Faculty Profile

BIOGRAPHY

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, August 2003.
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, May 1994.
  • B.A., Civil Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, May 1992.
  • Associate of Science, Engineering Science, Hudson Valley Community College, May 1990.

Dr. Hunter is an Associate Professor at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. His primary teaching and research interests are in transportation operations and design, specializing in adaptive signal control, traffic simulation, freeway geometric design, and arterial corridor operations. Dr. Hunter obtained his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic University (1992), his M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin (1994), and his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin (2003). After obtaining his M.S. he worked as a transportation engineer for several years at the Sear-Brown Group in Rochester, NY. He has conducted numerous traffic impact studies, signal timing projects, freeway operation evaluations, toll plaza analyses, etc.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Traffic Science and Engineering
  • Specializing in Adaptive Signal Control
  • Traffic Simulation
  • Freeway Geometric Design
  • Arterial Corridor Operations

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Best Abstract Award, PTV America’s Users Group Meeting, (2011)
  • Best Paper Award, Principles of Advanced and Distributed Simulation Conference (2010)
  • Transportation Research Board Operational Effects of Geometrics Committee, Best Paper Award 2010.
  • American Society for Engineering Education Southeastern Section Annual Conference, Best Zone Paper from ASEE Zone II (2009)
  • 2008 CETL/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award
  • Best Paper Award - Principles of Advanced and Distributed Simulation Conference (2007)
  • The 3rd Urban Street Symposium – Best Presentation Award
  • Milton Pikarsky Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation, Council of University Transportation Centers (2004)
  • ASCE Jack E. Leisch Memorial National Graduate Fellowship (2000)
  • University of Texas Continuing Fellowship (1999)
  • Eno Fellow (1999)
  • Southwest Region University Transportation Center Student of the Year (1998)
  • Bruton Fellowship (1997)

RECENT PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

ARTICLES
  • Suh, W., Henclewood, D., Greenwood, A., Guin, A., Fujimoto, R.,Guensler, R. and Hunter, M., "Modeling Pedestrian Crossing Activities Using Microscopic Traffic Simulation" Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International Editorial Office. Published Online in Advance of Print Copy, January 14, 2013
  • Huang, Y., Alexopoulos, C., Hunter, and Fujimoto, R., Ad Hoc Distributed Simulation Methodology for Open Queuing Networks. Simulation: Transactions of The Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SIMULATION), Volume 88 Issue 7, July 2012
  • Hunter, M., Wu, S.K., Kim, H.K. and Suh, W. A Probe-Vehicle-Based Evaluation of Adaptive Traffic Signal Control. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp.704-713, June 2012.
  • Hunter, M., Jenior, P., Bansen, J. and Rodgers, M. Mode of Flashing for Malfunctioning Traffic Signals. ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering. Vol. 137, No. 7, pp 438-444, July 2011.
  • Wu, S. K., Hunter, M., Lee, C. and Rodgers, M. Evaluation of Traffic Signal Control System Using a System-wide Performance Measure under Two-Fluid Model Theory. KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp 395-403, Feb. 2011,
PROCEEDINGS
  • Henclewood, D., Suh, W., Rodgers, M. and Hunter, M. "Statistical Calibration for Data-Driven Microscopic Simulation Model" Transportation Research Board 91th Annual Meeting, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, DC, January 2013.
  • Henclewood, D., Suh, W., Rodgers, M., Fujimoto, R. and Hunter, M. "A Case for Real-Time Calibration Data-Driven Microscopic Traffic Simulation Tools" Proceeding of the Winter Simulation Conference, WSC, Berlin, Germany, Dec. 2012.
  • D’Ambrosio, K.,Smith, K., Castrillon, F., Box, S., Rome, C.,Toth, C., Sheikh, A., Vo, T., Peesapati, L., Guin, A., Elango, V., Hunter, M. and Guensler, R. Methodology for Collection Vehicle Occupancy Data on Multi-lane Interstate Highways. Transportation Research Board 91st Annual Meeting, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, DC January 2012.
  • Miller, D., Henclewood, D., Rodgers, M. and Hunter, M. Parameter Selection Procedure for Signalized Arterial Simulation Calibration. Transportation Research Board 91st Annual Meeting, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, DC, January 2012.
  • Toth, C., Guensler, R., Guin, A. and Hunter, M. Changes in Legal and Illegal Weaving Activity After the Restriping of I-85 HOV Lanes in Atlanta, Transportation Research Board 91st Annual Meeting, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, DC, January 2011
PRESENTATIONS
  • Pratyaksa, P., M. Hunter, and M. Rodgers. Safety Performance Evaluation of Converging Chevron Pavement Markings. University Transportation Centers (UTC) Conference for the Southeastern Region, Orlando, Florida April 4th-5th, 2013. (Award for 2nd place out of approximately 45 posters)
  • A. Greenwood, C. Liu, G. Corso, M. Rodgers, M. Hunter. Effect of Roadside Environment on Identification of Diverge Locations in Work Zones. University Transportation Centers (UTC) Conference for the Southeastern Region, Orlando, Florida April 4th-5th, 2013.
  • Schmitt, L., C. Barry, W. Suh, M. Rodgers, and M. Hunter. Calibration of the HCM 2010 Roundabout Capacity Equations for Georgia Conditions University Transportation Centers (UTC) Conference for the Southeastern Region, Orlando, Florida April 4th-5th, 2013.
  • Hunter M. NCTSPM Center Overview, University Transportation Centers (UTC) Conference for the Southeastern Region, Orlando, Florida April 4th-5th, 2013.
  • Colberg, K., S. Zinner, J. Anderson, L. Peesapati, W. Suh , A. Guin, M. Hunter, and R. Guensler, Real-Time Work Zone Travel Time University Transportation Centers (UTC) Conference for the Southeastern Region, Orlando, Florida April 4th-5th, 2013.