Janey Camp to lead Vanderbilt Engineering center focused on transportation research

Janey Camp has been named the director of the Vanderbilt Engineering Center for Transportation and Operational Resiliency (VECTOR) where interdisciplinary groups work on a variety of transportation and infrastructure resilience projects using groundbreaking applications and risk management practices.

Janey Camp

“It is an absolute honor to move into this leadership role for VECTOR at such an exciting time for transportation and resilience research,” said Camp, research professor of civil and environmental engineering. “A few key objectives I want to focus on include continued growth in our research portfolio, increasing visibility and recognition of our faculty and graduate students, and further developing mutually beneficial partnerships with diverse agencies and organizations at all levels.”

VECTOR research projects emphasize the integration of transportation engineering, planning and management. Current projects are focused on smart cities, safety, security and risk management, climate change, transportation system management, policy and operations, intermodal freight and advanced information systems.

Camp is a licensed civil engineer in Tennessee and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Tennessee Geographic Information Council, and the Tennessee Association for State Floodplain Managers. She serves the Nashville community as a member of the ACE Mentors – Nashville Affiliate Board, Mayor Cooper’s Sustainability Advisory Committee, and the Metro Stormwater Management Committee.  She served as president of the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers and has served since 2012 on the ASCE Committee for America’s Infrastructure

Her interdisciplinary research focuses on developing tools and approaches to understanding vulnerabilities of infrastructure systems and natural hazards for improved decision support and planning. She also is interested in improving the understanding about the effects of climatic change and other disruptions on civil infrastructure systems, including freight transportation and has a passion for education and outreach around these topics.

In 2020, Camp was selected as a co-author to the Southeast Chapter of the Fifth National Climate Assessment, a quadrennial report on the varied impacts and risks presented by global climate change across the country. The NCA5 is published by the U.S. Global Change Research Program. In 2021, she was elected to the board of directors of TennSMART, a public-private consortium whose goal is to create a technology roadmap and strategic plan for intelligent mobility issues in Tennessee.

Contact: Brenda Ellis, 615 343-6314