Student Data Analysis Contest
2022 Long-Term Infrastructure Performance (LTIP) Student Data Analysis Contest
Encouraging Undergraduate and Graduate Students to Explore a Career in Pavement Engineering.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is pleased to announce the LTIP Student Data Analysis Contest, designed to encourage university students to use pavement performance data to study the various factors affecting pavement lifecycles, and to develop a technical paper to document their research.
Papers must use LTPP InfoPave™ to investigate a topic that advances pavement performance. Some suggested topics include, “Evaluate a Question or Concern for a Region or State,” “Visualization of Performance Data,” and “Development of Models to Predict Future Condition Using the LTPP Pavement Condition and Traffic Data.”
Papers should use the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB’s) formatting requirements as follows:
View the sample paper taken from TRB. Please note that while the sample paper refers to TRB in the title, this is not a TRB paper. This is a FHWA-sponsored contest. Contestants are to submit papers by email to LTIPStudentContest@dot.gov by Friday, July 29, 2022, 11:59 pm ET.
We look forward to your participation in this year’s contest. For more information, contact Deborah Walker at 202–493–3068 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winners of the Inaugural 2020-2021 Student Data Analysis ContestFour papers were selected for awards in the first Long-Term Infrastructure Performance (LTIP) Student Data Analysis Contest. The student winners are:
Agnimitra Sengupta, Drs. Sudeepta Mondal, S. Ilgin Guler, Parisa Shokouhi, Pennsylvania State University.
1st Place (Bridge): “A State-Based Hidden Markov Model Approach to Impact Echo Signal Classification”
Miaomiao Zhang, Hongren Gong, Yuetan Ma, Xi Jiang, and Baoshan Huang from University of Tennessee.
1st Place (Pavement): “Nomogram for Predicting Asphalt Pavement Roughness after Preventive Maintenance Based on LTPP Longitudinal Analysis”
Muhammad Munum Masud from Michigan State University.
2nd Place (Pavement): “Guidelines for Effective Weigh-in-Motion (WIM) Equipment Calibration, Application for Modeling WIM Errors, and Comparison of the ASTM and LTPP Protocols”
Greg Seleznev from Howard Community College.
3rd Place (Pavement): “Diagnosing Changes in WIM Measurement Accuracy and WIM Calibration Needs Using Data Visualization and Statistical Modeling Tools”
The LTIP Student Data Analysis Contest is designed to encourage students to use the Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) Web portal, LTPP InfoPaveTM or the Long-Term Bridge Performance (LTBP) Web portal, InfoBridgeTM to address specific infrastructure issues or challenges. The LTPP program has had a long tradition of holding a student contest and this was the inaugural year for the LTBP program student contest.
Student Data Analysis Contest Winning Papers