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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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    PUBLICATIONS

    2016

    J. Banks (Graduate Student), J.Camp, M.Abkowitz.  2016. A Screening Method for Bridge Scour Estimation and Flood Adaptation Planning utilizing Hazus-MH 2.1 and HEC-18. ASCE Journal:  Natural Hazards Review. October 2014, 04014025-1-10.

    L. Dundon,  K. 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.

    Abkowitz, M. and E. Bickford. 2016. Development and Application of the Stakeholder Tool for Assessing Radioactive Transportation (START), Proceedings of Waste Management 2016.

    Abkowitz, M. and E. Bickford. 2016. Application of a Decision-Support Tool for Evaluating Radioactive Material Transportation Routing Options and Emergency Preparedness, Proceedings of the 18th International Symposium on the Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Materials.

    2015

    L. Dundon, M. Abkowitz, J. Camp. 2015. The Real Value of FracFocus as a Regulatory Tool:  A National Survey of State Regulators.  Energy Policy.  87, 496-504.

    M. Abkowitz, J. Camp.  2015. Structuring an Enterprise Risk Assessment Protocol: Traditional Practice and New Methods.  Risk Management and Insurance Review.  In Press.

    K. Nelson (Graduate Student), M. Abkowitz, J. Camp.  2015. A Method for Creating High Resolution Maps of Social Vulnerability in the Context of Environmental Hazards.  Applied Geography.  63, 89-100.

    2014

    Bronzini, M., M. Baird, M. Abkowitz, J. Camp. 2014. “Developing a Toolkit for Hazardous Materials Transportation Education.”  Transportation Research Record:  Journal of the Transportation Research Board.  No. 2411, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington D.C., 2014, 96-105.

    J. Banks, J. Camp, M. Abkowitz.  2014. Scale and Resolution Considerations in the Application of HAZUS-MH to Flood Risk Assessments. ASCE Journal:  Natural Hazards Review. October 2014, 04014025-1-10.

    J. Banks, J. Camp, M. Abkowitz. 2014. Adaptation Planning for Floods:  A Review of Available Tools. Natural Hazards.  70(2):  1327-1337.

    2013

    J. Camp, M. Abkowitz, G. Hornberger, L. Benneyworth, J. Banks. 2013. Climate Change and Freight Transportation Infrastructure:  Current Challenges for Adaptation. ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems.  December, 2013

    2011

    E.B. Daniel, J.S. Camp, E.J. LeBoeuf, J.R. Penrod, J.P. Dobbins, M.D. Abkowitz. 2011. Watershed Modeling and Its Applications:  A State of the Art Review. The Open Hydrology Journal, 5: 26-50.

    2010

    E.B. Daniel, J.V. Camp, E.J. LeBoeuf, J.R. Penrod (Graduate Student), M.D. Abkowitz, J.P. Dobbins. 2010. Watershed Modeling Using GIS Technology:  A Critical Review.  Journal of Spatial Hydrology, 10(2): 13-28.

    J.V. Camp, D.B. George, M.J.M. Wells and P.E. Arce.  2010. Monitoring Advanced Oxidation of Suwannee River Fulvic Acid.  Environmental Chemistry, 7(3): 225-231

    J. Camp,E.J. LeBoeuf,M.D. Abkowitz, 2010. Application of an Advanced Spill Management Information System to inland waterways.  Journal of Hazardous Materials.  175:  583-592.

    J. Camp, M.D. Abkowitz, E.J. LeBoeuf. 2010. Inland Waterway Resource and Spill Management Needs of Southeastern United States.  Disaster Prevention and Management.  19(4): 483-497.


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