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Welcome to the Transportation Engineering and Development Laboratory (TREND Lab). TREND Lab is hosted by the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at the UAB School of Engineering, and Dr. Virginia P. Sisiopiku is the lab director and principal investigator.

TREND Lab develops solutions to transportation challenges through innovative transportation research and development. Our current research and training activities focus on congestion management, traffic control, transportation safety, Intelligent Transportation Systems, smart transportation applications, and transportation data analytics. The research findings of TREND Lab contribute to transportation operational efficiency and traffic safety improvements and have a positive impact on the wellbeing of the society.

Over the past 20 years, TREND lab’s research has been sponsored by a variety of public and private sponsors. Our research team has completed many collaborative multidisciplinary research projects that address current transportation challenges and pave the way for improved transportation solutions in the future.

On behalf of TREND Lab, I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our current activities and past accomplishments. Alternatively, a printable flyer is available for download by clicking here.

Thank you for your interest in our research,


Virginia P. Sisiopiku, PhD, FITE

Professor of Transportation Engineering and Director of TREND Lab