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22nd Annual NJDOT Research Showcase

  • October 28, 2020October 30, 2020
  • 9:00 am–12:00 pm

22nd Annual NJDOT Research Showcase – Virtual “Preparing Today for a Resilient Tomorrow”

Day One, October 28, 2020

9:00 a.m. Introduction and housekeeping – David Maruca, Rutgers CAIT

9:10 a.m. Welcome and Introductory Remarks from Michael Russo, Assistant Commissioner Planning, Multimodal, and Grant Administration, New Jersey Department of Transportation

9:20 a.m. Opening Remarks from Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Transportation

9:45 a.m. Valeriya Remezova, Deputy Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration New Jersey Division Office

9:55 a.m.  Keynote Address Gerald E. “Jerry” Buckwalter, Chief Operating and Strategy Officer, American Society of Civil Engineers

11:00 a.m. Break

11:10 a.m. Presentation of 2020 Awards presented by Amanda Gendek, NJDOT Bureau of Research Manager, New Jersey Department of Transportation

  • 2020 Outstanding University Student in Transportation Research Award
  • 2020 NJDOT Research Implementation Award
  • 2020 Best Poster Award
  • 2020 NJDOT Build a Better Mousetrap Award

11:20 a.m. Poster Session

11:45  a.m. Q & A and wrap-up for Day One


Day Two, October 29, 2020

9:00 a.m. Introduction and housekeeping- David Maruca, Rutgers CAIT

9:05 a.m. The Effect of Covid-19 on the Port Industry – Global Trends & Regional Effects, Sotiris Theofanis, PhD and Maria Boile, PhD,

9:30 a.m. Enhancing Resilience of Bridges through Real-time Deformation Monitoring using UWB Technology Enhanced by Machine Learning, Yiming Liu

9:55 a.m.  Coming Soon: NJDOT Flood Risk Visualization Tool, Jon Carnegie, AICP, PP


10:30 a.m. New Jersey’s Climate Change Resilience Strategy, David Rosenblatt Assistant Commissioner, NJDEP Climate and Flood Resilience

10:55 a.m. New Brunswick Innovation Hub Smart Mobility Testing Ground Phase 1 Planning, Peter J. Jin, PhD and Ali Maher, PhD

11:20 a.m. Improving Resilience, Safety, and Service Life of the Pulaski Skyway, Ruben Gajer, PE

11:45  a.m. Poster Session

Q & A and wrap-up for Day Two


Day Three, October 30, 2020

9:00 a.m. Introduction and housekeeping- David Maruca, Rutgers CAIT

9:05 a.m. Exploring the Impacts of VMT induced PM2.5 on the Rate of COVID-19 Infection , Yeganeh Hayeri, PhD and Hojat Behrooz

9:30 a.m. Energy Harvesting from Roadways and Bridges: Opportunities and Challenges, Hao Wang, PhD

9:55 a.m.  Behavior of Concrete Barriers for Bridges in New Jersey, Anil Agrawal, PhD


10:30 a.m. Accelerating Mobility for All:  Analysis of Focus Group Feedback from Persons with Disabilities Following Autonomous Vehicle Rides, Cecilia Feeley, PhD and Andrea Lubin

10:55 a.m. Development and Evaluation of a Realtime Truck Detection Method Using Deep Learning Based Object Recognition Techniques for Truck Parking Information System, Joyoung Lee, PhD

11:20 a.m. Automated Analysis of Surrogate Safety Measures and Non-compliance Behavior of all Road Users at an Intersection, Deep Patel and Mohammad Jalayer, Ph.D.

11:45  a.m. Poster Session

Q & A and wrap-up for Day Three


Call for Presentations

Call for Posters

12th Annual NJDOT Research Implementation Award

The Outstanding University Student in Transportation Award Nomination Form

About our Keynote Speaker


Fee – Registration is complimentary. This program is organized by the NJDOT Bureau of Research in partnership with the New Jersey Local Technical Assistance Program (NJ LTAP); funding is provided by the Federal Highway Administration.

Credits –

Day 1 – 1 PDH
Day 2 – 2.5 PDH
Day 3 – 2.5 PDH

Attendance will be recorded electronically by WebEx. You must be logged in with your full first and last name and the email address you registered with to receive credit. Attendance must be shown on the WebEx attendance report for a minimum of 2 hours and 10 minutes for each day to receive credit. As this will be a fully virtual conference, this will be the ONLY means of confirming your attendance. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

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Date & Time

October 28, 2020 @ 9:00 am
October 30, 2020 @ 12:00 pm



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