Nathan H. GARTNER ScDProfessor and Former Department Chair
BSc Systems Engineering (Technion, Israel)
MSc Transportation/Systems Engineering (Technion, Israel)
ScD Transportation Engineering & Operations Research (Technion, Israel)
Phone: (978) 934-2289
Location: Pasteur 111
Specialty: Transportation Engineering
Transportation Systems Analysis, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Optimization and Simulation Methods
Courses offered in past decade:
14.340 Transportation Engineering
14.341 Transportation Engineering Lab
14.372 Civil Engineering Systems
14.470 Engineering Economics
14.540 Urban Transportation Planning
14.541 Traffic Engineering
14.542 Fundamentals of ITS and Traffic Management
14.543 Traffic Principles for Intelligent Transportation Systems
14.548 Traffic Management and Control
14.581 Engineering Systems Analysis
Contributions & Awards:
Dr. Gartner is Professor of Civil and Transportation Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. His principal areas of professional interest are in traffic and transportation engineering, with special emphasis in Intelligent Transportation Systems and in methods of Operations Research and Engineering Systems Analysis.
Dr. Gartner has done extensive research in traffic flow models and in transportation systems with special concentration in urban traffic control strategies and systems and in transportation network analysis, fields in which he is widely published and internationally recognized. He has developed and authored several computer methods for traffic control and network optimization, including: The Generalized Combination Method, MITROP, MAXBAND and MULTIBAND. He also developed OPAC (Optimization Policies for Adaptive Control), the first real-time, traffic-adaptive signal control strategy to be deployed in the U.S. It was implemented in the RT-TRACS program in the U.S. and in numerous other ITS projects both in the U.S. and abroad. Click to see related reports
Sample list of Funded Research Projects
(either as sole Principal or Co Principal Investigator):
2004-2006 Investigation of Policies for Arterial Street
2001- 2003 Development of a
Web-Based Course on Traffic Principles for Intelligent Transportation
Evaluation of the Massachusetts Motorist Assistance Program.
1993-1998 Real-Time Traffic Adaptive Control (RT-TRACS) for
Intelligent Transportation Systems.
Network-Wide Optimization Models.
Real-Time Strategies for Intelligent Traffic Signal Networks.
1986-1988 Multi-Band Design Scheme for Arterial Control.
1985-1988 Computer Technology for Improved Traffic Operations.
1979-1982 Demand-Responsive Decentralized Urban Traffic
BOOKS and MONOGRAPHS
REFEREED ARTICLES in JOURNALS and BOOKS (Selected list click for full listing)