Overview

  • Dr. Cetin is the Director of the Transportation Research Institute. He conducts research on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), connected and automated vehicles, system-state prediction, traffic flow theory and simulation, big data analytics, and congestion pricing.
  • Selected Publications

    Articles In Academic Journals

    Year Title
    2018 Analysis of crowdsourced images for flooding detectionLecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics. 140-149.
    2017 Auction-Based Tolling Systems in a Connected and Automated Vehicles Environment: Public Opinion and Implications for Toll Revenue and Capacity UtilizationTransportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies. 268-285.
    2017 Impacts of Heavy Vehicles on Inter-vehicle Interactions and Passenger Car Equivalents for Tunnel TrafficCase Studies on Transport Policy.
    2017 Minimizing GPS Dependency for a Vehicle’s Trajectory Identification by Utilizing Data from Smartphone Inertial Sensors and OBD deviceTransportation Research Record. 55-63.
    2017 Modeling the Impact of Latent Driving Patterns on Traffic Safety using Mobile Sensor DataAccident Analysis & Prevention. 92-101.
    2017 Probe Vehicle Lane Identification for Queue Length Estimation at IntersectionsJournal of Intelligent Transportation Systems. 10-25.
    2016 Adaptive traffic parameter prediction: Effect of number of states and transferability of modelsTransportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies. 202-224.
    2016 Backward Dijkstra Algorithms for Finding the Departure Time Based on the Specified Arrival Time for Real-Life Time-Dependent NetworksJournal of Applied Mathematics and Physics. 1-7.
    2016 Java Computer Animation for Effective Learning of the Cholesky Algorithm with Transportation Engineering ApplicationsJournal of Software Engineering and Applications. 491-500.
    2016 Short-Term Traffic Flow Rate Forecasting Based on Identifying Similar Traffic PatternsTransportation Research Part C.
    2015 Exploring a Toll Auction Mechanic Enabled By Vehicle-To-Infrastructure TechnologyTransportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 106-113.
    2015 Exploring a Toll Auction Mechanism Enabled By Vehicle-To-Infrastructure TechnologyTransportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 106-113.
    2015 Joint Analysis of Queuing Delays Associated with Secondary IncidentsJournal of Intelligent Transportation Systems: Technology, Planning, and Operations. 192-204.
    2015 Methodology for Quantifying Incident-Induced Delays on Freeways by Grouping Similar Traffic PatternsTransportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 60-69.
    2015 Use of Reidentified Vehicles to Evaluate Differential Calibration Accuracy between Weigh-in-Motion StationsTransportation Research Record. 37-48.
    2014 Re-Identification of Trucks on Basis of Axle-Spacing Measurements to Facilitate Analysis of Weigh-in-Motion AccuracyTransportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 96-105.
    2013 Path Clearance for Emergency Vehicles Through the Use of Vehicle-to-Vehicle CommunicationTransportation Research Record. Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 45-53.
    2012 Estimating Queue Dynamics at Signalized Intersections from Probe VehicleData Methodology Based on Kinematic Wave ModelTransportation Research Record. 164-172.
    2011 Analytical Evaluation of the Error in Queue Length Estimation at TrafficSignals From Probe Vehicle DataIEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS. 563-573.
    2011 Bayesian Models for Reidentification of Trucks Over Long Distances onthe Basis of Axle Measurement DataJournal of Intelligent Transportation Systems. 1-12.
    2011 Key Factors Affecting the Accuracy of Reidentification of Trucks overLong Distances Based on Axle Measurement DataTransportation Research Record. 1-8.
    2009 Improving the Accuracy of Vehicle Reidentification Algorithms by Solvingthe Assignment ProblemTransportation Research Record. 1-8.
    2009 Optimal tolls for multi-class traffic: Analytical formulations andpolicy implicationsTRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART A-POLICY AND PRACTICE. 445-467.
    2009 Queue length estimation from probe vehicle location and the impacts ofsample sizeEuropean Journal of Operational Research. 196-202.
    2007 New Jersey Turnpike time-of-day pricing initiative’s behavioral impacts- Observed role of travel distance on underlying elasticitiesTransportation Research Record. 55-63.
    2007 Numerical characterization of gross vehicle weight distributions fromweigh-in-mation dataTransportation Research Record. 148-154.
    2006 A comparative analysis of US toll policyTRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART A-POLICY AND PRACTICE. 852-871.
    2006 Integrated modeling of information and physical flows in transportationsystemsTRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART C-EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES. 139-156.
    2006 The impacts of time of day pricing on the behavior of freight carriersin a congested urban area: Implications to road pricingTRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART A-POLICY AND PRACTICE. 744-766.
    2004 Modeling traffic signal control using Petri netsIEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS. 177-187.
    2001 A direct redistribution model of congestion pricingTRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART B-METHODOLOGICAL. 447-460.

