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Department of Civil Engineering
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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The following is a listing the published books, journal articles, conference proceedings, and government documents authored by Ryan Fries.  Note that many publications have links to access the published version.  Select articles have pre-published version of papers for public use.  Please also connect with me on Research Gate for other access to some of these publications.

Books

R. Fries, M. Chowdhury, J. Brummond. Transportation Infrastructure Security Utilizing Intelligent Transportation Systems. John Wiley and Sons, 2008. (link)

R. Fries. “Transponders / Automatic Equipment Identification.”  Transportation Dictionary. Ed. K. Button, P.  Nijkamp, and H. Vega. Edward Elgar (Pub.), 2011.(link)

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Fries, R., Cross, B., Zhou, J., and Verbais, C. “How Student Written Communication Skills Benefit During Participation in an Industry-Sponsored Civil Engineering Capstone Course.” (In-Press) Advances in Engineering Education.

Bahaaldin, K., Fries, R., Williamson, M., and Chowdhury, M. “The Impact of Traffic Incident Locations on a Metropolitan Evacuation.” (In-Press) International Journal of Transportation, Special Issue on Catastrophic Events Management. In-Press

Chen, X., Zhang, Z. and Fries, R. “Development and implementation of algorithms for vehicle routing during a no-notice evacuation.” (2016). Cogent Mathematics. 3. DOI: 10.1080/23311835.2016.1163767.

Williamson, M., Fries, R., and Zhou, H. “Long Term Effectiveness of Radar Speed Display Signs in a University Environment.” (2016). Journal of Transportation Technology, 6, 99-105. DOI: 10.4236/jtts.2016.63009.

Williamson, M., and Fries, R. “Effectiveness of Radar Speed Signs in a University Environment.” (2015). ITE Journal. 85(7). 43-47.

Zhou, H, Liu, Y. L., and Fries, R. (2014) Design, Development, and Implementation of A Multimedia Game System for Highway Incident Responder Training (HIRT).  International Journal of Multimedia Technology.  4 (3), pp 33-39.

Bhavsar, P. He, Y., Chowdhury, M., Fries, R., Shealy, A. (2014).  Energy Consumption Reduction Strategies for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles with Connected Vehicle Technology in an Urban Environment. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.

Fries, R.,  Anjuman, T., and Chowdhury, M.. (2013) Selecting an Asset Management System for Intelligent Transportation Systems.  Journal of Public Works & Infrastructure.

Fries, R.,  Zhou, H., Vaughn, B. and Williamson, M.  (2013) Increasing Multi-Agency Training for Freeway Incident Management in Illinois.  Accepted for publication in ITE Journal. Volume 83, January. (link).

Zhou, Y., Chowdhury, N., Wang, K.-C., Bhide, V., and Fries, R. (2012). On-Line Traffic Surveillance: Impact of Wireless Communication on Video Quality. American Society of Civil Engineers Journal of Transportation Engineering. 138(5), 512–519.  (link).

Fries, R., Reisi-Gahrooei, M., Chowdhury, M., and Conway, A. J. (2012). Meeting Privacy Challenges While Advancing Intelligent Transportation Systems.  Transportation Research Part C. Volume 25, pp. 34-45. (5-Year Impact Factor: 2.284) (link).

Fries, R., Sykut, E., and Zhou, H. (2012). Barriers Influencing Illinois Children School Travel Mode Choices. Advances in Transportation Studies. Issue XXVII, July, pp83-96 (link).

Tupper, L., Klotz, L., Chowdhury, M., and Fries, R. (2012) Measuring Sustainability: How Traffic Incident Management through Intelligent Transportation Systems has Greater Energy and Environmental Benefits than Common Construction-Phase Strategies for “Green” Roadways.  International Journal of Sustainable Transportation. Volume 6, Issue 5, pp.282-297. (link).

Fries, R., Chowdhury, M., and Dunning, A.  (2011).  Applying Dynamic Traffic Assignment using Microscopic Traffic Simulation.  Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International. August 2012 Volume 88, Issue 8, pp. 936-947. Doi: 10.1177/0037549711423678. (full text link)

Ma, Y., Fries, R., Chowdhury, M., and Inamdar, I. (2011). Evaluation of Integrated Application of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Technologies Using Stochastic Incident Generation and Resolution Simulation.  Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International.  Volume 88, Issue 1, pp. 123-133. doi:10.1177/0037549711401433.(full text link)

Zhou, Y., Evans Jr., G., Chowdhury, M., Wang, K.-C., and Fries, R. (2011) Wireless Communication Alternatives for Intelligent Transportation Systems: A Case Study.  Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems. Volume 15, Issue 3, pp. 147-60. (link)

Ma, Y., Chowdhury, M., and Fries, R. (2011). Accelerated incident detection across transportation networks using vehicle kinetics and support vector machine in cooperation with infrastructure agents. IET Journal of Intelligent Transport Systems.  Volume 4 Issue 4 pp. 328-337. (link).

