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Kathleen L. Hancock

Associate Professor
Kathleen Hancock, Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
301-D1 Patton Hall
Blacksburg, VA, USA 24061
Mail Code: (0105)

Program Area : Transportation Infrastructure and Systems Engineering
Professional Registration : P.E. Tennessee

Area of Interest

Freight operations and planning, transportation safety, geospatial solutions to transportation problems.

  • Associate Applied Science Degree in Architectural Technology, Del Mar College, 1977
  • Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, 1982
  • Masters of Science in Civil Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 1991
  • PhD in Civil Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 1994
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,
    Associate Professor, 2004 to present
    Co-Director of the Center for Geospatial Information Technology, 2004 to 2013
    Faculty Affiliate, Urban Affairs and Planning, 2005 to present.
  • Federal Highway Administration, IPA with Office of Freight Operations: 6/12-8/12
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Associate Professor and Area Coordinator: 2001 to 2004
    Associate Director of the University of Massachusetts Transportation Center 2001 to 2004
    Director of MassSAFE 2002 to 2004
    Faculty Affiliate, 2004 to 2005
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Assistant Professor: 1995 to 2001
  • Vanderbilt University, Research Assistant Professor: 1994 to 1995
  • Vanderbilt University, Research Assistant: 1990 to 1994
  • Consulting: 1990 to present
  • Momentum Engineering, Inc., Partner: 1990 to 1993
  • The Scientex Corporation, Senior Research Engineer: 1988 to 1990
  • Southwest Research Institute, Research Engineer: 1982 to 1988
  • XCaliber Award for exceptional contributions to technology-enriched teaching and learning, 2015, Virginia Tech
  • CEE 5204 : GIS Applications in CEE
  • CEE 5224 : Advanced GIS Applications in CEE
  • CEE 3604 : Introduction to Transportation Engineering
  • CEE 5634 : Analysis and Planning of Mass Transit Systems
  • CEE 5654 : Critical Issues in Transportation
  • CEE 2104 : Introduction to the Construction Engineering & Management Profession
  • CEE 5984 : (FALL 2016) Freight Operations and Planning
  • CEE 4984 : (Spring 2019) Freight Operations
  • District Freight Trip Generation (FTG): On-Site Berths and the Curbside Implications, Washington DC Department of Transportation (DDOT), Collaboration with GMU
  • Highway Safety Analytics and Reporting, Virginia Department Of Motor Vehicles, 4/11 to on-going
  • Geolocating and Analysis of Virginia Crash Data, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, 4/11 to ongoing.
  • Use of Alternate Forms of Transportation Related to Alcohol Consumption, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, with Dr. Murray-Tuite
  • Use of Persistent Wide-area Video for Transportation Planning and Operations, Mid-Atlantic University Transportation Center, PVLabs, and VDOT, 9/13-12/14
  • Traffic Safety Research with FHWA, Federal Highway Administration, 12/13-9/17
  • Applications of Connected Vehicle Infrastructure Technologies to Enhance Transit Service Efficiency and Safety, VTTI University Transportation Center for Connected Vehicles, 9/12-8/14
  • Developing a Logical Model for a Geospatial Right-of-Way Land Management System, National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Transportation Research Board, 2/07-6/09.
  • Arlington Emergency Management Dashboard Prototype, Arlington Offices of Emergency Management, 11/06-5/07, with Nick Stone.
  • Alexandria Archaeology GIS Mapping Project, Old Town Civil War Layers, Alexandria Archaeology 6/06-6/07.
  • Freight Analysis Framework II Technical Support, Federal Highway Administration through Battelle, 6/06-10/07.
  • Integrating Geo-Spatial Technologies into the Right-of-Way Data-Management Process, National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Transportation Research Board, 5/05-5/06.
  • Alexandria Archaeology G I S Mapping Project: Overlay Maps For Research And Historic Preservation, Alexandria Archeology, 5/05-6/07.
  • National Capitol Region: Critical Infrastructure Project, National Capital Region through George Mason University, 8/04-3/05 with Fred Krimgold.
