Judith Mwakalonge

Department of Civil & Mechanical Engineering Tech. & Nuclear Engineering
College of Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
South Carolina State University
300 College Street NE
Orangeburg SC 29117
Phone: 803-536-8321
Email: jmwakalo@scsu.edu


Dr. Mwakalonge

EDUCATION BACKGROUND

Ph.D. (Civil Engineering) Tennessee Tech University, Tennessee, 2010
M.S. (Civil Engineering), Florida State University, Florida, 2007
B.Sc. (Civil Engineering), University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, 2005

ACADEMIC POSITIONS SINCE FINAL DEGREE

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Mechanical Engineering Technology, South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, South Carolina, September 2011 – to date
Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas, October 2010–August 2011.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor, South Carolina State University, September 2011- To date
· TRP 530: Transportation Planning
· TRP 540: Transportation Economics and Finance
· TRP 550: Systems Analysis in Transportation
· TRP 520: Urban Transportation Planning Policy
· TRP 525: Transportation Statistics and Research
· TRP 601: Transportation Thesis
· TRP 603: Transportation Seminar
· TRP 630: Transportation Engineering
Postdoctoral Researcher, Prairie View A&M University, October 2010 – August 2011
· CVEG 3053: Transportation Engineering

ACADEMIC SERVICES

Assistant Professor, South Carolina State University, September 2011- To date
· Academic program coordinator, Masters of Science in Transportation
· Member, Graduate Admissions Committee for College of Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology
· Faculty advisor SCSU ITE student Chapter
· Campus Program Manager, HBCU Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship, USDOT, FHWA

RESEARCH EXPERIENCES

Assistant Professor, South Carolina State University, September 2011 – to date
· Project Title: An Investigation of Pedestrian Signals to Reduce Intersection Crashes and Red Light Violations for Elderly Drivers, US DOT, $40,000, 2015- 2016, PI.
· Project Title: A Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA)-Based Integrated Logistics Network System Design to Improve Supply Chain Efficiency in South Carolina $400,000, Funded by US Department of Agriculture, 2015-2018, Co-PI.
· Project Title: Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program
FHWA, US DOT, $17,500, 2014- 2015, PI.
· Project Title: Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program
FHWA, US DOT, $17,500, 2013- 2014, PI.
· Project Title: Enhancing the Disaster Resilience for Rural Communities through Better Disaster Preparedness and Improved Emergency Response, US Dept. of Agriculture, 1890 CBG Program, $573,643, 2012-2016, Co-PI.
· Project Title: Optimization and Simulation of Integrated Biomass and Bio-energy Logistics Networks, $499,921, funded by US Department of Agriculture, 2010-2013, Co-PI.
· Project Title: Integrated Multimodal Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Transportation Modeling and Emergency Response Plan Development based on GIS and Advanced Computation, $436,998, Funded by US Department of Energy, 2010-2014, Co-PI.
· Project Title: Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Masters Degree Program, $3.0million, Funded by US Department of Education, 2009-2016, Co-PI.

Postdoctoral Researcher, Prairie View A&M University, October 2010 – August 2011
1. Project Title: “Asset Management for Safety and Operation” sponsored by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).” Researcher.
Supervisor: Judy A. Perkins, PhD., P.E.
2. Project Title: “Garrett A. Morgan Technology and Transportation Education Program.” This project is funded by USDOT. Researcher.
Supervisor: Judy A. Perkins, PhD., P.E.
3. Project Title: “Investigating RFID for Linear Asset Management”. This project is funded by University of Nebraska Mid-American Transportation Center. Researcher.
Supervisor: Judy A. Perkins, PhD., P.E.
4. Project Title: “Synthesis of Best Practices for Emergency Operations”. This project is funded by TxDOT. Researcher.
Supervisor: Judy A. Perkins, PhD., P.E.
Dissertation Research, Tennessee Tech University (TTU), September 2007- May 2010.
· Dissertation Title: “Econometric modeling of total urban travel demand using data collected in single and repeated cross-sectional travel surveys.”
Faculty Advisor: Daniel Badoe, PhD.

