION

ADDRESS

School of Civil Engineering
1284 Civil Engineering Building
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1284

Office: CIVL 4118
Phone: (765) 494-5027
Fax: (765) 496-1105
Email: tarko@ecn.purdue.edu

EDUCATION

1994 - Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago.
1993 - Ph.D., Transportation Engineering, Cracow University of Technology, Poland.
1981 - MS, BS, Civil Engineering, Cracow University of Technology, Poland.
 

EXPERIENCE

Years

Position

Employer

2007 - present

Professor

School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette

2007 - present

Director of Center for Road Safety

School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette

2000 – 2007

Associate Professor

School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette

1994 - 2000

Assistant Professor

School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette

1993 - 1994

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Urban Transportation Center, University of Illinois at Chicago

1984 - 1991

Research and Teaching Associate

Institute of Roads, Railways and Bridges, Krakow University of Technology

1981 - 1986

Assistant Designer

Krakow Department of Transportation, Krakow

 

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL AND SCHOLARLY SOCIETIES

1991 - Institute of Traffic Engineers
1995 - American Society of Civil Engineers
1995 - American Society of University Professors
1997 - Chi Epsilon, faculty member
1999 - Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

COMMITTEES

TRB A3A11 Committee on Traffic Theory and Characteristics, 1997 – 2006, member
TRB A3A10 Committee on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service, 2000 – 2006, member
TRB A3B05 Committee on Safety Data Analysis and Evaluation, 1999 – present, member

TRB ANB20(3) Subcommittee on Surrogate Measures of Safety, 2008 – present, chair

TRB ANB10 Committee on Transportation Safety Management, 2007 –  present, member

EDITORSHIP AND EDITORIAL SERVICE

Associate Editor for the Transportation Science journal of the Institute for Management and Operational Research Sciences, 2000-2009.

Member of the Editorial Board for Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, Taylor and Francis, 2003-present.

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Accident Analysis and Prevention Journal, Elsevier Science, 2005-present.

International member of the Editorial Board for Archives of Civil Engineering, Polish Academy of Sciences, 2006-present.

 


TEACHING ACTIVITIES

COURSES TAUGHT

CE361 Introduction to Transportation Engineering, 1998 - 1999
CE463 Highway Traffic Characteristics, 1995 - present
CE498 Civil Engineering Design Project, 1998 - 2000
CE562 Geometric Design of Highways, 1996 - present
CE565 Traffic Engineering - Operations and Control, 1995-1997
CE567 Advanced Highway Traffic and Safety Analyses, 2000 - present

CE663 Traffic Flow Theory, 1997 - 2000

 

GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTS

 

Name

Degree

Graduation Date

Name of     Co-chair

Research Topic

Omer Farooq

MS

S95

Kumares Sinha

An Analysis of Highway Safety Characteristics of Indiana Counties

Jonathan V. Weiss

MS

F96

Kumares Sinha

Identification of Hazardous Intersections Based on Potential Crash Reduction

Sreenivasulu R. Kanipakapatnam

MS

S97

 

A Macrosimulation Model of A Freeway with Dropped Traffic Lanes

Elizabeth Roberts

MS

S97

Kumares Sinha

Accident Reduction Factors for Indiana Intersections

Shyam Eranky

MS

S97

Kumares Sinha

Accident Reduction Factors for Indiana Highway Sections

Gopalakrishnan Rajaraman

MS

S98

 

Predicting Arterial Travel Times for ITS Applications

Henry Brown

MS

S98

 

A Tool to Evaluate Access Control on High Speed Arterials

Shyam Venugopal

MS

S00

 

Safety and Capacity Evaluation of Indiana Lane Merge System

Robert Lyles

MS

S01

 

Measurement of Traffic Characteristics at Intersections through Automated Image Interpretation

Jeromy Grenard

MS

S01

 

Evaluation of Video Detection Systems

Qing Ye

MS

S01

Kumares Sinha

Freeway Speed Model for Highway Management

Brian DeSalle

MS

S02

 

Identification of Hazardous Highways Using Subjective Risk Reported via Internet

Lakshmi Naredla

MS

S02

 

Effectiveness of Red-Light Running Countermeasures

Mayank Kanodia

MS

S03

 

Indiana Guidelines for Safety Management through Local Improvements

Praprut Songchitruksa

PhD

S04

 

Automated Traffic Conflict Technique

Peter Savolainen

MS

S04

 

Safety Analysis of Rural Intersections on Superelevated Roads

Rafael Perez-Cartagena

MS

S04

 

Predicting Traffic Performance at Indiana Signalized Intersections

Alberto Figueroa

PhD

S05

 

Improving Highway Design through Risk Perception Analysis

Li-Kuo Rau

PhD

F05

 

Incident Detection and Capacity Measurement on Urban Arterials for ITS Applications

Yanwu Zhou

MS

F05

 

Predicting the Costs of Safety Improvements

Mohammad Asif Iqbal

MS

S06

 

Safety-conscious Planning in Indiana

Nicolas Blond

MS

S06

 

