TAC 2021 Student Paper Awards

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Each year, TAC offers Student Paper Awards to students in accredited Transportation associated programs. The award recognizes outstanding accomplishments, technical merit and writing ability of papers delivered by students at TAC’s annual conference, and are intended to encourage student participation in TAC.

Paper submissions are no longer required, all student papers accepted for the annual conference through TAC’s standard submission and review process are eligible. To be considered, a paper must be clearly identified as a student paper when submitted, and its principal author must be a registered full-time student at a recognized post-secondary institution.

1st place winner - $500 Prize

Hassan Hamad

Title: Investigating the Relationship between Speed Variability Measures and Road Safety: A Case Study of Residential Urban Streets in the City of Saskatoon

The relationship between vehicle operating speed levels and road safety (i.e., collision frequency) has been the focus of several research studies in recent years. However, more research is needed to understand the relationship between speed variability measures and safety. In this study, three speed variability measures based on field free-flow speeds collected for 150 residential urban segments in the City of Saskatoon (Canada) were estimated and their association to collision frequency was explored. (View Abstract)


Conference attendees can view the session recording by visiting the online Conference event portal.

2nd place winner - $400 Prize

Hasan Shahrier

Title: Scenario Development and Microsimulation of Travel Demand during COVID-19

This paper presents the findings of pandemic scenario simulation within an activity-based travel demand forecasting model – shorter-term decisions simulator (SDS), which is currently implemented in Halifax, Canada. (View Abstract)


Conference attendees can view the session recording by visiting the online Conference event portal.

3rd place winner - $300 Prize

Farshad Kamran

Title: Impact of Asphaltenes on Permanent Deformation of Stabilized Base Course Using Asphalt Emulsion

One of the methods to improve pavement strength is stabilization of the base course with asphalt emulsion for an adequate response to traffic loading and weather condition. This study investigates the application of asphaltenes-modified asphalt emulsion for stabilization of granular base aggregates. The effect of asphaltenes powder on the permanent deformation properties of the modified mixtures was studied through three different tests including Marshall stability and flow test, Hamburg Wheel-Tracking (HWT) and flow number tests. (View Abstract)

Conference attendees can view the session recording by visiting the online Conference event portal.

For the full list of 2021 award winners, browse our award booklet or watch our award video: https://www.tac-atc.ca/en/about-tac/awards.

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