UFTI Director Dr. Lily Elefteriadou was recently honored as a lifetime fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals. Dr. Elefteriadou is affiliated with the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering. She is a professor of civil engineering and director of the UF Transportation Institute. Her research focuses on traffic flow theory, highway capacity analysis, traffic simulation, autonomous and connected vehicles, signal control optimization, freeway management, traffic data collection and analysis, and intelligent transportation systems.
Dr. Elefteriadou has developed several methods and analysis tools that have been published in the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM), the major traffic operations publication used by most highway transportation agencies in the U.S. and widely used and referenced internationally. She has led a series of research projects with funding from NSF and FDOT to develop algorithms for a smart intersection that would control autonomous vehicle trajectories to optimize movement. She has also published extensively and has been invited to present her work at many conferences and institutes worldwide.