  • W. Zhang, K. Hancock, Y. Wang, H. Sardar, "Estimate Economic Losses Due to Roadway Crashes", Conference Proceedings, 2015 Road Safety & Simulation International Conference, Orlando, FL, October 6-8, 2015.
  • K. Hancock, W. Zhang (FHWA), H. Sardar, Y. Wang (NAS), "On the Underlying Relationships between Fatal Crashes and All Types of Non-Fatal Crashes", ASCE International Conference on Transportation & Development 2016, June 26-29, 2016, Houston, TX
  • K. Hancock, W. Zhang, H. Sardar, Y. Wang, "A Two-Step Geo-grid Screening Process to Identify Locations for Safety Improvements", RSS2015 Special issue of ATS – Advances in Transportation Studies, an International Journal, pp. 89-102, 2016. (Expanded and enhanced from RSS conference proceedings and separately peer reviewed), http://host.uniroma3.it/riviste/ats/journal_page_special%20issue%202016%20vol2.htm
  • M. Khalilikhah, K. Heaslip, K. Hancock, "Traffic Sign Vandalism and Demographics of Local Population: A case study in Utah", Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering (English Edition), Elsevier, 2016, doi: 10.1016/j.jtte.2015.11.001. http://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S2095756415306243.
  • C. Hodges, W. McDonald, R. Dymond, K. Hancock, "Improved Methods of Parameterization for Estimating the Magnitude and Frequency of Peak Discharges in Rural Ungaged Streams", Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, ISSN 1084-0699/06016010(12), 2015
  • F. Hameed, K. Hancock, "Incorporating Costs of Life-Cycle Impacts into Transportation Program Development", Transportation Research Record 2453, Washington D.C., pp 77-83, 2015
  • K. Sambana, K. Hancock, "An Enterprise Wide Information Management System for Transportation Right-of-way Activities", Information Systems, Geographic Information Systems, and Advanced Computing, Transportation Research Record 2215, Washington D.C., pp.11-23, 2011
  • K. Hancock, “Geospatially Enabling Information Management for Right-of-Way Activities”, TRB Compendium of Papers, 86th Annual Meeting, Washington D.D., 2007.
  • Q. Lu, and K. Hancock, “TagCMP: Enabling Efficient GML Communication with Power Conservation in a Wireless Environment”, 2nd International Conference on GeoSensor Networks, Boston, MA, 2006.
  • Q. Lu, and K. Hancock, “GMLinAir: Enabling Efficient and Power-Conserving Wireless GML Communication and Visualization”, 2nd International Conference on GeoSensor Networks, Boston, MA, 2006.
  • Q. Lu, and K. Hancock, “Microsimulation of Large Truck Activities at Tight Intersections”, TRB Compendium of Papers, 85th Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., 2006.
  • Editor: K. Hancock, Freight Demand Modeling: Tools for Public Sector Decision-Making, Transportation Research Circular-in publication, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, 2007.
  • Editor: K. Hancock, Commodity Flow Survey Conference, Transportation Research Circular Number E-C088, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, 2005.
  • K. Hancock, “Chapter 37, Freight Transportation Planning”, Handbook of Transportation Engineering edited by Myer Kutz. The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., pp. 37.1-37.22, 2004.
  • K. Hancock, “Chapter 31, Hazardous Goods”, Handbook of Logistics and Supply-Chain Management edited by A.M. Brewer, K.J. Button and D.A. Hensher, Pergamon, an Imprinting of Elsevier Science, England, pp. 469-478, 2001.
  • J. Xu, K. Hancock, and F. Southworth, “Simulation of Regional Freight Movement on the TTMNet: Trade & Transportation Multi-Networks”, Traveler Behavior and Values, Transportation Research Record 1854, National Research Council, Washington D.C., pp. 152-161, 2003.
  • A. Nagurney, C. Ke, D. Cruz, K. Hancock, and F. Southworth, “Dynamics of supply chains: a multilevel logistical/informational/financial network perspective”, EPB, Planning and Design, England, pp. 795-818, vol. 29 (November) 2002.
  • Editor and technical writer: K. Hancock, Geospatial Information Infrastructure for Transportation Organizations -- Toward a Foundation for Improved Decision Making, TRB Conference Proceedings 31, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, 2004.
  • J. Xu and K. Hancock, “Enterprise-wide Freight Simulation in an Integrated Logistics and Transportation System”, accepted for publication, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2004.