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The Transportation Engineering Program (TEP) at the University of Maryland provides its students with in-depth knowledge of the range of topics that are of importance to the field from the more traditional areas of transportation planning, travel behavior, traffic operations, safety, and design to system optimization, transportation economics and policy, infrastructure vulnerability and protection, emissions estimation and sustainability analysis. With expertise in all transport modes, our students are trained to tackle problems involving both passengers and freight that arise along our roadways, airways, railways and waterways, as well as in their intermodal components. The problems that arise in the interdisciplinary field of transportation are complex and continue to change in character with changes in society, technology and the environment. TEP recognizes that to develop professionals who are capable of analyzing and solving these difficult problems, our students must master material in many disciplines, including for example mathematics, computer science, architecture and urban planning, operations research and management science, logistics, economics and psychology. With this training and an emphasis on both academic education and professional development, our graduates are now: professors and researchers at universities and research institutes in the U.S. and abroad; industry experts in local, national and international firms; and local, state and federal government officials.

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 Michael VanDaniker Michael VanDaniker is the Visualization Manager at the Center for Advanced Transportation Technology Laboratory (CATT Lab). He manages several graduate and undergraduate students, working in teams and individually, to create an array of transportation-related software systems, both internal and client-facing. His teams design, implement, and maintain the database, server, and client tiers of several web-based applications, including a real-time situational awareness tool, data archive applications, and a 3D, first-responder training course for use by police, fire, medical, and transportation agencies across the East Coast. Outside of the lab Michael is the co-founder of the Axiis data visualization library, an open source framework that facilitates the creation of custom data visualizations in the Flash Player; contributed on the Birdeye project, a data visualization component library for Flex; and contributed to open-sourced solutions to various computer programming issues, particularly ones pertaining to data visualization, via his blog. Michael received both his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and his Masters of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park.


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