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Sunday, November 7
 

10:00am GMT+04

TS1.1: Pavement Testing
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Herman Visser

Herman Visser

Civil Engineer
Herman Visser is a Professional Civil Engineer with 10 years’ experience in the transportation industry. Herman graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Pavements and Materials Engineering... Read More →
avatar for William Troxler Jr.

William Troxler Jr.

President and Chairman of the Board, Board for Troxler Electronic Laboratories, Inc.
William F. Troxler, Jr. is President and Chairman of the Board for Troxler Electronic Laboratories, Inc.; a company committed to creating innovative quality control systems for the geotech and road construction industries both domestically and internationally.  Mr. Troxler began... Read More →


Sunday November 7, 2021 10:00am - 11:30am GMT+04

10:00am GMT+04

TS1.2: Asphalt Pavement Innovations 1
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
PB

Philip Blankenship

Uberbinder, Inc.
avatar for Prof. Bernhard Hofko

Prof. Bernhard Hofko

Vienna University of Technology
Bernhard Hofko is an Associate Professor and Head of Lab for Road Materials at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien). In his work, he covers road infrastructure materials including material optimization, sustainability, life cycle analysis etc. Prof. Hofko is also consulting... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Jan Valentin

Dr. Jan Valentin

Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague
Active in the civil engineering (focus on pavement and road engineering) form more than 18 years. Since 2004 employed by Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague. Presently deputy head of the Department of Road Structures and senior researcher. Part time... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Johannes Mirwald

Dr. Johannes Mirwald

Material Chemist, TU Vienna
Dr. Johannes Mirwald is a material chemist working in road engineering at the TU Vienna. He received his PhD at the faculty for technical chemistry at the TU Vienna while investigating realistic ageing conditions and chemo-mechanical correlation of various asphalt binders. His current... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Allex Alvarez

Dr. Allex Alvarez

Professor, Universidad Industrial de Santander
Allex E. Alvarez holds a Ph.D., an M.Sc. (Eng), and a B.Eng. degree in Civil Engineering from the Texas A&M University, the University of los Andes, and the National University of Colombia, respectively. He currently works as Professor (full) at the Universidad Industrial de Santander... Read More →


Sunday November 7, 2021 10:00am - 11:30am GMT+04

10:00am GMT+04

TS1.3: Road Safety in Low Income Countries
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Alina Burlacu

Dr. Alina Burlacu

Senior Transport Specialist, The World Bank
Alina Burlacu is a Senior Transport Specialist with the World Bank Global Road Safety Facility, managing the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS) program, which is spreading across 15 countries. Starting 2017, she has been spearheading road safety work... Read More →
avatar for James Akena

James Akena

Founder and CEO, Legacy Road Safety Initiative (LRSI)
James is a founder and CEO of Legacy Road Safety Initiative (LRSI), an NGO fully registered by the government and fully operational for the last two years. James has extensive leadership skills, knowledge, and expertise in transport; logistics; supply chain management and road safety... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Timothy Oketch

Dr. Timothy Oketch

Director and Principal, TIMCON Associates
Dr Eng. Timothy Oketch is a professional Transportation Engineer with over 30 years-experience. He holds a PhD and MSc in Transportation Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany and Delft University in the Netherlands respectively, and a BSc in Civil Engineering from... Read More →


Sunday November 7, 2021 10:00am - 11:30am GMT+04

10:00am GMT+04

TS1.4: Road Financing Strategies
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Ahmad AlSabbah

Ahmad AlSabbah

Investment & PPP Expert, Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure, UAE
Mr. Ahmad AlSabbah is an Investment/PPP expert at the Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure. His sectoral focuses are Investment, Public Private Partnership and commercial transformation.Mr. AlSabbah has held various positions within the public and private sectors and advised number... Read More →
avatar for Majid Ideisan

Majid Ideisan

Project Manager, Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure, UAE
Majid Ideisan is a specialized engineer in Sustainable and Renewable Energy systems, and a Certified Energy Manager by the Association of Energy Engineers. He is currently acting as a Project Manager at the Financial Sustainability and Investment Department at the Ministry of Energy... Read More →
avatar for Ali	Ipinge

Ali Ipinge

President, ARMFA (African Road Maintenance Funds Association)
avatar for Evans Ochola

Evans Ochola

Consultant, The World Bank
Mr. Ochola is a professional civil engineer with a decade of experience in transportation planning, policy formulation, feasibility studies, engineering design, contract administration, monitoring and evaluation, and project management. He holds an MSc (Eng) Transport Planning & Engineering... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Jennaro Odoki

Dr. Jennaro Odoki

Managing Director, IMES Ltd
Dr. Odoki is a Chartered Transport Specialist specializing in highway engineering and transport economics. He has over 30-years of global experience in road asset management, road economics and financing, road sector policies and strategies, road investment programs, project appraisal... Read More →


Sunday November 7, 2021 10:00am - 11:30am GMT+04

10:00am GMT+04

TS1.5: Bridge & Structure Management
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
AA

Amin Akhnoukh

East Carolina University
CT

Chawalit Tipagornwong

Department of Rural Roads
avatar for Mr. Hiromasa Kobayashi

Mr. Hiromasa Kobayashi

Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Expressway Company Limited
Mr. Kobayashi is from Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Expressway Company Limited in Japan. He has been working for the maintenance of bridges since 2019 including Magosaki Viaduct and Ohnaruto Bridge which is a suspension bridge with the central span length of 876m over a straight, after getting... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Antidio Viguria

Dr. Antidio Viguria

CTO in Avionics and Systems, FADA-CATEC Research Center
PhD from University of Seville and Head of the Avionics and Systems Dept. of FADA-CATEC since 2008, and since 2019 CTO in Avionics and Systems at FADA-CATEC. He has been researcher from 2006 to 2008 at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, USA) granted by Fulbright, working... Read More →