    Conference Papers

    Year Title
    2018 Modeling and Evaluating Traffic Flow at Sag Curves when Imposing Variable Speed Limits on Connected Vehicles
    2017 Aerosol detection using lidar-based atmospheric profiling
    2017 Analysis of Crowdsourced Images for Flooding Detection.  18-20.
    2017 Domain Decomposition-Based Shortest-Path Algorithm
    2017 Investigating Relationship between Driving Patterns and Traffic Safety using Smartphones Based Mobile Sensor Data
    2017 Offline Reconstruction of Missing Vehicle Trajectory Data from 3D LIDAR
    2017 Public Opinion and Attitudes towards Auction-Based Tolling Systems in a Connected and Automated Vehicle Environment
    2017 Survey Results Comparing Value of Time Distributions for Future Auction Tolling
    2017 Using Probe Vehicle Trajectories in Stop-and-Go Waves for Inferring Unobserved Vehicles.  26-28.
    2016 Analyzing the Passenger Car Equivalencies for Heavy Vehicles at Tunnels and the Impacts of Bottleneck Location
    2016 Classification Algorithms for Detecting Vehicle Stops from Smartphone Accelerometer Data
    2016 Comparing Value of Time Distributions in a Tolling Auction Mechanism Enabled by Vehicle-To-Infrastructure Technology
    2016 Estimating Freeway Traffic Volume Using Shockwaves and Probe Vehicle Trajectory Data
    2016 Hungarian optimum assignment algorithm with Java computer animation
    2016 Unloading and Premarshalling Algorithms with Java Computer Animation for Terminal Yard Operations
    2016 itsBlue: A Bluetooth-Based Framework for Intersection Management ITS Applications
    2015 DriveBlue: Traffic Incident Prediction through Single Site Bluetooth
    2015 Estimating Traffic Flow Rate on Freeways from Probe Vehicle Data and Fundamental Diagram
    2015 Signal Preemption Strategy for Emergency Vehicles Using Vehicle to Infrastructure Communication
    2015 Weigh-In-Motion Station Monitoring and Calibration using Inductive Loop Signature Technology
    2014 A Methodology for Calibrating Microscopic Simulation for Modeling Traffic Flow under Incidents
    2014 BlueEye: A Bluetooth-Based Vehicle Location Identification System for Queue Length Estimation at Signalized Intersections
    2014 Detecting Vehicle Stops from Smartphone Accelerometer Data
    2014 Estimating Fuel Consumption at Signalized Intersections from Probe Vehicle Trajectories
    2014 Estimating Queue Dynamics and Delays at Signalized Intersections from Probe Vehicle Data
    2014 Re-Identification of Trucks Based on Axle Spacing Measurements to Facilitate Analysis of WIM Accuracy
    2013 Calibration of BPR Function Based on Link Counts and its Sensitivity to Varying Demand
    2013 Clearing Paths for Emergency Vehicles Using Vehicle-to-vehicle Communication
    2013 Methodology to Estimate Percent of Overweight Trucks without Proper Permits
    2012 Calibration of Volume-Delay Functions for Traffic Assignment in Travel Demand Models
    2012 Comparing the Performance of Neural Networks and Bayesian Models in Solving the Vehicle Re-Identification Problem
    2012 Estimating Queue Dynamics at Signalized Intersections from Probe Vehicle Data: A Methodology Based on Kinematic Wave Model
    2012 Exploring Transition of Traffic Conditions in Aggregated Sensor Data
    2012 Investigating the Benefits of Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications in Emergency Response: A Conceptual Methodology
    2012 Making Way for Emergency Vehicles at Oversaturated Signals under Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications
    2011 Are Some Freeway Lanes Under-Utilized
    2011 Genetic Algorithm Optimization of BPR Volume Delay Parameters
    2011 Investigating the Key Factors Affecting the Accuracy of Re-identification of Trucks over Long Distances Based on Axle Measurement Data
    2011 Queuing Delays Associated with Secondary Incidents
    2010 Bayesian Models for Re-identification of Trucks over Long Distances Based on Axle Measurement Data
    2010 Evaluating Factors that Impact Queuing Delays of Secondary Incidents
    2009 Enhancing Automatic Incident Detection Using Vehicular Communications.  1577-1581.
    2007 Estimating queues at signalized intersections: Value of location andtime data from instrumented vehicles.  662-667.
    2006 Short-term traffic flow prediction with regime switching models.  23-31.
    2005 Factors affecting minimum number of probes required for reliableestimation of travel time.  37-44.
    2004 Investigating effects of correlated service times on system performance- Implications in border crossing operations.  70-76.
    2000 Advanced educational technologies and intelligent transportation systemstraining - State of the practice.  65-74.

