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Lily Elefteriadou Named Harland Bartholomew Award Winner

Thursday, February 21, 2019

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Lily Elefteriadou, Ph.D., M.ASCE, has been chosen as the winner of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Harland Bartholomew Award.  This award is made to the person who is judged worthy of special commendation for contributions to the enhancement of the role of the civil engineer in urban planning and development.

Dr. Elefteriadou is the Director of the University of Florida Transportation Institute (UFTI), University of Florida. She has made significant contributions to transportation research and education through her publications, as well as teaching and service record. She is one of the world's foremost experts in the field of traffic operations, traffic flow theory, and simulation. Her work has been extensively incorporated into one of the most important documents in her area of research, the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM), which is used widely in the US and world-wide.

Dr. Elefteriadou has built a strong, collaborative relationship with the City of Gainesville and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to develop I-STREET, a real-world testbed for the development, testing, and deployment of advanced transportation technologies. Through her leadership, the City of Gainesville has been exploring various technologies for enhancing mobility and safety in the region and beyond.

In another project Dr. Elefteriadou is leading, funded by the National Science Foundation and the FDOT, her team is developing methods and tools for joint optimization of signal control and vehicle movement, to improve mobility by exploiting the capabilities of connected and autonomous vehicles.

Dr. Elefteriadou has published extensively (nearly 80 refereed publications, and more than 120 additional conference publications and reports) and has been invited to present her work at many conferences and institutes worldwide.

Dr. Elefteriadou will be recognized at the ASCE-T&DI International Conference on Transportation and Development in Alexandria, VA, on June 11, 2019.

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