The Caltrans Division of Research and Innovation is hosting monthly videoconferences on various topics. The presentations are designed to bring researchers and practitioners together to exchange information and transfer knowledge.
|Dr. Koohong Chung
Post doctorial Researcherat Institute of Transportation Study(ITS) at U.C.Berkeley.
Dr. Koohong Chung was the featured speaker at the department's August 2007 Research Connection video conference.
Dr. Chung received his BS (1999) degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University of California at Berkeley (U.C.Berkeley), and MS and PhD (2004) in Civil and Environmental Engineering from U.C.Berkeley with minors in Statistics and Business Administration. Prior to joining Caltrans District 4 Highway operations, Dr. Chung conducted his research work at Institute of Transportation Study (ITS) at U.C.Berkeley as a post doctorial researcher. Some of his previous research work includes the traffic flow theory, real time traffic control, evaluation of collision response system and the traffic safety.
Topic Description: Continous Risk Profiles For Safety Improvement
Improving the safety of the roadway has been the priority for Caltrans - and to this end, Caltrans has been monitoring the traffic collisions that occur on freeways and identifying a list of sites that need to binvestigated for further safety improvements. Many freeway sites have already been improved due to such effort. However, the department continuously strives to improve the current procedure for selecting high collision concentration location.