Optimizing Traffic

Presenters: Fiona Flynn , Brook Rulewich , Elizabeth Friend , Allison Douglas

Advisor: Jennifer Pazour, Ph.D.

Presentation Description

Traffic is an issue that impacts people all over the world every single day and causes a loss of time, resources, and money. In this presentation, we’ll be talking about what causes traffic, how engineers are designing solutions to these problems, and the types of engineers who work directly on solutions. Some of the topics discussed include ride sharing, better design of highways, the use of algorithms, and traffic sensors. It also includes an overview of civil and industrial & systems engineering. This presentation allows students to consider engineering beyond its typical scope – the engineers who optimize traffic aren’t building devices or machines, but designing highways and process to make them more efficient

Learning Outcomes

Understanding traffic and its causes, awareness of industrial & systems engineering, exposure to engineering that might not be considered traditional

Presentation uploaded on 11/29/2017 5:41 PM