TRB LaTeX template update – A TeX-only (Lite) version

Previously, as inspired by David and Greg, I updated and uploaded a LaTeX template for TRB papers to GitHub (TRB_LaTeX_rnw).  A few people have since contacted me, and they were either confused about the use of Sweave or they actually do not need it.  Although the original template can be modified to a TeX-only template in just […]

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Finally, a real Microsoft Word template for TRB papers

Thousands of papers have been submitted to the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting annually; however, unlike most other journals and/or conference papers, there has yet been any official templates that help authors prepare their manuscripts.  The LaTeX template originally developed by Pritchard and updated by Macfarlane and Wang provides a working solution for authors intend […]

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TRB LaTeX template on Github

Last summer, I updated a TRB LaTeX template and shared the files here.  I then got some requests to share the code on Github so that people can contribute to the template and make it more complete.  During the winter break, I finally got time to sit down and make some minor changes I’ve always […]

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Visualizing and comparing retroreflectivity prediction results using ggplot2 and Plotly

Last summer, I wrote a TRB paper in which piece-wise multiple linear models (PMLMs) were developed to predict pavement marking retroreflectivity in Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Florida.  The primary goal of the paper was to develop robust models that can predict retroreflectivity of pavement marking materials under various winter weather conditions. In the paper, I compared […]

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Updating a LaTeX template for TRB

!!! NOTE: For the most update-to-date templates for TRB papers, please refer to my GitHub page: https://github.com/chiehrosswang, where you will find TRB paper templates for Microsoft Word, LaTeX, and R/Sweave !!! In transportation field, many people submit papers to the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting.  This conference/journal paper has a unique requirement that is […]

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Dynamic word, table, and figure counts in MS Word

I have been working on a conference paper to be submitted to the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting recently and it is required that the authors add a total word count on the title page.  The way they calculate word count is that, in addition to text count, each table or figure counts as […]

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My first TAOS report

Fall 2014 was my first semester as an official teaching assistant (TA) at Georgia Tech, which means that at the end of the semester, I got my first TAOS (Teaching Assistant Opinion Survey) report in my career.  The course I TA’d was CEE 3000, Civil Engineering Systems.  The course is designed to give an overview […]

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IRF Road Scholar Fellowship & Jerry Shea Award

I was one of the 30 fellows of the 2015 International Road Federation (IRF) Road Scholar Program.  These 30 fellows come from 22 different countries and, together, we spent 9 days of intense leadership training and team building activities.  We also attended the 94th TRB Annual Meeting and visited several international and U.S. organizations, such […]

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Quick review of my 2013

2013 was a pretty special year to me.  Here is a brief list of major career and life events that made my 2013 special: January 1: Started the year by completing a 1,800-mile road trip crossing 10 states in the east coast January 16: Made my lectern presentation debut at the TRB Annual Meeting January […]

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