Impact of Freeway Median Treatment on Crash Severity

Peter Savolainen

PhD

S06

Fred Mannering

The Effectiveness of Motorcycle Training in Improving Safety

Natalie Villwock

MS

F06

 

Impact of Freeway Median Treatment on Crash Frequency

Andrew Kwasniak

PhD

F08

 

AI-based Approach to Investigating Hazardous Intersections

Wei Li

PhD

F08

 

Safety Impact of Signal Coordination along Urban Arterial Streets

Mike Inerowicz

MS

S07

 

TransCAD Tool for Safety-Conscious Planning

Natalie Villwock

PhD

S10

Fred Mannering

Evaluation of Safety at Intersections with Alternative Design

Mouyid Bin Islam

MS

S10

Modeling of Safety at High-Speed Urban Work Zones

Shafiul Azam

PhD

S11

Data Mining for Safety Management and Transportation Planning

Scott Sandstrom

MS

S10

Behavioral Adaptation of Drivers to In-vehicle Active Safety Systems – A Driving Simulator Study

Sam Leckrone

MS

S10

Safety Performance and Improvements of High-speed Rural Intersections

Jennifer Brown

MS

F11

RoadHAT2 – Road Safety Management Tool for Local Agencies

Erdong Chen

PhD

S13

Safety Impact of Police Enforcement in Road Work Zones

 

 

 

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, AND SHORT COURSES

1.      Highway Capacity Analysis, traffic engineering short course, Purdue University,  June 6-9, 1995; enrolment: 60; assisting in organization and teaching (40%). 

2.     Highway Capacity Analysis, traffic engineering short course, Purdue University,  August 8-11, 1995 enrolment: 60; assisting in organization and teaching (40%).

3.     Optimizing Traffic Signals, traffic engineering short course, Purdue University, July 30 - August 2, 1996; enrolment 55; organizing and teaching (50%).

4.     Highway Capacity Analysis, traffic engineering short course, Purdue University,  August 2-5, 1999; enrolment: 60; assisting in organization and teaching (40%).

5.     CORSIM for Transportation Analyses, traffic engineering short course,  December 13-14, 2000; enrolment:  45, teaching (50%).

6.     Highway Capacity and Quality of Service Analysis, traffic engineering short course, Purdue University,  May, 2002; enrolment: 60; assisting in organization and teaching (40%).

7.     Fundamentals of Safety Management, workshop, Indiana Department of Transportation,  Indianapolis, June 13, 2006; enrolment: 80, teaching (100%).

8.     Highway Capacity and Quality of Service Analysis, traffic engineering short course, Purdue University,  June 19-21, 2006; enrolment: 60; organizing and teaching (40%).

9.     Transportation Safety Planning Workshop – INPASS and PASS, Indianapolis, December 10, 2007, enrollment: 14, organizing and teaching (100%).

10.  Transportation Safety Planning Workshop – INPASS and PASS, Indianapolis, January 24, 2008, enrollment: 22, organizing and teaching (100%).

11.  Highway Capacity and Quality of Service Analysis, traffic engineering short course, Purdue University, May 14-16, 2008; enrolment 38; organizing (100%) and teaching (40%).

12.  Lecturer at a Doctoral Seminar on Road Safety Management at University of Naples, Italy, 16 contact hours, June 30-July 3, 2008.

13.  Teaching a graduate course on Road Safety Management at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain, spring semester 2009, part of a sabbatical leave.

 

 RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP

 

Book Chapters and Invited Contributions to Books

1.     Rouphail N., Tarko, A., and Jing Li (1997). "Traffic Flow at Signalized Intersections," ninth chapter in monograph: Traffic Flow Theory - A State-of-the-Art Report , an update and expansion of Transportation Research Board Special Report 165, http://www-cta.ornl.gov/cta/research/trb/ tft.html , pp.9-1 to 9-32.

2.     Tarko, A., Highway Traffic Operations, Chapter 61 in Civil Engineering Handbook, W.F. Chen (editor), CRC Press, 2002.

3.     Tarko A.P. (2004). Transportation Systems Modeling and Evaluation, Chapter 3 in Handbook of Transportation Engineers, (edited by M. Kutz), McGraw Hill, pp. 3.1-3.18.

4.     Tarko, A. and G. Rajaraman (2004). “Modeling Travel Times along Signalized Streets Using Expected Cumulative Counts,” Urban and Regional Transportation Modeling, (edited by D.H. Lee), Edward Elgar Publishing, pp.210-231.

5.     Tarko, A. and P. Anastasopoulos (2009). Highway Traffic Operations, updated Chapter 61 in The Civil Engineering Handbook, W.F. Chen (editor), CRC Press.

 

 

Articles in Refereed Archival Journals

 

1.     Tracz,  M., and Tarko, A., (1990). "Estimation of Saturation Flows for Road Intersections Controlled by Traffic Signals," Archive of Civil Engineering, Polish Academy of Sciences, Vol. XXXVI, Z.41, pp. 383-396.

