Dr. Andrew Nichols conducts research in the general area of Intelligent Transportation Systems, with emphasis on traffic signal systems and advanced traveler information systems. He also conducts research in highway safety, work zones, commercial vehicle weight enforcement, technology evaluation, sensor accuracy, and transportation data management. He has multi-year projects with WV-DOT in the areas of traffic signal system management, ITS evaluation, and 511 system management, as well as other specific projects funded through the research division. He manages the WV-DOT Satellite Traffic Management Center in Huntington, WV. As a faculty member at Marshall University, Dr. Nichols has served as a Co-PI on two engineering education projects funded by the National Science Foundation. Dr. Nichols teaches courses in Transportation Engineering, Highway Design, Geomatics, and Engineering Economy in the College of Information Technology and Engineering at Marshall University.
Dr. Nichols is a member of ITS America and served as Co-Chair for the 2010 National Rural ITS Conference in Huntington, WV. He is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), the Transportation Research Board (TRB), and the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM).