Craig Ross Rindt, Ph.D.


transportation systems engineer, technology transfer specialist

Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007
858-342-9136
crindt@gmail.com

Profile

Transportation technology transfer specialist with extensive experience deploying COTS and custom software for transportation planning and management applications.

Experience

  • Founding Member and Managing Partner
    Apr 2013—present
    Activimetrics, LLC, Costa Mesa, CA
    • Lead business development activities
    • Acting financial controller managing treasury and forecasting responsibilities
    • Senior transportation systems consultant on firm projects
  • Project Scientist and Assistant Director for Research Coordination
    Nov 2011—present
    Institute of Transportation Studies, Irvine, CA
    • Assist director in research development, management, and coordination
    • Port inductive loop detection software based upon CORBA middleware from legacy Ubuntu system to a WINXP install
    • Technical lead for web-based application platform for federated transportation research projects (ca. 2008-present)
    • Performed technical review of emissions estimation methods for the California Air Resources Board (ca 2012)
    • Provided data processing and management solutions for various projects (ca. 2003-present)
  • Researcher
    Nov 2008—Nov 2011
    Institute of Transportation Studies, Irvine, CA
    • Led development of TMC performance evaluation system for Caltrans incident management (ca. 2008-2010)
    • Platform and content development for transportation skills eLearning website deployed for Caltrans (ca. 2008-2010)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher
    Nov 2003—Nov 2008
    Institute of Transportation Studies, Irvine, CA
    • Developed multi-jurisdictional, multi-agent traffic incident management system (ca. 2006-2008)
    • Prototyped mobile phone-based traveler information system that learns the user's behavior over time (ca. 2005)
    • Extended doctoral work to front as a synthetic travel demand simulator for traffic management research (ca. 2003-2004)
    • Designed and implemented the California ATMS Testbed's software platform for implementing and evaluating ATMIS algorithms with simulated and real-time data
    • Participated in the development of a simulation modeling distributed computation and information sharing in transportation systems using various wireless communications systems;
    • Participated in the development of a distributed version of the Paramics microscopic traffic simulator using CORBA to decompose large networks into smaller subnetworks.
  • Lecturer
    Jan 2006—Mar 2006
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Irvine, CA
    • Taught senior-level design course: Freeway Operations and Control.
  • Transportation Systems Analysis Consultant
    Jun 1998—Dec 2003
    Sole Proprietor, Solana Beach, CA
    • Developed integrated model system to forecast future travel demand for Murrieta, CA and simulate future-year operations.
    • Developed a software module to estimate pollution levels produced by particular signal phasing plans using the results from the industry standard Highway Capacity Software.
    • Trained client staff to use transportation planning software.
  • Graduate Student Researcher
    Sep 1993—Oct 2003
    Institute of Transportation Studies, Irvine, CA
    • Designed and implemented simulation framework for agent-based simulation of human activity patterns.
    • Participated in the development of a simulation modeling distributed computation and information sharing in transportation systems using various wireless communications systems;
    • Designed and oversaw the production of an extensible in-vehicle data collection unit for transportation applications.
    • Applied fuzzy logic and evolutionary search techniques in a distributed architecture to freeway traffic control.
    • Enhanced DYNASMART traffic simulation to model a broader range of ATMIS functionality.
  • Lecturer
    Aug 1998—Dec 1998
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Los Angeles, CA
    • Joint lecturer for introductory transportation systems engineering course.
  • Teaching Assistant
    Apr 1998—Jun 1998
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Irvine, CA
    • Conducted discussions and laboratories for design course for fourth year undergraduate students in civil engineering involving topics in transportation planning and site impact analysis.
  • Mentor
    Jul 1995—Aug 1995
    University of California, Irvine
    • Supervised undergraduate students in six-week summer transportation research program.
  • Student Researcher
    Mar 1993—Jun 1993
    Institute of Transportation Studies, Irvine, CA
    • Worked to customize Dynasmart traffic simulation model to better model intersection signalization
  • Engineering Aide
    Sep 1990—Mar 1993
    Utilities Department, Newport Beach, CA
    • Supported conversion of city's manual utilities atlas to Genasys GIS database.
    • Assisted in engineering design for the city's water and wastewater system.
  • Engineering Aide/Programmer
    Jun 1988—Sep 1992
    Systems Analysis and Control, Ridgecrest, CA
    • Assisted in the adaptation of existing missile dynamics programs written in FORTRAN
    • Designed and implemented a program to interpret the optical parameters of a machined missile lens given physical measurements of the lens surface.

Education

  • University of California, Irvine
    2003
    PhD, Transportation Engineering
  • University of California, Irvine
    1998
    MS, Transportation Engineering
  • University of California, Irvine
    1993
    MS, Civil Engineering

Skills

COTS Software

MS-Office MS-Project

Operating Systems

Linux (various flavors) MS-Windows Solaris Android

Languages and middleware technologies

Javascript (server) ANSI C ANSI C++ Objective-C Java Fortran Perl Ruby Groovy SQL CORBA Redis

Web and text processing technologies

[X]HTML/CSS Rails (ruby) node.js Tex/LaTeX/ConTeXt XML/XSLT Javascript (client) JQuery d3.js

Database technologies

PostgreSQL/PostGIS MySQL Oracle MongoDB CouchDB

Transportation technologies

Caltrans ATMS CTNET/AB3418E TransCAD Paramics Dynasmart G2 Tranplan/Cube HCS-2000 INTRAS 2070 Controllers

Computational Methods

O/R & Optimization Bayesian Networks