Fries, R., Dunning, A., and Chowdhury, M.  (2011). University Traveler’s Value of Potential Real-Time Transit Information.  Journal of Public Transportation, scheduled for Volume 14, Issue 2, pp. 29-50. (full text available at)

Fries, R., Chowdhury, M., Ma, Y., and Stephen, L.  (2011). Evaluation of Different Contra-flow Strategies for Hurricane Evacuation in Charleston, South Carolina.  Journal of Transportation Planning and Technology. Volume 34, Issue 2, pp. 139-54. (link).

Fries, R., Chowdhury, M., Dunning, A., and Reisi-Gahrooei, M.  (2010). Evaluating Real-Time Parking Information: Case Study of an Isolated University Campus. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board No 2189. pp1-7. (link).

Fries, R., Hamlin, C., Chowdhury, M., Ma, Y., and Ozbay, K. (2010). “Operational Impacts of Incident Quick Clearance Legislation: A Simulation Analysis,” Journal of Advanced Transportation, vol. 44 (DOI 10.1002/ATR.135). (link).

Hovey, P., Chowdhury, M., Zhou, Y., and Fries, R. (2010) Evaluating the Safety Performance of Adding a Two-Way Left Turn Lane to an Undivided Cross-Section. Journal of Public Works & Infrastructure, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp 360-373. (link).

Fries, R., Chowdhury, M., and Dunning, A.  (2009) A multi-agency survey on institutional perspectives of effective incident management.  Journal of Public Works & Infrastructure, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp150-166. (link).

Ma, Y., Zhou, Y., Chowdhury, M., Wang, K.-C., and Fries, R. (2009).  “A Framework for Performance Evaluation of Communication Alternatives for Intelligent Transportation Systems,” Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, 13(3), pp.111 - 126. (link).

Fries, R., Chowdhury, M., Ma, Y., and Dunning, A. (2009). “Incident Detection with Traffic Sensors on Urban Highways.” Institute of Transportation Engineers Journal. Vol. 79 (8), August. (link).

Ma, Y., Chowdhury, M., Fries, R., and Ozbay, K. (2009). Harnessing the Power of Microscopic Simulation to Evaluate Freeway Service Patrols. American Society of Civil Engineers Journal of Transportation Engineering, Issue 135, No. 7, pp. 427-439. (link).

Atluri, M., Chowdhury, M., Kanhere, N., Fries, R., Sarasua, W., and Ogle, J. (2009). “Development of a Sensor System for Traffic Data Collection,” Journal of Advanced Transportation, Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 1-20. (link).

Fries, R., Chowdhury, M., and Dunning, A. (2008). Transportation Security Framework for a Medium-Size City, European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research. Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 1-16. (full text link).

Fries, R., Chowdhury, M., and Trammell, H. (2008). Liabilities of Public Agencies for Intelligent Transportation Systems Projects, Institute of Transportation Engineers Journal, Vol. 78, No. 7, July, pp 69-73. (link). (full text for ITE members).

Fries, R., Chowdhury, M., and Ma, Y. (2007). Accelerated Incident Detection and Verification: A Benefit to Cost Analysis of Traffic Cameras, Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 191- 203. (link).

Fries, R., Inamdar, I., Chowdhury, M., Ozbay, K., and Taaffe, K. (2007). Feasibility of Traffic Simulation for Decision Support in Real-time Regional Traffic Management, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2035, pp. 169-176. (link)

Conference Publications:



Fries, R., Ghale, K., Williamson, M. R., Bahaaldin, K., and Chen, X. (2016). “Modeling the Impacts of Driver Aggression during a Metropolitan Evacuation.” Proceedings of the American Society of Civil Engineers International Conference on Transportation and Development. Houston, TX, June 26-29.

Krauss, R., Fries, R., and Karacal, S. C. (2016). “Evaluating the Impact of a Revised Introductory Engineering Course: Student Retention and Success as an Indicator.”  Proceeding of the American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA, June 26 – 29.

Seitzinger, R., Fries, R. Qi, Y., and Zhou, H.  (2016). “A Driving Simulator Study Evaluating Traffic Sign Mounting Height for Preventing Wrong-Way Driving.” Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C. January 10-14. (full text)

Fries, R., Cross, B., Verbais, C., and Zhou, J. (2015). “Student Communication Improvements during an Industry-Sponsored Civil Engineering Senior Design Course.” Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference. Seattle, WA. June 14–17.

