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Lovell, David

1184 Glenn L. Martin Hall

Research Interests 

Geometric methods of transportation facility design; sensors in civil engineering applications; vehicle technology; traffic engineering, operations and control; air traffic management; data compression.



David Lovell has a B.A. in mathematics from Portland State University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He has worked in transportation consulting and was a combat engineer with the U.S. Marine Corps. His research interests include facility design, management, and control; computational and differential geometry; numerical methods; and the probabilistic structure of sports and tournaments.

Dr. Lovell is an affiliate of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), the Transportation Research Board (TRB), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Honors and Awards 

University of Maryland awards
Poole & Kent Senior Faculty Teaching Award, 2014
Clark School ENGAGED Faculty, 2011

Research Awards 

Related News 

NEXTOR II to present aviation operations research in symposium
The symposium will be held at FAA headquarters in Washington, D.C. October 23, 2018

David Lovell promoted to full professor
Lovell is a joint appointee of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Institute for Systems Research. April 29, 2016

CEE Ph.D. student James Jones wins WINFORMS Student Excellence Award
The award recognizes outstanding work in operations research in the D.C. metropolitan area. May 8, 2014

Srivastava, Dey, Mirsky, King win 2014 ISR Awards
Awards honor outstanding faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and staff. May 7, 2014

MSSE student Xenia Barnes wins National Academies research stipend
Barnes works on aviation operations research through NEXTOR II. August 28, 2013

New grad students: how to choose a faculty advisor
Make the transition to grad school a bit smoother by watching this informative video. June 4, 2013

Ph.D. student James Jones wins FAA research stipend
NEXTOR student's research will develop algorithms for dynamic re-sequencing of en route flights. August 30, 2012

Wang, Ball, Lovell win best paper award at ICRAT 2012
Paper discusses a new allocation method in ground delay programs for air traffic flow management. June 13, 2012

Lovell Recognized for Service Leadership
Engineers Without Borders faculty advisor recognized by national EWB organization. March 26, 2012

Vlachou, Swaroop win FAA graduate research awards
The two Ph.D. students are associated with the NEXTOR aviation operations research center. September 26, 2011

FAA approves NEXTOR II aviation operations research contract
ISR's Michael Ball and David Lovell lead the University of Maryland NEXTOR II team. June 8, 2011

Lovell honored with Clark School's ENGAGED Faculty designation
Undergraduate students nominate faculty who are mentors and role models. May 26, 2011

Clark School ENGAGED Faculty Announced
The first class of Clark School ENGAGED Faculty are announced. May 9, 2011

Lovell Named Engineers Without Borders Advisor
Civil engineering, ISR professor to lead highly-regarded chapter of student service group. March 22, 2010

ISR organizing interdisciplinary student group
Group will give graduate students opportunity for camaraderie and learning. March 11, 2010

Lovell to teach 'Engineering in the Developing World'
ISR professor will participate in new general education program for undergrads. October 26, 2009

Fourteen ISR-affiliated students receive Ph.D.s
Congratulations to our ISR-affiliated doctoral graduates! May 22, 2009

Six ISR students chosen for Clark School's Future Faculty Program
The program aims to increase the number of Ph.D. graduates who obtain academic positions in prestigious engineering schools. February 18, 2009

Six ISR students selected for Future Faculty Program
Clark School program helps students prepare for academic positions. February 15, 2009

Lovell, Sandborn join Clark School's Keystone distinguished professors
Faculty in the program help improve foundational engineering courses. July 30, 2008

NEXTOR receives $1 million NASA grant for improving air traffic control
ISR Associate Professor David Lovell is PI for Maryland portion of grant. September 14, 2007

Ball, Lovell awarded NASA grant for air traffic flows
Collaborative research will develop dynamic, stochastic models October 9, 2006

Lovell receives NSF grant for electrophoretic displays
Research could lead to electronically switchable roadway paints; tunnel walls that display messages October 9, 2006

Twelve REU students welcomed
Summer experience gives undergrads the opportunity to work with ISR researchers June 5, 2006

Three best paper awards for NEXTOR authors
Air Traffic Management seminar honors Ball, Lovell, others August 1, 2005

Lovell now ISR joint appointment, Cohen joins ISR faculty
Former ISR-affiliated CEE faculty member now holds a joint appointment. July 2, 2003

Lovell to study car-following behavior
Research will develop model to explain the stochastic effects in car-following behavior across and within drivers. September 4, 2002