Robert L. Bertini
Robert L. Bertini, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, F.ITE, SMIEEE

Director, Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR)
Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, CUT100
Tampa, FL 33620-5375
Phone: (813) 974-9797
Email: rbertini@usf.edu
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EDUCATION
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, cum laude, 1988
  • M.S., Civil Engineering (Transportation), San Jose State University, 1991
  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Transportation), University of California at Berkeley, 1999
RESEARCH INTERESTS

Sustainable transportation solutions, Traffic flow theory informed by empirical and experimental measurements, Intelligent transportation systems, Multimodal transportation "big data" for improving performance measurement, planning and operations, Proactive traffic management

COURSES TAUGHT
  • Fundamentals of Transportation Engineering
  • Transportation Economics and Analysis
  • Transportation System Planning
  • Public Transportation Systems
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Sustainable Mobility
  • Transportation Operations
  • Study Abroad Netherlands: Sustainable Urban Mobility
PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION
  • Professional Engineer, State of California, Civil Engineer No. C47064, 1991-present
  • Professional Engineer, State of Oregon, Civil Engineer No. 65260PE, 2000-present
AWARDS AND HONORS
  • Blue Ribbon Committee Award, Committee on Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics, Community Building and Mentoring, Transportation Research Board Technical Activities Council, 2015
  • Peter DeFazio Transportation Hall of Fame Award, Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC), 2014
  • Ogden Transportation Lecture, Monash University, Australia, 2014
  • Innovation in Education Award, Institute of Transportation Engineers, 2010
  • Melvin Webber Memorial Lecture, University of California, 2010
  • Visiting Professor, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, 2011
  • Chair, U.S. Department of Transportation Innovation Council, 2011
  • Secretary's Team Award, IdeaHub, U.S. Department of Transportation, 2011
  • Deputy Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 2009
  • Best Paper Awards, Institute of Transportation Engineers, 2007
  • Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award, Portland State University, 2007
  • Diversity Achievement Award, Women’s Transportation Seminar, 2006
  • Outstanding Transportation Educator Award, Institute of Transportation Engineers District 6, 2006
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2003-2008
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Hans, E., Chiabaut, N., Leclercq, L., and Bertini, R.L., "Real-time Bus Route State Forecasting Using Particle Filter and Mesoscopic Modeling," Transportation Research Part C, Vol. 61, pp. 121-140, December 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2015.10.017
  • Glick, T., Feng, W., Bertini, R.L., and Figliozzi, M., "Exploring Applications of Second-Generation Archived Transit Data for Estimating Performance Measures and Arterial Travel Speeds," Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2538, pp. 44-53, 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2538-06  
  • Feng, W., Figliozzi, M., and Bertini, R.L., "Empirical Evaluation of Transit Signal Priority: Fusion of Heterogeneous Transit and Traffic Signal Data and Novel Performance Measures," Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2488, pp. 20-31, 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2488-03   
  • Tufte, K., Bertini, R.L., and Harvey, M., "Evolution and Usage of the Portal Data Archive: 10-Year Retrospective," Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2527, pp. 18-28, 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2527-03  
  • Feng, W., Figliozzi, M., and Bertini, R.L., "Quantifying the Joint Impacts of Stop Locations, Signalized Intersections, and Traffic Conditions on Bus Travel Time," Public Transport, Vol. 7, Issue 3, pp. 391-408, December 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12469-015-0105-8
  • Jordan, B., Makler, J., and Bertini, R.L., "State of Knowledge and Practice: Opportunities for Intelligent Transportation Systems in the Energy Area," Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2423, pp. 1–9, 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2423-01 
  • Wagner, Z., and Bertini, R.L., "Benefit-Cost Evaluation Method for Transit Stop Removal," Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 3415, pp. 59–64, 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2415-06 
  • Weikl, S., Bogenberger, K., and Bertini, R.L., "Traffic Management Effects of a Variable Speed Limit System on a German Autobahn: Empirical Assessment Before and After System Implementation," Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2380, pp. 48–60, 2013. http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2380-06 
  • Ou, Q., Bertini, R.L., van Lint, H., and Hoogendoorn, S. "A Theoretical Framework for Traffic Speed Estimation by Fusing Low Resolution Probe Vehicle Data." IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 12, Sep. 2011, pp. 747–756. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TITS.2011.2157688   
  • Feng, W., Bigazzi, A., Kothuri, S., and Bertini, R.L. "Freeway Sensor Spacing and Probe Vehicle Penetration: Impacts on Travel Time Prediction and Estimation Accuracy." Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2178, pp. 67–78, 2010. http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2178-08 
  • Li, H., and Bertini, R.L. "Comparison of Algorithms for Systematic Tracking of Patterns of Traffic Congestion on Freeways in Portland, Oregon." Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2178, pp. 101–110, 2010. http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2178-11 
  • Bigazzi, A., Siri, Helene, and Bertini, R.L. "Effects of Temporal Data Aggregation on Performance Measures and other Intelligent Transportation Systems Applications." Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2160, pp. 96–106, 2010. http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2160-11 
  • Wieczorek, J., Fernandez, R., and Bertini, R.L. "Techniques for Validating an Automatic Bottleneck Detection Tool Using Archived Freeway Sensor Data." Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2160, pp. 87–95, 2010). http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2160-10 
  • Bigazzi, A., and Bertini, R.L. "Adding Green Performance Metrics to a Transportation Data Archive." Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2121, pp. 30–40, 2009. http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2121-04 


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