2.     Tarko, A., Rouphail, N., and Akcelik, R. (1993). "Overflow Delay at a Signalized Intersection Approach Influenced by an Upstream Signal: An Analytical Investigation," Transportation Research Record, Transportation Research Board, No. 1398, pp.82‑89.

3.     Tarko, A., and Rouphail, N. (1994). "Distribution-Free Model for Estimating Random Queues in Signalized Networks," Transportation Research Record, Transportation Research Board, No. 1457, pp. 192-197.

4.     Tarko, A., and Tracz, M., (1995). "Accident Prediction Models for Signalized Crosswalks," Safety Science, Elsevier Science B.V., Vol. 19 (3-4), pp. 109-118.

5.     Li, Jing, Rouphail, N., Tarko, A., and Velichansky, L. (1996). "Overflow Delay Model for Signalized Arterials," Transportation Research Record, Transportation Research Board, No. 1555, pp. 1-8.

6.     Tarko, A., Sinha, K. C., and Farooq, O. (1996). "Methodology for Identifying Highway Safety Problem Areas," Transportation Research Record, Transportation Research Board, No. 1542, pp. 49-53.

7.     Tarko, A., Weiss, J. V., and Sinha, K. C. (1996). "An Advanced Method of Identifying Hazardous Locations," IATSS Research, International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences, Vol. 20, No.2, pp. 22-29.

8.     Ran, B., Rouphail, N. M., Tarko, A., and Boyce, D.  E. (1997). "Toward a Class of Link Travel Time Functions for Dynamic Network Models," Transportation Research, Part B, Vol. 31, No.4, pp. 277-290.

9.     Tarko, A., and Rouphail, N. (1997). "Intelligent Traffic Data Processing for ITS Applications," ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 123, No.4, pp. 298-307.

10.  Karlaftis,  M., and Tarko, A. (1998). "Heterogeneity Considerations in Accident Modeling," Accident Analysis and Prevention, Elsevier Science Ltd., Vol.30, No.4, pp. 425-433.

11.  Tarko, A., Shamo, D., and Wasson, J. (1999). "Indiana Lane Merge System for Work Zones on Rural Freeways," ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 125, No.5, pp. 415-420.

12.  Brown, H., and Tarko, A. (1999). "The Effects of Access Control on Safety on Urban Arterial Streets," Transportation Research Record, Transportation Research Board, No. 1665, pp. 68-74.

13.  Tarko, A. (2000). "Random Queues in Signalized Road Networks." Transportation Science, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, Vol. 34, No. 4, pp. 415-425.

14.  Tarko, A. (2000). "Analyzing Arterial Streets in Near-Capacity or Overflow Conditions," Transportation Research Record, Transportation Research Board, No. 1710, pp. 231-238.

15.  Venugopal, S., and Tarko, A. (2000). "Prediction of Crashes in Rural Freeway Work Zones," Transportation Research Record, Transportation Research Board, No. 1715, pp. 1-9. 

16.  Tarko, A. (2001). “Predicting Right Turns on Red,” Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 1776, pp.138-142.

17.  Ye, Q., Tarko, A, and Sinha, K.C. (2001). “Model of Free-Flow Speed for Indiana Arterial Roads,” Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 1776, pp.189-193.

18.  DeSalle, B. and A. Tarko (2003). Learning about Highway Hazards with Internet Assistance, ITE Journal On-Line, Institute of Transportation Engineers.

19.  Tarko, A. and Z. Tian (2003). Example Analysis and Handling of Uncertainty in HCM with Consideration of Traffic Diversion, Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 1852. 

20.  Tarko, A. and B. DeSalle (2003). Perception-based Road Hazard Identification with Internet Support, Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, Open Mind Journals Ltd, Vol. 2 – No. 4, 2003.

21.  Tarko, A. P. and M. Kanodia (2004). Effective and Fair Identification of Hazardous Locations, Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 1897, pp. 64-70.

22.  Perez-Cartagena, R. and A.P. Tarko (2005). Calibration of Capacity Parameters for Signalized Intersections in Indiana, ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, pp. 904-911.

23.  Tarko, A.P. and R. Perez-Cartagena (2005). Variability of Peak Hour Factor at Intersections,  Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 1920, pp. 125-130.

24.  Savolainen, P. and A.P. Tarko (2005). Safety Impacts at Intersections on Curved Segments, Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 1908, pp. 130-140.

25.  Figueroa, A. and A.P. Tarko (2005). Speed Factors on Two-Lane Rural Highways in Free-Flow Conditions,  Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 1912, pp. 39-46.

26.  Songchitruksa, P. and A. Tarko (2006). The Extreme Value Theory Approach to Safety Estimation, Accident Analysis and Prevention, Elsevier Ltd. Vol. 38, pp. 811-822.

27.  Tarko, A. (2006). Calibration of Safety Prediction Models for Planning Transportation Networks. Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 1950, pp. 83-91.

28.  Songchitruksa, P. and A. P. Tarko (2006). Practical method for estimating frequency of right-angle collisions at traffic signals . Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 1953, pp. 89-97.

