The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at FIU is pleased to announce that the second lecturer of the 2014 FIU CEE Distinguished Speaker Series is Dr. Robert Bertini, Portland State University, who will be delivering a presentation entitled “Can “Big” Data Serve as a Foundation for Measuring and Improving Public Transport Operations?”
The lecture will take place from 2:00 – 3:00 pm on February 28, 2014, in room 2420 of the FIU Engineering Center. Those who cannot attend in person are encouraged to view a live webcast of the presentation.
                        Free registration for the webcast is available                                                     

Bertini is a current Civil and Environmental Engineering professor at Portland State University where he is the faculty lead for the Portland Sustainable Transport Lab and chairs the Transportation Research Board Committee on Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics. From 2011-2012, he was a visiting professor at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.

He served as former city planning commissioner and from 2009-2011, he was the Deputy Administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration at the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Bertini has received a multitude of professional awards, including receiving a National Science Foundation CAREER award. He has also published many journal articles, conference proceedings, book chapters and technical reports.

Bertini earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; an M.S. in Civil Engineering from San Jose State University, and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.