Alyssa Ryan, Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona, Department of Civil & Architectural Engineering & Mechanics
Abstract: Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are used for a variety of applications in the field of transportation to develop more efficient and safe processes. At the same time, UAVs have the ability to pose safety challenges to roadway users if not used in a safe manner. This presentation will cover how UAVs are currently being applied by transportation professionals, including a research study of a novel application of UAVs for traffic data collection, and how UAV operations can be conducted safely in roadway environments based on new research findings.
Biography: Dr. Alyssa Ryan is an Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of CATS at the University of Arizona. Her research primarily focuses on the intersection of transportation safety and equity with human factors, unmanned aerial system applications, traffic operations, and resource allocation. Dr. Ryan completed her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
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