29.  Tarko, A., Choocharukul, K., Bhargava, A. and Sinha, K.C. (2006). A Simple Method of Predicting Travel Speed on Urban Arterial Streets for Planning Applications. Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 1988, pp. 48-55.

30.  Tarko, A. P., Wei, L. and Laracuente, L. (2006). New Probabilistic Approach to Control Dilemma Occurrence at Signalized Intersections. Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 1973, pp. 55-63.

31.  Tarko, A. P. and A. Figueroa (2006). Implications of Risk Perception Under Assumption of Driver Rational Behavior. Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 1980, pp. 8-15.

32.  Tarko, A. (2006). Calibration of Safety Prediction Models for Planning Transportation Networks. Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No.  1950, pp. 83-91.

33.  Figueroa, A. M., Tarko (2007), A. P., Speed Changes in the Vicinity of Horizontal Curves on Two-Lane Rural Roads. ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol.133, Issue 4, pp. 215-222.

34.  Anastasopoulos, P.Ch., A.P. Tarko, and F.L. Mannering (2008). Tobit analysis of vehicle accident rates on interstate highways, Accident Analysis & Prevention, Vol. 40, Issue 2, pp. 768-775.

35.  Tarko, A., A. Kwasniak, and J. Ramos (2008). RSIT - Knowledge-based Support of High-Crash Site Investigation. Advances in Transportation Studies - An International Journal, University of Roma Tre, Italy, approved for publication.

36.  Tarko, A., N. Villwock and N. Blond (2008). Effect of Median Design on Rural Freeway Safety - Flush Medians with Concrete Barriers and Depressed Medians, Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2060, pp. 29-37.

37.  Tarko, A., M. Inerowicz, J. Ramos, and Wei Li (2008). Tool with Road-Level Crash Prediction for Transportation Safety Planning, Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Vol. 2083, pp. 16-25.

38.  Malyshkina, N.V., F.L. Mannering, and A.P. Tarko (2009). Markov switching negative binomial models: An application to vehicle accident frequencies, Accident Analysis & Prevention, Vol.41, Issue 2, pp. 217-226.

39.  Tarko, A.P. (2009). Modeling Drivers’ Speed Selection as a Trade-off Behavior, Accident Analysis and Prevention, Vol. 41, Issue 3, pp. 608-616.

40.  Tarko, A., D. Grant, and J. Thomaz (2009). Probabilistic Determination of Crash Locations in a Road Network with Imperfect Data. Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Vol. 2102, pp. 76-84.

41.  Tarko, A. and A. Shafiul (2009). Screening Road Networks with Limited Exposure Data. Transportation Research Record, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Vol. 2102, pp. 18-26.

42.  Tarko, A., N. Villwock and N. Blond (2010). Effect of Median Design on Rural Freeway Safety – Low-Tension and High-Tension Cables, ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, publication pending, revised manuscript submitted in January 2010.

43.  Tarko, A., A. Kwasniak, J. Ramos (2010). RSIT - Knowledge-Based Support of High-Crash Site Investigation, Advances in Transportation Studies - An International Journal, XX issue, approved for publication.

44.  García, A., A. Tarko, J. F. Dols Ruíz, A. T. Moreno Chou, D. Calatayud, (2010). Analysis of the Influence of 3D Coordination on the Perception of Horizontal Curvature Using Driving Simulator, Advances in Transportation Studies - An International Journal, accepted for publication (2010).

45.  Tarko, A.P., H. Bar-Gera, ‎J.Thomaz, A. Issariyanukula, (2010). Model-Based Application of the Abbreviated Injury Scale to Police-Reported Crash Injuries, Transportation Research Record, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, accepted for publication (2010). 

 

 Articles in Refereed Proceedings

 

1.     Tarko, A., and Gaca, S. (1991). "Pedestrians at Signalized Intersections," Highway Capacity and Level of Service, Brannolte (ed.), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Highway Capacity, Karlsruhe, Germany, published by Balkema, Rotterdam, pp. 367-376.

2.     Tracz, M., and Tarko, A. (1991). "Polish Calibration of Saturation Flows and Level of Service Criteria for Signalized Intersections," Highway Capacity and Level of Service, Brannolte (ed.), Proccedings of the International Symposium on Highway Capacity, Karlsruhe, Germany, published by Balkema, Rotterdam, pp. 399-406.

3.     Tracz, M. and A. Tarko (1992). A Method for Estimating Saturation Flows at Signal-Controlled Junctions, in Mathematics in Transport Planning and Control, J.D. Griffith (editor), Clarendon Press, Oxford, England, pp. 447-463.

4.     Tracz, M., and Tarko, A. (1992). "Factors Affecting Pedestrian Safety at Signalized Crossings," Proceedings of conference: Road Safety in Europe, Berlin, Germany, published by Statens vag-och trafikinstitut, Linkoping, pp. 37-43.

5.     Tarko, A., and Tracz, M. (1992). "Accident Prediction Models for Signalized Crosswalks," Proceedings of the First Congress on Safety of Transportation, Delft, published by Delft University Press, Delft, The Netherlands, pp. 182-192.

