Ernest Tufuor

Ernest Tufuor

Postdoctoral Research Associate
262E Prem S. Paul Research Center at Whittier School
Lincoln, NE 68583-0851
Phone: 402-472-1932
ernest.tufuor@huskers.unl.edu
Education
M.Sc. Transport Planning and Engineering at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom, 2014
B.Sc. Civil Engineering at KNUST, Ghana, 2004
Experience
Senior Engineer (Roads): Ministry of Roads and Highways, Ghana (8 years)
Areas of Interest
Transportation System Planning
Intelligent Transportation Systems
Arterial Performance Reliability and Resilience
Traffic Microsimulation Modeling
Projects
In-Vehicle Evaluation of Milled Rumble Strips at Pre and Post Chip Seal Maintenance Periods
Performance of Advance Warning Systems in a Coordinated Traffic Signalized System
Intelligent Work Zone Using Automatic Queue Detection Systems – ongoing
Estimating System and Traveler Costs Due to Lane Closures During Construction and Maintenance Operations – ongoing
Evaluation of the Driveway Assistance Device Systems in One-Lane Two-Way Work Zone – ongoing
Year Awards
2020Best Paper Award. TRB Highway Capacity and Quality of Service Committee - AHB40 (With Dr. L.R. Rilett).
2019Robert A. and Becky Reisdorff Student Support Fellowship on Academic Excellence
2018International Highway Engineering Exchange Program (IHEEP) Conference, Educator & Student Participation Program Award
2018Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Heartland-Annual Meeting, Research Award
2017Commendation Award: Best Engineering Poster at the UNL Spring Research Fair
2017Robert A. and Becky Reisdorff Student Support Fellowship on Academic Excellence
Royal Danish Embassy Price Subject Winner—impact assessment of transport sector program support using social accounting matrix of Ghana
Published Articles
Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications
Tufuor, E., Rilett, L. R., & Zhao, L. (2020). Calibrating the Highway Capacity Manual Arterial Travel Time Reliability Model. Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems, 146(12), 04020131. https://doi.org/10.1061/JTEPBS.0000451
Tufuor, Ernest, and L. R. Rilett, "Analysis of Component Errors in the Highway Capacity Manual Travel Time Reliability Estimations for Urban Streets." Transportation Research Record, (2020). https://doi.org/10.1177/0361198120917977
Tufuor, Ernest OA, and Laurence R. Rilett. "Validation of the Highway Capacity Manual Urban Street Travel Time Reliability Methodology using Empirical Data.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, (2019): 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1177/0361198119838854
Tufuor, E., L. R. Rilett, Y. Nam, and A. H. Beltran, “Land Suitability Analysis for EMS Posts along State Highways: A Case Study of California.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2672 (32) (2018): 94-106. https://doi.org/10.1177/0361198118798293
Tufuor, E., L. R. Rilett, and P. TenHulzen. “In-Vehicle Evaluation of Milled Rumble Strips at Pre- and Post-Chip-Sealed Maintenance Periods.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2612 (2017): 47-59. https://doi.org/10.3141/2612-06
Zhao, L., L. R. Rilett, and E. Tufuor. “Calibrating the Robertson’s Platoon Dispersion Model at Coordinated Corridor with Advance Warning Flashers.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2623 (2017). https://doi.org/10.3141/2623-02
Submitted for Publication
Tufuor, Ernest, and L. R. Rilett, “The Effect of Data Aggregation and Connected Vehicles on Arterial Travel Time Reliability Measures.” Transportation Research Record, (2020). TRBAM-21-03876
Tufuor, Ernest, and L. R. Rilett, “A New Travel Time Reliability Methodology for Urban Arterial Roadways.” Transportation Research Record, (2020). TRBAM-21-01623
Tufuor, Ernest, L. R. Rilett, and M. Sean. “A Comparison of Empirical Data to the Highway Capacity Manual Estimated Travel Time Distribution on Urban Streets.” Transportation Research Record, (2020). TRBAM-21-04438
Conference Papers
Analysis of Low-Cost Bluetooth-Plus-WiFi Device for Travel Time Research Presented at the 97th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 08-12, 2018. Proceedings Paper No. 18-05992
Optimum Axle Load Limit on the Trans-West African Highway – A Case Study of Ghana Coastal Corridor. Presented at the Ghana Institute of Engineers Annual Conference Proceedings at Sunyani, 2017
Conference Presentations
Calibrating the Highway Capacity Manual Estimated Travel Time Distribution on Urban Streets. A Poster Presentation at the 99th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 13, 2020. Paper No. 20-05262
Analysis of Component Errors in the Highway Capacity Manual Travel Time Reliability Estimations for Urban Streets. A Poster Presented at the 99th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 13, 2020. Paper No. 20-05780
Validation of the Highway Capacity Manual Urban Street Travel Time Reliability Methodology using Empirical Data. HCM Committee Presentation at the 98th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC. Paper No. 19-04239
Analysis of Low-Cost Bluetooth-Plus-WiFi Device for Travel Time Research. A Poster Presentation at the 97th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 08-12, 2018. Paper No. 18-05992
Land Suitability Analysis for EMS Posts along State Highways: A Case Study of California. A Session/Podium Presentation at the 97th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 08-12, 2018. Paper No. 18-05729
Calibrating the Robertson’s Platoon Dispersion Model at Coordinated Corridor with Advance Warning Flasher. A Poster Presentation at the 96th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 08-12, 2017. Paper No. 17-04516
In-Vehicle Evaluation of Milled Rumble Strips at Pre- and Post-Chip-Sealed Maintenance Periods. A Session/Podium Presentation at the 96th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 08-12, 2017. Paper No. 17-05763
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