Sunday November 7, 2021 10:00am - 11:30am GMT+04

1:30pm GMT+04

TS2.1: Case Studies in ITS Deployment
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
AE

Ahmed Elawady

University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
avatar for Mohamad Talas

Mohamad Talas

Director of ITS Management & System Engineering, NY DOT
Mohamad Talas, PE. PTOE. PhD. Mohamad Talas has over 30 years in Traffic Engineering and Operation experience in the New York City Department of Transportation. He currently serves as the Director for the NYC DOT System Engineering Division, where he supervises the planning and development... Read More →
avatar for Marshall Cheek

Marshall Cheek

Director of Traffic Engineering & Solutions, Cubic ITS
Marshall joined Trafficware in 2011 and is currently the Director of Traffic Engineering & Solutions for Cubic ITS.  Marshall is hands-on and leads a team of dedicated traffic engineers and professionals that deliver ATMS and adaptive signal control projects throughout the world... Read More →
avatar for Maria Dagaeva

Maria Dagaeva

Head of the Center of Intelligent Transport Systems, Road Safety State Company
Maria Dagaeva – Head of the Center of Intelligent Transport Systems at the Road Safety State Company, graduate of the KNRTU-KAI Department for Computer Technologies and Information Protection. Maria sets the policy for the organization in the field of intelligent transport systems... Read More →


Sunday November 7, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm GMT+04

1:30pm GMT+04

TS2.2: Traffic Planning & Forecasting 1
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Daniel Findley

Dr. Daniel Findley

Senior Research Associate, Institute for Transportation Research and Education
Dr. Daniel Findley, P.E. is a Senior Research Associate with the Institute for Transportation Research and Education in Raleigh, NC. He specializes in asset management and inventory, horizontal curve safety, economic impact analysis, multi-modal transportation, unique transportation... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Irfan Memon

Dr. Irfan Memon

Urban and Transport Planner
Experienced Urban and Transport Planner with a demonstrated history of working in the research and field industries. Skilled in SPSS, AutoCAD, and Data Analysis. Strong educational and professional background with Bachelors in the field of Urban and Regional Planning. Masters in Transportation... Read More →


Sunday November 7, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm GMT+04

1:30pm GMT+04

TS2.3: Asphalt Pavement Innovations 2
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
GA

Ghazi Al Khateeb

University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
CB

Curtis Berthelot

PSI Technologies Inc.
avatar for Ryan Stevens

Ryan Stevens

Civil Engineer, City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department
Ryan is a Civil Engineer for the Pavement Management Team in the City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department. The Pavement Management Team develops the 5-year Pavement Maintenance Program to keep Phoenix’s 5,000 street miles in good condition. The team is involved with collecting... Read More →


Sunday November 7, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm GMT+04

1:30pm GMT+04

TS2.4: Safe Roads by Design 1
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for John Griffith

John Griffith

Vice President, ETI USA, Inc.
avatar for Dr. Victoria Gitelman

Dr. Victoria Gitelman

Senior Research Fellow, Transportation Research Institute, Technion, Israel
Victoria Gitelman, M.Sc., Ph.D., is a senior research fellow at the Transportation Research Institute, Technion, Israel; in the past decade, she served as a head of the road safety research group. Dr Gitelman is engaged in evaluation research in road safety and traffic engineering... Read More →
avatar for Telma Silva

Telma Silva

Specialized Road Safety Technician, Ascendi
Telma Silva attended the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), where she got a Master degree in Civil Engineering, in 2008. In 2010, she started working in Ascendi, a road infrastructure operator in Portugal. Her professional background within Ascendi went through... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Akram Abu-Odeh

Dr. Akram Abu-Odeh

Program Manager, Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI)
Dr. Akram Abu-Odeh is a program manager of the infrastructure protection program at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI). Dr. Abu-Odeh has over 22 years of experience in analyzing, designing, and testing structures under impact loads with an emphasis on roadside safety hardware... Read More →


Sunday November 7, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm GMT+04

1:30pm GMT+04

TS2.5: Integrated Transport Planning
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
AA

Amin Akhnoukh

East Carolina University
avatar for Mounir El Asmar

Mounir El Asmar

Associate Professor, Arizona State University
Mounir El Asmar is an associate professor at Arizona State University’s School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment in the Del E. Webb School of Construction. He also is a senior sustainability scientist with the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Veit Appelt

Dr. Veit Appelt

CEO, A+S Consult
Dr. Appelt has a Doctoral Degree in civil engineering as well as a Double Diploma in Civil Engineering and IT from the Dresden University of Technology. His more than 30 years of professional experience covers work, in Germany and abroad, in the fields of: BIM, road, rail, airports... Read More →
avatar for Ali Osman Atahan

Ali Osman Atahan

Professor, Istanbul Technical University
Prof. Atahan is an expert of Traffic Safety and development and analysis of roadside safety hardware. He has been working in this area for the past 25 years. He is working at Istanbul Technical University as a professor. He has published more than 50 papers on various traffic safety... Read More →
avatar for Malesiba Mabe

Malesiba Mabe

Chief Engineer, Mpumalanga Provincial Treasury
Malesiba Mabe, is a Professional Civil Engineer born in Mamelodi (Pretoria, South Africa) with experience in the roads, transportation and infrastructure planning and financing. Malesiba completed her under-graduate studies at the University of Johannesburg where she attained a Baccalaureus... Read More →


Sunday November 7, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm GMT+04

3:30pm GMT+04

TS3.1: Greening Road Projects
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
SE

