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Session No. 5E

Session Title: SmartCities Says: “I Love You Data”

Session Description: This session discusses the importance of data for SmartCities, specifically how data is leveraged to develop Smart Cities applications. 

Moderator Name: Vijay VaradarajanHNTB        

Jacksonville Integrated Data Exchange (IDE), Greg Krueger, P.E., Emerging Technologies Program Director, HNTB

Smart Columbus – The Projects and The DataJeff Kupko, P.E., P.T.O.E., Assistant Transportation Program Manager, Michael Baker International

Designing the Smart City for CAV Starts with Designing Smart Intersections, Karen Nguyen, P.E., Business Development Engineer - CV, Econolite

Speaker Bios

Greg Krueger is leading the charge for the deployment of smart cities and connected and automated vehicle technologies at the local, state and federal levels as the Director of Emerging Technology Programs at HNTB. Krueger is presently working on a variety of projects that aim to integrate technology with transportation and the surrounding infrastructure to improve the safety and mobility on our nation’s roadways. Prior to joining HNTB, Krueger served as MDOT’s Program Manager for the statewide Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) program, overseeing all development, deployment, operations and maintenance of ITS throughout the State of Michigan and worked at the USDOT JPO on better integrating state DOT needs into the USDOT program. Krueger received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University and his Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering, with an emphasis on Traffic Engineering from Texas A&M University.

Jeff Kupko is a transportation engineer with 13 years' experience and currently resides in Columbus, OH. He leads Michael Baker's efforts in Smart Cities and currently sits on site in the Smart Columbus Program Management Office as a City Project Manager. His career experience has also encompassed innovative intersection design, special event operations, TSMO plan development, and tolling operations. He has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in civil engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.

Karen Nguyen is the Business Development Engineer for Econolite, focusing on the deployment strategies of Connected and Autonomous Vehicle technologies. Prior to joining Econolite, Nguyen was a Transportation Engineer with the City and County of Denver, CO. As a Transportation Engineer, her responsibilities included evaluating and reviewing Capital Improvement, transportation, and mobility design plans and studies. Her background is in transportation, traffic design and traffic operations. Nguyen is a Professional Engineer in the state of Colorado and holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from California State University Fullerton.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2018

1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Room 208

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Since 1995, the Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference (TESC) has been attracting professionals from throughout Pennsylvania, the mid-Atlantic region, and the country. It continues to be an authoritative source of information on pressing issues from some of the foremost experts in transportation today.

Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute

201 Transportation Research Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-865-1891