    Research Overview

  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), mobile devices/sensors, connected and automated vehicles, system-state prediction, traffic flow theory and simulation, big data analytics, congestion pricing, traffic signal control and optimization.
  • Grants

  • Estimating commodity flows on highways with existing & emerging technologies  awarded by University of Virginia 2017 - 2018
  • Estimating road inundation levels due to recurrent flooding form image data  awarded by University of Virginia 2017 - 2018
  • Evaluation strategies to reduce truck turnarounds at the HRBT  awarded by VA Department of Transportation 2017 - 2018
  • Integrated Dynamic Modeling Approach-Flooding of Coastal Transportation Infrastructure  awarded by University of Virginia 2017 - 2018
  • Leveraging Connected Vehicles To Enhance Traffic Responsive Traffic Responsive Traffic Signal Control  awarded by University of Virginia 2016 - 2018
  • Mid-Atlantic Transportation Sustainability (MATS) Center  awarded by University of Virginia 2016 - 2018
  • Additional Funding For UMD's University Transportation Center Proposal  awarded by University of Maryland 2015 - 2018
  • Investigating The Vulnerability of The Transportation Infrastructure In Hampton Roads Region To Extreme Weather And Sea Level Rise  awarded by VA Department of Education 2016 - 2017
  • Region 3 University Transportation Center  awarded by U.S Department of Transportation 2014 - 2017
  • Evaluation of Volume-Delay Functions and Their Implementations in VDOT Travel Demand Models 2009 - 2010
  • Exploratory Methods for Truck Re-identification in a Statewide Network Based on Axle Weight and Axle Spacing Data to Enhance Freight Metrics: Phase II 2009 - 2010
  • Development of Truck Trip Generation Models 2008 - 2009
  • Exploratory Methods for Truck Re-identification in a Statewide Network Based on Axle Weight and Axle Spacing Data to Enhance Freight Metrics 2008 - 2009
  • Phase II Technical Evaluation of Synthetic Texture Generation Algorithms  awarded by Diamond Visionics 2008 - 2009
  • Assessment of the Needs of Freight Carriers to Support the Statewide Logistics Plan for North Carolina - 2008
  • Expertise Keywords

  • Transportation : intelligent transportation systems, traffic flow, traffic simulation, connected vehicles, big data
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 2002
  • M.S. in Civil Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1999
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, Bogazici University 1995
  • Full Name

  • Mecit Cetin