||Railroad Infrastructure Engineering
||Design, engineering, and construction of track, bridge structures and grade crossings; Geotechnical engineering of track substructure and right-of-way; Best practices and advances in technology for the inspection and maintenance of the railroad infrastructure.
||Rail Equipment Engineering
||Motive power technology; vehicle/track interaction; wheels, couplers, components, and other equipment; rolling stock design, manufacturing, materials, and maintenance.
||Signal and Train Control Engineering
||Systems integration; track and wayside components; equipment components; positive train control; interoperability, and microprocessor control.
||Dave Thurston, CP Rail
||Lamont Ward, Amtrak
||Service Quality and Operations Research
||Service availability and reliability; capacity models; impacts of aging equipment on service quality; transport mode integration, especially with high-speed rail; passenger information systems and reservation systems; freight railroad network optimization; asset planning; train scheduling.
||Clark Cheng, Norfolk Southern
||Rapik Saat, AAR
||Planning and Development
||Project management, planning & financing; new start and expansion; transit-oriented development; service planning; environmental impact; workforce development.
||Safety and Security
||System safety approaches; safety data mgt; risk analysis; accident avoidance, survivability, and investigation; operations safety; human factors; safety improvements; hazmat risk mgt; security assurance; emergency preparedness and response.
||Dave Schlesinger, Parsons
||Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
||Energy conservation, efficiency and storage; modeling; hybrid vehicles; emissions reduction and control; alternative energy sources.
||Brian Donohue, WSP
||Urban Passenger Rail Transport
||Investigations, insights, innovations, and implementations in all aspects of urban passenger rail transport.
||Brian Donohue, WSP
||Catenary and third rail design; materials; efficiency; electrification approaches; design for high speeds; electromagnetic compatibility (EMC); corrosion control; load flow simulation; energy savings storage devices; regenerative braking; smart electrical supply.
||John Grantham, IEEE
||Bih-Yuan Ku, National Taipei University of TechnologyNational Taipei University of Technology
||Vehicle Track Interaction
||Wheel/rail contact; best practices in testing methods and modeling; tools; passenger and freight applications.
||Anand Prabhakaran, Sharma & Associates
||Notable structures, equipment, facilities, events and people of historical interest to the railroad engineering community.
||Michael Iden, Tier 5 Locomotive LLC
||Timothy Mast, Wabtec
||System health monitoring, diagnostics, and prognostics; cloud technologies; data analytics, engines, mining, and management; business intelligence; autonomy; internet of things; machine learning; high-speed rail; and hyperloop.
||Mehdi Ahmadian, Virginia Tech
||Milad Hosseinipour, IEEE