Brief Curriculum Vitae
Alan J. Horowitz
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
PO Box 784
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Proprietor, AJH Associates
- Bachelor of Science in Engineering, 1970, University of California, Los Angeles. Magna Cum Laude
- Master of Science in Engineering, 1970, University of California, Los Angeles, Departmental Scholar, Area of Specialization: Large Scale Systems Engineering and Operations Research
- Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Planning, 1974, University of California, Los Angeles, Major area specialization: Environmental Planning and Management; Minor area: Advanced Economic Theory
Employment Background (Post PhD)
- January 1979 – May 2014: Faculty Member, Civil Engineering and Mechanics Department, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (July 1991 – May 2014) Professor; July 1984 – June 1991 — Associate Professor; January 1979 – June 1984 — Assistant Professor)
- July 2006 – May 2014: Director, Center for Urban Transportation Studies, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
- December 1974 – January 1979: Associate Senior Research Planner, General Motors Research Laboratories, Warren, Michigan
Areas of Academic Interest
- Transportation Engineering
- Transportation Planning
- Travel Forecasting
- Driver Behavior at Traffic Controls
- Design and Evaluation of Large Scale Transportation Systems
- Social and Environmental Impacts of Transportation Systems
Honors and Awards
- Fellow, Institute of Transportation Engineers
- Outstanding Research Award, Engineering (UWM)
- Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honorary Society)
- BS Awarded Magna Cum Laude
- Engineering Departmental Scholar
- Charles F. Scott Fellow
- Engineering Faculty Friends Award (UCLA)
- Regional Science Association Dissertation Competition, Honorable Mention
- Professional Engineer, Wisconsin
- American Institute of Certified Planners
- Associate Director, Center for Urban Transportation Studies (1990 – 2005)
- Chair, Department of Civil Engineering and Mechanics (1995-96, 2006-07)
- Associate Director, Center for Transit Research and Management Development (1984-87)
- Acting Director, Center for Urban Transportation Studies (January 1983 – August 1983)
- Acting Chair, Civil Engineering and Mechanics Department (Occasionally, 1992-95, 2000-2002, 2009)
Other University Leadership
- Academic Policy Committee (1989-93, 2002-08, 2009-12, Chair 1990-93, Spring 2010, Spring 2011)
- Master Plan Engineering and Basic Sciences Subcommittee (Chair 2007-09)
- Transportation Subcommittee (was Parking and Transit Committee) (1980-84, Chair 1981-84, 2007-10, Chair 2009-2011)
- Steering Committee, Transportation Institute (UWM Representative 1980-83)
- Review Committee, Undergraduate Program in Biological Sciences (Chair, 1998-99)
- Review Committee, Committee Interdisciplinary Degree (Chair, 1999-2000)
- CEAS Academic Planning Committee (2005-08, 2010, 2013-14, Chair 2005-08)
- CEAS TQM Faculty Development Committee (1992-93, 1995-97, Chair)
- CEAS Curriculum Committee (1991-2006, Chair 1994-95, Spring 1999)
- CEAS Nominations Committee (1987-90, Chair 1988-89)
- CE&M Department Curriculum Committee (Chair 1998-2003)
- CE&M Engineering Management Search and Screen Committee (Chair 2002-03)
- CE&M Geotechnics Search and Screen Committee (Co-Chair 2000-01)
- Chief Advisor, Tau Beta Pi, UWM Chapter (1995-present, Chief Advisor 1999-May 2014)
- Advisor, Institute of Transportation Engineers, UWM Student Chapter (2006-2009)
University Courses Taught
- Statics (Civil Engineering 201)
- Engineering Surveying (Civil Engineering 250)
- Strength of Materials (Civil Engineering 303)
- Transportation Engineering (Civil Engineering 490)
- Environmental Impact Assessment (Civil Engineering 492)
- Urban Transportation Planning (Civil Engineering 590)
- Traffic Control (Civil Engineering 592)
- Transportation Facilities Design (Civil Engineering 596)
- Construction Valuation (Civil Engineering 750)
- Transportation Systems Design (Civil Engineering 790)
- Methods of Transportation Analysis (Civil Engineering 792)
- Traffic Planning and Operations (Civil Engineering 794)
- Topics in Transportation (Civil Engineering 940): Transit Planning and Transportation Management
- Topics in Transportation (Civil Engineering 940): Strategic Transportation Planning Methods
Short Courses Taught
- Quick Response Methods of Urban Transportation Decision Making
- Applied Statistics for Transportation Engineering and Planning
- Transit Management Workshop
- Travel Forecasting with Microcomputers: The Quick Response Approach
- An Introduction to Urban Transportation Planning: Challenges, Emerging Methods and New Solutions
- Freight Planning Seminar
- Statewide Travel Forecasting
More Recent Funded Research Activities
- “Partner Grant II”, National University Transportation Center (Center for Freight Infrastructure Research and Education), $200,000. Principal Investigator, June 2012 to January 2016. Subcontract from UW-Madison; original funding from US Department of Transportation, Reseach and Innovative Technology Administration. (Note: this grant is a result of a recompetition for the original CFIRE grants.)
- “Project Level Travel Forecasting Guidelines”, $104,000, State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation, January 2011 to December 2012, Principal Investigatior (Subcontract from the University of Hawaii-Manoa). August 2012 to July 2014.
- “Tool Development for Rapid Analysis of Diversion In Urban Situations (RADIUS)”, Principal Investigator, Phase I, $112,000, Wisconsin Department of Transportation (Phase 2 will be funded at $139,000), June 2011 to December 2013.
- “Traffic Diversion and Impact Study for I-94 Corridor”, $100,000, Co-Principal Investigator, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, January 2011 to February 2012.