6.     Tarko, A., and Rouphail, N. (1993). "Travel Time Data Fusion in ADVANCE," Proceedings of the Third Annual International Conference on Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation (AATT), Seattle, Washington, Vol.1, published by American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, New York, pp. 37-42.

7.     Boyce, D. E., Tarko, A., Berka, S., and Zhang, Y. (1994). "Estimation of Link Travel Times with a Large-scale Network Flow Model for a Dynamic Route Guidance System," Proceedings of the Third IVHS America Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, published by IVHS America, Washington, D.C., pp. 202-215.

8.     Tarko, A., Weiss, J. V., and Sinha, K. C. (1997). "Potential Crash Reduction for Identification of Hazardous Locations," Proceedings of Conference: Traffic Congestion and Traffic Safety in the 21st Century, Chicago, published by American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, New York, pp. 208-214.

9.     Tarko, A., and Kanipakapatnam, S. R. (1997). "A Macroscopic Model of Freeway Work Zones," Proceedings of Conference: Traffic Congestion and Traffic Safety in the 21st Century, Chicago, published by American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, New York, pp. 298-304.

10.  Brown, H. and Tarko, A. (1998). "Arterial Delays Caused by Unsignalized Minor Streams," Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Highway Capacity, Rysgaard (ed.), Vol.1, Copenhagen, published by Ministry of Transport of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark, pp. 219-236.

11.  Tarko, A. and Rajaraman G. (1998). "Effect of Traffic Metering, Splitting, and Merging on Control Delays in Signalized Networks," Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Highway Capacity, Rysgaard (ed.), Vol.1, Copenhagen, published by Ministry of Transport of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark, pp. 1007-1158.

12.  Rau, L.-K., and Tarko, A. P. (1999). "Automated Capacity Estimation and Incident Detection for Arterial Streets," Proceedings of International Conference: Modeling and Management in Transportation, Vol.2, Poznan/Krakow, Poland, published by EURO Working Group on Transportation, Poznan-Krakow, pp. 37-41.

13.  Tarko, A. P., Rajaraman, G., and Boyce, D. (1999). "Dynamic Arterial Travel Time Estimation for Intelligent transportation Systems," Proceedings of International Conference: Modeling and Management in Transportation, Vol.2, Poznan/Krakow, Poland, published by EURO Working Group on Transportation, Poznan-Krakow, pp. 131-136.

14.  Tarko, A. and M. Tracz (2000). Uncertainty in Saturation Flow Predictions, Proceedings of Fourth International Symposium on Highway Safety, June 27-July 1, Maui, Hawaii, published as Transportation Research Circular E-C018 by Transportation Research Board and National Research Council, Washington, D.C., pp. 310-321.

15.  Tarko, A. and P. Songchitruksa (2002), Non-engineering Issues of Reporting Uncertainty in Transportation Studies, 13th Mini-EURO Conference, in proceedings: Handling Uncertainty in the Analysis of Traffic and Transportation, Bari, Italy, June 10-12.

16.  Tarko, A, L.-K. Rau (2002). Logic-based Incident Detection on Signalized Streets with Heterogeneous Data, conference proceedings (CD-ROM): IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE ITS Council, Singapore, September 3-6.

17.  Tarko, A. and P. Songchitruksa (2005). Measuring Roadway Safety. Conference proceedings: Road Safety on Four Continents, organized by Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Warsaw, Poland.

18.  Figueroa, A., S. H. Kong, and A. Tarko. (2005). Roadway And Driver Factors Of Risk Perception On Four-Lane Highways. Conference proceedings: Road Safety on Four Continents, organized by Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Warsaw, Poland.

19.  Figueroa, Alberto M; Tarko, Andrew P. (2005). Free-flow Speed Changes in the Vicinity of Horizontal Curves. 3rd International Symposium on Highway Geometric Design, June 29-July 1, 2005, Chicago, Illinois, Compendium of Papers CD-ROM, Transportation Research Board.

20.  Figueroa, Alberto M; Tarko, Andrew P. (2005). Speed Factors on Two-Lane Rural Highways in Free-Flow Conditions. 3rd International Symposium on Highway Geometric Design, June 29-July 1, 2005, Chicago, Illinois, Compendium of Papers CD-ROM, Transportation Research Board.

21.  Tarko, A. Uncertainty in Predicting Quality of Traffic – The Past Work and the Present Issues.  Fifth International Symposium on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service, Yokohama, Japan, July 25-29, 2006.

22.  Tarko, A. and Perez-Cartagena, R. An Optimization-Based Model of Modern Signal Control at Isolated Intersections. Fifth International Symposium on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service, Yokohama, Japan, July 25-29, 2006.

23.  Tarko, A.P. Speed Selection and Car Following under the Assumption of Driver Rational Behavior – Trade-off between Safety and Mobility. An extended abstract approved and the full paper submitted to the 17th International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory, London, July 23 –25, 2007.

