Research

Research Interests

  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Traffic Modeling and Simulation
  • Traffic Operation and Control
  • Traffic State Detection, Estimation and Prediction
  • Traffic Flow Theory
  • Connected and Automated Vehicles
  • Urban Traffic and Big Data

Ongoing Projects

  • Development of ACTIVE-AURORA Connected Vehicle Test Bed, first in Canada
  • Zhejiang Connected Vehicle Project in Collaboration with CETHIK in China
  • Connected Vehicle Based Traffic Dynamic Modeling and Proactive Freeway Control to Improve Mobility
  • St. Albert Trail Corridor Traffic Signal Optimization 
  • Development of a Connected Vehicle Based Platform for Transit Signal Priority Control
  • Emerging Technology Evaluation and Prototype Development to Improve Alberta's Transportation System

Completed Projects

  • 04/2010 ~ 03/2015: ITS Lab - University of Alberta
    Research project: Developing Adaptive and Coordinated Traffic Control Strategies to Improve Freeway Mobility, supported by NSERC
  • 01/2010 ~ 12/2014: ITS Lab - University of Alberta
    Research project: Designing and Developing a Wireless Sensor Network based Traffic Surveillance System, supported by industry
  • 11/2009 ~ 10/2014: ITS Lab - University of Alberta
    Research project: Developing an Archiving and Mining Traffic Data System for Alberta, supported by University Start-up Fund
  • 09/2011 ~ 03/2012: ITS Lab - University of Alberta
    Research project: Online Simulation of Connected Vehicle Based Active Traffic Management for Freeway Operation: Phase 2, supported by Transport Canada
  • 07/2011 ~ 12/2011: ITS Lab - University of Alberta
    Research project: Field Operation Test of Variable Speed Limit Implementation to Improve Road Safety on Whitemud Drive Corridor in Edmonton, supported by Alberta Traffic Safety Fund
  • 07/2011 ~ 06/2012: ITS Lab - University of Alberta
    Research project: Edmonton Urban Traffic Data Integration System Design and 5-Year Plan Development, supported by City of Edmonton
  • 04/2010 ~ 03/2012: ITS Lab - University of Alberta
    Research facility: Traffic Data Collection Tools for Freeway Operation Research, supported by NSERC
  • 02/2010 ~ 01/2012: ITS Lab - University of Alberta
    Research project: Variable Speed Limit Control Algorithm Design and Development for Whitemud Drive in Edmonton, supported by City of Edmonton
  • 10/2010 ~ 03/2011: ITS Lab - University of Alberta
    Research project: Online Simulation of IntelliDrive Based Active Traffic Management for Freeway Operation, supported by Transport Canada
  • 07/2008 ~ 06/2011: California PATH - University of California Berkeley
    Research project: Development and Evaluation of Selected Mobility Applications for VII, supported by California DOT and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
  • 03/2010 ~ 12/2010: ITS Lab - University of Alberta
    Research project: Investigating and Modeling High Collision Rates to Develop Effective Improvements, supported by City of Edmonton
  • 06/2010 ~ 12/2010: ITS Lab - University of Alberta
    Research project: Analyzing the Effectiveness of Dynamic Speed Display Signs At Transition Zones Along 97th Street Corridor, supported by City of Edmonton
  • 07/2008 ~ 10/2009: California PATH Program - University of California Berkeley
    Research project: Tools for Operations Planning (TOPL), supported by California DOT (Caltrans)
  • 09/2004 ~ 05/2007: Wisconsin ITS Program - University of Wisconsin Madison
    Research project: Investigate the Feasibility of Traffic State Estimation for Large-scale Freeway and Arterial Roadway Network using Cellular Probe technology, supported by Industry
  • 01/2005 ~ 05/2007: Wisconsin TOPS Lab - University of Wisconsin Madison
    Research project: Archived Data Management System (WisTransPortal), supported by Wisconsin DOT (WisDOT)
  • 06/2007 ~ 06/2008 Wisconsin TOPS Lab - University of Wisconsin Madison
    Research project: Mobile Traffic Data Services Evaluation, supported by Wisconsin DOT (WisDOT)
  • 07/2006 ~ 05/2007 Wisconsin TOPS Lab - University of Wisconsin Madison
    Research project: Interagency Video Sharing Support Services, supported by Wisconsin DOT (WisDOT)
  • 01/2006 ~ 05/2006 Wisconsin TOPS Lab - University of Wisconsin Madison
    Research project: Wisconsin West Betline Ramp Meter Strategy Evaluation, supported by Wisconsin DOT (WisDOT)
  • 01/2006 ~ 05/2006 Wisconsin ITS Program - University of Wisconsin Madison
    Research project: Establishment of Cellular Probe Simulation Platform based on VISSIM, supported by Industry
  • 01/2005 ~ 08/2006: Wisconsin TOPS Lab - University of Wisconsin Madison
    Research project: Demonstration of Automatic Mapping of Local Crash Locations, supported by FHWA
Dr. Tony Z. Qiu

Contact

6-271 Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 1H9

Phone: 780.492.1906
tony.qiu@ualberta.ca