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Civil Engineering


Laurence Rilett

Laurence Rilett, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor and Director
Phone: 402-472-1992
Office: 262D WHIT, Lincoln, NE 68583-0851

Research Areas: Multimodal transportation systems analysis, Transportation planning and operations, Dynamic network modeling and optimization, Intelligent Transportation Systems.

Doctor of Philosophy, Civil Engineering, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, 1992
M.A.Sc., Civil Engineering,
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, 1988
Honours B.A.Sc., Civil Engineering,
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, 1987

Honors and Awards
  • Zachry Award for Execllence in Teaching, 1997
  • Dick and Joyce Birdwell Endowed Teaching Award, 1998-1999
  • Texas Transportation Trinity Researcher Award, 2002
  • UNL College of Engineering Research and Creative Activity Award, Professor, 2007
  • UNL College of Engineering Faculty Service Award, 2008

Selected Publications

Spiegelman, C. H., E. S. Park, and L. R. Rilett. Transportation Statistics and Microsimulation. Chapman and Hall / CRC Press, 2011. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0023-2

Appiah, J., L. R. Rilett, B. Naik, and R. Wojtal, Driver Response to an Actuated Advance Warning System, ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Volume 139, Issue 5, (May 2013): 433-440.

Zhao, M., A. Sharma, D. Bernt, J. Meyer, B. Dickey, S. Rosenbaugh, E. Jones, and L.R. Rilett,
“Economic Analysis of Using Renewable Wind Power System at a Signalized Intersection”, Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, Volume 17, Issue 3 (2013): 210-220.

Appiah, J., L. R. Rilett, B. Naik, and Scott Sorensen, Calibration of Microsimulation Models for Advance Warning Systems, Journal of Modern Traffic and Transportation Engineering Research (MTTER), Volume 2, Number 1, (January 2013): 41-47.

Lahiri, S.N., C. Spiegelman, J. Appiah, and Rilett, L., Gap bootstrap methods for Massive Data Sets with an Application to the OD Matrix Estimation Problem in Transportation
Engineering, Annals of Applied Statistics, Volume 6, Number 4 (2012): 552-1587.
Appiah, J, B. Naik, R. Wojtal and L.R. Rilett, “Safety Effectiveness of Actuated Advance Warning Systems”, Transportation Research Record, no. 2250 (2011): 195-204.

Cho, Hanseon, L. R. Rilett, and D. Park. “Analysis of Performance of Transitional Preemption Strategy for Traffic Signal near At-Grade Railway Grade Crossing.” Korean Journal of Civil Engineering, Volume 15, Number 3, (March 2011): 569-579.