Eren Erman Ozguven
Associate Professor
FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
               

Projects 

National Science Foundation

CoPe RCN: Resilient Rural Infrastructure (on-going)

The objective of this project is to explore how to achieve adaptive capacity and resilience for Gulf coastal communities, which has the potential to extend to other rural communities in the U.S., and to foster a new understanding of the complex interactions among the key elements of community resilience in rural coastline areas.

Excellence in Research: Integrated Hazard and Traffic Modeling for Massive Evacuation in Florida under Uncertainty of Hurricane Track (ongoing) 

This project integrates coastal hazard modelign with comprehensive evacuation modeling while considering the uncertainty of hurricane track. With the integration of these models and the capability to examine the interdependencies of the critical infrastructure, better dynamic evacuation models can be produced.
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One Bridge at a Time: Bridging the Digital Divide for the Well-Being of Aging Populations in Smart and Connected Communities (ongoing)

The objective of this project is to develop a collaborative, multidisciplinary research platform and to study the relationship between Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) and the built environment (e.g., varying urban densities and demographics), centered on creating S&CC that incorporate the aging population to improve the wellfare of growing aging population in the U.S.
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UHDNETCity: User-centered Heterogeneous Data Fusion for Multi-networked City Mobility (completed)

The UHDNETCity will be able to bring measurable mobility benefits and improve the City of Tallahassee residents' quality of life in terms of (1) lowering energy consumption by vehicles and infrastructure, (2) reducing congestion, crashes and traveler frustration, (3) improving  safety andr reliability, and (4) providing a more streamlined, efficient and cost-effective system to operate and maintain city service networks.
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Institute of Museums and Library Sciences

iSmart for Disasters: Exploring Smart and Connected Disaster Planning for Small and Rural Libraries (ongoing)

The overall goal of this project is to explore existing disaster preparedness, response and recovery plans in the state and how libraries can be utilized to solve the existing challenges in improving the community resilience against disasters.

Florida Department of Transportation

Feasibility Analysis of Real-time Intersection Data Collection and Processing using Drones (ongoing)

The overall goal of this project is to test the feasibility and efficiency of drone-based real-time data collection and processing at intersections.

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Development of Safety Performance Functions for Restricted Crossing U-turn (RCUT) Intersections (completed)

The overall goal of this project is to provide appropriate safety performance functions for different types of RCUT intersections for use by DOT planners and engineers at various levels of project development and safety analysis.

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FDOT Research Showcase

Establishment of Effective Control Factors to Achieve Federal Enforcement Consistency with the Highway Beautification Act (completed)

This project identifies the most critical inconsistencies and regulatory difficulties associated with the Federal AOC program across the nation through a comprehensive survey among the State Departments of Transportation (DOTs).

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Natural Hazards Center

Significance of Secondary Infrastructure for Shelter Management in the Aftermath of Hurricane Michael (completed)

This study describes secondary and primary infrastructure available for long-term shelter operations in Bay County, Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.

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Center for Accessibility and Safety for an Aging Population (ASAP)

Needs Assessment for Multi-modal Emergency Transportation Operations with a Focus on an Aging Population (completed)

This project describes the conceptual foundation and components necessary to create an aging population-focused knowledge base with importance given to both ensuring the resiliency of the transportation infrastructure and meeting the needs of aging population.

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Travel Time and Roadway Capacity Reliability for an Aging Population: The Development of a Model Integrating Roadway Traffic with Aging Adults' Driving Behavior (completed)

This project derives mathematical models that jointly considers aging adults' travel behavior and traffic on roadway networks in the context of transportation accessibility, safety and reliability.

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Senior Community Resilience: Assessing the Interdependencies between Critical Transportation Infrastructures and Implications on Aging People's Households (ongoing)

This project presents a multii-disciplinary approach that should (a) evaluate the stochastic interactions between critical assets and roadways in terms of their exposure to different types of problems such as system disruptions due to disasters, and (b) develop mathematical solutions to minimize the effect of these disruptions on the aging communities and households.

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Metroplan Orlando

Transit-Oriented Development and SunRail Riders: What's the Connection? (completed)

This project attempts to address the connections between the new transit-oriented development (TOD) at SunRail stations and riders, and it identifies several takeaways, insights, and next steps for Central Florida's decision makers.

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News

New Resilient Infrastructure and Disaster Response (RIDER) Center is established

New RIDER Center will serve as a technology hub for resilience and disaster research. The center aims to establish and develop emergency plans that fit the needs of both urban and rural communities.
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New Call for Papers in the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics: Data Driven Reliable and Resilient Energy System against Disasters

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New National Science Foundation Project: Cope-RCN: Resilient Rural Infrastructure 

The objective of this project is to explore how to achieve adaptive capacity and resilience for Gulf coastal communities, which has the potential to extend to other rural communities in the U.S., and to foster a new understanding of the complex interactions among the key elements of community resilience in  rural coastline areas.
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Article in the Conversation: How Rural Areas Like Florida's Panhandle Can Become More Hurricane-ready?

It is extremely challenging to prepare for very fast Category 5 hurricanes like Hurricane Michael. But proactive planning and community-level decision making can ensure that no one is left without assistance.
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National Science Foundation Project: Excellence in Research: Integrated Hazard and Traffic Modeling for Massive Evacuation in Florida under Uncertainty of Hurricane Track

This project integrates coastal hazard modeling with comprehensive evacuation modeling while considering the uncertainty of hurricane track. With the integration of these models and the capability to examine the interdependencies of the critical infrastructure, better dynamic evacuation models can be produced. 

National Science Foundation Project: SCC-RCN: One Bridge at a Time: Bridging the Digital Divide for the Well-Being of Aging Populations in Smart and Connected Communities

The objective of this project is to develop a collaborative, multidisciplinary research platform and to study the relationship between Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) and the built environment (e.g., varying urban densities and demographics), centered on creating S&CC that incorporate the aging population to improve the wellfare of growing aging population in the U.S.  
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