Viewing: CE 507 : Sensors, Instrumentation, and Data Analytics for Transportation Networks

Last approved: Mon, 12 Mar 2018 08:01:30 GMT

Last edit: Thu, 08 Mar 2018 16:37:36 GMT

Changes proposed by: gflist
Change Type
Major
CE (Civil Engineering)
507
002890
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Sensors, Instrumentation, and Data Analytics for Transportation Networks
Transport Sensors & Analytics
College of Engineering
Civil Engineering (14CE)
14.0801
Civil Engineering, General.
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Alternate Odd Years
Spring 2019
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
2
 
Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
CE 595-002Fall 20149
CE 595-001Spring 20186
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)
Distance Education (DELTA)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
15
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
George List
Professor
full

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture88NoGraduate students and qualified undergraduates
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
LEC55NoGraduate students


Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Students will learn about the use of sensors, instrumentation, and big data analysis in transportation systems to observe, monitor, and evaluate performance. This includes the technology employed, the deployment strategies, the challenges associated with obtaining high-quality data, the fusion of data from independent sources, the imputation of missing data elements, and evaluation of performance based on the data assembled. The highway mode is the principal focus, including analyses of travel times, delays, queue dynamics, and spatial and temporal demand patterns.

Students in the transportation field need to be familiar with the way in which "big data" is changing the manner in which transportation systems can be monitored and analyzed. They need to understand the technologies used to monitor system performance: what the sensors are, how they are deployed, the data they provide, and how the data can be analyzed. No similar class is taught at NC State.


No

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Requisites and Scheduling
 
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Additional Information
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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of EngineeringPaul FranzonECE department does not see any overlap.
Part of normal faculty course load

The primary objective is to understand how sensors and instrumentation are used in transportation systems to observe, monitor, and evaluate their performance. This includes the technology employed, the deployment strategies, the challenges associated with obtaining high-quality data, the fusion of data from independent sources, the imputation of missing data elements, and evaluation of performance based on the data assembled. The highway mode is the principal focus, although the instrumentation of railroads and other surface transportation modes is also addressed. 


Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:


Explain the technology employed to create and design sensors used to monitor and assess the performance of transportation systems


Design instrumentation plans for specific transportation systems, especially highways, based on the performance metrics to be monitored


Design methodologies to evaluate the performance of a transportation system based on the data collected.


Evaluate the performance of a transportation system based on the data collected.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Test50%Mid-term exam (20%) and Final (30%)
Homework30%Six assignments at 5% each. Each one involves quantitative analysis and reinforces the analytical procedures and methods presented in the lectures.
Project20%Analysis of the data collected and the insights provided; journal-quality analysis
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Introduction1 weekLecture and discussion
Sensing Processes and Technologies3 weeksLecture, discussion, and homework
Communication Technologies2 weeksLecture, discussion, and homework
Sensing System Design1 weekLecture, discussion, and homework
Data Collection Methods and Practice3 weeksLecture, discussion, and homework
Performance assessment Methods and Practice2 weeksLecture, discussion, and homework
Sensor Data Management Systems1 weekLecture, discussion, and homework
In-Class Analysis Exercises1 weekLecture and discussion
Exam Reviews1 weekLecture and discussion
gflist 02/11/2018
1) The class is being offered this spring semester. The enrollment is 6 students.
2) The "or equivalents" prerequisites text has been removed both from the CIM and the syllabus.
3) There isn't any overlap with other, existing classes.
4) The course description in the CIM has been updated.
5) The requirement for fieldwork has been removed. This is to ensure that EOL students can take the class.
6) The text regarding late assignments has been updated.
7) The homework assignments are now described in more detail. So are the other graded aspects of the class.

mlnosbis 11/2/2017:
1) If this hasn't been taught since 2014, how do you know there is still demand for it?
2) Prerequisite "or equivalents" cannot be coded. Are there specific courses? Then we can enter __ OR ___
3) No overlap with other existing courses. Is additional consultation required?

pjharrie 11/15/17 - the course objectives, with a bit of editing, read like a good course description - what currently exists for the latter is bare bones at best. Also, given that there are fieldtrips, and I'm assuming their on highways, I don't quite understand how there can be 'no risk'. In terms of late assignments, there is no penalty for handing things in a week late? Also, what is the policy if it's later than that? No credit? I also think there should be more description in the syllabus of the field study report as to what that entails, and potentially of the nature of the homework assignments.

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
- I think the catalog description needs to be revised. The first sentence should say, Students will learn about the use of... or This course focuses on the use of...The last sentence should also be elaborated upon.
- The course goals/objectives seem to be a better course catalog description.
- In the syllabus, two textbooks are listed as required for the course but readings/assignments from these books are not reflected in the course schedule. Should the course schedule include readings from these texts?
- I didn't see a projected schedule of required readings unless the "topics" listed are actually chapters from the required books. - late assignments are accepted up to one week of the due date, but no penalty is specified, which seems an odd policy, so much so that I wonder if the penalty was inadvertently omitted. Instructor should list a penalty if there is one.

gflist 02/21/2018
- The catalog description has been revised consistent with the suggestions provided.
- The text books have only been used for supplemental reading. So, I removed the "required" stipulation. The syllabus now says they are recommended.
- The late assignment penalty text has been changed.
rfillin (Mon, 31 Oct 2016 14:36:44 GMT): Rollback: catalog description is vague. SLOs need to be updated. Topical outline seems short again or you can leave blank and say see syllabus
ranji (Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:41:15 GMT): Rollback: Please see note from COE: (1) the catalog description is vague (could use language used in defining the objectives to make the description more specific); (2) the number of weeks (may be it's fixed now; could do what is suggested--refer to the syllabus)
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