Leadership

Management

Satya Muthuswamy, PE, PTOE

President

Satya has extensive project management experience in traffic engineering and ITS. He has managed projects such as traffic impact studies, data collection and related analyses of large datasets, the development and application of tools for the analysis of MPT plans, and active traffic management systems. He has an extensive background in the development and application of traffic simulation models. His experience includes analysis of traffic operations for many facilities including bridges, tunnels, arterial corridors, markets, and transit operations using both off-the shelf and customized simulation tools. Among other things, he has provided training courses and guest lectures at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. He got his graduate degree from the University of Minnesota and his undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He is a licensed professional engineer in NY and OH and has the PTOE Certification as well. He has been with KLD since 2002 and was appointed President of KLD Engineering, P.C., in 2013.

Kevin P. Weinisch, PE

Senior Vice President, Treasurer

Kevin oversees all Evacuation & Emergency Planning work at KLD. He has served as an ETE (Evacuation Time Estimate) subject matter expert (SME) for the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) and for Entergy. He is a seasoned senior project manager and has managed numerous projects with a proven track record of completing on time and within budget. He has been involved in emergency planning for 62 of the 65 Nuclear Power Point (NPP) sites in the United States, 6 NPP sites in Japan, and all 4 operating NPP sites in Canada. He has interacted with some of the largest utilities in the world, as well as hundreds of local and state agencies. In 2006, Mr. Weinisch received the “Young Engineer of the Year Award” from the Institute of Transportation Engineers. He got his graduate degree from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame. He is a licensed professional engineer in NY. He has been with KLD since 2002 and was appointed Sr. VP in 2016

Susan Thomas, PE

Vice President, Secretary

Ms. Thomas has been a project manager for both high- and low-profile ventures. She has extensive experience in emergency planning, signal retiming, simulation modelling, and traffic analysis. She has successfully delivered projects on time and under budget. She has been managing all NYC related traffic engineering projects and has overseen the development of signal timing plans for well over a 1000 intersections in NYC. She has researched coastal resiliency and completed FEMA’s Hurricane Readiness course. As Vice President of ITS-NY, she is actively involved in the organization’s management and event planning. Sue has represented KLD on the ITS-NY Board of Directors since 2009. She got her graduate degree from the University of Sussex and her undergraduate degree from Bath University in the U.K. She is a licensed professional engineer in NY & DC. She has been with KLD since 2001 and was appointed VP in 2016.

Wuping Xin, PE

PhD, Chief Technical Officer

Dr. Xin’s areas of expertise include ITS system integration, adaptive traffic control, traffic modeling, analysis and simulation, Artificial Intelligence and ITS related software developments.  He is Adjunct Professor with New York University and Columbia University, teaching courses on traffic control and optimization.  Dr. Xin is United States Technical Advisory Group (USTAG) Expert for ISO Technical Committee on Intelligent Transport System (TC204),  C++ Programming Language Committee ISO SC22/WG21/INCITS PL22.16, and Artificial Intelligence Committee ISO SC22/WG5.  He serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of PTV Group as a recognized expert of Vissim traffic simulator.  He also serves as a voting member of NTCIP Actuated Signal Controller (ASC) Work Group and Base Standards and Profiles 2 (BSP2) Working Group,  being an expert of NEMA-TS, SNMP, and NTCIP standards and traffic signal controllers.  He is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in several states, with a focus in Electrical/Computer Engineering.  Dr. Xin is an expert of various programming languages, and the founder of the open source TensorFlow-Island project,  a high-performance LLVM-based computational framework for AI-integrated ITS applications. He also recently became a voting member of NTCIP BSP2 Workgroup.

Jinil Chang, PE

PhD, Chief Traffic Engineer

Dr. Chang has been involved in traffic studies for over 20 years. He is an expert in the use and application of various traffic models with detailed knowledge of their inner workings and APIs. He has extensive experience developing and applying models at small and large scale at multiple resolutions for traffic engineering projects. He has developed customized traffic models (WATSim, GENTOPS) and traffic signal optimization algorithms (IMPOST, RT/IMPOST). He is one of the two chief architects of the ACDSS adaptive control system. He is currently overseeing projects related to the deployment of this system in projects worldwide.

Project Managers

Paul Brueckner

Project Manager

Paul has been leading the big data analytics work at KLD. He has successfully designed and completed complex data analyses to support traffic planning and traffic simulation efforts under challenging deadlines. He is also very well versed in traffic simulation models such as Aimsun (multi resolution levels) and Synchro/SimTraffic and has applied his GIS and spatial data analyses skills to integrate traffic models and GIS databases. He has also specialized in developing data dashboards for real time systems such as the ACDSS and Midtown in Motion. He manages projects involving the deployment of the ACDSS adaptive control system, and development of large scale multi-resolution traffic simulation models.

Brandon Allen, PE

Project Manager

Brandon has been involved in a wide variety of projects. He is proficient in the development of signal timing plans using tools such as Synchro/SimTraffic and Tru-Traffic and their successful implementation. He also has experience in the development of Evacuation Time Estimates (ETE) for numerous nuclear power plants in the US. He is also proficient in the development and application of traffic simulation models such as Aimsun and Vissim at various levels — Macro/Meso/Micro — to support facility analyses, and to develop construction staging and detours. He has been overseeing numerous such projects for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Rebecca Cohen, PE

Project Manager

Ms. Cohen has worked extensively in evacuation and emergency planning, specifically in the development of Evacuation Time Estimates (ETE) for nuclear power plants in the United States and Canada. She is proficient in the development and application of traffic simulation models such as Aimsun at various levels — Macro/Meso/Micro — to support facility analyses, and to develop construction staging and detours. Her projects have received award for engineering excellence in the use and application of traffic simulation models. She also has experience in planning, coordinating and executing large scale data collection efforts for agencies such as the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.