Michael P. Hunter

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Dr. Hunter is an Associate Professor at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. His primary teaching and research interests are in transportation operations and design, specializing in adaptive signal control, traffic simulation, freeway geometric design, and arterial corridor operations. Dr. Hunter obtained his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic University (1992), his M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin (1994), and his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin (2003). After obtaining his M.S. he worked as a transportation engineer for several years at the Sear-Brown Group in Rochester, NY. He has conducted numerous traffic impact studies, signal timing projects, freeway operation evaluations, toll plaza analyses, etc.


Traffic Science and Engineering, Specializing in Adaptive Signal Control, Traffic Simulation, Freeway Geometric Design, Arterial Corridor Operations

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Unpacking the Formula of Traffic

22 December 2023

As synonymous with the holidays as food and family is the stress of travel. Before an expected 104 million people hit the roadways this holiday weekend, the inaugural episode of the Generating Buzz podcast explores the root cause of the delays with Michael Hunter, a professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.