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Russell Tessier

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UMassAmherst


Research and Background

My research is in the area of embedded systems, especially for transportation systems. Recent projects include the implementation of an automated pedestrian counter using video processing and the development of multiple portable road weather information systems (RWISs). My research works to integrate a wide variety of state-of-the-art digital components into new complete systems. New computer processing algorithms are used to collate data and extract important information. This processed data is then communicated to a centralized server. These practical systems are now in wide use in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Contact Info

Russell Tessier
tessier@ecs.umass.edu
309K Knowles Engineering Bldg, 151 Holdsworth Way
Amherst, Massachusetts 01003

Research in Action

Education

Ph.D, Elec Eng and Computer Sicence, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999; SM, Elec. Eng and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992; BS, Computer Systems Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1989

Publications

R. Tessier, D. Ni, G. Prabhu, C. Jia, and M. Merchant, Automated Detection and Counting of Pedestrians and Bicyclists Along an Urban Roadway, University of Massachusetts Transportation Center Technical Report, Amherst, MA, June 2012.

R. Tessier, Evaluation of Portable Road Weather Information Systems, University of Massachusetts Transportation Center Technical Report, Amherst, MA, June 2016.

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