CEE 584: Analytical Methods in Human Factors & Transportation
This course will introduce the use of various regression-based and multivariate techniques to answer research questions related to human factors and transportation research. These techniques have been used across many different disciplines including Engineering (Industrial, Civil), Public Health (Epidemiology, Biostatistics), Business (Economics, Marketing and Behavioral Sciences), and Psychology (Experimental Psychology). The purpose of this class is therefore, to show students different ways to analyze data as it relates to human factors and transportation how the techniques can complement each other to provide more meaningful results. A survey will be designed in class from research questions generated by the students who will then distribute and analyze the findings. Journal articles relevant to topics presented in class will also be reviewed.
CEE 583: Transportation Energy & Sustainability
This course will prepare students to think broadly, analyze systematically, and communicate effectively on energy and sustainability topics related to transportation. Students will learn about the spectrum of technical and policy options for reducing energy consumption and making the transportation system more sustainable, considering their economic, environmental, and equity impacts. Specific topics addressed will include transportation demand management, conventional and emerging vehicle technologies, alternative transportation fuels, dynamics of technology change and energy transitions in transportation, and the roles of state, federal, and international policymakers in this area.