Selim Emre Gencer

E-MAK Company
avatar for Robert D. Friedman

Robert D. Friedman

Innovator and Inventor
Innovator, Inventor and Patent Holder of technologies for the building of roads and road bases, and producing blocks, bricks and pavers from in situ materials, waste materials and hazardous waste materials. Member of Research Gate.  Member of the American Chemistry Council, Affiliate... Read More →
avatar for Engr. Musa Saidu, FNSE

Engr. Musa Saidu, FNSE

Deputy Director, Highways Bridges and Design, Federal Ministry of Works, Abuja-Nigeria
Musa is a Civil Engineer by Education, Training and Experience. My carrier in the practice of this profession has spanned some Twenty years. During this period, I have acquired substantial experience in all the four principal aspects of the theory and practice of civil engineering... Read More →
avatar for Meltem Akyuz

Meltem Akyuz

Asset Management Reporting Manager and the Sustainability Lead, ICA on the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and Northern Ring Motorway Operations
A Civil Engineer with over fifteen years track record of construction experience in all phases of Mining and Civil Infrastructure projects in Australia and Turkey. Has experience in planning, estimating and managing the design, construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, structures... Read More →
avatar for Eng. Thomas Baenziger

Eng. Thomas Baenziger

CEO, EE-Consulting AG Switzerland
Thomas BAENZIGER, a Swiss citizen, holds an engineering degree of Zurich School of Engineering. He is the CEO of EE-Consulting AG Switzerland, Chairman of the CIE (International Commission on Illumination, based in Vienna) Technical Committee TC4-62, developing the new recommendations... Read More →


Sunday November 7, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm GMT+04

3:30pm GMT+04

TS3.2: Street & Highway Design for CAVs
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Anton Pashkevich

Dr. Anton Pashkevich

Department of Transportation Systems, Politechnika Krakowska
ANTON PASHKEVICH holds a doctorate in transport and geomatics engineering from the University of Bologna. Now he is an employee of the Department of Transportation Systems, Politechnika Krakowska. His main fields of research cover urban transport and road safety including eye-tracking... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Lukasik

Daniel Lukasik

Vice President, Parsons
Dan Lukasik is Vice President and Intelligent Transportation System sector leader for Parsons.  Dan has 30+ years of experience in the design and implementation of ITS systems used for managing freeways, toll roads, arterial roadway networks as well as transit systems.  He is considered... Read More →
avatar for Gernot Sauter

Gernot Sauter

Technical Manager, 3M
Technical Manager at 3M with 20 years experience in the Transportation Safety Division with development and manufacturing of high performance retroreflective sheeting and pavement markings. 1988 – 1992 Student Internship Institute for Polymer Science RWTH 1992 – 1998 Imperial... Read More →
avatar for Gozde Bakioglu

Gozde Bakioglu

Research Assistant, Istanbul Technical University
Gozde Bakioglu is a full time Research Assistant at Istanbul Technical University in the faculty of Civil Engineering and the department of Transportation Engineering. She completed her MSc at Bogazici University and her undergraduate degree from Yildiz Technical University. She has... Read More →
avatar for Brian Hoeft

Brian Hoeft

Solutions and Systems Engineer, Cubic
Brian Hoeft is a Solutions and Systems Engineer with Cubic. Prior to joining Cubic, Mr. Hoeft was the Director for the Traffic Management Center in Las Vegas, where he lead the day-to-day operations for freeways and signalized corridors and the successful deployment of automated... Read More →


Sunday November 7, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm GMT+04

3:30pm GMT+04

TS3.3: Innovations in Road Materials 1
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
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Sahil Surehali

Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati
avatar for Jolina Karam

Jolina Karam

Ph.D. student, Arizona State University (ASU) in Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering
Jolina Karam is currently a Ph.D. student at Arizona State University (ASU) in Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering. More specifically, majoring in Transportation, focusing on Pavement and Materials. Recently, she has earned her master’s degree at ASU. She is originally... Read More →
avatar for Mohammed Ismail

Mohammed Ismail

Research Assistant, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Mohammed Ismail is a research assistant in the University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. He is a Civil and Environmental engineer that is specialized is pavement engineering. He obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in civil and environmental engineering from the same university... Read More →
avatar for George Way

George Way

Chief Engineer, Consulpav International
I Graduated from Arizona State University in 1969 with a degree in Chemical Engineering. From 1969 t0 2004 I was with the Arizona Department of Transportation. I retired in 2004 as the Chief Pavement Design Engineer. From 2004 to the present I am the Chief Engineer with the Consulpav... Read More →
avatar for Simon Tetley

Simon Tetley

Director, ARRB Systems South Africa
Simon is a consulting transportation engineer with 34 years experience in road and airport infrastructure design, construction and project management. He is a director of ARRB Systems South Africa based in their Cape Town office and specialises in the fields of pavement/materials... Read More →


Sunday November 7, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm GMT+04

3:30pm GMT+04

TS3.4: Long Term Pavement Performance 1
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
AA

Amin Akhnoukh

East Carolina University
avatar for Dr. Yu Shirai

Dr. Yu Shirai

Member, Technical Research Institute of NIPPO CORPORATION
I was born in Japan in September 1976. I graduated from high school in March 1995, Hosei University in March 2000, and joined NIPPO CORPORATION in April 2000. I am currently a member of the Technical Research Institute of NIPPO CORPORATION. And in July 2021, I received my Ph.D. from... Read More →
avatar for Adriana Santos

Adriana Santos

Head of Service, ASCENDI, IGI
Adriana Santos is a student of the Doctoral Program in Civil Engineering at University of Minho, and she is studying two parameters in particular, microtexture and macrotexture in the road pavements and their degradation. Her research interests are in the areas of pavements and her... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Jan Valentin

