Ing. Alexander Mráz, Ph.D.

Ing. Alexander Mráz, Ph.D.

Vědecký pracovník

585-63-4583
alexander.mraz@upol.cz
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konzultační hodiny: po domluvě

Research

  • Development of Automated Cross-slope Analysis Program for evaluation of pavement data for detection of hot spots and areas prone to hydroplaning (AASHTO Technology Implementation Group’s selected technology)
  • Development of GIS for cross-slope and drainage path data for evaluation of Florida pavements prone to hydroplaning. Utilizing spatial analysis including SQL to query the data
  • Development of the Florida automated faulting method for identification of concrete pavement faulting
  • Development of the reference device for measurement of the concrete pavement faulting
  • Implementation of Florida automated faulting method implementing the AASHTO R-56 standard (AASHTO Technology Implementation Group’s selected technology)
  • Development of the ride acceptance and pavement warranty software
  • Development of a software for efficient and cost-effective scheduling of daily operations
  • Evaluation of precision and accuracy of Multi-Purpose Survey Vehicle for Cross-slope measurements
  • Participating in a research project involving the development of high-speed state-of-the-art equipment for data collection and evaluation of the Florida pavements
  • Developing a digital imaging and signal processing tool for analysis of pavement image quality and image noise removal
  • Evaluating an inertial technology for automated cross-slope measurement
  • Participating in development and integration of sub-surface database into the geographic information system (GIS)

Education

05/2016, Geospatial Analysis Graduate Certificate                                                 

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

  • Relevant Coursework: Geographic Information Systems Analysis, Image Processing for Remote Sensing, Digital Mapping

05/2005, Doctor of Philosophy, Civil Engineering                                                 

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

  • Relevant Coursework: Database Administration, Advanced Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Advanced Global Position Systems (GPS), and Pavement Management Systems.
  • Dissertation: Evaluation and Validation of a High-Speed Multi-Function System for Automated Pavement Condition Survey.

06/1997, Master of Science, Civil Engineering                                                         

Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovakia

  • Relevant Coursework: Database Design and Information Systems in Geodesy, Land Consolidation, Surveying, Satellite Geodesy, Geodetic GPS Technologies, Analysis of GIS Spatial Data, Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Topography, Cartography, Land Information Systems, and Geodetic Networks, Surveying.
  • Thesis: Geographic Information System for Land Consolidation.

12/2000, Associate in English                                                                                        

Lee College, Baytown, TX (transferred to USF, Tampa, FL)

  • Course Work: Technical Writing, Environmental Science, Database Management, Computer Network Technology (CISCO Certification 1 and 2), and Basic CAD.

Experience

07/2004 – 04/2015, Project Engineer                                                                                                  

Applied Research Associates, Inc., Florida

  • Conducting pavement engineering evaluation, data management, design activities, and reporting.
  • Participating in implementation of extended pavement condition system (XPCS) incorporating GIS and network analysis to determine most efficient routing for data collection across the state.
  • Supervising the ARA on-site group at the Florida Department of Transportation’s State Materials Office.
  • Ensuring effective communication and coordination on assigned projects between the group and other project participants.
  • Evaluating performance of staff and recommending additional training.
  • Participating in recruitment process for vacant position.
  • Ensuring proper training.
  • Establishing safe working procedures in the area of responsibilities.
  • Participating as a lead investigator in several research projects.

01/2002 – 06/2004, Instructor and Teaching Assistant                                                                   

University of South Florida, FL   

  • Teaching basic principles of engineering graphics, projection systems, and design using AutoCAD.

01/2001 – 08/2001, Laboratory Assistant                                                                                         

University of South Florida, FL                                                                                               

  • Routinely conducting laboratory experiments on the Atomic-Absorption Spectrometer for Environmental System Engineering department.

01/2000 – 12/2000, Laboratory and Teaching Assistant                                                                      

Lee College, Baytown, TX     

  • Maintaining computer laboratories.
  • Helping students with assignments during the classes.
  • Assisting professors in their classes.

09/1997 – 12/1999, Assistant Professor                                                                                                  

Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Department of Mapping and Land Consolidation

  • Full-time teaching Geographic Information Systems, Land Consolidation, and Topography.

Membership in professional organisations

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Transportation Research Board, published author                                                                                                           

Lecturing

01/2002 – 06/2004, University of South Florida, FL                                                                                               

  • Introduction to AutoCAD for Civil Engineers.

09/1997 – 12/1999, Slovak University of Technology, Department of Mapping and Land Consolidation, Bratislava

  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Land Consolidation
  • Topography

Publishing

Nazef, A., Mraz, A., Hossiney, N., Holzschuher, Ch., “Accuracy and Precision of Automated and Manual Cross-Slope Measurement Systems,” FDOT Research Report FL/DOT/SMO/14-567, September 2014.

Holzschuher, C., Scott, S., Mraz, A., “2013 Rigid Pavement Condition Survey Facts and Figures,” FDOT Research Report FL/DOT/SMO/14-566, September 2013.

