The way that we think about and use transportation as it exists today has been shaped by innovative women leaders throughout history. They have contributed greatly to the safety of all modes of travel, efficiency of our transportation systems, and the development of new technology that drives transportation into the future.

As the Region 2 USDOT University Transportation Center, Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) tackles some of the country’s most pressing infrastructure challenges, especially those that are endemic in high-volume multimodal corridors such as the Northeast. Many of these initiatives, from autonomous vehicles to ensuring transportation equity and access to mobility services, are led by women researchers in the Center.

On International Women’s Day, CAIT is taking the time to recognize some of these women leaders in transportation research, and their recent work. In this complimentary seminar, you will hear presentations from Dr. Cecilia Feeley, manager of the Transportation Autism Project at CAIT. She will discuss her career and work leading the Transportation Autism Project and addressing transportation and mobility issues for individuals on the autism spectrum.

Dr. Sharon Di

And, you will hear from Dr. Sharon Di, CAIT-affiliated researcher and professor of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at Columbia University. She will highlight her research in Intelligent Transportation Systems and latest work tracking COVID-19 to improve real-time crowd management and better prepare transportation infrastructure for future pandemics.

Agenda: Introduction — Andrea Lubin, Senior Research Specialist at the Rutgers University Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center 11:30 am – 11:40 am

Presentation #1: Transit and Disabilities — Dr. Cecilia Feeley, manager of the Transportation Autism Project at CAIT 11:40 am – 12:10 pm

Presentation #2: Intelligent Transportation Systems — Dr. Sharon Di, CAIT-affiliated researcher and professor of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at Columbia University 12:10 pm – 12:40 pm

Q&A Panel 12:40 pm – 1:00 pm