Dr. Jan Valentin

Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague
Active in the civil engineering (focus on pavement and road engineering) form more than 18 years. Since 2004 employed by Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague. Presently deputy head of the Department of Road Structures and senior researcher. Part time... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Auckpath Sawangsuriya

Dr. Auckpath Sawangsuriya

Civil Engineer, Bureau of Road Research and Development, Department of Highways, Thailand
A. Sawangsuriya is a civil engineer-expert level at Bureau of Road Research and Development, Department of Highways, Bangkok, Thailand. He received his B.Eng. (with honors) from the Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University, Thailand. He received his M.S... Read More →


Sunday November 7, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm GMT+04

3:30pm GMT+04

TS3.5: Road Safety Risk Diagnosis 1
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Paliotto

Andrea Paliotto

University of Florence
Andrea Paliotto graduated in Civil Engineering at the University of Florence. He has been worked in the University since 2017. He worked also as consultant engineer. Since June 2018 he is a PhD student at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (University of Florence... Read More →
avatar for Faheem Malik

Faheem Malik

Associate Lecturer, Mechanical and Construction Engineering Department at Northumbria University
Faheem Ahmed Malik is presently working as Associate Lecturer in the Mechanical and Construction Engineering Department at Northumbria University. He has a Bachelor in Civil Engineering together with a masters in Transportation planning and engineering. Before joining the Northumbria... Read More →


Sunday November 7, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm GMT+04
 
Monday, November 8
 

8:30am GMT+04

TS4.1: Maintenance Strategies 1
These special interest sessions are developed by IRF partners and member organizations from all over the world. Partner sessions showcase the top global experts in their respective regions and areas of specialization

Speakers
avatar for Hodaka Okajima

Hodaka Okajima

Institute of Research and Development
Hodaka Okajima was born in Tokyo Prefecture, Japan in 1992. He graduated from the Department of biotechnology, Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2015 and received M. Sci. in 2017. He joined Taisei Rotec Corporation in 2017. He’s been working for Institute of Research and Development... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Stevens

Ryan Stevens

Civil Engineer, City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department
Ryan is a Civil Engineer for the Pavement Management Team in the City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department. The Pavement Management Team develops the 5-year Pavement Maintenance Program to keep Phoenix’s 5,000 street miles in good condition. The team is involved with collecting... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Auckpath Sawangsuriya

Dr. Auckpath Sawangsuriya

Civil Engineer, Bureau of Road Research and Development, Department of Highways, Thailand
A. Sawangsuriya is a civil engineer-expert level at Bureau of Road Research and Development, Department of Highways, Bangkok, Thailand. He received his B.Eng. (with honors) from the Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University, Thailand. He received his M.S... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am GMT+04

8:30am GMT+04

TS4.2: Decarbonizing Road Transport
These special interest sessions are developed by IRF partners and member organizations from all over the world. Partner sessions showcase the top global experts in their respective regions and areas of specialization

Speakers
avatar for Keith Wilson

Keith Wilson

President, Titan Freight
Mr. Wilson has been president & CEO of TITAN Freight Systems, a regional transportation company with operations throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and British Columbia since 2004. His company is a leader in the implementation of Artificial Intelligence and Edge Computing to meet... Read More →
avatar for Bojan Banfi

Bojan Banfi

Director for projects Digitalization and Decarbonization, Motorways of Slovenia (DARS)
Bojan Banfi, BSc in Economics, has 35 years of working experience in different strategic areas. Having worked in the office of the Vice President of the Government of Slovenia for ten years, he had been involved in preparation of certain fundamental documents from economy. Between... Read More →
avatar for Christian Vine Wunder

Christian Vine Wunder

Chief of the Infrastructure and Transportation Division, Regional Government of Coquimbo, Chile
Christian Vine Wunder, born in Santiago de Chile in 1967. He is a Management and Financial Consultant with experience in different industries and fields, including the public sector.  In 2010 was designed as Regional Assessor of Finance Ministry in the Coquimbo Region of Chile, being... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Igor Burmistrov

Dr. Igor Burmistrov

Director, Director of the Engineering Center of the Federal State Budgetary
Burmistrov Igor Nikolaevich, Doctor of Technical Sciences, date of birth February 20, 1982. In 2004 Burmistrov I.N. graduated with honors from the Yury Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov. In 2006, Burmistrov I.N. was defend the PhD thesis on the topic "Development of polymer... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am GMT+04

8:30am GMT+04

TS4.3: Road Safety Leadership
These special interest sessions are developed by IRF partners and member organizations from all over the world. Partner sessions showcase the top global experts in their respective regions and areas of specialization

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Alina Burlacu

Dr. Alina Burlacu

Senior Transport Specialist, The World Bank
Alina Burlacu is a Senior Transport Specialist with the World Bank Global Road Safety Facility, managing the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS) program, which is spreading across 15 countries. Starting 2017, she has been spearheading road safety work... Read More →
avatar for Umang Champaklal Modi

Umang Champaklal Modi

Assistant Professor, University of Baroda
Currently I am working as Assistant Professor Faculty of Law and Coordinator for One Year Diploma in Political Leadership and Governance Institute of Leadership and Governance The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. I have one year working experience of Government Sector as Legal... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am GMT+04

10:30am GMT+04

TS5.1 Long Term Pavement Performance 2
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
KM

Kaouther Machta

High Institute of Technological Studies of Rades
avatar for Dr. Carlos Obando

Dr. Carlos Obando

Ph.D. Candidate in Civil, Environmental and Sustainability Engineering, Arizona State University
Civil Engineer, Specialist in Administration of Construction Companies, with a master’s degree in civil engineering. Currently Ph.D. Candidate in Civil, Environmental and Sustainability Engineering at Arizona State University - USA. More than 6 years of university teaching experience... Read More →
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Stanislav Mamulat L.

