Friday Transportation Seminar - Congestion Modeling and Mitigation in the National Airspace System
Friday, October 25, 2013 - 12:00pm


Join us for the PSU Friday Transportation Seminar. The event is free and all are welcome!



Congestion modeling and mitigation in the National Airspace System


Friday, October 25, 2013 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Where: Room 204 of the Distance Learning Center Wing of the Urban Center at PSU
Speaker: David Lovell, Associate Professor, University of Maryland
Summary: Dr. Lovell will talk about three projects funded by NASA and the FAA, addressing congestion in the National Airspace System. Dr. Lovell's team developed diffusion-based queuing models of individual airports that could support better building blocks for network-wide congestion models. The advantage of the new models is their flexibility with respect to input distributions. In a study for the FAA, Dr. Lovell's team developed day-of-operations collaboration "languages" suitable for the FAA and individual carriers in order to collectively manage expected airspace disruptions. Finally, he will discuss a study on predictability in the airspace, with a focus on scheduled block times.
Dr. Lovell is an Associate Professor with joint appointments in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Institute for Systems Research. He is a member of the faculty of the Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and Scientific Computation Program. He is director of the University of Maryland chapter of Engineers Without Borders - USA, and serves that organization on its board and as a leader of one of its Technical Advisory Councils. Dr. Lovell received his B.A. in Mathematics from Portland State University in 1990, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1993 and 1997, respectively.

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