Title: Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
Department: Civil Engineering
Building: RBS 1011
- Ph.D. Civil Engineering, The University of Texas at El Paso, 2019
- B.S. Civil Engineering (with cum laude honors), The University of Texas at Tyler, 2014
- Engineering in Training – Texas
Dr. Vechione’s teaching interests are primarily in transportation and traffic engineering; however, he has taught classes in numerous areas of civil engineering. Classes include: transportation systems: management and operations, hydrology and hydraulic design, statics, and geomatics.
Dr. Vechione’s areas of research interest include university parking, applications of artificial intelligence in transportation, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), smart cities, and transportation and infrastructure security. Dr. Vechione also has a strong commitment to teaching and improving engineering education.
Select Journal Publications:
Vechione, M., Balal, E., Cheu, R. L. (2018). “Comparisons of Mandatory and Discretionary Lane Changing Behavior on Freeways,” International Journal of Transportation Science and Technology, 7(2), pp. 124-136.
Vechione, M., Balal, E., Cheu, R. L. (2018). “Comparisons of Discretionary Lane Changing Behavior: Implications for Autonomous Vehicles,” Institute of Transportation Engineers Journal, 88(6), pp. 37-43
Select Conference Proceedings:
Vechione, M., Cheu, R. L. (2020). “Adaptation of a Freeway Discretionary Lane Changing Model to a Freeway Mandatory Lane Changing Model,” 99th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D. C.
McGinnis, M., Gangone, M., Snodgrass, A., Busby, C., Nalbone, J. T., Vechione, M.(2019). “Student Participation on Faculty Hiring Committees – A Perspective,” American Society for Engineering Education Gulf Southwest Conference 2019, Tyler, TX.
Vechione, M.,Cheu, R. L. (2019). “Fuzzy Logic-Based Decision Models for Mandatory Lane Changes on Freeways,” 98th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D. C.
Vechione, M., Marrufo, C., Vargas-Acosta, R. A., Jimenez-Velasco, M. G., Gurbuz, O., Dmitriyeva, A., Cheu, R. L., Villanueva-Rosales, N., Nunez-Mchiri, G. G., and Chow, J. Y. J. (2018). ”Smart Mobility for Seniors: Challenges and Solutions in El Paso, TX, and New York, NY,” 4th IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2), Kansas City, MO.
Vechione, M.,Cheu, R. L. (2018). “Comparisons of Mandatory and Discretionary Lane Changing Behavior on Freeways,” 97th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D. C.