Adviser to the Rector, State Siberian Automobile and Highway University
Graduated from Moscow State University with a Master in Psychology of management after that has started his scientific research career in Moscow Engineering Physics Institute. The business consulting career has started as the Head of Moscow office in the Center for Russian & American... Read More →
avatar for Khalil Almbaidheen

Khalil Almbaidheen

Technical & Sales Manager, MAPEI Construction Chemicals
Khalil Almbaidheen is working as Technical & Sales Manager in the Admixture Department for GCC region at MAPEI Construction Chemicals, Certified as Concrete Professional (Middle East) CCpf and ACI Special Inspector. Holding two master’s degrees in civil engineering and construction... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm GMT+04

10:30am GMT+04

TS5.2 ITS Design & Implementation Strategies
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
HA

Habiba Aflatoon

Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure
avatar for Gary Lin

Gary Lin

International Business Developer, Monotch
Gary joined Monotch in 2020 in the newly created role of International Business developer and is responsible for the selection, recruitment, and management of partners. Monotch works with these partner to create new business opportunities and innovative solutions based on a data sharing... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Rifkat Minnikhanov

Dr. Rifkat Minnikhanov

Director, "Road Safety" State Company
Rifkat Minnikhanov - Doctor of Technical Science, Professor, Director of the "Road Safety" State Company, scientific consultant of the "Scientific Center for Life Safety" State Company, the head of the Department of Intelligent Transport Systems at KNRTU-KAI. He also serves as the... Read More →
avatar for Brian Hoeft

Brian Hoeft

Solutions and Systems Engineer, Cubic
Brian Hoeft is a Solutions and Systems Engineer with Cubic. Prior to joining Cubic, Mr. Hoeft was the Director for the Traffic Management Center in Las Vegas, where he lead the day-to-day operations for freeways and signalized corridors and the successful deployment of automated... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm GMT+04

10:30am GMT+04

TS5.3 Safe Roads by Design 2
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Deogratias Eustace

Deogratias Eustace

Professor, University of Dayton, USA
Professor of transportation engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Dayton, USA. His interest areas include traffic safety, data analytics in transportation engineering, impact of connected vehicles technology... Read More →
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Darko Babić

Professor, University of Zagreb
Darko Babić is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, University of Zagreb (Croatia) at the Department for Traffic Signalling where he actively participates in the teaching process and works on scientific and professional projects. He is the president... Read More →
avatar for Gernot Sauter

Gernot Sauter

Technical Manager, 3M
Technical Manager at 3M with 20 years experience in the Transportation Safety Division with development and manufacturing of high performance retroreflective sheeting and pavement markings. 1988 – 1992 Student Internship Institute for Polymer Science RWTH 1992 – 1998 Imperial... Read More →
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Joseph Marra

GDTech
Joseph Marra is Civil Engineer from the University of Liège, Belgium. He started his career as structural calculation engineer at the Liege University and pursued at the research center of ArcelorMittal working on structural calculation of steel structures. He managed projects up... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm GMT+04

10:30am GMT+04

TS5.4 Multi-Stakeholder Transportation Strategies
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Spear

Jonathan Spear

Transport Policy Advisor, Atkins Acuity
Jonathan Spear is a Transport Policy Advisor with 26 years of experience and currently working with Atkins Acuity in Dubai. He has extensive experience in national, regional and local transport planning studies in the international sphere and has worked in UK, Asia-Pacific, Africa... Read More →
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Eric Gabriel Jenn

Lead Transport Infrastructure Specialist for the Emergency Community Development Program, United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
Eric Gabriel Jenn is a transport and geotechnical engineer and an infrastructure policy practitioner. His works cover efficient transport system design and management, transport institutional reform, traffic optimization, transport economics, and broader infrastructure strategies... Read More →
avatar for Tim Lukas Kornprobst

Tim Lukas Kornprobst

PhD candidate, Technical University of Darmstadt
Tim Kornprobst is a research fellow and graduate of the 56th Postgraduate Programme at the German Development Institute in Bonn. He has studied International Studies/Peace and Conflict Studies in Frankfurt am Main and Darmstadt. He is currently doing his PhD at the Technical University... Read More →
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Dr. Rasin Mufti

Vice President & Director of Major Projects, Parsons Int. Limited
Dr. Mufti is a Vice President & Director of Major Projects-ME at Parsons Int. Limited, working on various major projects including the Kuwait Technical Support Program where he plays a vital role in coordinating Kuwait rail, roads and other transport activities with the GCC Secretariat... Read More →
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Eng. Suha Ashkanani

Acting Director, Public Authority for Roads and Transport (PART), Kuwait
Engineer Suha Ashkanani is the Acting Director of the Public Authority for Roads and Transport (PART) in Kuwait. She is a graduate Civil Engineer with more than 30 years of experience in various government positions in the planning, design and management of Roads and transportation... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm GMT+04

1:00pm GMT+04

TS6.1 Maintenance Strategies 2
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Thriscutt

Mark Thriscutt

Managing Director, Penhallow Limited
Independent road management consultant with over 35 years of international experience working with international consulting companies, multilateral and bilateral donors and national governments, throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, Caribbean and South America. Specialist in... Read More →
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Syed Taha

Industrial Ph.D. Fellow, APPLY AS
Syed Mohammad Taha has a Master’s degree in Engineering Design and is working as Industrial Ph.D. Fellow at APPLY AS, a Norwegian Oil & Gas service provider. His Ph.D. project is a collaboration between APPLY AS and the University of Stavanger and is partly funded by the Norwegian... Read More →
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Oleg Pekerman V

