The Traffic Safety and Operations Lab is a joint venture between UMD and the Maryland State Highway Administration focused on the development and application of advanced technologies to address day-to-day congestion and safety needs in highway networks.

Key research areas include:

  • Traffic control and operations
  • Traffic simulation modeling
  • Travel time estimation and prediction systems
  • Real-time traffic monitoring and emergency evacuation
  • Traffic safety analysis and evaluation
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Innovative highway geometric design and simulation

The research products and capabilities of this lab are used for research as well as teaching and training students.

Dr. Ganglen Chang

Gang-Len Chang