Smart Safety Connection Seminar featuring Dr. Corey Harper
Transitioning to more livable and sustainable smart cities requires improving today’s transportation system to be smarter, safer, and more resilient. In this talk, Dr. Harper will discuss how emerging trends in transportation could change the way we envision our cities and communities and the importance of putting people’s needs at the forefront. In the first part of his talk, he will discuss how connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) could impact parking economics and energy use in our downtown urban cores. In the second part, Dr. Harper will discuss how micromobility modes could impact transportation congestion, emissions, and energy use. Finally, he will discuss future research opportunities and directions related to equity, ridesharing, and vehicle electrification.
Dr. Corey Harper is an Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Heinz School of Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. In his role as the director of the Future Mobility Systems Lab he leads a team of researchers who explore the infrastructure, policy, and equity implications of emerging transportation technologies (e.g., autonomous vehicles and micromobility). The equity analysis side of his team applies equity metrics to assess how policy and regulation could affect distributional equality of transportation resources. The modeling and simulation side of his group is focused on incorporating new mobility modes (e.g., micromobility and e-commerce) into regional traffic demand models to promote better long-range planning of the transportation system. Dr. Harper is a recipient of multiple Mobility 21 Research awards and a Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance Grant and is a Young Member of the Vehicle Highway Automation Committee. He is also an Associate Editor for the Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems. Before becoming a professor, Dr. Harper was a consulting at Booz Allen Hamilton, helping USDOT and DOD with the integration of connected and automated vehicles.