Dr. Laurence R Rilett

Professor, Keith W. Klaasmeyer Chair in Engineering and Technology, and Director
262D Prem S. Paul Research Center at Whittier School
2200 Vine Street
Lincoln, NE 68583-0851
Phone: 402-472-1992
fax: 402-472-0859
lrilett2@unl.edu


Bio

  • Dr. Laurence R. Rilett is a Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering and the Keith W. Klaasmeyer Chair in Engineering and Technology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). He also serves as the Director of the UNL Mid-America Transportation Center, which is the U.S. Department of Transportation Region VII University Transportation Center, and the Nebraska Transportation Center, which is the umbrella organization for all transportation research at the University of Nebraska.

Education
1992 Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering from Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
1990 Ph.D. Candidate for Civil Engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
1987 M.S. Civil Engineering from University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
1987 Honors B.S., Civil Engineering from University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario

Experience

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska | Keith W. Klaasmeyer Chair in Engineering and Technology
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska | Director, Mid-America Transportation Center
  • Universtiy of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska | Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas | Professor
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas | E.B. Snead II Associate Professor
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas | Associate Professor with tenure
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas | Assistant Professor
  • University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta | Associate Professor with Tenure | Department of Civil Engineering
  • University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta | Assistant Professor | Department of Civil Engineering
  • Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario | Lecturer | Department of Civil Engineering
  • Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario | Lecturer | Department of Mathematics

Selected Publications
2017 Calibrating The Robertson’s Platoon Dispersion Model at Coordinated Corridor with Advance Warning Flashers
published in Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2623
2017 In-Vehicle Evaluation of Milled Rumble Strips at Pre- and Post-Chip-Sealed Maintenance Periods
published in Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2612
2017 Cycle-by-Cycle Analysis of Signalized Intersections for Varying Traffic Conditions with Erroneous Detector Data
published in ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Volume 143, Issue 8
2017 A Train Data Collection and Arrival Time Prediction System for Highway-Rail Grade Crossings
published in Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2608
2016 Calibrating Truck Characteristics into Traffic Microsimulation
published in Transport, Volume 169, Issue 4
2016 A Model Based Approach for Queue and Delay Estimation at Signalized Intersections with Erroneous Automated Data
published in ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Volume 142, Issue 5
2015 Estimating Route Travel Time Reliability from Simultaneously Collected Link and Route Vehicle Probe Data and Roadway Sensor Data
published in International Journal of Urban Sciences, Volume 3, Issue 3
2013 Driver Response to an Actuated Advance Warning System
published in ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Volume 139, Issue 5
2012 Gap Bootstrap Methods for Massive Data Sets with an Application to the OD Matrix Estimation Problem in Transportation Engineering
published in Annals of Applied Statistics, Volume 6, Number 4
2011 Development of a State of the Art Traffic Microsimulation Model for Nebraska
published in Nebraska Transportation Center, Final Report 2011
2011 The Challenges and Opportunities of ITS in the 21st Century
published in 1st International Conference on Transportation Information and Safety
2011 ITS Research - A U.S. Perspective, Intelligent Transportation Society of India Annual Conference
published in Intelligent Transportation Society of India Annual Conference
2011 Transportation Data and Green House Gas Emissions Modeling
published in INDO-US Workshop on Transportation and GHG Emissions
2011 Wind/Solar Hybrid Generation-Based Roadway Microgrids
published in Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 2011 IEEE
2011 A Methodology for Comparing Non-Intrusive Traffic Detectors Under Different Operating Conditions
published in International Conference on Transportation Information and Safety
2011 Safety Effect of Dilemma-Zone Protection Using Actuated Advance Warning Systems
published in Transportation Research Board 90th Annual Meeting
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Selected Projects
Assessing Passenger Car Equivalency Factors for High Truck Percentages
Performance of Advance Warning Systems in a Coordinated System
In-Vehicle Evaluation of Milled Rumble Strips at Pre- and Post-Chip Sealed Maintenance Periods
Mid-America Transportation Center (MATC) U.S.D.O.T. Region VII University Transportation Center
Speed Limit Recommendation in Vicinity of Signalized, High-Speed Intersections
Nebraska Transportation Center Seed Funding
Transportation Curriculum Development
ARRA: National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program Region 7 (1)
NDOR Speed Limit Recommendation in Vicinity of Signalized High-Speed Intersection
Evaluation of Nebraska Department of Road Advanced Warning Systems
Video Detection Equipment
Region VII- Diesel Emissions and Idle Reduction Retrofit Program
NDOR Optimal Design of Workzone Crossovers
Acceleration Ramps Along High Speed Multi-Lane Roadways
Non-Intrusive Detector Study
ITS Travel Time
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Awards
2017 UNL College of Engineering Research and Creative Activity Award
2008 College of Engineering Faculty Service Award
2007 UNL College of Engineering Research and Creative Activity Award
2002 Texas Transportation Trinity Researcher Award
1999 Dick and Joyce Birdwell Endowed Teaching Award
1998 Dick and Joyce Birdwell Endowed Teaching Award
1997 Zachry Award for Excellence in Teaching