Transportation Engineering

Transportation Engineering

Transportation systems are highly complex, and continue to present significant challenges in our everyday lives.


Transportation engineers continue to pursue innovative solutions to meet urban and regional mobility needs.

Current research initiatives focus on autonomous and connected vehicles, big data in transportation, safety analysis, and infrastructure. The University of Florida Transportation Institute (UFTI) provides extensive and transdisciplinary research opportunities related to transportation.

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The Department of Civil Engineering offers Doctoral and Masters programs in Transportation Engineering. The UFTI offers students exciting opportunities to work on cutting-edge technologies such as connected/automated vehicles, big data and data analytics, the theory of traffic flow, simulation and optimization of transportation systems, traveler behavior, infrastructure design and monitoring, dynamic traveler information systems, and safety and sustainability of multi-modal transportation systems.

The UFTI is home to the Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE).  STRIDE is a U.S. DOT Regional University Transportation Center (UTC). STRIDE represents the member institutions of Region IV of the USDOT’s University Transportation Centers UTC) program.

We are looking for students with strong analytical capabilities (one or more of statistics, big data analytics, optimization, simulation modeling, programming, GIS) and excellent written and oral communication skills interested in addressing various current and future transportation problems. Students from a variety of undergraduate/masters disciplines including Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, or Industrial and Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Urban Planning, and Economics will be considered based on interests and expertise.


Photo of Nithin Agarwal Nithin Agarwal Adjunct Faculty and Assistant Director for T2 Center
(352) 273-1674

516 Weil Hall

Photo of Lili Du Lili Du Associate Professor

512 Weil Hall

Photo of Lily Elefteriadou Lily Elefteriadou Barbara Goldsby Professor
(352) 294 7802

512B Weil Hall

Photo of Rui Guo Rui Guo Lecturer

515 Weil Hall

Photo of Pruthvi Manjunatha Pruthvi Manjunatha Post Doctoral Associate

508 Weil Hall

Photo of William Sampson William Sampson Director of the McTrans and T2 Centers

3225 East Campus, Bldg. 1628

Photo of Sivaramakrishnan (Siva) Srinivasan Sivaramakrishnan (Siva) Srinivasan Associate Professor
(352) 294-7807

513A Weil Hall

Photo of Scott Washburn Scott Washburn Professor

580A Weil Hall

Photo of Xilei Zhao Xilei Zhao Assistant Professor

504 Weil Hall

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Student Chapters


The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) is an international educational and scientific association of transportation professionals who are responsible for meeting mobility and safety needs. The ITE student chapter at the UF organizes activities throughout the year to advance the transportation field, facilitate travel to professional conferences, and promote fellowship among its student members. Membership to the ITE student chapter at UF is free and open to all UF students.

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As the first official WTS Student Chapter, WTS at UF has the goal of establishing a college based student community focusing on advancing women in transportation through professional workshops, networking, and community service. As an active student and young professionals group, their goal is to continue serving the community and reaching out to UF students and professionals with an interest in transportation.

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