Cynthia Baker is the Educational Programs Coordinator for the Mid-America and Nebraska Transportation Centers. She is a Ph.D. student/Doctoral Candidate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the Educational Psychology Department.
Dr. Laurence R. Rilett is a Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering and the inaugural holder of the Keith W. Klaasmeyer Chair in Engineering and Technology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). He also serves as Director of the UNL Mid-America Transportation Center and as Director of the UNL Nebraska Transportation Center.
He received his B.A.Sc. degree and his M.A.Sc. degree from the University of Waterloo and his Ph.D. degree from Queen’s University. He has held academic positions as an Assistant Professor and an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta and as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor at Texas A&M University (TAMU). Additionally, he is a Professional Engineer in the state of Texas.
Over the past twenty years, Rilett has taught undergraduate courses and graduate courses in statistics, risk analysis, traffic engineering, and transportation planning. He has been awarded two TAMU Department of Civil Engineering teaching awards: the Zachry Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1997 and the Dick and Joyce Birdwell Endowed Teaching Award for 1999. In 2001, he was honored as the inaugural holder of the E.B. Snead II Professorship at TAMU.
Dr. Rilett’s field of research is in the transportation system analysis area and his specific research may be divided into two main areas: Intelligent Transportation Systems applications and large-scale transportation system modeling. Dr. Rilett has been a principal investigator or co-principal investigator on over 30 research projects with total funding in excess of $25 million. The U.S. Department of Transportation, the National Science Foundation, the Texas Department of Transportation, the Nebraska Department of Roads, the Canadian Natural Science and Engineering Research Council, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Federal Railway Administration have sponsored his research.
He has authored or co-authored over 60 refereed journal papers and over 70 conference papers based on his research. In 2002, he was awarded the Texas Transportation Institute TTI/Trinity Researcher Award and in 2007 he was awarded the UNL College of Engineering Research Award. Dr. Rilett is an Associate Editor of the ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering and on the editorial board of the Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems: Technology, Planning, and Operations.
Research Associate Professor and Assistant Director for Outreach, Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools
Director of Rural Outreach and Coordination, National Center for Research on Rural Education
Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools
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