Christopher M. Cunningham
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Mr. Chris Cunningham is Program Manager of the Traffic Systems Innovation Program (TSIP) at the Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) at North Carolina State University. He has been with ITRE since 2000. Mr. Cunningham’s area of expertise is in traffic signal timing and optimization, asset data collection and inventories, alternative intersections and interchanges, ITS research applications, transportation safety, pedestrian accessibility issues, and specialized field data collection. Mr. Cunningham has more than thirteen years of professional experience focusing on research in transportation engineering. He has received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from NC State University in 2002 and his Masters in Civil Engineering from NC State University in 2004. Mr. Cunningham also possesses a Professional Engineer’s (PE) license in the state of North Carolina.

Cunningham’s past research sponsors include the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the NC Governor’s Highway Safety (NCGHSP) program. He recently served as co-author/editor for the 2nd Edition of the ITE Manual of Transportation Studies and Highway Engineering published by Elsevier.

Mr. Cunningham is a member of the TRB Traffic Law Enforcement Committee (ANB40) and TRB Access Management Committee (AHB70). He is an active friend of other TRB committees including Operational Effects of Geometrics (AHB65), TRB Traffic Signal Systems Committee (AHB25), Transportation Asset Management (ABC40), Maintenance and Operations Management (AHD10), Railroad Operational Safety (ARO70), and Transportation Education and Training (ABG20). He is also involved in several activities with the North Carolina Section of ITE (NCSITE), including the Traffic Engineering Council, the Traffic Planning Council, and the Simulation and Capacity Model Users Group (SimCap). Cunningham currently chairs the Signal Systems Users Group with NCSITE where 70-80 engineers and technicians discuss the latest topics in the field of signal timing.