Director of Gemstone Honors Program
The Institute for Systems Research
David Lovell has a B.A. in mathematics from Portland State University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He has worked in transportation consulting and was a combat engineer with the U.S. Marine Corps. His research interests include facility design, management, and control; computational and differential geometry; numerical methods; and the probabilistic structure of sports and tournaments.
Dr. Lovell is an affiliate of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), the Transportation Research Board (TRB), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
- Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1997
- M.S., University of California, Berkeley, 1993
- B.A., Portland State University, 1990
Honors and awards
- ODK Leadership Fraternity, 2015
- Poole & Kent Senior Faculty Teaching Award, 2014
- EWB-USA Peter J. Bosscher Faculty Adviser Award, 2012
- Clark School ENGAGED Faculty, 2011
- CEE Department Faculty Service Award, 2009
- American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
- Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA)
- Transportation Research Board (TRB)
Geometric methods of transportation facility design; sensors in civil engineering applications; vehicle technology; traffic engineering, operations and control; air traffic management; data compression
Small Airport Capacity Modeling Factors
Lovell, David J.
Federal Aviation Administration
This project is a joint effort between researchers at the University of Maryland and the Ohio State University. The Federal Aviation Administration is interested in developing new capacity modeling factors for small aircraft operations at busy general aviation airports, as current estimates for small airport operating capacity are dated. This research seeks to identify specific data that will contribute to the development of modernized airport capacity models for small aircraft operations. You can visit the project web page here.
National Traffic Management Log Analysis
Lovell, David J.
Federal Aviation Administration
The goal of this project is to generate metrics and visual dashboards related to the National Traffic Management Log (NTML). The NTML is a repository of data related to the execution, by the FAA, of a wide variety of traffic management initiatives, to control air traffic in the National Air System. Their objectives are to ensure safety and diminish congestion, and they use initiatives such as Ground Delay Programs, Airspace Flow Programs, and Miles-In-Trail restrictions, among others, to accomplish these objectives.
Optimization and Prediction for Collaborative Trajectory Options
Ball, Michael O.
Lovell, David J.
This project is a subcontract to Metron Aviation, Inc. The goal of the project is to help determine how the FAA should define and manage a new paradigm in aviation congestion management called the Collaborative Trajectory Options Program (CTOP). In this program, carriers submit, for each scheduled flight, a menu of possible flight plans that they would be willing to use for that flight, with an accompanying measure of preference for each plan. Armed with this information, the FAA can jointly optimize the allocation of airspace resources to these flights by selecting from amongst these plans. The FAA accomplishes its mission of preserving safe operations with as little congestion as possible, and carriers are allowed collaborative input into the decision-making process, without unlawful collusion, maintaining the propriety of their data and plans, and without the FAA having to pick winners and losers.
- ENCE 201 - Engineering Information Processing
- ENCE 302 - Probability and Statistics for Civil and Environmental Engineers
- ENCE 402 - Simulation and Design of Experiments
SELECT REFEREED PUBLICATIONS
- Bertini, R.L. and D.J. Lovell (2009). Impacts of sensor spacing on accurate freeway travel time estimation for traveler information. Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, 13(2), pp. 97-110.
- Ganji, M., D.J. Lovell, M.O. Ball, and A. Nguyen (2009). Resource allocation in flow-constrained areas with stochastic termination times. Transportation Research Record 2106, pp. 90-99.
- Churchill, A.M., D.J. Lovell, and M.O. Ball (2010). Flight delay propagation impact on strategic air traffic flow management. Transportation Research Record 2177, pp. 105-113.
- Kim, T., D.J. Lovell, H. Kim, and C. Oh (2010). Empirical results of effects of various causal factors on car-following behavior. Transportation Research Record 2188, pp. 174-186.
- Churchill, A.M. and D.J. Lovell (2011). Assessing the impact of stochastic capacity variation on coordinated air traffic flow management. Transportation Research Record 2214, pp. 111-116.
- Churchill, A.M. and D.J. Lovell (2012). Coordinated aviation network resource allocation under uncertainty. Transportation Research Part E, 48(1), pp. 19-33.
- Churchill, A.M., Y. Tripodis, and D.J. Lovell (2012). Sun glare impacts on freeway congestion: A geometric model and empirical analysis. ASCE J. Transportation Engineering, 138(10), pp. 1196–1204.
- Lovell, D.J., K. Vlachou, T. Rabbani, and A. Bayen (2013). A diffusion approximation to a single airport queue. Transportation Research Part C, 33, pp. 227-237.
- Vlachou, K. and D.J. Lovell (2013). Mechanisms for equitable resource allocation when airspace capacity is reduced. Transportation Research Record 2325, pp. 97-102.
- Churchill, A.M., D.J. Lovell, A. Mukherjee, and M.O. Ball (2013). Determining the number of airport arrival slots. Transportation Science, 47(4), pp. 526-541.
- Maring, E., G. Raspanti, G. Jaschek, K. Hogan, C. Farmer, D. Lovell, S. Grutzmacher, P. Parikh, and S. Olcese (2014). Engineering and public health: An interdisciplinary approach to addressing water quality in Compone, Peru. Annals of Global Health, Volume 80, Issue 3, May–June 2014, Page 238.
- Jones, J.C. and D.J. Lovell (2014). Methods for curbing the exemption bias in Ground Delay Programs through speed control, Transportation Research Record 2400, pp. 37-44.
- Brown, C.Y., T.A. Brubaker, A.M. Churchill, G.M. Crosswhite, D. Fried, L. Kirsch, D.A. Zelman, and D.J. Lovell (2015). Development of an electrophoretic display technology for selectively retroreflective signs and pavement markers. ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, 141(1), pp. 04014067-1-9.
- Shrestha, D., D.J. Lovell, and Y. Tripodis (2017). Hardware and software for collecting microscopic trajectory data on naturalistic driving behavior. Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, 21(3), 202-213.
- Jones, J.C., D.J. Lovell, and M.O. Ball (2018). Stochastic optimization models for transferring delay along flight trajectories in order to reduce fuel usage. Transportation Science, 52(1), 134-149.
- Lovell, D.J. (2018). Lossless compression of all vehicle trajectories in a common roadway segment. Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 33, 481-497.
- Estes, A., D.J. Lovell, and M.O. Ball (2019). Unsupervised prototype reduction for data exploration and an application to air traffic management initiatives. EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics 8(5), 467-510.
- Lovell, D.J. (2019). Kinematics-enabled lossless compression of freeway and arterial vehicle trajectories. Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems 23(5), 452-476. Doi: 10.1080/15472450.2018.1560280
- Estes, A.S., M.O. Ball, and D.J. Lovell (in press). Data exploration with selection of representative regions: Formulation, axioms, methods, and consistency. Mathematics of Operations Research.