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Civil Engineering


Laurence Rilett

Laurence Rilett, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor and Director
Phone: 402-472-1992
Office: 262D WHIT, Lincoln, NE 68583-0851

Research Areas: Multimodal transportation systems analysis, Transportation planning and operations, Dynamic network modeling and optimization, Intelligent Transportation Systems.

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

Honors and Awards
  • Texas Transportation Trinity Researcher Award, 2002
  • UNL College of Engineering Researcher and Creative Activity Award, 2007
  • Dick and Joyce Birdwell Endowed Teaching Award, 1998
  • Dick and Joyce Birdwell Endowed Teaching Award, 1999
  • Zachry Award for Execllence in Teaching, 1997
  • UNL College of Engineering Faculty Service Award, 2008

Selected Publications

Appiah, J, B. Naik, R. Wojtal and L.R. Rilett, "Safety Effect of Dilemma Zone Protection Using Actuated Advance Warning Systems, Transportation Research Record "(forthcoming).

Cho, Hanseon, L. R. Rilett, and D. Park. "Analysis of Performance of Transitional Preemption Strategy for Traffic Signal near At-Grade Railway Grade Crossing." Korean Journal of Civil Engineering (forthcoming).

Naik, Bhaven, Justice Appiah, Aemal J. Khattak, and L. R. Rilett. "Safety Effectiveness of Offsetting Opposing Left-Turn Lanes: A Case Study." Journal of the Transportation Research Forum 28, no. 2 (July 2009): 71-82.

Vanajakshi, Lelitha, B. Williams, and L. R. Rilett. "An Improved Flow-Based Travel Time Estimation Method from Point Detector Data for Freeways." ASCE Journal of Transportation 135, no. 1 (2009): 26-36.

Park, Dongjoo, L. R. Rilett, B. Gajewski, C. H. Spiegelman, and C. Choi. "Identifying Optimal Data Aggregation Interval Sizes for Link and Corridor Travel Time Estimation and Forecasting." Transportation 36, no. 1 (Jan 2009): 77-95.

Park, Eun Sug, L. R. Rilett, and Clifford H. Spiegelman. "A MCMC-Based OD Matrix Estimator That Is Robust to Imperfect ITS Data." Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems 12, no. 3 (July 2008): 139-155.