UFTI Director Travels to NYC to Receive Prize

On October 13, 2015 Dr. Lily Elefteriadou traveled to the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Annual Convention in New York City to receive her previously announced 2015 James Laurie Prize. This prize was awarded to her for her contributions in advancing the field of transportation engineering and “For outstanding leadership as one of the world’s foremost experts in the field of traffic operations, traffic flow theory and simulation and her research which has been incorporated into the Highway Capacity Manual.”

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Dr. Elefteriadou is the Director of the UF Transportation Institute (UFTI) and the Kisinger Campo Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Florida. Her research focus is traffic operations, traffic flow theory and simulation. She is the principal investigator of the US DOT-funded Regional University Transportation Center for Region 4 (Southeast Transportation Research Innovation Development and Education, or STRIDE). STRIDE involves seven other universities in the southeast and is funded with $6.8 Million from the US DOT plus an equal amount of cost sharing from non-federal sources (period of performance is January 2012 to January 2016). STRIDE focuses on issues of livability, safety and economic competitiveness.