Dr. Elizabeth G Jones

Associate Professor
203E PKI
Omaha, NE 68182-0178
Phone: 402-554-3869
ejones1@unl.edu


Bio

  • Dr. Jones serves as the MATC coordinator for education and equity and will be responsible for coordinating the MATC educational and diversity programs.

Education
1996 Ph.D., Civil Engineering from University of Texas at Austin
1988 M.S., Civil Engineering from University of Texas at Austin
1984 B.S., Civil Engineering from Colorado State University

Experience

  • Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Omaha Campus), Lincoln, NE
  • Director, Intelligent Transportation Systems Information & Infrastructure Laboratory, Peter Kiewit Institute, Omaha, NE
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Omaha Campus), Lincoln, NE
  • Instructor, Department of Civil Engineering, Union College, Schenectady, NY
  • Transportation Engineer, WHM Transportation Engineering Consultants, Austin, TX
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Transportation Research, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
  • Transportation Engineer, Centennial Engineering, Inc., Arvada, CO

Selected Publications
2011 Wind/solar hybrid generation-based roadway microgrids
published in Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 2011 IEEE
2009 Estimating Trains Speeds for Train Preemption at Traffic Signals Using Multiple Sensor Data
published in Proceedings of the ITS World Congress
2009 Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Test Bed System at University of Nebraska, Lincoln
published in Transportation Research Board 88th Annual Meeting
2008 The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Test Bed”,
published in Proceedings of the 18th Annual International Railway Safety Conference
2008 An Overview of the ITS Research and Test Facilities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
published in Proceedings of the XXI ANPET Congresso de Pesquisa e Ensino em Transportes
2008 Impact of Trucks on Signalized Intersections
published in MATC Final Report
2008 The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Test Bed.
published in Proceedings of the International Railway Safety Conference
2007 Disaggregate and Aggregate Analysis of Non-Intrusive Sensor Data
published in 86th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board
2007 Analysis of Aggregated and Disaggregated Traffic Data Obtained from Nonintrusive Traffic Detection Sensors.
published in Transportation Research Board 86th Annual Meeting
2004 Validation of the Two-Fluid Model for Arterial Streets
published in Transportation Research Record - Journal of the Transportation Research Board No. 1876, TRB National Research Council, Washington, DC, pp. 132 - 141
2004 Median Model for Background Subtraction in Intelligent Transportation Systems
published in Proceedings of the Image Processing: Algorithms and Systems III, part of the IS&T/SPIE Symposium on Electronic Imaging 2004, in San Jose, CA USA (accepted for publication)
2004 Robust Background Image Generation and Vehicle 3D Detection and Tracking
published in Proceedings of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference, pp. 12-16, CD # MoC1.3, Washington D.C.
2004 Median model for background subtraction in intelligent transportation system
published in Image Processing: Algorithms and Systems III, edited by Edward R. Doughty, Jaakko T. Astola, Karen O. Egiazarian, Proceedings of SPIE-IS&T Electronic Imaging, SPIE Vol. 5298, pp.168-176
2003 A Comparison of the Operations of Single Point and Tight Urban Diamond Interchanges
published in Transportation Research Record - Journal of the Transportation Research Board No. 1847, TRB National Research Council, Washington, DC, pp. 29-35.
2003 Development of a Bicycle Compatibility Index for Rural Roads in Nebraska
published in Transportation Research Record - Journal of the Transportation Research Board No. 1828, TRB National Research Council, Washington, DC, pp. 124-132.
2002 Adaptive Median Filter for Background Generation - A Heuristic Approach
published in Proceedings of the International Conference on Imaging Science, Systems, and Technology CISST '02, Vol. 1, H.R. Arabnia and Y. Mun, Editors, CSREA Press, pp. 173-179
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Projects
NDOR Evaluation of the Potential for Using Video from Roadway Monitoring Cameras to Supplement Traffic Data Collection
NDOR Effect of Phase Countdown Timers on Safety and Efficiency of Operations at Signalized Intersections
Impact of Trucks on Signalized Intersections
Heavy Vehicle Adjustment Factors for High Percentages of Trucks
The Effect of Participation in Engineers without Borders on Retention, Migration and Recruitment of Engineering Students
Development of Prototype Online Courses
Statewide ITS Data Archiving Study and Evaluation Activities
Development of a Rural Bicycle Compatibility Index
Acquisition of Basic Instrumentation for a Prototype Intelligent Transportation Systems Information and Infrastructure Laboratory
Heavy Vehicle Prediction Model
Operational Comparison of Single Point Urban Interchanges (SPUIs) and Tight Urban Diamond Interchanges (TUDIs)
Adaptive Signal Control
TMC Image Integration

Awards
2006 UNL College of Engineering Service Award, Associate Professor rank