2016 December

Ferron and Saleh Promoted

CAEE Department Head Rich Corsi recently announced that two faculty members who work with CTR have been promoted, effective September 1, 2017: Navid Saleh to Associate Professor and Raissa Ferron to Associate Professor. Notes Corsi, “They are each wonderful colleagues and will be a big part of the future and success of our CAEE community.” …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Faculty

Levin, Jafari, Vinayak, and Pandey Recognized for Academic Achievement

Levin, Jafari, Vinayak, and Pandey Recognized for Academic Achievement

CTR is proud to announce that its students have continued their tradition of excellence, receiving recognition in recent months from ITS Texas—the Texas chapter of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America)—as well as the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC). Three CTR students won 2016 ITS Texas Scholarships: Michael Levin received a scholarship …


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Many CTR Researchers Recognized for Their Excellent Work

Many CTR Researchers Recognized for Their Excellent Work

CTR faculty and professional researchers have been greatly honored for their research contributions these last few months. Congratulations to everyone! Following are some highlights. Paper/Publication Recognition Jennifer Duthie and Mason Gemar (who left CTR just last month to work on GM’s Autonomous Vehicle Technology team in Austin), along with former student Zeina Wafa (M.S.E., 2014), won …


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Researcher Spotlight: Randy Machemehl

Researcher Spotlight: Randy Machemehl

With rapid population growth comes urban growing pains, a topic Dr. Randy Machemehl has tackled often over the years as a CTR researcher. His broad range of research expertise encompasses transportation system operations, public transportation systems planning and design, traffic data acquisition, and bicycle safety. Currently the Associate Chair for Academic Affairs & Professor, and holding …


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Boyles and Claudel Receive NSF Grant to Study UAVs

Boyles and Claudel Receive NSF Grant to Study UAVs

On today’s roadways, traffic conditions are currently monitored by using either fixed, static sensors or crowdsourced data. Using a combination of traffic sensor measurement data and past information about typical traffic patterns, these observations provide a sparse and often inaccurate traffic map that cannot reflect real-time conditions. On a normal day, these maps are typically …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Funding, Contracts, Grants

Texas Mobility Summit Advances a Statewide Strategy for Transportation Innovation

Texas Mobility Summit Advances a Statewide Strategy for Transportation Innovation

AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Mobility Summit brought together teams representing ten Texas cities and three research institutions in Austin on December 1-2.  Hosted by the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Texas Technology Task Force, the Summit is the first step in a strategy that would put Texas on the path to becoming the nation’s …


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