Holzschuher, C., Scott, S., Mraz, A., “2013 Flexible Pavement Condition Survey Facts and Figures,” FDOT Research Report FL/DOT/SMO/14-565, September 2013.

Nazef, A., Mraz, A., “High-Speed Inertial Profiler precision Study,” Presented at 25th Annual Road Profile User’s Group Meeting, 2013.

Holzschuher, C., Scott, S., Mraz, A., “2013 Rigid Pavement Condition Survey Facts and Figures,” FDOT Research Report FL/DOT/SMO/13-559, May 2013.

Holzschuher, C., Scott, S., Mraz, A., “2013 Flexible Pavement Condition Survey Facts and Figures,” FDOT Research Report FL/DOT/SMO/12-553, May 2013.

Mraz, A., Nazef, A., Lee, H., Holzschuher, C., and Choubane, B., “Precision of Florida Methods for Automated and Manual Faulting Measurements,” Published by the TRB Journal of Transportation Research Board, No. 2306, 2012.

Nazef, A., and Mraz, A., “Alternative Validation Practice of an Automated Faulting Measurement Method,” Published by the TRB Journal of Transportation Research Board, No. 2155, 2010.

Choubane, B., C., Scott, S., Mraz, A., Schiffermuller, J., “Pavement Smoothness Acceptance Testing: Survey of Current State Practices,” FDOT Research Report FL/DOT/SMO/10-533, April 2010.

Nazef, A., and Mraz, A., “Semi-Automated Faulting Measurement for Rigid Pavements: Approach with High-Speed Inertial Profiler Data,” Published by the TRB Journal of Transportation Research Board, No. 2094, 2009.

Nazef, A., Mraz, A., Scott, S., and Whitaker, J., “Evaluation of Surpro as a Reference Device for High-Speed Inertial Profilers,” Research Report FL/DOT/SMO/08-512, February 2008.

Mraz, A., “Evaluation of Digital Imaging Systems Used in Highway Applications,” VDM Verlag, Germany, May 2008.

Mraz, A., and Nazef, A., “Innovative Technique With Multi-purpose Survey Vehicle for Automated Analysis of Cross-slope Data,” Published by the TRB Journal of Transportation Research Board, No. 2068, 2008.

Beckner, G., Bryant, W., Gokhale, S., Kroodsma, K., Mraz, A., Nazef, A., Salvo, G., Schaub, R., Schiffermuller, J., Scott, S., “2006 Annual Perspective on Ride Quality of New Flexible Pavements,” FDOT Research Report FL/DOT/SMO/07-504, March 2007.

Mraz, A., Gunaratne, M., and Nazef, A., “An Innovative Method for Enhancing Pavement Crack Images,” Accepted for presentation by TRB (07-3311), January 2007.

Gokhale, S., Bryant, W., Schiffermuller, J., Beckner, G., Salvo, G., Mraz, A., Scott, S., Schaub, R., Nazef, A., “Flexible Pavement Smoothness Report,” FDOT Research Report FL/DOT/SMO/06-487, January 2006.

Mraz, A., Gunaratne, M., Nazef, A., and Choubane, B., “Experimental Evaluation of a Pavement Imaging System: Florida Department of Transportation’s Multipurpose Survey Vehicle,” Accepted for Presentation and Publication, Published by the TRB Journal of Transportation Research Board, No. 1974, 2006.

Mraz, A., Gunaratne, M., and Nazef, A.,”Guidelines for Evaluation of Digital Imaging Systems Used in Highway Applications,” Accepted and Published by the ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Volume 131, Issue 6, June 2005

Mraz, A., Feher, I., “MicroStation GeoGraphics – GIS Guide,” Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava 1997 – 1999

Mraz, A., Mitasova, I., “Models and Projects of Data for Geographical Information Systems,” Dom techniky ZSVTS Bratislava s.r.o., 1997.

 

Výzkumná činnost

Publikační činnost

Článek v impaktovaném časopise
Odborná kniha/kapitola ve světovém jazyce
2017 Pechanec, V., Mráz, A., Benc, A., Macků, K., Cudlín, P. (2017) Prediction of landuse development under influence of climate change. In: Ivan I., Horák, J., Inspektor, T. (Eds.) Dynamics in Giscience. Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography. Cham, Springer International Publishing AG, 347-358. Detail
2017 Mraz A., Nazef A. (2017) Development of a Road Deficiency GIS Using Data from Automated Multi-sensor Systems. In: Gartner G., Huang H. (eds) Progress in Location-Based Services 2016. Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography. Cham, Springer. Detail
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Článek v recenzovaném časopise dle světové DB
Článek ve sborníku evidovaném ve světové DB
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Článek ve sborníku z konference
Ostatní
2017 Pechanec, V., Rejšek, K., Mráz, A., Svobodová, J., Kilianová, H., Vranová, V. Nasazení multispektrálních optických senzorů pro monitorování vlastností půdy. Certifikovaná metodika. 2017, Ústřední kontrolní a zkušební ústav zemědělský číslo certifikace: UKZUZ 020091/2017. Detail