Dr. Camille Kamga is an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the City College of New York, the flagship institution of The City University of New York (CUNY). He has been leading the Region 2 – University Transportation Research Center (UTRC) since 2009.
A consortium of 19 major U.S. academic institutions, UTRC asserts a significant role in the region and nationally, conducting research and projects on surface transportation, carrying out training and educational programs and actively disseminating the results of its work. It is one of the few such Centers in the U.S. federally designated since 1987.
Under Dr. Kamga, UTRC has grown to become a major resource on surface transportation issues for the region and the nation. He has expanded the center membership from 12 to its current 19 institutions and has diversified the research topics addressed by the Center. Dr. Kamga has increased participation by international, national and regional organizations, and inter-university research and training efforts with the impact of gaining national and international recognition for the Center and has improved its management and outreach.
In addition to his research and administrative responsibilities, Dr. Kamga continues to actively participate in numerous transportation-related projects at UTRC. His research interests include: intelligent transportation system; modeling and traffic simulation; analysis of very large transportation networks; use of real-time information for travel; transportation modeling using mobile sensors; transportation planning and policy, transportation operations; sustainability and environment; and transportation safety. He is leading UTRC in innovative research, education, and technology transfer programs; addressing issues of urban mobility and sustainability; as well as concepts and technologies related to Big Data applications to transportation and traffic engineering.