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Reginald Souleyrette, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor, Commonwealth Chair in Transportation Engineering, Department Chair

Research Areas

Contact

859-257-5309
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Appointments

8/11 – Present: Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

1993-2011: Gerald and Audrey Olson Professor of Civil Engineering, Associate Chair, Dept. of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, and Associate Director, Center for Transportation Research and Education (now Institute for Transportation)

1989-1993: Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering and Assistant Director, Center for Transportation Research, University of Nevada, Las Vegas


Education

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Transportation), University of California, Berkeley, May, 1989

M.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Texas, May, 1986

B.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Texas, December, 1984


Publications

  • Wang, T., Q. Liu, R. Souleyrette, and E. Green, “Horizontal Curves Automatic Identification and Parameters Collection Using GPS Data,” Proceedings of the 98th Annual Meeting of TRB, Washington, DC, Jan. 2019. 4 pages.
  • Zhang, X., E. Green, M. Chen, and R. Souleyrette, "Identifying Secondary Crashes Using Text Mining Techniques," Proceedings of the 98th Annual Meeting of TRB, Washington, DC, Jan. 2019. 4 pages.
  • Pratelli, A., Sechi, P. and R. Souleyrette. “Upgrading Traffic Circles to Modern Roundabouts to Improve Safety and Efficiency – Case Studies from Italy,” Promet – Traffic & Transportation, Vol. 30, 2018, No. 2, pp. 217-229.
  • Song, W., S. Workman, A. Hadzic, X. Zhang, E. Green, M. Chen, R. Souleyrette and N. Jacobs "FARSA: Fully Automated Roadway Safety Assessment," Proceedings, 2018 IEEE Winter Conference on
  • Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), Lake Tahoe, May 7, 2018. DOI: 10.1109/WACV.2018.00063
  • Blackden, C., Green, E., R. Souleyrette and W. Staats, “Automating Safety Performance Function Development to Improve Regression Models” Proceedings of the 97th Annual Meeting of TRB, Washington, DC, Jan. 2018. 14 pages.
  • Shaw, J., Z. Hans, R. Souleyrette, and P. Savolainen, “Selecting Safety Improvement Projects for Railroad Grade Crossings on Public Highways: Issues and Opportunities” Proceedings of the 97th Annual Meeting of TRB, Washington, DC, Jan. 2018. 9 pages. https://trid.trb.org/view/1495894
  • O’Connell, L. and R. Souleyrette, “Kentucky's Program for Traffic Records Performance Management: Lessons Learned and Implications for Database Reform Policies,” Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRR). No. 2643, DOI: 10.3141/2643-06, 2017, pp. 45-53. Print ISSN: 0361-1981
  • Liu, Q., T. Wang and R. Souleyrette, “A 3D Evaluation Method for Rail-Highway Hump Crossings,” Journal of Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering 32 (2017) 124–137, DOI: 10.1111/mice.12244.
  • E. Green, N. Stamatiadis and R. Souleyrette, “Segment Length and Highway Safety Analysis: Does it matter?” RSS 2017, The Hague, Netherlands, October 19, 2017.  11 pages.
  • Green, E., N. Stamatiadis and R. Souleyrette. “Segment Length and Highway Safety Analysis: Does it matter?” Proceedings of the 96th Annual Meeting of TRB, Washington, DC, Jan. 2017. 16 pages.
  • Wang, T.and R. Souleyrette. “Rail-Highway Grade Crossings: Multi-vehicle Accelerometer-based Rideability Measures.” Proceedings of the 96th Annual Meeting of TRB, Washington, DC, Jan. 2017. 17 pages. https://trid.trb.org/view/1438576
  • Wang, T. and R. Souleyrette. “Rail-Highway Grade Crossings: Isolating Rideability Effects of Condition and Design.” Proceedings of the 96th Annual Meeting of TRB, Washington, DC, Jan. 2017. 13 pages. https://trid.trb.org/view/1438570
  • Malloy, B., J. Rose, and R. Souleyrette, “Rehabilitation of Railway/Highway At-Grade Crossings: Recommendations and Guides,” TRR. No. 2545, 2016, pp. 100-114.
  • Rose, J., B. Malloy, and R. Souleyrette. “Effect of Enhanced Trackbed Support on Railway/Highway At-Grade Crossing Performance.” Proceedings of the 95th Annual Meeting of TRB, Washington, DC, Jan. 2016. 18 pages.
  • Blandford, Ben, T. Brock and R. Souleyrette. “Multi-Scalar Analysis of Transit-Oriented Development for New Start Commuter Rail.” Proceedings of the 95th Annual Meeting of TRB, Washington, DC, Jan. 2016. 14 pages.
  • Wang, T., R. Souleyrette, D. Lau, A. Aboubakr and E. Randerson. “A Dynamic Model for Quantifying Rail-Highway Grade Crossing Roughness." Journal of Transportation Safety and Security.  Online. DOI: 10.1080/19439962.2015.1048016, 05 November 2015.
  • McHenry, M., M. Brown, J. LoPresti, J. Rose, and R. Souleyrette, “The Use of Matrix Based Tactile Surface Sensors to Assess the Fine Scale Ballast-Tie 1 Interface Pressure Distribution in Railroad Track,” TRR. No. 2476, 2015, pp. 23-31.
  • Xu, P., Q. Sun, R. Liu, R. Souleyrette, and Y. Tang, “Optimal Match Method for Milepoint Postprocessing of Track Condition Data from Subway Track Geometry Cars,” ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering; 04/2016; http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)TE.1943-5436.0000859
  • Li, P. and R. Souleyrette, “A Generic Method to Estimate Freeway Traffic State Using Vehicle ID-matching Technologies," Journal of Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering. Article published online: 20 JUL 2015, DOI: 10.1111/mice.12159
  • Xu, P., Q. Sun, R. Liu., R. Souleyrette and F. Wang, “Optimizing the Alignment of Inspection Data from Track Geometry Cars,” Journal of Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering Volume 30, Issue 1, 2015 pp. 19-35.
  • Davis, E., E. Green, N. Stamatiadis, G. Winchester, R. Souleyrette, and J. Pigman, “Highway Safety Manual Methodologies and Benefit-Cost Analysis in Program Level Segment Selection and Prioritization,” Proceedings of the 2015 Road Safety & Simulation International Conference, Orlando, October, 2015. 14 pp.
  • Wang, T., R.R. Souleyrette, D. Lau, A. Aboubakr and E Randerson. “Quantifying Rail-Highway Grade Crossing Roughness: Accelerations and Dynamic Modeling.” Proceedings of the 94th Annual Meeting of TRB, Washington, DC, Jan. 2015. 11 pages.
  • Recent Presentations:

  • “ddSAFCAT: Quantifying Safety of Automated Vehicles,” 2018 Annual Meeting of ITS Midwest, Indianapolis, IN, September 14, 2018.
  • with X. Zhang and M. Chen, “Identifying Secondary Crashes for Traffic Incident Management Programs,” 2018 Annual Meeting of ITS Midwest, Indianapolis, IN, September 14, 2018.
  • “Poster 7: A Data-Driven Tool for Estimating Safety Benefits of CAV Deployment,” Proceedings, Automated Vehicles Symposium, AUVSI and TRB, San Francisco, July 9-12, 2018
  • “Level Crossing Research at NURail Universities,” Keynote Presentation, SAFER-LC Workshop 2, Paris, France, March 27, 2018.
  • with Song, W., S. Workman, A. Hadzic, X. Zhang, E. Green, M. Chen, and N. Jacobs, "FARSA: Fully Automated Roadway Safety Assessment," 2018 IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), Lake Tahoe, March 12, 2018.
  • “Safety Implications of the Transition to CAVs: KY CAV Crash Savings Demonstrator,” Invited Talk, Northwestern University Transportation Seminar, February 22, 2018. http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/documents/2018/2018-seminar-souleyrette-02222018.pdf
  • Discussant, “Data Analytics in the Policy Process,” Session 525 at the 97th Annual Meeting of TRB, Washington, DC, Jan. 2018.
  • Blackden, C., Green, E., R. Souleyrette and W. Staats, “Automating Safety Performance Function Development to Improve Regression Models,” poster presented at the 97th Annual Meeting of TRB, Washington, DC, Jan. 2018.
  • with Shaw, J., Z. Hans, and P. Savolainen, “Selecting Safety Improvement Projects for Railroad Grade Crossings on Public Highways: Issues and Opportunities,” presented in Session 222 at the 97th Annual Meeting of TRB, Washington, DC, Jan. 2018.
  • “usRAP for Texas – Possibilities,” invited talk, Texas Transportation Institute, San Antonio, December 1, 2017.
  • with E. Green and N. Stamatiadis, “Segment Length and Highway Safety Analysis: Does it matter?” RSS 2017, The Hague, Netherlands, October 19, 2017.
  • “Level Crossing Research at NURail Universities,” Keynote Presentation, 4th International Symposium on Railway Operations Research - Optimization and Big Data Analysis in Railway Operations Management, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China, October 14-15, 2017
  • Moderator, “Data Analysis and Methodologies” SHRP2 Safety Summit, National Academies Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, October 6, 2017.
  • “usRAP for Bikes and Peds,” Systemic Safety Analysis Workshop, Transportation and Communities Summit, Portland State University, September 11, 2017.
  • “Level Crossing Research at NURail Universities,” 23rd International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment, Rome, Italy, September 5, 2017.
  • “Grade Crossing Research at NURail Universities,” Midwest Rail Conference, Kalamazoo, MI, August 16, 2017.
  • “National University Rail Center Report to USDOT Office of the Secretary, Research – Rail Crossing Research,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, July 24, 2017.
  • “Southeastern Transportation Center Regional UTC,” Safety UTC National Meeting, Washington, D.C., April 6, 2017.
  • with L. O’Connell, “Kentucky's Program for Traffic Records Performance Management: Lessons Learned and Implications for Database Reform Policies.” podium session, 96th Annual Meeting of TRB, Washington, DC, Jan. 2017.
  • with E. Green and N. Stamatiadis, “Segment Length and Highway Safety Analysis: Does it matter?” Poster presented at the 96th Annual Meeting of TRB, Washington, DC, Jan. 2017.
  • with Wang, T., “Rail-Highway Grade Crossings: Multi-vehicle Accelerometer-based Rideability Measures.” Poster presented at the 96th Annual Meeting of TRB, Washington, DC, Jan. 2017.
  • with Wang, T., “Rail-Highway Grade Crossings: Isolating Rideability Effects of Condition and Design.” Poster presented at the 96th Annual Meeting of TRB, Washington, DC, Jan. 2017.


Research areas

  • Traffic Safety
  • Transportation Information Systems
  • Transportation Data Analytics
  • Transportation Technology and Innovation
  • Railroad Engineering
  • Sustainable and Humanitarian Engineering