CEO, Fortis Consulting Services Corp
Mr. Oleg V Pekerman has over 25 years of experience working as in IT/ITS industry as a system architect. He has built a global reputation across the ITS industry as a visionary in TMC operations, ITS maintenance approaches and variety of ATMS programs. During his career, Mr. Pekerman... Read More →
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Ponlathep Lertworawanich

Director, Bureau of Road Research and Development, Thailand
Ponlathep Lertworawanich is the director of the Bureau of Road Research and Development at the Department of Highways, Ministry of Transport, Thailand. He received the Ph.D. degree in civil engineering and operations research from the Pennsylvania State University. His research interests... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pm GMT+04

1:00pm GMT+04

TS6.2 Road Pricing & Tolling 1
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Pedro Pinto

Pedro Pinto

Toll General Manager, Ascendi
Pedro Pinto is currently Toll General Manager at Ascendi, a Portuguese company that operates in the road infrastructure sector as a concessionaire, O&M and toll collection services. Pedro Pinto has the responsibility for all Ascendi’s Road Concessions (6) and for the organization... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pm GMT+04

1:00pm GMT+04

TS6.3 Driver Behavior Strategies
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Suyi Mao

Suyi Mao

Associate Member, American Society of Civil Engineering
Suyi Mao earned her Bachelor degree in transportation planning and management from Central South University, China, in 2017. She is pursuing her Ph.D. degree in traffic engineering at Central South University, Changsha, 410075, China.  She has been working on research studies related... Read More →
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Dr. Daniel Albuquerque

Assistant Professor, UAEU College of Engineering
Dr. Albuquerque is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Transportation Engineering at UAEU. He earned his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Nebraska, USA. Dr. Albuquerque is an International Road Federation Scholar and brings over 15 years of experience in Transportation... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Audrey Demicoli

Dr. Audrey Demicoli

Architect and Civil Engineer
Dr. Audrey Demicoli is a warranted Architect and Civil Engineer with a Bachelor Degree from the University of Malta.  She obtained her Masters Degree in Traffic and Transportation Systems from the Nottingham Trent University.  She obtained her Doctoral Degree from the University... Read More →
avatar for Tim Cox

Tim Cox

Plastic Safety Systems
I started in the traffic safety industry in 1979 working with pavement markings till 2003 when I transitioned to work zone safety devices. I have been honored to serve as secretary of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and on the boards of industry associations... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pm GMT+04

1:00pm GMT+04

TS6.4 Transport Responses to the Pandemic
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Ali Osman Atahan

Ali Osman Atahan

Professor, Istanbul Technical University
Prof. Atahan is an expert of Traffic Safety and development and analysis of roadside safety hardware. He has been working in this area for the past 25 years. He is working at Istanbul Technical University as a professor. He has published more than 50 papers on various traffic safety... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Spear

Jonathan Spear

Transport Policy Advisor, Atkins Acuity
Jonathan Spear is a Transport Policy Advisor with 26 years of experience and currently working with Atkins Acuity in Dubai. He has extensive experience in national, regional and local transport planning studies in the international sphere and has worked in UK, Asia-Pacific, Africa... Read More →
avatar for Farrukh Baig

Farrukh Baig

Associate Committee Member, American Society of Civil Engineering
Mr. Baig earned his BSc in City and Regional Planning from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Pakistan with a medal for his excellence performance. He received his MSc. in Transportation Planning and management from Dalian University of Technology, China. Currently, He... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pm GMT+04

1:00pm GMT+04

TS6.5 Practical Applications of Big Data Science
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Howard M. Shotz

Howard M. Shotz

Asset Management Technical Director, Connected Communities Products, Parsons
Howard is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a member of the Institute for Asset Management (IAM), and a certified Parsons Project Manager (PMC) with more than 25 years of experience designing and implementing asset management technology solutions. Howard has experience... Read More →
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Ponlathep Lertworawanich

Director, Bureau of Road Research and Development, Thailand
Ponlathep Lertworawanich is the director of the Bureau of Road Research and Development at the Department of Highways, Ministry of Transport, Thailand. He received the Ph.D. degree in civil engineering and operations research from the Pennsylvania State University. His research interests... Read More →
avatar for Raitis Steinbergs

Raitis Steinbergs

Engineer
Road engineer with 7 years of experience in road maintenance. For the last years I have been working on development projects related to equipment used for daily road maintenance and information technology to improve overall work quality and raise efficiency. Also, leading the development... Read More →
avatar for Álvaro Soares

Álvaro Soares

IT Development Coordinator, Ascendi
Application Management and Development Team Coordinator at Ascendi; Product Owner (SustIMS – Sustainable Infrastructure Management System); Project Manager of Asset Management, ITS, GIS and Tooling implementation projects. Graduation on Computer Engineering in the Superior Institute... Read More →
avatar for Jacopo Alaimo

Jacopo Alaimo

NA Sales and Business Development Manager, XenomatiX
Jacopo joined XenomatiX to lead the expansion of its revolutionary and simple LiDAR technology in the North American region. With the vision to contribute to safer roads and transportations he is convinced of the advantages that the True Solid State could bring to the AV world. In... Read More →
avatar for Thitikorn Posribink

Thitikorn Posribink

Civil Engineer, Bureau of Road Maintenance, Thailand
I am Civil Engineer Professional level at Bureau of Road Maintenance, Department of Rural Roads, Ministry of Transportation, Thailand. My Specialist in Geotechnical Engineering, Instrumentation Pavement Engineering and also interested in ITS. I completed the Doctoral degree in Civil... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pm GMT+04

