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Marguerite L Zarrillo

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

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Research and Background

Professor Marguerite Zarrillo’s research concentrates on traffic operation’s using intelligent transportation systems (ITS). In particular, she has developed Decision Support Systems for state DOTs to monitor roadway conditions with data transmission via satellite. She has developed models for congestion management on freeways, and at interrupted flow facilities such as toll plazas. She has also research the impact on traffic capacity after the adoption of security measures. In her ITS Laboratory, her students use traffic software such as VISSIM and Paramics to simulate traffic in before and after studies. Dr. Zarrillo’s most recent grant, Data Collection via CRS&SI Technology to Determine when to Impose SLR, was funded by the USDOT Research and Innovative Technology Administration, RITA -RS10-01, for $771,049. She was also awarded a National Science Foundation grant entitled TC: Medium: Collaborative Research: Pay-as-you-Go: Security and Privacy for Integrated Transportation Payment Systems, for $100,000. She has also received several Science and Technology grants over $100,000+ from the UMass President’s office and several from the Center for Advanced Transportation Systems Simulation at the University of Central Florida via the Florida Department of Transportation. Dr. Zarrillo served on TRB’s Traffic Flow Theory & Characteristics Committee. She is currently a Board member of ITS New England.

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Marguerite L Zarrillo
Physics Dept. College of Engineering, 203 Engineering & Science Bldg., 285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, Massachusetts 02747