Graduate Research Assistant, Florida State University, Traffic Engineering Laboratory, Tallahassee, FL, January 2006 - August 2007
· Project Title: “Evaluating the Effectiveness of Various Truck Lane Restriction Practices in Florida–Phase II,” sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).”
PI: Ren Moses, PhD, PE.

ARTICLES IN JOURNALS (in print or accepted)

1. Siuhi, S., White, J., and Mwakalonge, J., (2016) “Mobile Device Applications: A Review for Transportation Related Opportunities and Challenges”, Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering. Accepted
2. Nash, D., Mwakalonge, J., and Perkins, J., (2016) " An investigation of Factors Influencing Performance of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID): Applications in Transportation," Journal of Transport Literature, Vol.10, No. 4., pp. 25-29. .
3. Mwakalonge, J., Siuhi, S., and (2015) “Distracted Walking: Examining the Extent to Pedestrian Safety Problems”, Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Vol.2, No. 5., pp. 327-337.
4. Mwakalonge, J., White, J., and Siuhi, S., (2014) “Distracted Biking: A Review of the Current State-of-Knowledge”, Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Vol.52, No. 2., pp. 7-26.
5. Mwakalonge, J.L., Perkins, J., and Jones, E., (2013) “Investigating Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) for Linear Asset Management”, Journal of Public Works and Management. DOI: 10.1177/1087724X13500943.
6. Siuhi, S., Mwakalonge, J., and Perkins, J., (2013) “Spatial Transferability Analysis of the Regional Automobile-Specific Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Models” Journal of Transportation Forum. Vol.52, No. 2., pp. 7-26.
7. Mwakalonge, J.L., and Badoe, D.A., (2012) “Comparison of Forecast Performance of Alternative Methods for Estimating Missing Cell Values of Cross-classification Matrix” Journal of Transportation Forum, Vol.51, No. 2., pp. 5-24.
8. Mwakalonge, J.L., and Badoe, D.A., (2012) “Trip Generation Modeling Using Data Collected in Single and Repeated Cross-Sectional Surveys” Journal of Advanced Transportation. DOI: 10.1002/atr.217.
9. Mwakalonge, J.L. and Moses, R., (2012) “Evaluation of Truck Lane Restriction on Non-Limited Access Urban Arterials”, International Journal on Transportation Science and Technology, Vol. 1 No. 2 pp. 191- 204.
10. Mwakalonge, J.L., Waller, J.C., and Perkins, J.A., (2012) “Temporal Stability and Transferability of Non-Motorized and Total Trip Generation Models” Journal of Transportation Technologies, Vol. 2 No. 4 pp. 285-296.
11. Badoe, D.A., and Mwakalonge, J.L., (2011) “Estimating the Household Trip-rate for Cross Classification Cells with No Data: Alternative Approaches and their Predictive Performance” ASCE Journal of Urban Planning and Development, Vol. 137 No. 3 pp. 262- 271.

REFEREED JOURNAL PAPERS UNDER PEER REVIEW

1. White, J., Mwakalonge, J., and Siuhi, S., “Distracted Walking: What We Know and Data Needs”, Transport Reviews Journal. Recommended for revision and resubmission.
2. Powell, R., Mwakalonge, J., and Perkins, J., Productivity Performance of US Airlines since Deregulation, Journal of the Transportation Research Forum. Recommended for revision and resubmission.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS THAT HAVE UNDERGONE STRINGENT EDITORIAL REVIEW BY PEERS (in print or accepted).

