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Civil Engineering


Elizabeth Jones

Elizabeth Jones, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Phone: 402-554-3869
Office: 203E PKI, Omaha, NE 68182-0178

Research Areas: Traffic Flow Theory, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Transportation Systems Analysis.

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

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

Teaching Interests

CIVE 112 – Introduction to Civil Engineering
CIVE 463 – Traffic Engineering
CIVE 964 – Theory of Traffic Flow

Selected Publications

Hang, Y., E.G. Jones, and P. Revesz, "Local Polynomial Regression Models for Average Traffic Speed Esitmation", In the Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Temporal Representation and Reasoning, pp. 154-161, Paris, France, 2010.

Jones, E., Y. Zhou, M. Forsberg, and D.B. de Franca, "Estimating trains speeds for train preemption at traffic signals using multiple sensor data," In the Proceedings of the ITS World Congress, Stockholm, Sweden, 2009.

Jones, E.G., L.R. Rilett, and A.J. Khattak, "The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Highway- Rail Grade Crossing Test Bed", Proceedings of the 18th Annual International Railway Safety Conference 2008, Oct. 6 - 10, 2008, Denver, CO.

Jones, E.G. and W. Farhat, "Validation of the Two-Fluid Model for Arterial Streets," In the Transportation Research Record No. 1876, TRB National Research Council, Washington, DC, 2004, pp. 132 - 141.

Zhang, Y., P. Shi, E. Jones, and Q. Zhu, "Robust Background Image Generation and Vehicle 3D Detection and Tracking," Proceedings of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference, pp. 12-16, CD # MoC1.3, Washington D.C., October, 2004.

Shi, P., Q. Zhu, E. Jones, "Median model for background subtraction in intelligent transportation system," 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, 18-22 January 2004.