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Deicing Aircraft

[6/2023] Congrats to Sam Alsalous on his accepted Transportation Research Record publication on parsing deicing times at Chicago-O'hare Airport (ORD) using ASDE-X data.  This research helps aid in determining capacities of airport deicing lanes and facilities.  You can access the publication here.

[2/2023] Congrats to Marcella Kaplan on her Transport Policy publication analyzing how customer perceptions and usage of delivery services changed during the COVID-19 quarantine.  Check out this open-access publication here!

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[1/2023] Our Taxi Event Extractor tool was highlighted in Virginia Tech's news and the local news!  This is the result of amazing work from graduate researchers Dr. Navid Mirmohammadsadeghi, Mia Li, Dr. Osama Alsalous, Nancy Kaur and Tomek Gradzki.

[4/2022] Mihir Rimjha received the Integrated Communication, Navigation, & Surveillance Conference Best Student Paper! Airspace restrictions, such as those around airports, will increase flight distances and costs for Urban Air Mobility customers.  To see how this will affect UAM commuter demand, check out Mihir's paper here.

Fred Burgraff Award

[1/2022] Congrats to Sam Alsalous!  We received the Fred Burggraf Award for our paper on flight times in the terminal airspace (Check it out here!).  The award recognizes excellence in transportation research by researchers 35 years of age or younger whose papers have been published under the sponsorship of any Technical Activities Division Standing Group.