1. Green, N., Mwakalonge, J., and Siuhi, S., “Freeway Vehicle Occupancy Data Collection: A Comparison of the Roadside Windshield and Carousel Methods ”, Paper presented at the 95th Annual Transportation Research Board Conference, Washington D.C., CD-ROM, January 10 - 14, 2016.
2. Wright, R., Mwakalonge, J., and Siuhi, S., “Driver's Comprehension of Distracted Driving Slogans: An Investigation”, Paper presented at the 95th Annual Transportation Research Board Conference, Washington D.C., CD-ROM, January 10 - 14, 2016.
3. Arsava, T., Xie, Y., Gartner, N., and Mwakalonge, J., " Progression Optimization Based on Vehicular Traffic Origin-Destination Data" Paper presented at the 94th Annual Transportation Research Board Conference, Washington D.C., CD-ROM, January 11 - 15, 2015.
4. Arsava, T., Xie, Y., Gartner, N., and Mwakalonge, J., "Arterial Traffic Signal Coordination Utilizing Vehicular Traffic Origin-Destination Information", 17th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Qingdao, China, October 8-11, 2014.
5. White, J., and Mwakalonge, J., “Distracted Walking: What We Know and Data Needs”, Paper presented at the 93rd Annual Transportation Research Board Conference, Washington D.C., CD-ROM, January 12 - 16, 2014.
6. Mwakalonge, J. L., White, J., and Siuhi, S., “Distracted Biking: A Review of the Current State-of-Knowledge”, Paper presented at the 93rd Annual Transportation Research Board Conference, Washington D.C., CD-ROM, January 12 - 16, 2014.
7. Siuhi, S., Mwakalonge, J.L., and Perkins, J.A., “Spatial Transferability Analysis of the Regional Automobile-Specific Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Models” Paper presented at Transportation Research Board 92nd Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., CD-ROM, January 13 - 17, 2013.
8. Powell, R., Mwakalonge, J.L., and Perkins, J., “Productivity Performance of US Airlines Since Deregulation” Paper Presented at the Transportation Research 92nd Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., CD-ROM, January 13-17, 2013.
9. Mwakalonge, J.L. and Perkins, J.A., “Prediction Performance of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Models Incorporating Land Use, Trip, Socioeconomic, and Demographic Characteristics” Paper presented at the Transportation Research Board 91st Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., CD-ROM, January 22 - 26, 2012.
10. Siuhi, S., Mwakalonge, J.L., and Perkins, J.A., “Empirical Assessment of Spatial Transferability of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Models” Paper presented at Transportation Research Board 91st Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., CD-ROM, January 22 - 26, 2012.
11. Mwakalonge, J.L., and Badoe, D.A., “Modeling Trip Generation with Multiple Linear Regression Using Multiple Independent Cross-Sectional Datasets”, Paper Presented at the 90th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., CD-ROM, 2011.
12. Mwakalonge, J.L., and Badoe, D.A., “Comparison of Forecast Performance of Alternative Methods for Estimating Missing Cell Values of Cross-classification Matrix”, Paper presented at Transportation Research Board 89th Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., CD-ROM, 2010.
13. Moses, R., and Mwakalonge, J.L., “Evaluation of Truck Lane Restriction on Non-Limited Access Urban Arterials ”, Paper presented at Transportation Research Board 88th Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., CD-ROM, 2009.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS BASED ON ABSTRACTS (in print or accepted).

