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Special lectures on Traffic Engineering and ITS

November 2012


The National Center for Transportation Studies hosted a series of lectures by a visiting professor last November 27 and 28, 2012. The lectures were delivered by Dr. Takashi OGUCHI, Professor, Department of Human and Social Systems and the Advanced Mobility Research Center of the Institute of Industrial Science of the University of Tokyo. Dr. Oguchi is currently a Visiting Professor under the Engineering Research and Development for Technology (ERDT) Program of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and is hosted by the Institute of Civil Engineering (ICE) of the UP Diliman College of Engineering.

The lecture on Nov. 27 was on Traffic Engineering and was well attended by students, UP staff and guests from government agencies. Dr. Oguchi lectured on the basic concepts of traffic flow theory including bottleneck phenomena.

Dr. Oguchi talking about traffic congestion

The NCTS Toyota Training Room was full with participants including students, staff and guests from government agencies.

Dr. Oguchi explaining about the difference between time mean speed and space mean speed using an illustrated example.

The lecture on Nov. 28 was on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)

Dr. Ric Sigua of the ICE introduces Dr. Oguchi before the latter’s lecture. Like the previous lecture, the venue was full with attendees from UP and government agencies.

Dr. Oguchi also spoke about the ITS World Congress to be held in Tokyo next year.

Dr. Oguchi fields a question from Dr. Eric Cruz of the ICE during the open forum right after the lecture.

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