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VECTOR’s FOCUS AREAS FOR RESEARCH

  • Policy, management, and operations
  • Advanced information systems
  • Intermodal freight
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
  • Safety, security, and risk management
  • Incident management and emergency operations

  • RECENTLY AWARDED PROJECTS

    • National Waterways Foundation (NWF) – Impacts of Unscheduled Lock Outages
    • Vanderbilt Trans-Institutional Programs (TIPs) – (1) Smart Cities & (2) Infrastructure Monitoring
    • Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) – GIS Training for K12 Teachers
    • TDOT – Enhanced GIS Legacy Database
    • TPOT – HOV Occupancy Detection Monitoring Systems Evalusation
    • TN Department of Economic and Community Development
    * Vulnerability Mapping for Flood and Earthquake Hazards
    * Risk Education Curriculum Development
    * Waterborne Commerce Activity
    • TDOT Freight Research Program
    * Use of Freight Advisory Committees to Respond in Supply Chain Disruption
    * Cyber Physical Systems for Freight Management and Operations
    * Capacity and Diversion Assessment

    PRODUCTS, REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS

  • Overview of Freeway Service Patrols in the United States
  • Education and Training Strategies to Encourage Traffic Incident Management Best Practices in Tennessee
  • Integrating Transportation and Emergency Services
  • Corridor Incident Management for TDOT
  • Strategic Plan for Highway Incident Management in Tennessee
  • HELP Annual Report 2004-2005 (HELP is Tennessee’s Freeway Service Patrol)
  • Assessment of the TDOT HELP Program by Police Officers in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville: Results of a Survey
  • TDOT SmartWay Strategic Plan – 2005 Annual Report
  • Development of a Decision-Support Tool for Bridge Infrastructure Adaptation in Response to Climate-Induced Flood Risk
  • Development of a Decision-Support Tool for Bridge Infrastructure Adaptation in Response to Climate-Induced Flood Risk
  • A Method for Creating High Resolution Maps of Social Vulnerability at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL (April 2015) as part of paper session Examining Hazard Risk and Vulnerability using Diverse Methods
  • A screening method for bridge scour estimation and flood adaptation planning utilizing HAZUS-MH 2.1 and HEC-18
  • Abkowitz, M., A. Jones, L. Dundon and J. Camp. A Regional Approach to Assess Transportation Infrastructure Vulnerability to Extreme Weather Events. Adaptation Futures 2016, May 2016, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
  • Banks, J.C., J. V. Camp and M.D. Abkowitz. 2016. A Screening Method for Bridge Scour Estimation and Flood Adaptation Planning Utilizing HAZUS-MH 2.1 and HEC-18, Natural Hazards, DOI 10.1007/s11069-016-2390-1.
  • Abkowitz, M. and E. Bickford. Stakeholder Tool for Assessing Radioactive Transportation (START): Background and Status, National Transportation Stakeholders Forum, June 2016, Orlando, FL.
  • Abkowitz, M. Enterprise Risk Management: The World According to Humpty Dumpty. Society for Information Management, June 2016, Nashville, TN.
  • Dundon, L.A., K.S. Nelson, J. Camp, M. Abkowitz and A. Jones. 2016. Using Climate and Weather Data to Support Regional Vulnerability Screening Assessments of Transportation Infrastructure. Risks. 4, 28, doi:10.3390/risks4030028.
  • Abkowitz, M., A. Jones, L. Dundon and J. Camp. Performing a Regional Transportation Asset Extreme Weather Vulnerability Assessment. 14th World Conference on Transport Research, July 2016, Shanghai, China.
  • Philip, Craig E., “Building Institutional and Social Resilience as a Response to Maritime Infrastructure Fragility”, Presentation at 4th Biennial TRB-CMTS Research and Development Conference. June 22, 2016, Washington, DC.
  • Philip, Craig E., “Commercial User Perspective, Resilience and Safety Data”, Plenary Panel Presentation at 4th Biennial TRB-CMTS Research and Development Conference, June 22, 2016, Washington, DC.

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