Wylie Dissertation Fellows 2013 Woon Kim Ph.D. Candidate Advisor – Dr. Gang-Len Chang Track: Transportation This fellowship gave me a new strength and motivation to keep up my long-run achievement, when I was about to doubt my academic achievement. I will strive to finish my research in time and be a proud "Ph.D." mom. I am working on the development of a freeway traffic incident management support system which consists of the optimized in response strategy, the prediction model of incident duration, and the detour decision support model. A well developed and operated freeway incident management support system which integrates the aforementioned components would play a critical role to mitigate incidentinduced congestion so as to yield enormous socioeconomic and environmental savings. Poornima Natarajan Ph.D. Candidate Advisor – Dr. Davis Track: Environmental I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Maryland, College Park. I received my Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from University of Maryland in 2008 and obtained Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from India in 2006. I am a recipient of the A. James Clark fellowship (2009), the I-95 Corridor Coalition fellowship (2010), and the Clark School’s Future Faculty fellowship (2011) during my graduate studies at University of Maryland. My dissertation topic is “evaluation of transitional performance of a wet infiltration basin managing highway runoff.” This field-scale research focuses on determining the functionality and effectiveness of a failed infiltration basin in reducing storm water runoff flows and providing water quality improvements in the runoff.