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Publications

Bicycle + Pedestrian Safety: Human Factors

Conference Panel: “Safety Considerations for Cyclists and Pedestrians.” Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Conference, 2022.  Keith S. Karn, Timothy Joganich, Richard A. Tyrrell, Rachael T. Panik, John D. Lee, and David C. Schwebel. 

October 2022

Safety Education

Revised and Resubmitted: “Probing elements of safety culture in engineering students: Exploratory analysis and preliminary results.” Proceedings European Safety and Reliability Conference 2022. Rachael T. Panik, Hamidreza Nazemi, Joseph H. Saleh, Brian Fitzpatrick, Patricia L. Mokhtarian 

June 2022

Mobility Changes Due to COVID-19

Revised and Resubmitted: “Metrics of Mobility: Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Travel Behavior.” Transportation Research Record Special Issue on COVID-19. Rachael T. Panik, Kari E. Watkins, David J. Ederer.

June 2022

Acoustic Sensing for Bicycle Safety

Submitted Final Proof: “Identification of Potential Warning Signals for a Smartphone-Based Bicyclist Assistant System.” Proceedings International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics. Anika Rimu, Rachael T. Panik, Murali Srinivasan, Kari E. Watkins, Ming Li, Shuchisnigdha Deb.

May 2022

Acoustic Sensing for Bicycle Safety

CycleGuard: A Smartphone-Based Assistive Tool for Cyclist Safety Using Acoustic Ranging.” Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable, and Ubiquitous Technologies. Vol. 5, Issue 4. Wenqiang Jin, Srinivasan Murali, Yougtak Cho, Huadi Zhi, Tianhao Li, Rachael T. Panik, Anika Rimu, Shuchisnigdha Deb, Kari E. Watkins, Xu Yuan, Ming Li.

December 2021

Active Transportation and Time Use

“Does walking and bicycling mean exercising less? Evidence from the US and the Netherlands.” Journal of Transport and Health. Rachael T. Panik, Eric Morris, Carole Turley Voulgaris. ISSN: 2214-1405 

December 2019

Active Transportation and Time Use Poster Presentation

“Does walking and bicycling mean exercising less? Evidence from the US and the Netherlands.” Poster presentation at Transportation Research Board Meeting. Rachael T. Panik, Eric Morris, Carole Turley Voulgaris.

January 2019

Vulnerable Roadway User Safety and Risk

“Safety in Numbers and Bicycle Safety: A detailed analysis of the Denver Metropolitan Area.” Master’s thesis published on TigerPrints via Clemson University.

May 2018

“UAB Commuter Survey: Final Report.” Technical report published for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Virginia P. Sisiopiku, Ossama E. Ramadan, Rachael T. Panik.

Spring 2016

Media

ARTICLE: Bicycle Safety Research

In honor of Bicycle Safety Month, Georgia Tech’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering highlight Rachael’s research, along with her lab-mate Reid Passmore’s work.

May 20, 2022

PODCAST EPISODE: Transit Ridership During COVID-19 (Part 1 of 2)

Kari Watkins, Frederick Law Olmsted Associate Professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Rachael discuss the impact that real-time transit information has had in sustaining urban communities and their economies through her OneBusAway Program. Additionally, Watkins describes the long-term effects pre-COVID and post-COVID trends in human behavior will have on Atlanta’s future transit ridership – particularly with its bus ridership. Rethinking how sustainable transit practices in Atlanta can foster a more livable urban density is currently what Watkins is researching, leading the new T-SCORE Transit Center at Georgia Tech.

August 22, 2020

PODCAST EPISODE: Transit Ridership During COVID-19 (Part 1 of 2)

MARTA’s David Springstead, Chief of Rail Operations, and Collie Greenwood, Chief of Bus Operations, and Rachael discuss the future of mass-transit in the City of Atlanta with regard to mobility as the driving force for the regional economy. In order for Atlanta to thrive, David and Collie envision a future MARTA with blended services and options which leverage pilot technologies as a solution to the regional economy.