- “Analytical Travel Forecasting Approaches for Project Level Planning and Design”, National Cooperative Highway Program Research Program, Project 8-83, March 2011 to October 2013, $100,000, Principal Investigator (Subcontract from Wilbur Smith Associates; total contract is $500,000).
- “Microsimulation Subproject of the MVFC Commodity Flow Project”, $40,000, December 2009 to August 2010, Principal Investigator, Mississippi Valley Freight Coalition (Subcontract from CFIRE, UW-Madison)
- “Heavy Vehicle Performance During Recovery from Forced-Flow Urban Freeway Conditions Due to Incidents, Work Zones and Recurring Congestion”, Center for Freight Infrastructure Research and Education, $150,000, September 2010 to August 2012, Co-Principal Investigator. (Marquette University is a subcontractor to us at $70,000).
- Development of a Traffic Diversion Estimation Model for Freeway Construction Work Zones, $50.000, February 2010 to January 2011, Co-Principal Investigator, Smart Work-Zone Deployment Initiative (administered by the Iowa DOT).
- “Partner Grant”, National University Transportation Center (Center for Freight Infrastructure Research and Education), $600,000. Principal Investigator, January 2008 to May 2014. Subcontract from UW-Madison; original funding from US Department of Transportation, Reseach and Innovative Technology Administration. Approximately 600,000 of additional funding was secured by other researchers at UWM that was enabled because of our “partner” status. Those projects are not listed here.
- “A Wisconsin Evaluation of a Tool to Estimate the Economic Development Benefits of Highway Projects”, Midwest Regional University Transportation Center, Principal Investigator, $47,000, August 2006 to November 2007.
- “Synthesis on Statewide Travel Forecasting Models”, National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Principal Investigator, November 2004-October 2005, $29,000.
- “Smart Work Zone Pooled-Fund Study: Freeway Work Zone Lane Capacity”, University of Iowa, State of Kansas and 2 other Midwest States, April 2005-April 2006, Teamed with Marquette University, Principal Investigator, UWM portion: $17,000.
- “Partners Grant”, Midwest Regional University Transportation Center and Federal Highway Administration, $200,000, Co-Principal Investigator and Principal Investigator, Federal FY 1999-2007.
Selected Conference Proceedings Papers (Not Published Elsewhere)
- “Bluetooth Vehicle Reidentification for Analysis of Work Zone Diversion”, presented at the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington DC, January 2013. CD –ROM Paper #13-2159
- ““A Policy-oriented Cost Model for Shipping Commodities by Truck”, 2010 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Forum Meeting Tomorrow’s Transportation Challenges August 2010, Madison, with Mazen I. Hussein and Matthew E. H. Petering, presentation published on-line at: http://www.mrutc.org/midcon/proceedings/presentations/3-A_Hussein.pdf
- “Microsimulation of Commodity Flow in the Mississippi Valley Region”, Innovations in Freight Demand Modeling & Data Symposium, The Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Second Strategic Highway Research Program, Washington DC, September 2010 (on behalf of the Microsimulation Team of CFIRE), paper published on-line at https://email@example.com/freight/ssl/docs/004.pdf.
- “Experiment to Improve Estimation of Vehicle Queue Length at Metered On-Ramps”, presented at the 88th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington DC, January 2009, with Jingcheng Wu, Xia Jin and Daqing Gong. (Paper published in the conference CD-ROM, #09-1856)).
- “Methods to Assess Land-Use and Transportation Balance”, 11th TRB Transportation Planning Applications Conference, May 8, 2007, Daytona Beach, with Carlos Alba and Edward Beimborn.
- “A Method for Estimating the Useful Lifespan of a Traffic Signalization Plan”, presented at the 87th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington DC, January 2008, with Layali Dajani. (Paper published in the conference CD-ROM, #08-0610).
- “Criteria for Portable ATIS in Work Zones”, International Meeting of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, Milwaukee, August 2006. Paper was published on conference CD-ROM.
- “Alternative State Approaches to Transportation Land Use Interactions” Proceedings, Keep America Growing Conference, Philadelphia, Pa, June, 1999 (CD-ROM), also to appear in Proceedings, Transportation Research Board, Conference on Statewide Transportation Planning, Girdwood, Alaska, July, 1999 Beimborn, E., Horowitz, A., Vijayan, S. and Boredwin, M.
- “Performance Measures for Intermodal Passenger Facilities”, ASCE Transportation Congress, October 22-26, 1995, San Diego, California (with N. Thompson). Paper published in Transportation Congress Proceedings, edited by B. Kent Lall and Daniel L. Jones, Jr., Volume 2, 1995, pp. 1529-42.
- “A Hierachical Approach to the Assessment of Transit Benefits”, 1993 ITE Annual Meeting, The Hague, September 1993. Paper published in the Compendium of Papers (with E. Beimborn, J. Schuetz, and Z. Gong).
- “Integrated Traffic Flow and Region-Wide Travel Forecasting”, paper to be presented at the 61st Annual Meeting of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, September 25, 1991. Paper published in conference proceedings.
- “Trip Generation with a City Master Property File”, paper to be presented at the 61st Annual Meeting of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, September 25, 1991 (with Shuming Yan). Paper published in conference proceedings.
- Maximum Trip Length and Disutility of Travel Time”, The ORSA/TIMS Meeting, Milwaukee, October 15, 1979. Abstract published in conference proceedings.
- “Relationship Between Traffic Congestion and Energy Consumption in U.S. Cities”, Institute of Transportation Engineers Annual Meeting, Atlanta, August 1978. Abstract published in conference proceedings.