1. White, J., Mwakalonge, J., and Siuhi, S., “An Exploratory Analysis of the Impacts of Non-Technological and Technological Distractions on Non-motorized Road Fatalities”, Submitted for
Presentation at the 55th Annual Transportation Research Forum, San Jose, California, March 13-15, 2014. Accepted.
2. Green, C., Mwakalonge, J., and Siuhi, S., “An Investigation on the Relevance of Posted Minimum Speed Limit on Interstate Highways: A South Carolina Case Study”, Submitted for Presentation at the 55th Annual Transportation Research Forum, San Jose, California, March 13-15, 2014. Accepted.
3. Tanner, K., Mwakalonge, J., Siuhi, S., and Perkins, J., “The Impact of Distracted Driving on Pedestrian Fatalities: An Exploratory Analysis”, Submitted for Presentation at the 55th Annual Transportation Research Forum, San Jose, California, March 13-15, 2014. Accepted.
4. Malla, C., Mwakalonge, J., Siuhi, S., and Solan, I., “The Influence of Horizontal Distance on the Quality of Vehicle Speed Data Collected Using Mobile Devices Applications (Apps)”, Submitted for Presentation at the 55th Annual Transportation Research Forum, San Jose, California, March 13-15, 2014. Accepted.
5. Tebyanian, F., Mwakalonge, J., and Brown, R., “The Impact of Pre-Routing of Hazardous Material on Transportation Safety”, Submitted for Presentation at the 55th Annual Transportation Research Forum, San Jose, California, March 13-15, 2014. Accepted.
6. Malla, C., and Mwakalonge, J., “ Spot Speed Measurement using Mobile Devices Applications (Apps)”, Abstract Submitted for Consideration for Presentation at the 2014 Annual Transportation Research Board. Accepted.
7. Malla, C., and Mwakalonge, J., “An investigation on Guidance of the Trip Generation Model Transferability between MPO’s in the US”, Abstract to be Presented at the Proceedings of the 2013 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium, Ames, Iowa, August 2013, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
8. White, J., and Mwakalonge, J., “Distracted Biking: A Review of Current State of Knowledge”, Poster to be Presented at the Proceedings of the 2013 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium, Ames, Iowa, August 2013, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
9. White, J., and Mwakalonge, J., “Distracted Walking: A Review of Policies and Data Needs”, Poster Presented at the 2013 Lifesavers Conference, Denver, Colorado, April 12-16, 2013.
10. White, J., Malla, C., Brunner, A., and Mwakalonge, J., “Mobile Devices Applications (Apps) for Speed Data Collection”, SDITE Annual Meeting, April 7-10, 2013, Charlotte, North Carolina.
11. Mwakalonge, J. L., White, J., and Siuhi, S., “Distracted Walking: A Review of Policies and Data Needs”, Presented at the 54th Annual Transportation Research Forum, Annapolis, Maryland, March 21-23, 2013.
12. Tebyanian, F. and Mwakalonge, J.L., “Bluetooth Technology for Travel Time Data Collection: Error and Detection Efficiency Analysis” SDITE Annual Meeting, April 15-18, 2012, Lexington, Kentucky.
13. Mwakalonge, J.L., Kobelo, D. C., and Siuhi, S., “Spatial Transferability of CO2 Emission Models Incorporating Land Use and Household Characteristics,” Proceedings of the 2011 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium, Ames, Iowa, August 2011, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
14. Kobelo, D. C., Siuhi, S., and Mwakalonge, J.L., “Influence of Pedestrian Signal on Traffic Crashes at Signalized Intersection” 6th International Visualization Transportation Symposium Saturday, August 2011, Chicago, Illinois.
15. Kobelo, D. C., Siuhi, S., Mwakalonge, J.L., and Kabunda, S., “Analysis of Highway Safety for Elders in Tanzania: A Case Study of TANZAM Highway (Kibaha – Chalinze Section)”, Emerging Issues in Safe and Sustainable Mobility for Older People, Washington, DC, August 30 – September 1, 2011.
16. Mwakalonge, J.L., and Perkins, J.A., “A Comparison Analysis of Methods used to Estimate GHG Emissions to Better Understand the Effects of Transportation Investments” Presented at the 2011 International Transportation Economic Development Conference, May 1-4 2011, Charleston, West Virginia, U.S.A.
17. Perkins, J.A., and Mwakalonge, J.L., “Review of State and Regional Practices in Integrating Economic Impact Analyses into the Transportation Planning Process” Presented at the 2011 International Transportation Economic Development Conference, May 1-4 2011, Charleston, West Virginia, U.S.A.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS BASED ON ABSTRACTS (under review)

Mwakalonge, J., Stephens, C; and Siuhi, S., “Emergency Management: Barricades Tracking for Improved Safety of the Travelling Public”, Submitted for Presentation at the SDITE Annual Meeting, April 10-13, 2016, Nashville, Tennessee.