Fries, R., Yousefzadehfard, P., Chowdhury, M., Peterson, S., and Minge, E. (2015). “State Efforts Towards the Real-Time Systems Management Information Program Requirements for Travel Time. Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C. January 11-15. (full text)

Williamson, M., Zhou. H., and Fries, R. (2015). “Development of Crash Modification Factors for Different Driveway Types Including Commercial Drive-Thru Restaurants.” Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board’s 11th National Conference on Access Management. Seattle, WA. September 21-23.

Gill, J.S., Bhavsar, P., Chowdhury, M., Johnson, J., and Taiber, J. and Fries, R. (2014). “Infrastructure Cost Issues Related to Inductively Coupled Power Transfer for Electric Vehicles.”  Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT-2014), the 4th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Information Technology (SEIT-2014). Hasselt, Belgium. June 2-5.

Fries, R., Krauss, R., and Muren, S. (2014). “An Analysis of First Year Students’ Changing Perceptions of Engineering Design and Practice.” Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference and Expo.  Indianapolis, IN. June 15-18.

Williamson, M., and Fries, R. (2014).  “Effectiveness of Radar Speed Signs in a University Environment.” Proceedings of the Transport Chicago Conference. Chicago, IL. June 6, 2014. Bhavsar, P. He, Y., Chowdhury, M., Fries, R., Shealy, A. (2014).  Energy Consumption Reduction Strategies for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles with Connected Vehicle Technology in an Urban Environment. Washington D.C. January 12-16, 2014. Proc. Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. Washington D.C. January 12-16, 2014.

Kuru, I.C., Chen, X., Fries, R. (2014).  Time-Dependent Vehicle Routing and Assignment in No-Notice Evacuations.  Proc. Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. Washington D.C. January 12-16, 2014.

Zhou, H., Zhao, J., Fries R., and Rouholamin, M.P. (2014).  General Statistical Characteristics of Wrong-Way Driving Crashes on Illinois Freeways.  Proc. Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. Washington D.C. January 12-16, 2014.

Zhou, H., Wang, L., Neath, A., and Fries, R. (2013). Contributing Factors Regarding Wrong-Way Crashes on Illinois Freeways Using Computer Simulation.  16th International Conference of Road Safety on Four Continents, Beijing, China, May, 15-17.

Fries, R., Cross, B., Rossow, M., and Woehl, D. (2013).  Student Perceptions of Online Homework Tools in Undergraduate Statics Course. American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference and Expo.  June 23-26, 2013. Atlanta, GA.

R. Fries, S. K. Lakkaraju, B. Cross, S. Morgan, and A. L. Welker. “Survey of Civil Engineering Assessment Changes in Response to Revised ABET CE Program Criteria” American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference and Expo.  June 10-13, 2012. 

T. Anjuman, R. Fries, M. Chowdhury. Asset Management of Intelligent Transportation Systems: Methodology for Selecting the Optimal Platform for your Agency. Proc. Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. Washington D.C. January 21-26, 2012. (full text).

T. Anjuman, R. Fries, M. Chowdhury. Requirements for Asset Management of Intelligent Transportation Systems.  ITS World Congress 2011. October 16-20. Orlando, Florida

L. Tupper, L. Klotz, M. Chowdhury, R. Fries. Greener Roads: Comparing Intelligent Transportation Systems to Construction-Phase Operations to Reduce Emissions and Fuel Use.   Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, January 23-27, 2011, Washington, D.C. (full text).

R. Fries, M. Chowdhury, M. R. Gahrooei.  Maintaining Privacy While Advancing Intelligent Transportation Systems Applications-An Analysis.  Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, January 23-27, 2011, Washington, D.C.(full text).

R. Fries, B. Cross, S. Morgan. Utilizing External Internships in a Civil Engineering Capstone Design Course. Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, January 23-27, 2011, Washington, D.C. (full text).

M. Gahrooei, R. Fries, H. Zhou.  Evaluating Potential for Integrating Traffic Density with Guidance Information.  American Society of Civil Engineers First Transportation and Development Institute Congress. March 13-16, 2011, Chicago, IL. doi:10.1061/41167(398)16.

R. Fries, B. Cross, S. Morgan. An Innovative Senior Capstone Design Course Integrating External Internships, In-Class Meetings, and Outcome Assessment. Proceedings of the ASEE 2010 annual meeting. June 20-23, 2010, Louisville, KY.

Y. Zhou, M. Chowdhury, K.-C. Wang, R. Fries, M. Burrows. Field Study of Quality Requirements of On-line Traffic Surveillance over Wireless Networks.   Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting.  January 10-14, 2010, Washington, D.C. (full text).