Government, University, and Industrial Reports

 

1.     Rouphail N.M., A. Tarko, P.C. Nelson, Prasad Palacharla, Travel Time Data Fusion in ADVANCE - A Preliminary Design Concept, ADVANCE Working Paper Series, Task No.TRF-DF‑02, December 1992.

2.     Thomas N., A. Tarko and N. Rouphail, A Progress Report on the Adaptation of INTRAS Microsimulation Model for ADVANCE Tasks, Urban Transportation Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, February 1993.

3.     Berka S,. J. Raj and A. Tarko, Turning Specific Link Travel Time Functions for Network Modeling, Urban Transportation Center, University of Illinois, ADVANCE Working Paper Series no.26, July 1993.

4.     Rouphail, N., A. Tarko and V. Sisiopiku, Proposed Data Fusion for ADVANCE Release 1.5, Urban Transportation Center, University of Illinois, ADVANCE Working Paper Series no.30, September 1993.

5.     Berka, S., A. Tarko, N. Rouphail, V. Sisiopiku and D. Lee, Data Fusion Algorithm for ADVANCE Release 1.5, Urban Transportation Center, University of Illinois, ADVANCE Working Paper Series no.37, Tasks TRF-DF-106 and TRF-DF-108, February 1995.

6.     Farooq, O., K. Sinha, A. Tarko, A Methodology for Identification of Safety Problem Areas in Indiana, Joint Highway Research Project, Final Report No. FHWA/IN/JHRP-95/8, July 1995.

7.     Tarko, A. P. and  T. Fisher SAFETY Version 1.0, User’s Manual, Draft, , JHRP, Purdue University, West Lafayette, October 1996.

8.     Weiss, V.W. and A. Tarko, Integration File Development Software, v.1.0 - User’s Manual, draft, JHRP, Purdue University, West Lafayette, April 1997.

9.     Tarko, A., S. Kanipakapatnam, and J. Wasson, Modeling and Optimization of the Indiana Lane Merge Control System on Approaches to Freeway Work Zones - Part I, Manual of the Indiana Lane Merge Control System - Part II, Joint Transportation Research Program Final Report FHWA/IN/JHRP-97/12, May 1998.

10.  Brown, H.C., S. Labi, A.P. Tarko, and J.D. Fricker, A Tool for Evaluating Access Control on High-Speed Urban Arterials, Part I: Research Report, Part II: User’s Manual, Joint Transportation Research Program Draft Final Report FHWA/IN/JTRP-98/7, June 1998.

11.  Eranky, S., A. Tarko, K. Sinha, H. Brown, and R. Scinteie. Crash Reduction Factors for Improvement Activities on Road Sections in Indiana, JTRP Final Report, Purdue University, West Lafayette, August 1998.

12.  Roberts, E., A. Tarko, K. Sinha, and R. Scinteie, Crash Reduction Factors for Improvement Projects at Signalized Intersections in Indiana, JTRP Final Report, draft, Purdue University, West Lafayette, December 1998.

13.  Roberts, E., A. Tarko, K. Sinha, R. Scinteie, and S. Islam, "Crash Reduction Factors for Improvement Projects at Signalized Intersections in Indiana", Revised Draft Final Report,  December 1999

14.  Chaunxin Fang, Andrzej P. Tarko, and Kumares, C. Sinha, "Detection of Traffic Conflicts with Autoscope -- Feasibility Study", Draft Final Report, December 1999.

15.  Tarko, A.P., K.C. Sinha, S. Eranky,  H. Brown, E. Roberts, R. Scinteie, and S. Islam,  Crash Reduction Factors for Improvement Activities in Indiana, JTRP Final Report, May 2000.

16.  Tarko, A.P., G. Rajaraman, and D. Boyce, Travel Time Prediction in Intelligent Transportation Systems, Final Report for ITS-IDEA Project 49, Transportation Research Board, National research Council, May 2000.

17.  Venugopal, S. and A. Tarko, Indiana Lane Merge Control System - Warrants for Use, Joint Highway Transportation Program Draft Final Report, FHWA/IN/JTRP-2000-19, July 2000.

18.  Tarko, A.P., K.C. Sinha, and Q. Ye, A Speed Prediction Method for Indiana Highway Management, JTRP Report No. FHWA/IN/JTRP-2001/01, Purdue University, May 2001.

19.  Tarko, A.P. and R. Lyles Jr., Development of a Portable Video Detection System for Counting Turning Vehicles at Intersections, JTRP Report No. FHWA/IN/JTRP-2001/18, Purdue University, August 2001.

20.  Grenard, J., A. Tarko, and D. Bullock, Evaluation of Selected Video Detection Systems at Signalized Intersections, JTRP Report No. FHWA/IN/JTRP-2001/22, Purdue University, November 2001.

21.  Tarko, A. and B. DeSalle, Internet-Supported Evaluation of Highway Safety, JTRP Report No. FHWA/IN/JTRP-2002/9, Purdue University, July 2002.