RESEARCH REPORTS

1. Perkins, J., Mwakalonge, J., Carson, J., Jasek, D., Obeng-Boampong, K., and Pesti, G., “Best Practices for Winter Weather Emegerncy Operations.” Report submitted to Texas Department of Transportation, Austin, Texas, 2011, Project No. FHWA/TxDOT 0-6669.
2. Jones, E., Perkins, J., and Mwakalonge, J., “Investigating RFID for Linear Asset Management” Report submitted to Mid-America Transportation Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2011.
3. Kuhn, B. T., Carson, J., Jasek, D., Songchitruksa, P., Theiss, L., Mwakalonge, J., Perkins, J., and Yang,Y., “Asset Management for Safety and Operations.” Report submitted to Texas Department of Transportation, Austin, Texas, 2011, Project No. FHWA/TxDOT 0-6390.
4. Moses, R., Price, G., and Mwakalonge, J.L., “Evaluating the Effectiveness of Various Truck Lane Restriction Practices in Florida--Phase II. Volume 3 - Evaluation of Truck Lane Restriction on Non-Limited Access Urban Arterials” Report submitted to Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, Florida, 2007.

INSTRUCTION AND SUPERVISION

South Carolina State University
Curricular Development Activity
New course (TRP 560-3cr): Introduction to Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Applications. This course covers the following: from mathematics, coverage will include algebra, calculus, and trigonometry, from statistics, basic statistics, and computer technology and computer applications in transportation.
Supervision of Professional Staff
Fariba Tyebanian, M.S., Research Associate, October 2013–present. Co-supervised
on grant # 4 (See Section E.)
Supervision of Graduate Student Research for Which Candidate is Primary Advisor or Co-Advisor
Thesis Title and Year of Graduation
Philip Ngemegwai: A Model for Vehicle Infrastructure Integration Induced Highway Capacity Improvement/Gain/Estimation, 2011
Curtis Bradley: A Feasibility Study of High Speed Rails in the Southeast Corridor, 2012
Da’veda Sistrunk: The Development of a Veteran Transportation and Community Living Initiative, Committee member, 2012
Loren Morris: Hazardous Material Transportation Procedures & Policies: A Look Into Pre Routing, Committee member, 2012
Ashley Graham A Comparative Analysis and Evaluation of Transportation Project Alternatives for Transportation Sustainability, 2013
Jessica Johnson Mileage Based User Fees: A New Gasoline Tax: A Comparative Analysis of Financing Transportation Infrastructures in South Carolina, 2013
Keisha Jemison A Comparative Analysis of Two Proposed Inland Port:
Santee versus Greer, South Carolina, 2013
Andrew Brunner The Effects of Urban Sprawl on Daily Life: Determining the Best Measures to Address Them, 2013
Candyce Brown The Impact of Transit-Oriented Development: A Case Study of Hampton Roads, Virginia, 2013
Student Scholarships and Awards
Andrew Brunner: 2nd Place winner of the Graduate Student Paper Award for 2012 Transportation Research Forum Foundation
Jamario White: 2014 Transportation Research Board Minority Fellow, $2000
2013 Graduate Student Scholarship, Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities April 14-16, 2013
Dennis Burgess 2013 SCSITE Scholarship Award, $500 - $1000
add chandani trf or ITE
Supervision of Undergraduate Research
Dennis Burgess 2013-2014 Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship
Obadiah Njoku 2013-2014 Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship
Deja Jackson 2014-2015 Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship

SERVICE TO DISCIPLINARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES OR ASSOCIATIONS

Professional Memberships
American Society of Civil Engineers
T&DI Planning, Economics and Finance Committee
Member since 2011
Institute of Transportation Engineers
Bicycle and pedestrian Committee
Member since 2006
Transportation Research Board (TRB)
Transportation Demand Forecasting Committee
Friend since 2010
Bicycling Committee
Friend since 2011
Pedestrian Committee
Friend since 2011
Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) Committee
Friend since 2012
Society of Women Engineers (SWE): Member since 2008
International Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering
Editorial Board Member, 2013
Referee Services [updated January 2014]
Journal
Number of reviews
Transportation Research Record
15
ASCE Journal of Urban Planning and Development
3
Journal of Transport Technologies
2
International Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering
1

OTHER SERVICES

Served as a member of the selection panel for
· Eisenhower Fellowship (2011-2012 Academic Year)
Proposal Reviewer
· NSF Advance-Paid SEED Grant, Prairie View A&M University, Texas, 2012-2013
Abstract Reviewer
· Institute of Transportation Engineers 2012 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibit.

 

 

 


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