3:00pm GMT+04

TS7.1 New Approaches to Asset Performance
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Timo Saarenketo

Dr. Timo Saarenketo

CEO, Roadscanners Oy
Dr. Timo Saarenketo is the CEO of Roadscanners Oy. He also works as an Adjunct Professor of traffic infrastructure diagnostics at the Tampere University in Finland. He is internationally known “Road Doctor” specialized in Non-Destructive Testing based road and bridge and other... Read More →
avatar for Prof. Fernando Varela Soto

Prof. Fernando Varela Soto

PhD Civil Engineer, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  PhD Civil Engineer at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE: Full Professor Department of Civil Engineering: construction, infrastructure and transport (Civil Engineering Faculty -UPM-). Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. 1995-Present. Director of Two... Read More →
avatar for Thitikorn Posribink

Thitikorn Posribink

Civil Engineer, Bureau of Road Maintenance, Thailand
I am Civil Engineer Professional level at Bureau of Road Maintenance, Department of Rural Roads, Ministry of Transportation, Thailand. My Specialist in Geotechnical Engineering, Instrumentation Pavement Engineering and also interested in ITS. I completed the Doctoral degree in Civil... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 3:00pm - 4:30pm GMT+04

3:00pm GMT+04

TS7.2 ITS Design & Implementation Strategies
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Robert Jaffe

Dr. Robert Jaffe

Chair of IRF ITS Committee, Consystec
Dr. Jaffe is an electrical and systems engineer with EE degrees from Cornell (BS) and Stanford (MS, PhD). After 13 years as a Research Staff Manager at IBM’s Research Division, in 1996 he founded Consensus Systems Technologies (“ConSysTec”) where he remains a principal. Dr... Read More →
avatar for Andy Palanisamy

Andy Palanisamy

Head of Practice - Smart Cities, Parsons Corporation
Andy Palanisamy is a seasoned technologist & management professional with nearly two decades of public/private sector experience, tackling complex projects in transportation, infrastructure, and mobility technologies.  Andy currently serves as the Head of Practice for Smart Cities... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Yury Grin

Dr. Yury Grin

Advisor to the CEO, JSC GLONASS
Dr. Grin is Advisor to the CEO of JSC GLONASS, working in this capacity from April 2019. Previously during 6 years he was Deputy Director General of Russian company Intervale, specialized in e-commerce and mobile payments. Before Intervale he worked during 7 years at International... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 3:00pm - 4:30pm GMT+04

3:00pm GMT+04

TS7.3 Traffic Planning & Forecasting
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Professor Abolfazl Mohammadian

Professor Abolfazl Mohammadian

Professor of Transportation Systems and Head of Civil, Materials, and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois Chicago
Dr. Mohammadian is a Professor of Transportation Systems and Head of Civil, Materials, and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois Chicago. His research has covered various areas of transportation planning including travel behavior analysis, modeling of activity and... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Irfan Memon

Dr. Irfan Memon

Urban and Transport Planner
Experienced Urban and Transport Planner with a demonstrated history of working in the research and field industries. Skilled in SPSS, AutoCAD, and Data Analysis. Strong educational and professional background with Bachelors in the field of Urban and Regional Planning. Masters in Transportation... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Bennett

Stephen Bennett

Consultant Transport Modeler, Integrated Transport Centre Abu Dhabi
Stephen Bennett is a Consultant Transport modeler at the Integrated Transport Centre Abu Dhabi. He has more than 20 years of experience working in transport modelling, and planning in the UK, Europe, and the Middle East. Big Data and Modelling is the specific area he is working on... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 3:00pm - 4:30pm GMT+04

3:00pm GMT+04

TS7.4 Road Pricing & Tolling 2
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Ahmed Abdelkader

Dr. Ahmed Abdelkader

Holds a PhD in Materials Engineering from Newcastle University, UK, preceded by a BSc in Chemistry from Alexandria University, Egypt, a Diploma in Polymer Technology from Ferrara University, Italy, and an MSc in Materials Science from Alexandria University. Has a solid 25 years... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Averkamp

Joseph Averkamp

Vice President, Systems & Solutions, Parsons
Joseph (Joe) Averkamp, Parsons VP, Systems and Solutions, has nearly 25 years of experience in technology assessment and development, market analysis, business development and strategy, and project management and delivery. Joe has extensive experience designing and launching business... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 3:00pm - 4:30pm GMT+04

3:00pm GMT+04

TS7.5 Vulnerable Road Users
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Gernot Sauter

Gernot Sauter

Technical Manager, 3M
Technical Manager at 3M with 20 years experience in the Transportation Safety Division with development and manufacturing of high performance retroreflective sheeting and pavement markings. 1988 – 1992 Student Internship Institute for Polymer Science RWTH 1992 – 1998 Imperial... Read More →
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Basil Jonsson

Operations Director, South African Road Federation
Basil Ivan Jonsson. Born 21 April 1956 in Ermelo ,South Africa. Obtained a Higher National Diploma in Civil Engineering at Natal University of Technology Resident Engineer on Contract CY93 Module 2- building the biggest shunting yard in the Southern Hemisphere. Joined Tosas (owned... Read More →
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Karlen Mirakyan

The Siberian State Automobile and Highway University
My name is Karlen Mirakyan, I am 25 years old and I reside in Omsk, Russia. I have my Bachelors in Ecomonics and Masters in International Business. I have studied abroad in both China and the United States at the University of Texas in Arlington. My focus in my career is working with... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 3:00pm - 4:30pm GMT+04
 
Tuesday, November 9
 

8:30am GMT+04

TS 8.1 Innovations in Road Materials 2
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
MA

Manal AbdAlla

Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University
AC

Akhil Charak

Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati
LV

Loretta Venturini

Iterchimica S.r.l.
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Stanislav Mamulat L.

