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Dr. Wayne A. Sarasua

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

Areas of Interest:
Geomatics and GIS
Highway engineering
Sensing systems
Traffic safety
Transportation Asset Management

Travel Demand

B.S.C.E., 1984, University of California, Berkley
M.S. Civil Engineering, 1989, Georgia Tech
Ph.D. Civil Engineering, 1992, Georgia Tech

Classes typically taught:
CE 2550 Geomatics
CE 3110 Transportation Engineering Planning and Design
CE 4100/6100 Traffic Engineering
CE 4590 Capstone Design (Site and Transportation Consultant)
CE 8530 Applications in Traffic Engineering
CE 8540 Travel Demand Forcasting
CE 8550 Transportation Seminar

Professional Registration:
Registered Professional Engineer in California

Professional Society Membership:
Institute of Transportation Engineers
Transportation Research Board

Birchfield, S,  N. Kanhere, and W. A.. Sarasua.  Computer Vision Algorithm to Monitor Highway Traffic. Patent awarded 2013


Sarasua, W. A., McCormac, J., and W. J. Davis, Geomatics, Wiley (work in progress), Hardcover: 512 pages, Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (forthcoming), ISBN: 0471384887

McCormac, J., Sarasua, W. A., and W. J. Davis, Surveying, Wiley, Softcover: Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 978-0-470-49661-9, 2012, 379 pages.

Book Chapters

Sarasua, W. A., S. Hallmark, and W. Bachman, Environmental Assessment of Transportation Related Air Quality, book chapter in Urban Planning and Development Applications of GIS, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2000, Chapter 12, pp.197-214. (Refereed edited book)

Bachman, W., W. A. Sarasua, and S. Hallmark, Modeling Regional Mobile Source Emissions in a GIS Framework, book chapter in Geographic Information Systems in Transportation Research, Elsevier Science (Pergamon). 2000, Chapter 12.  (Refereed edited book).

Sample Refereed Journal Publications:

Kanhere, N., S. Birchfield, W. Sarasua, and T. Whitney. “Real-Time Detection and Tracking of Vehicle Base Fronts for Measuring Traffic Counts and Speeds on Highways,” Transportation Research Record 1993, TRB/NAS, Washington D.C., 2007, pp 155-164

Bhavsar, P., M. Chowdhury, A. Sadek, W. Sarasua, and J. Ogle, “Decision Support System for Predicting Traffic Diversion Impacts across Transportation Networks using Support Vector Regression,” Transportation Research Record 2024, TRB/NAS, Washington D.C., 2007, pp 100-106.

R. Eckenrode, W. Sarasua, J. Mattox, J. Ogle, and M. Chowdhury, “Revisiting The Use Of Drone Radar To Reduce Speed In Work Zones:  South Carolina's Experience,” Transportation Research Record 2015, TRB/NAS, Washington D.C., 2007, pp 19-27.

Mattox, J., W. Sarasua, J. Ogle, R. Eckenrode, and A. Dunnning, “Development and Evaluation of a Speed-Activated Sign to Reduce Speeds in Work Zones,” Transportation Research Record 2015, TRB/NAS, Washington D.C., 2007, pp 3-11.

Sujith Racha, Mashrur Chowdhury, Wayne Sarasua and Yongchang Ma. "Analysis of Work Zone Traffic Behavior for Planning Applications," Journal of Transportation Planning and Technology, Volume 31, Issue 2, 2008, pp. 183-199.

Kanhere, N., S. Birchfield, and W. Sarasua. “Automatic Camera Calibration Using Pattern Detection for Vision-Based Speed Sensing,” Transportation Research Record 2086, TRB/NAS, Washington D.C., 2008, pp. 30-39.

Sarasua, W.,  J. Ogle, and Geoghegan, K.  “Use of Global Positioning System to Identify Crash Locations in South Carolina,” Transportation Research Record 2064, TRB/NAS, Washington D.C., 2008, pp 43-50.

Atluri, M., Chowdhury, M., Kanhere, N., Fries, R., Sarasua, W., and Ogle, J., “Development of a Sensor System for Traffic Data Collection,” Journal of Advanced Transportation, Volume 43, Issue 1, 2009, pp. 1-20.

Kanhere, N., Birchfield, S., and W. Sarasua, "Traffic Monitoring of Motorcycles During Special Events Using Video Detection", Transportation Research Record 2160, TRB/NAS, Washington D.C., 2010, pp. 69-76.

Sarasua, W.A., Malisetty, P. & Chowdhury, M. “Using a GIS-based, Hitchcock algorithm to optimize parking allocations for special events”, Applied GIS, 7(2), 2011, pp. 1-13.

Robertson, J., W. Sarasua, J. Johnson, and W. J. Davis. “A Methodology for Estimating and Comparing the Lifecycles of High-Build and Conventional Waterborne Pavement Markings On Primary And Secondary Roads in South Carolina”,  Public Works Management & Policy, Sage Publications, first published online July 19, 2012.

Wayne A. Sarasua
Contact Information:
Office: 310-B Lowry Hall
Phone: (864) 656-3318
FAX: (864) 656-2670
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