K. Larry Head

Professor
520.621.2264
larry@sie.arizona.edu

 

Educational Background

Ph.D., Systems & Industrial Engineering, The University of Arizona, 1989.

M.S., Systems Engineering, The University of Arizona, 1985.

B.S., Systems Engineering, The University of Arizona, 1983.

Research & Teaching Interests

Traffic and transportation systems engineering, traffic signal control, microscopic traffic simulation, traffic flow theory, systems engineering methodology, software engineering, communications, and human factors.

Selected Publications

 

He, Qing, K. L. Head, J. Ding,  “PAMSCOD: Platoon-based arterial multi-modal signal control with online data”, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 2011 (in Press).

Denney, Richard, Eddie Curtis, and K. L. Head, “Long Green Times and Cycles at Congested Traffic Signals”, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2128, 2010. [Awarded the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB’s) 2009 D. Grant Mickle Award for the outstanding paper in the field of operation, safety, and maintenance of transportation facilities.]

Li, Jing-Quan and K. L. Head, “Sustainability Provisions in the Bus-Scheduling Problem”, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, Volume 14, pp. 50-60, 2009 Shelby, S., D.G. Gettman, K.L. Head, D. Bullock, and N. Soyke, “Data-Driven Algorithms for Real-Time Adaptive Tuning of Offsets in Coordinated Traffic Signal Systems”, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2035, pp. 1-9, 2007.

 Head, K. L., D. G. Gettman, D. Bullock, and T. Urbanik,  “Modeling Traffic Signal Operations Using Precedence Graphs”, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2035, pp. 10-18, 2007.

Gettman, D. and K.L. Head, “Surrogate Safety Measures from Traffic Simulation Models”, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 1840, 2003, pp. 104-115.

Mirchandani, P.B. and Head, K.L., "RHODES: A Real-Time Traffic Signal Control System: Architecture, Algorithms and Analysis", Transportation Research. Part C: Emerging Technologies Vol. 9 No: 6, 2001.

Sen, S. and K. L. Head, "Controlled Optimization of Phases (COP) at an Intersection,"  Transportation Science, Vol. 1, No. 31, February 1997, pp. 5-17.

Professor

University of Arizona College of Engineering