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Kevin Heaslip

Professor, CACI Faculty Fellow, CCI Fellow, and Program Coordinator
Kevin Heaslip
301-D2 Patton Hall
Blacksburg, VA, USA 24061
Mail Code: (0105)

Program Area : Transportation Infrastructure and Systems Engineering
Professional Registration : Professional Engineer, New Hampshire, License #11773

Area of Interest

Transportation Operations, Critical Infrastructure & Transportation Cybersecurity, Public Transportation, and Transportation Automation and Electrification

  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering (Transportation), University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2007
  • M.S. Civil Engineering (Transportation), Virginia Tech, 2003
  • B.S. Civil Engineering (Minor: Urban and Regional Planning), Virginia Tech, May 2002
  • Adjunct Science Advisor, Alion Science & Technology, 2007 - 2018
  • Assistant/Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Utah State University, 2008-2014
  • Post-Doctoral Associate, Transportation Research Center, University of Florida, 2007-2008
  • Traffic Engineer, Gannett Fleming, Inc., 2003-2004
  • 2019 G.V. Loganathan Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Civil Engineering Education
  • 2017 Virginia Tech Favorite Faculty Award – Virginia Tech Student Affairs
  • 2015 Outstanding Alumni, University of Massachusetts Institute of Transportation Engineers Student Chapter
  • 2014 USU Civil & Environmental Engineering Teacher of the Year
  • 2013-2014 Outstanding Young Alumni, Virginia Tech Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • 2011 & 2012 USU Civil & Environmental Engineering Outstanding Researcher
  • 2011 USU College of Engineering Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year
  • CEE 3604 : Introduction to Transportation Engineering
  • CEE 5624 : Transportation and Land Use
  • CEE 5634 : Analysis and Planning of Mass Transit Systems
  • CEE 5630 : Public Transit Design and Operations
  • CEE 4984 : Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity
  • United States Department of Energy, "Enabling Secure and Resilient XFC: A Software/Hardware-Security Co-Design Approach", $2,500,000 (Co-PI, 10/18 - 12/20).
  • Virginia Department of Transportation, "Planning Corridors for Transit Signal Priority while Considering Pedestrian Delay", $60,000 (PI, 8/18 - 8/19).
  • Virginia Department of Transportation, "Assessment of Capacity Changes Due to Automated Vehicles on Interstate Corridors", $160,000 (PI, 4/18 - 8/19).
  • National Science Foundation, "CPS: Synergy: Collaborative Research: Semi-Automated Emergency Response System", $750,000 (Co-PI, 9/15 - 12/19).
  • Kelarestaghi, K., Foruhandeh, M., Heaslip, K. & Gerdes, R. (2019). Intelligent Transportation System Security: Impact-Oriented Risk Assessment of In-Vehicle Networks. IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine. doi: 10.1109/MITS.2018.2889714
  • Dabiri, S. & Heaslip, K. (2018). Inferring Transportation Modes from GPS Trajectories Using a Convolutional Neural Network. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 86, 360-371. doi: 10.1016/j.trc.2017.11.021.
  • Kelarestaghi, K., Heaslip, K., Khalilikhah, M., Fuentes, A. & Fessman, V. (2018) Intelligent Transportation System Security: Hacked Message Signs. SAE Int. J. Transp. Cyber. & Privacy 1(2):75-90, doi: 10.4271/11-01-02-0004.
  • Hannoun, G., Murray-Tuite, P., Heaslip, K., & Chantem, T. (2018). Facilitating Emergency Response Vehicles' Movement through a Road Segment in a Connected Vehicle Environment. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, doi: 10.1109/TITS.2018.2877758.
  • Soltani-Sobh, A., Heaslip, K., Scarlatos, P. & Kaisar, E. (2016) Reliability Based Pre-positioning of Recovery Centers for Resilient Transportation Infrastructure. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 19, 324-333. doi: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2016.09.004.