Fall 2020 Seminars

Please Note: In view of the Covid-19 outbreak, seminars are being held very sparingly since March 16, 2020 in the form of webinars delivered by Zoom sessions. The in-person Transportation Seminar Series will resume in January 2021 for the Spring semester. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding. Please be sure to check out the seminars/webinars that are upcoming. Thank you for your support.


  Description Location, date & time Recording
The Future of Transportation Engineering (Flyer)
Imad L. Al-Qadi, PhD, PE, Dist.M.ASCE
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
5:00 – 6:00 PM (US Arizona)
Online/Webinar (Zoom)

 No Video Recording


Development of an Operational Safety Assessment Methodology for Automated Vehicles (Flyer)
Jeffrey Wishart, PhD

Vehicle Engineering
Exponent, Phoenix, AZ
Thursday, October 1, 2020
12:00 – 1:15 PM (US Arizona)
Online/Webinar (Zoom)
Video recording
Conference Website 17th Annual Pavement/Materials Conference: 2020 Enhancing Pavement Practices Wednesday, October 7, 2020 – Friday, November 19, 2020
9:00-11:00 AM MST
Online/Webinar (Zoom)
Updated Vehicle Operating Cost Models Function of Roadway Characteristics for an Array of Vehicle Classes and Technologies (Flyer)
Elie Hajj, PhD
Professor & Associate Director
Western Regional Superpave Center

University of Nevada, Reno
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
12:00 -1:15 PM (US Arizona)
Online Webinar (Zoom)
Video recording
Cement-Bitumen Treated Materials for Cold Recycling of Asphalt Pavements in Italy and Europe (Flyer)
Andrea Graziani, PhD
Associate Professor
Università Politecnica delle Marche,
Ancona, Italy
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
12:00 -1:15 PM (US Arizona)
Online Webinar (Zoom)
Video recording
Transportation and Fulfillment Optimization at Amazon (Flyer)
Andrea Qualizza, PhD
Principal Research Scientist
Amazon, Phoenix, AZ
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
1:00 -2:15 PM (US Arizona)
Online Webinar
No video recording
“Distinguished Speaker” Security and Resilience of Transportation Cyber-Physical-Social Systems (Flyer)
Mashrur Chowdhury, PhD
Eugene Douglas Mays Professor of Transportation
Director, USDOT Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility
Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Thursday, November 5, 2020
12:00 – 1:15 PM (US Arizona)
Online/Webinar (Zoom)
Video recording
Survey Website

Implications of COVID-19 on Human Activity-Mobility Patterns During and After the Pandemic: Initial Results from the COVIDFUTURE Longitudinal Survey Study (Flyer)

  • Deborah Salon
  • Matthew Wigginton Conway
  • Denise Capasso da Silva
  • Sara Khoeini
  • Ehsan Rahimi
  • Ali Shamshiripour
  • Ram Pendyala
  • Sybil Derrible
  • Abolfazl Mohammadian

Team of Presenters from ASU and UIC

Thursday, November 19, 2020
12:00 – 2:00 PM (US Arizona)
Online/Webinar (Zoom)

Video recording


Zephyr Transport and TOMNET Joint Webinar

Panel on Behavior Dynamics – The Future…Accelerated

  • Moderator:  Ram M. Pendyala, Arizona State University
  • Steve Polzin, US Department of Transportation
  • Jiangbo (Gabe) Yu, AECOM
  • Michael F. Hyland, University of California at Irvine
  • Mark Bradley, RSG, Inc.
  • Nancy McGuckin, TravelBehavior.US
  • Cynthia Chen, University of Washington
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
1:00 – 3:00 PM ET/ 10:00 AM – 12 Noon PT
Online Webinar (Zoom)
Video Recording