The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has selected Dr. Lily Elefteriadou to receive their 2015 James Laurie Prize. The award carries the name of the society’s founding president and is given once annually to recognize contributions to the advancement of transportation engineering in research, planning, design or construction.
Dr. Elefteriadou is the director of University of Florida Transportation Institute (UFTI) and the Kisinger Campo Professor of Civil Engineering. ASCE is recognizing her “for outstanding leadership as one of the world’s foremost experts in the field of traffic operations, traffic flow theory and simulation and [for] her research which has been incorporated into the Highway Capacity Manual.” She is the principal investigator of the federal grant that created the Southeast Transportation Research Innovation Development and Education (STRIDE), a $13 million project that involves coordination with seven other universities. STRIDE focuses on issues of livability, safety and economic competitiveness.
Dr. Elefteriadou will personally accept the award during the ASCE annual convention in New York City this October. Read more about her work at the UFTI website.