Adviser to the Rector, State Siberian Automobile and Highway University
Graduated from Moscow State University with a Master in Psychology of management after that has started his scientific research career in Moscow Engineering Physics Institute. The business consulting career has started as the Head of Moscow office in the Center for Russian & American... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am GMT+04

8:30am GMT+04

TS 8.2 Climate Resilient Road Design 1
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
CG

Chaitanya Gubbala

Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati
avatar for Ali Osman Atahan

Ali Osman Atahan

Professor, Istanbul Technical University
Prof. Atahan is an expert of Traffic Safety and development and analysis of roadside safety hardware. He has been working in this area for the past 25 years. He is working at Istanbul Technical University as a professor. He has published more than 50 papers on various traffic safety... Read More →
avatar for Kristina Hofer

Kristina Hofer

PhD candidate, Institute of Transportation at TU Wien
1996 Born in Austria    2014 - 2017 Bachelor studies in "Chemistry" at the University of Vienna2017 - 2020 Master studies in "Technical Chemistry" at TU Wien with emphasis on High-performance materials since 2020 PhD candidate at the Institute of Transportation at TU Wien; Research... Read More →
avatar for Reem Hassan

Reem Hassan

Master's Student, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Masters student at the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Sharjah. Research interests include, Investigation of historical and future air temperature changes on roads construction in the United Arab Emirates and to propose required mitigation policies... Read More →
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Dr. Rim Ouachani

Assistant Professor, Higher Institute of Transport and Logistics of Sousse – University of Sousse
Dr. Rim Ouachani is a Research Hydrologist with the Hydraulics and Environmental Modeling Laboratory of the National Engineering School of Tunis for more than 17 years. His research work is in statistical hydrology, hydrological forecasting, climate variability, rainfall-runoff modeling... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am GMT+04

8:30am GMT+04

TS 8.3 Road Safety Risk Diagnosis 2
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Arif Mehmood

Dr. Arif Mehmood

ITC, Abu Dhabi
Dr. Mehmood has more than 20 years of experience in strategic planning and policies.  He specializes in developing strategic planning tools that assist in designing effective and robust strategies to offer sustainable solutions for complex problems. He has played a key role in helping... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Armana Huq

Dr. Armana Huq

ARI, Accident Research Institute (ARI) in Bangladesh
Dr. Armana Sabiha Huq has been working with Accident Research Institute (ARI) in Dhaka, Bangladesh since May 2007. As an Assistant Professor of ARI, she has been committed to her active responsibilities for saving lives since then. She received her Doctoral degree from Florida International... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am GMT+04

10:30am GMT+04

TS 9.1 Impacts of Transport Investments
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Daniel Findley

Dr. Daniel Findley

Senior Research Associate, Institute for Transportation Research and Education
Dr. Daniel Findley, P.E. is a Senior Research Associate with the Institute for Transportation Research and Education in Raleigh, NC. He specializes in asset management and inventory, horizontal curve safety, economic impact analysis, multi-modal transportation, unique transportation... Read More →
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Vesa Männistö

Senior Advisor, Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency (FTIA)
Mr Vesa Mannisto is a senior advisor in asset management at the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency (FTIA), Finland. FTIA is a government agency under the supervision of the Ministry of Transport and Communication, and is responsible for public roads, railways and waterways in... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Clarke

Andrew Clarke

Senior Transport Planner, Integrated Transport Centre
Andrew is a senior transport planner and economist with the Integrated Transport Centre in Abu Dhabi. He has over thirty years of experience gained in thirty countries. He managed Mott MacDonald’s appraisal and economics business unit in London before moving to Abu Dhabi in 2006... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm GMT+04

10:30am GMT+04

TS 9.2 Climate Resilient Road Design 2
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
ML

Ming-Han Li

Michigan State University, School of Planning, Design and Construction
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Adewole Adesiyun

Deputy Secretary General, Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories
Adewole Adesiyun is a Civil Engineer with over 20 years’ experience. He is the Deputy Secretary General of FEHRL. He was an Assistant Professor at the Road and Bridge Research Institute, Poland where he specialized in waterproofing materials on bridges, repair materials on concrete... Read More →
avatar for Kigozi Joseph

Kigozi Joseph

Projects Engineer, PROME Consultants Limited
Mr. Kigozi Joseph is a Projects Engineer Working with PROME Consultants Limited and holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Makerere University with honors. He seats on the Uganda Association of Consulting Engineers, FIDIC Future Leaders committee and he serves as a... Read More →
avatar for Gordon Keller

Gordon Keller

Private Engineering Consultant
Mr. Keller is a licensed Civil and Geotechnical Engineer in California.  He received a BS in Civil Engineering from UCLA and MS in Geotechnical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley in 1972. He has worked with the U.S. Forest Service for over 40 years and is currently... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm GMT+04

10:30am GMT+04

TS 9.3 Long Term Pavement Performance 3
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Ingrid Gabrielle do Nascimento Camargo

Ingrid Gabrielle do Nascimento Camargo

PhD Candidate, Vienna University of Technology
Ingrid Gabrielle do Nascimento Camargo studied civil engineering at Sao Paulo State University (Brazil). She graduated from the Transportation Engineering Masters program at the Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) in 2018. Currently, she is a PhD Candidate at... Read More →
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Prof. Mbakisya Onyango

Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC)
Mbakisya Onyango is a professor of civil engineering at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) and a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow. She received her PhD from Kansas State University (USA) in Transportation area, Masters from the University of Birmingham (in the United... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm GMT+04