Dr. Khosronejad Receives Funding from the California Department of Transportation
October 2017: Professor Khosronejad received funding from the California Department
of Transporation (Caltrans) to numerically map the turbulence and morphodynamics of
river flows and flash flooding in a number of rivers in the State of California.
The research project will employ LES, Morphodynamics, and Level-set modules of teh
VFS-Geophysics model (an in-house parallel code) to investigate three phase flow of
Professor Yazici Collaborates with CUNY on New Research Grant
Professor Yazici collaborates with CUNY on new research grant to examine the use of
social media feeds as an incident management support tool. There has been an emerging
trend in transportation research to use social media feeds for various purposes ranging
from gathering real-time traffic information for traveler information systems, to
enabling direct interaction between transportation agencies and customers/passengers.
The high population, dense transportation network and popular use of social media
in New York City metropolitan area create a particularly interesting “laboratory”
for such research directions. In this vein, this study explores ways to efficiently
harvest the information content of crowd-sourced online social media feeds (specifically
Twitter) for traffic incident/accident data and to effectively use the collected information
as a traffic incident management support tool. The proposed concept not only saves
the environment from the high toll of emissions and energy waste, it also has the
potential to reduce fatalities due to roadway accidents. This project is a collaborative
effort of Dr. Anil Yazici (SBU) and Dr. Camille Kamga (City College of New York),
and funded by New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).
Specialization Information Session Held for CIV Students
On April 15th, Dr. Walker, Dr. Abdelaziz, Dr. Farhadzadeh, Dr. Giles and Dr. Yazici
presented specialization information to civil engineering students. The four specialization
areas offered at Stony Brook are: Structural and Construction Materials, Environmental
Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering and Transportation. Several professors discussed
their current areas of research and opportunities for undergraduate students to participate
in research projects. Please come to Heavy Engineering, Room 250 for more information.
In early November last year, the executive board of Stony Brook's ASCE Student Chapter
received its chapter certificate.
With formal recognition, they can now participate in ASCE MET Region activities, in
particular the concrete canoe
competition held annually in the spring. We congratulate the members of ASCE for
their hard work and dedication to
establish Stony Brook's chapter.
Stony Brook awarded NYS Center for Clean Water Technology
On October 28, 2014, Governor Cuomo announced initial seed funding of $2 million for
the establishment of the New York State (NYS) Center for Clean Water Technology. The
mission of the Center is to “research, develop and commercialize the next generation
of technology to remove nitrogen from septic system and cesspool effluent.” Stony
Brook University is a partner with the NYS DEC, Suffolk County and the Town of Southampton
on this effort. Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst has been a strong proponent
of the effort and said, “Healthy natural wetland habitats are crucial barriers against
the coastal erosion and infrastructure devastation of major storms - keeping them
healthy is essential. Reducing harmful nitrogen pollution is one of the best ways
to do that, and by establishing the Center for Clean Water Technology at Stony Brook
University, we can develop better technology to remove this pollution more effectively
and efficiently.” Jamie Rubin, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Storm
Recovery, said, “as we continue to work toward a stronger, more resilient State, we
must seek out innovative solutions that protect our most critically important resources.
Through the Center for Clean Water Technology and our emphasis on community planning
processes we will come back better than ever before.” The Center is a joint effort
of the Civil Engineering Program and the School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.