22.  Tarko, A. and L.K. Naredla, Evaluation of Safety Enforcement on Changing Drivers Behavior – Runs on Red, Volume 1, JTRP Report No. FHWA/IN/JTRP- 2002/12, August 2002.

23.  Tarko, A. and M. Kanodia, Hazard Elimination Program: Volume 1 - Research Report, Volume 2 - Guidelines for Highway Safety Improvements in Indiana, FHWA/IN/JTRP-2003/19, December 2003.

24.  Figueroa-Medina, A. and A. Tarko: Reconciling Speed Limits with Design Speeds, SPR-2661, Report No. FHWA/IN/JTRP-2004/26, July 2004.

25.  Songchitruksa, P. and A. Tarko: Using Imaging Technology to Evaluate Highway Safety – Right-Angle Collisions, SPR-2663, Report No. FHWA/IN/JTRP-2004/27, September 2004.

26.  Perez-Cartagena, R. and A., Tarko: Predicting Traffic Conditions at Indiana Signalized Intersections, SPR-2796, Report No. FHWA/IN/JTRP-2004/29, September 2004.

27.  Savolainen, P. and A. Tarko: Safety of Intersections on High-Speed Road Segments with Superelevation, SPR-2797, Report No. FHWA/IN/JTRP-2004/25, September 2004.

28.  Kwasniak, A.M. B. Chivoiu, and A. Tarko, Expert System to Support Site Investigation for Safety Improvement,  Joint Transportation Research Program, SPR-2951, draft final report, June 2006.

29.  Tarko, Wei Li, Effective and Robust Coordination of Traffic Signals on Arterial Streets - Research Report and Guidelines of Design, Joint Transportation Research Program, SPR-2947, draft final report, June 2006.

30.  Tarko, A.P, M.A. Iqbal, M. Inerowicz, H. Liang, G. Panicker, Safety Conscious Planning in Indiana - Predicting Safety Benefits in Corridor Studies, JTRP, SPR-2875, draft final report, June 2006.

 

Invited Publications and Presentations

 

1.     "Imprecise Knowledge-Based Approach to Congestion Detection in Large-Scale Advanced Traveler Information Systems," IFAC/IFORS/IMACS Symposium on Large Scale Systems: Theory and Applications, Invited Session: Traffic Congestion Control of Traffic Networks, International Federation of Automatic Control, London, United Kingdom, 1995. 

2.     "Evaluation and Design of the Indiana Lane Merge System," ITS Awareness Seminar, ITE District 3, Indianapolis, April 22-24, 1998.

3.     "Filtering and Metering on Signalized Arterials", Midyear meeting of Transportation Research Board Highway Capacity and Quality of Service Committee, Subcommittee on Urban and Suburban Arterials, Irvine, California, July 6-10, 1999.

4.     “Uncertainty in Design and Analysis of Highways – Sources, Propagation, Handling,” 80th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 7-11, 2001.

5.     “Uncertainty Issue in the Highway Capacity Manual,” midyear meeting of HCQS committee, Truckee, California, July 24-28, 2001.

6.     “Example Handling of Uncertainty in HCM with Consideration of Traffic Diversion,” Midyear Meeting of the TRB A3A10 Committee on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service, Milwaukee, June 26-29, 2002.

7.     “Using Post-Encroachment Times for Estimating Risk of Right-Angle Collisions at Intersections,” invited session on Surrogate Measures of Safety, 83rd Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 8-12, 2004

8.     “Safety Research in Indiana,” Annual Meeting of the TRB ANB20 Committee, Washington, D.C., January 10, 2005.

9.     “Safety-conscious Planning in Indiana,’ Annual Meeting of the TRB ANB10 Subcommittee on Safety-conscious Planning, Washington, D.C., January 12, 2005.

  1.  “Rapid Estimation of Safety with Extreme Value Statistics,” Krakow University of Technology, Krakow, Poland, October 2, 2005.

11.   “Extreme Value Theory for Safety Measurement,” SHARP II Safety Symposium, August 16-17, 2006, invited as one of eight leading researchers in the area of safety.

12.  “Road Safety Management – Tools for Transportation Engineers,  Week of Institute of Transportation Engineers , invited as one of two international speakers by the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, April 17, 2008.

13.  “The Extreme Value Theory Approach to Safety Estimation,” Workshop on Future Directions in Highway Crash Data Modeling, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C., November 20-21, 2008.