R. Fries, M. Chowdhury, A. Dunning, M. Reisi-Gahrooei. Evaluating Real-Time Parking Information: Case Study of an Isolated University Campus.   Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting.  January 10-14, 2010, Washington, D.C. (full text). (See also Transportation Research Record, 2010)

R. Fries, A. Dunning, M. Chowdhury. Impact of On-Street Parking in the Core of a University Campus. Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting.  January 10-14, 2010, Washington, D.C. (full text).

A. Dunning, R. Fries, M. Chowdhury, G. Robinson. “Finding Local Expertise When Developing an ITS Architecture for a Rural University Campus.” Proceedings of the American Collegiate Schools of Planning 50th Anniversary Conference.  October 1-4, 2009, Crystal City, Virginia. (See also  World Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2008)

Y. Zhou, R. Fries, M. Chowdhury, and Y. Ma. Traffic Route Diversion for Incident Management: A Benefit to Cost Analysis.  Proceedings of the ITS America 2009 Annual Meeting and Exposition.  June 1-9, 2009, National Harbor, Maryland.

R. Fries, A. Dunning, M. Chowdhury. “Traveler’s Value of Real-Time Transit Information.”  Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, January 11-15, 2009, Washington, D.C. (full text).

R. Fries, A. Dunning, M. Chowdhury, G. Robinson. (2008). “Path to ITS Architecture for a Rural University Campus.” Proceedings of the World Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems, November 17-21, New York City. (See also American Collegiate Schools of Planning 50th Anniversary Conference, 2009).

M. Chowdhury, K-C. Wang, R. Fries, Y. Ma., D. Bagari. “A Distributed Wireless Sensor Network for Transportation Safety and Security,” Proceedings of the SPIE Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C31) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense V, April 9-13, 2007, Orlando, Florida.

R. Fries, I. Inamdar, M. Chowdhury, K. Ozbay, K. Taaffe. “Feasibility of Traffic Simulation for Decision Support in Real-time Regional Traffic Management,” Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting.  January 21-25, 2007, Washington, D.C. (See also Transportation Research Record, 2007).

R. Fries, M. Chowdhury, H. Trammell. “Liabilities of Public Agencies for Intelligent Transportation Systems Projects,” Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting.  January 21-25, 2007, Washington, D.C. (See also ITE Journal, 2008).

Y. Ma, M. Chowdhury, R. Fries, K. Ozbay. “Harnessing the Power of Microscopic Simulation to Evaluate Freeway Service Patrols Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting.  January 21-25, 2007, Washington, D.C. (See also ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, 2009).

C. Hamlin, R. Fries, M. Chowdhury, Y. Ma, K. Ozbay. “Incident  “Quick Clearance” Legislation: Will it Effectively Reduce Congestion?” Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting.  January 21-25, 2007, Washington, D.C. (See also Journal of Advanced Transportation, 2010).

K-C. Wang, M. Chowdhury, R. Fries, M. Atluri, Neeraj, Kanhere, “Real-time Traffic Monitoring and Automated Response with Wireless Sensor Networks,” Proceedings of the ITS World Congress. November 6-10, 2005, San Francisco, California.

M. Chowdhury, R. Fries. “Development process of a Regional Transportation Security Architecture,” Proceedings of the SPIE Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C31) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense IV. March 28- April 1, 2005, Orlando, Florida.

Government Documents

H. Zhou, R. Fries, M. Williamson, Z. Tian, and B. Vaughn. (2011). “Development of A Highway Incident Management Operational and Training Guide For Incident Responders in Illinois.” Submitted to the Illinois Center for Transportation. (full text link)

Mashrur Chowdhury, K.C. Wang, Ryan Fries, Yan Zhou, Lee Tupper, Jennifer Ogle, Tahera Anjuman, Vikram Bhide, Parth Bhavsar. “Evaluation of Communication Alternatives for  Intelligent Transportation Systems.” Submitted to the South Carolina Department of Transportation. (link).

Fries, Ryan; Dunning, Anne; and Chowdhury, Mashrur (September 2008). “Upstate ITS,” submitted to Clemson University Parking Services (9/2008). (available upon request)

Chowdhury, Mashrur; Fries, Ryan; Ma, Yongchang; Dunning, Anne; Hamlin, Carol; Ozbay, Kaan; Ogle, Jennifer; and, Sarasua, Wayne (4/2007). “Benefit Cost Analysis of Accelerated Incident Clearance,” SPR 659 submitted to the South Carolina Department of Transportation. FHWA-SC-07-01. (full text link).


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