Andrew Sullivan

 Instructor
 Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

Education

MSCE, University of Alabama at Birmingham
BSCE, University of Pennsylvania

Experience

Andrew Sullivan is a Lecturer in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering with 25 years of experience in the transportation field. In addition to teaching undergraduate transportation and the senior design capstone course, Mr. Sullivan is involved with ongoing efforts to improve transportation system performance at the local and state levels.  He is manager of the Birmingham Regional Transportation Data Center, which he runs in conjunction with the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham.  It is a cooperative effort to monitor the performance of the regional transportation system and make that information available to planners and decision makers. He is also active in several statewide programs to enhance mobility.  He co-authored the Alabama DOT Traffic Signal Design Guide and Timing Manual, which is used as the standard for signal design in the state.  He is currently involved is a program to evaluate the effectiveness of adaptive signal control systems in the state and make recommendations on future deployments. Just recently, he has been named co-investigator on several research projects under the GaTech and STRIDE University Transportation Centers. Prior to joining UAB, Mr. Sullivan worked as a transportation consultant in Washington, DC and Birmingham, AL where he specialized in the design of traffic control systems and conducted related transportation research. He continues to teach professional seminars on traffic signal design and traffic simulation. He is a licensed professional engineer and is active in the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE).

Research Interest

Mr. Sullivan’s research interests include congestion management, transportation system monitoring, traffic operations and safety, simulation and modeling, and traffic control systems.


Current Research

  1. Digital Advertising Billboards and Driver Distraction, with V. Sisiopiku (PI), A. Gan, and D. Stavrinos (co-PIs), USDOT through the National Center for Transportation System Productivity and Management.
  2. Optimizing EMS through the Use of Intelligent Transportation Systems Technologies with V. Sisiopiku, M. Hadi, R. Griffin, USDOT through the National Center for Transportation System Productivity and Management.
  3. Bringing Freight Components into Statewide and Regional Travel Demand Forecasting with D. Lee (PI), USDOT through the National Center for Transportation System Productivity and Management.
  4. Characterization of Non-Recurrent Congestion on Arterial Facilities with S. Jones (PI), M. Anderson, and S. Gurupackiam through the University Transportation Center for Alabama.
  5. Regional Data Clearinghouse Activities-Transportation Data Center, Phase II, with V. Sisiopiku, Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham.
  6. Development of a Dynamic Traffic Assignment and Simulation Model for Incident and Emergency Management Applications in the Birmingham Region with V. Sisiopiku, F.H. Fouad, W. Hitchcock, K. Mouskos, C. Barrett, T. Vick, B.B. Keskin, S.H. Melouk, A. Ziliaskopoulos, and D. Turner, USDOT through the UAB University Transportation Center.
  7. The UAB Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus— A Transit Initiative with F. Fouad, V. Sisiopiku, J. Goldman, and R. Peters, Federal Transit Administration (FTA), USDOT.
  8. Measuring Non-Recurrent Congestion in Alabama Cities, with V. Sisiopiku and S. Sikder, USDOT through the University Transportation Center for Alabama.
  9. Evaluation of Adaptive Signal Control in Alabama with S. Jones, through the Alabama Department of Transportation.
  10. Updates to the ALDOT Traffic Signal Manual with S. Jones, through the Alabama Department of Transportation.

 

Contact:

UAB School of Engineering
Hoehn 311
Phone: 205 934-8414
Fax: 205 934-9855
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