August 22, 2020

PODCAST EPISODE: Urban Parks and the Economy During COVID-19 (Part 2 of 2)

Howard Wertheimer, Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer for the Piedmont Park Conservancy, and Rachael discuss the present and future impacts public infrastructures have on the local and regional economies of metropolitan cities like Atlanta and New York City.

August 13, 2020

PODCAST EPISODE: Urban Parks and the Economy During COVID-19 (Part 1 of 2)

PODCAST EPISODE: Transportation and the Economy During COVID-19

Josh Rowan, Commissioner for the Atlanta Department of Transportation (DOT), and Rachael discuss the impacts COVID-19 have had on future urban infrastructures and transportation in the state.

June 25, 2020

WEBSITE: Changing Travel Patterns During COVID-19

The relationship between mobility and the economy is complicated. Disrupted travel patterns — like those noted in the wake of the COVID19 pandemic – can impact local and statewide economies. See a curated gallery of travel indicators on the GACOVID19.org website.

May 2020 – February 2021

UPDATE: Rachael Thompson Panik joins UTIL Lab

Rachael Panik joins the Urban Transportation Information Lab (UTIL) at the Georgia Institute of Technology as a PhD student. She matriculated in the Fall of 2020. Learn more about Rachael’s work and the UTIL group here.

August 2020

PRESENTATION: Non-motorized Travel Demand

How do we know where there is demand for active transportation? Rachael Thompson Panik provided overview of typical demand analysis methodologies used in active transportation planning practice for Clemson University students. Topics included sketch demand modeling, aggregate and disaggregate methods, and typical demand proxy measurements.

Spring 2020

UPDATE: Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Rachael, a Fort Payne, Alabama, native, has been selected to receive the Fulbright Study/Research grant to study in the United Kingdom. Read the complete article here.

May 14, 2018

UPDATE: Awarded Prestigious Language Scholarship

Rachael Thompson, a junior honors student in the UAB School of Engineering minoring in Japanese, has been selected for the highly competitive Critical Language Scholarship Program. Read the complete article here.

March 19, 2015

Publications

Safety Education

Revised and Resubmitted: “Probing elements of safety culture in engineering students: Exploratory analysis and preliminary results.” Proceedings European Safety and Reliability Conference 2022. Rachael T. Panik, Hamidreza Nazemi, Joseph H. Saleh, Brian Fitzpatrick, Patricia L. Mokhtarian 

June 2022

Mobility Changes Due to COVID-19

Revised and Resubmitted: “Metrics of Mobility: Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Travel Behavior.” Transportation Research Record Special Issue on COVID-19. Rachael T. Panik, Kari E. Watkins, David Ederer.

June 2022

Acoustic Sensing for Bicycle Safety

Submitted Final Proof: “Identification of Potential Warning Signals for a Smartphone-Based Bicyclist Assistant System.” Proceedings International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics. Anika Rimu, Rachael T. Panik, Murali Srinivasan, Kari E. Watkins, Ming Li, Shuchisnigdha Deb.

May 2022

Acoustic Sensing for Bicycle Safety

CycleGuard: A Smartphone-Based Assistive Tool for Cyclist Safety Using Acoustic Ranging.” Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable, and Ubiquitous Technologies. Vol. 5, Issue 4. Wenqiang Jin, Srinivasan Murali, Yougtak Cho, Huadi Zhi, Tianhao Li, Rachael T. Panik, Anika Rimu, Shuchisnigdha Deb, Kari E. Watkins, Xu Yuan, Ming Li.

December 2021

Active Transportation and Time Use

“Does walking and bicycling mean exercising less? Evidence from the US and the Netherlands.” Journal of Transport and Health. Rachael T. Panik, Eric Morris, Carole Turley Voulgaris. ISSN: 2214-1405 

December 2019

Active Transportation and Time Use Poster Presentation

“Does walking and bicycling mean exercising less? Evidence from the US and the Netherlands.” Poster presentation at Transportation Research Board Meeting. Rachael T. Panik, Eric Morris, Carole Turley Voulgaris.