 

 

RESEARCH GRANTS AND AWARDS
  

Topic

Sponsor

Period

Amount

Safety Management System for Indiana

Federal Highway Administration/INDOT

1994-1999

$350,000

A Model of Merging Traffic at Freeway Lane Drops for the Evaluation of a Dynamic Traffic Control System 

Federal Highway Administration//INDOT

1996-1998

$82,000

Travel Time Prediction in Intelligent Transportation Systems 

National Research Council 

1996-1997

$73,994

A Tool for Evaluating Access Control On High-Speed Urban Arterials 

Federal Highway Administration//INDOT

1996-1998

$61,554

Capacity Assessment and Incident Detection in Intelligent Transportation Systems 

Purdue Research Foundation 

1997-1999

$23,332

Indiana Lane Merge System - Warrants for Use

Federal Highway Administration//INDOT

1998-2000

$65,880

Automated Image-based Evaluation of Highway Safety

Purdue Research Foundation

1999-2000

$11,666

Portable System for Collecting Intersection Data

Federal Highway Administration//INDOT

1999-2001

$92,000

Portable System for Collecting Intersection Data

Federal Highway Administration/ INDOT

1999-2001

$91,993

Training Laboratory for Traffic Signal Systems

Federal Highway Administration/ INDOT

2000-2001

$250,000

Internet-Supported Evaluation of Highway Safety

Federal Highway Administration/ INDOT

2000-2002

$80,146

Evaluation of Safety Enforcement on Changing Drivers' Behaviors – Red Light Running

Federal Highway Administration/ INDOT

2000-2002

$42,832

Hazard Elimination Program – Manual on Improving Safety of Indiana Road Intersections and Sections

Federal Highway Administration/ INDOT

2001-2003

$60,588

Reconciling Speed Limits With Design Speeds

Federal Highway Administration/INDOT

2001-2003

$80,000

Upgrading the Mobile Traffic Laboratory Phase I of ITS Laboratory

Federal Highway Administration/ INDOT

2001-2002

$59,911

Using Imaging Technology to Evaluate Highway Safety – Right-Angle Collisions

Federal Highway Administration /INDOT

2002-2004

$70,000

Safety of Intersections on High-Speed Road Segments with Superelevation

Federal Highway Administration/INDOT

2002-2004

$70,000

Predicting Traffic Conditions at Indiana Signalized Intersections  

Federal Highway Administration/INDOT

2002-2004

$65,000

Indiana Codes Project

Indiana State Emergency Management Agency:

2002-2006

$228,858

Safety-Conscious Planning in Indiana

Federal Highway Administration/INDOT

2003-2005

$69,500

The Demonstration and Evaluation Of Rational Speed Limits

FHWA/Tippecanoe County Highway Department

2003-2006

$43,416

Indiana Traffic Records Improvements

National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration / Indiana Criminal Justice Institute

2003-2007

$42,423

Effective and Robust Coordination of Traffic Signals on Arterial Streets

Federal Highway Administration/INDOT

2004-2006

$67,729

Risk Assessment of Various Median Treatments of Rural Interstates

Federal Highway Administration/INDOT

2004-2006

$120,000

Expert System to Support Site Investigation for Safety Improvement

Federal Highway Administration/INDOT

2004-2006

$75,000

Implementation of the Guidelines for Roadway Safety Improvements in Indiana

Federal Highway Administration/INDOT

2004-2006

$75,000

Portable Handheld GPS Pilot Study for Indiana Collisions

Federal Highway Administration/INDOT

2004-2006

$330,000

Identification of Safety Problems – Assistance to  the Governor’s Council

National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration / Indiana Criminal Justice Institute

2005-2006

$300,730

Knowledge-based System to Support Site Investigation for Safety Improvement – Part II

Federal Highway Administration/INDOT

2006-2008

$80,000

Methods of Safety Improvements at Coordinated Signals

Federal Highway Administration/INDOT

2006-2008

$80,000

Safety and Operational Impacts of Alternative Intersections

Federal Highway Administration/INDOT

2006-2008

$120,000

The Demonstration and Evaluation of Rational Speed Limits – Budget and Scope Extension

Federal Highway Administration

2006-2007

$42,155

Follow-up study of Rational Speed Limits in Tippecanoe County

Federal Highway Administration

2007-2008

$19,463

Improving Safety in High Speed Work Zones: A

Super 70 Study

Federal Highway Administration/INDOT

2007-2009

$91,047

GIS-based Safety Management for Indiana -  Five-percent Report

INDOT

2007-2008

$60,000

Analysis of Indiana Observational Data of Seatbelts Use and CODES Project

Indiana Criminal Justice Institute

2007-2008

$115,670

CODES Project

NTHSA/Indiana Dept. of Homeland Security

2008-2013

$225,000

Analysis of Indiana Observational Data of Seatbelts Use and CODES Project

Indiana Criminal Justice Institute

2008-2009

$117,310

Identifying Traffic Safety Needs –  A Systematic Approach

Federal Highway Administration/INDOT

2008-2010

$121,718

Analysis and Methods of Improvement of Safety at High-Speed Rural Intersections

Federal Highway Administration/INDOT

2008-2010

$107,947

GIS-based Safety Management for Indiana -  Five-percent Report

INDOT

2009-2010

$80,000

Analysis of Indiana Observational Data of Seatbelts Use and CODES Project

Indiana Criminal Justice Institute

2009-2010

$115,000

2009 TACT Project - Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration/Indiana State Police

2009-2010

$116,534

Updating and Recalibration of RoadHAT for INDOT and Local Public Agencies

INDOT

2010-2011

$99,000

2010 TACT Project - Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration/Indiana State Police

2010-2011

$115,000

 

 

 

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