November 06, 2013
Mashayekh Awarded Best Student Paper
CEE/EPP PhD graduate Yeganeh Mashayekh was awarded Best Student Paper at ASCE’s T&DI Green Streets, Highways and Development Conference in Austin, TX earlier this month. The paper, “Benefits of Proactive Monitoring of Traffic Signal Timing Performance Measures - Case Study of a Rapidly Developing Network,” outlines her research in studying the environmental and cost savings associated with monitoring traffic signals within a high traffic area.
The case study took place in the rapidly growing Cranberry Township, which is situated at the crossroads of Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76) and I-79, 20 miles north of Pittsburgh. Her research also was featured in various news publications within the Pittsburgh area.
“This project was a great example of CMU collaborating with a local community on a research project,” said Yeganeh. “We worked with Cranberry Township and provided them with environmental savings estimates that result from their exemplary traffic signal operation and maintenance procedures, ensuring urban and environmental sustainability.”
Yeganeh is currently working as a postdoctoral fellow in CEE with her PhD advisor, Chris Hendrickson.