January 2019

Vulnerable Roadway User Safety and Risk

“Safety in Numbers and Bicycle Safety: A detailed analysis of the Denver Metropolitan Area.” Master’s thesis published on TigerPrints via Clemson University.

May 2018

“UAB Commuter Survey: Final Report.” Technical report published for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Virginia P. Sisiopiku, Ossama E. Ramadan, Rachael T. Panik.

Spring 2016

Media

ARTICLE: Bicycle Safety Research

In honor of Bicycle Safety Month, Georgia Tech’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering highlight Rachael’s research, along with her lab-mate Reid Passmore’s work.

May 20, 2022

PODCAST EPISODE: Transit Ridership During COVID-19 (Part 1 of 2)

Kari Watkins, Frederick Law Olmsted Associate Professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Rachael discuss the impact that real-time transit information has had in sustaining urban communities and their economies through her OneBusAway Program. Additionally, Watkins describes the long-term effects pre-COVID and post-COVID trends in human behavior will have on Atlanta’s future transit ridership – particularly with its bus ridership. Rethinking how sustainable transit practices in Atlanta can foster a more livable urban density is currently what Watkins is researching, leading the new T-SCORE Transit Center at Georgia Tech.

August 22, 2020

PODCAST EPISODE: Transit Ridership During COVID-19 (Part 1 of 2)

MARTA’s David Springstead, Chief of Rail Operations, and Collie Greenwood, Chief of Bus Operations, and Rachael discuss the future of mass-transit in the City of Atlanta with regard to mobility as the driving force for the regional economy. In order for Atlanta to thrive, David and Collie envision a future MARTA with blended services and options which leverage pilot technologies as a solution to the regional economy.

August 22, 2020

PODCAST EPISODE: Urban Parks and the Economy During COVID-19 (Part 2 of 2)

Howard Wertheimer, Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer for the Piedmont Park Conservancy, and Rachael discuss the present and future impacts public infrastructures have on the local and regional economies of metropolitan cities like Atlanta and New York City.

August 13, 2020

PODCAST EPISODE: Urban Parks and the Economy During COVID-19 (Part 1 of 2)

PODCAST EPISODE: Transportation and the Economy During COVID-19

Josh Rowan, Commissioner for the Atlanta Department of Transportation (DOT), and Rachael discuss the impacts COVID-19 have had on future urban infrastructures and transportation in the state.

June 25, 2020

WEBSITE: Changing Travel Patterns During COVID-19

The relationship between mobility and the economy is complicated. Disrupted travel patterns — like those noted in the wake of the COVID19 pandemic – can impact local and statewide economies. See a curated gallery of travel indicators on the GACOVID19.org website.

May 2020 – February 2021

UPDATE: Rachael Thompson Panik joins UTIL Lab

Rachael Panik joins the Urban Transportation Information Lab (UTIL) at the Georgia Institute of Technology as a PhD student. She matriculated in the Fall of 2020. Learn more about Rachael’s work and the UTIL group here.

August 2020

PRESENTATION: Non-motorized Travel Demand

How do we know where there is demand for active transportation? Rachael Thompson Panik provided overview of typical demand analysis methodologies used in active transportation planning practice for Clemson University students. Topics included sketch demand modeling, aggregate and disaggregate methods, and typical demand proxy measurements.

Spring 2020

UPDATE: Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Rachael, a Fort Payne, Alabama, native, has been selected to receive the Fulbright Study/Research grant to study in the United Kingdom. Read the complete article here.

May 14, 2018

UPDATE: Awarded Prestigious Language Scholarship

Rachael Thompson, a junior honors student in the UAB School of Engineering minoring in Japanese, has been selected for the highly competitive Critical Language Scholarship Program. Read the complete article here.

March 19, 2015

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