Burak Cesme, Ph.D.
Burak Cesme has over eight years of experience in transportation engineering on a variety of projects. His experience includes traffic signal systems, microsimulation, operations of public transportation systems, and multimodal transportation. Burak has spent the past four years in the Mid-Atlantic region working as a transportation consultant on a variety of projects. Burak has a very strong research background with several publications in different peer-reviewed journals in the areas of traffic signal systems and transit operations including Transportation Research Record (TRR) and Transportation Part C: Emerging Technologies. In addition, he is a “friend” of the TRB Signal Systems Committee, TRB Bus Transit Systems Committee, and TRB Bicycle Committee.
Burak obtained his Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey. Burak has a Master’s and a Doctorate degree in transportation engineering from Northeastern University. Burak has been actively involved with Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) for the past eight years. He is currently the chair of the Simulation and Capacity Analysis User Group (SimCap) for the Washington, D.C. Section of the ITE (WDCSITE) as well as the Washington Area Director for WDCSITE.