2017 March

#HackTheTraffic Event Leveraged Austin’s Newly Released Bluetooth Data

#HackTheTraffic Event Leveraged Austin’s Newly Released Bluetooth Data

With gridlock causing commuters to waste time and energy in daily traffic, CTR is stepping forward to create solutions. In partnership with the Austin Transportation Department (ATD), CTR hosted a hackathon event called ATX Hack the Traffic (or #HackTheTraffic) to foster and incubate innovative solutions to common daily problems. Born out of the Data Rodeo, …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Events

Perrine Talks Cybersecurity, Role as Panelist Working for Change

Perrine Talks Cybersecurity, Role as Panelist Working for Change

Article by Lauren Bringle What happens when a traffic signal is hacked? The results could range anywhere from seemingly undetectable (such as extending green lights for a specific traveler) to severe (such as freezing a traffic signal or setting it to a flashing red mode). Whatever the hacker’s motivation, this interference could significantly impair a city’s …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Researchers

Research Digest, March 2017: TxDOT Research

Research Digest, March 2017: TxDOT Research

The March 2017 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download from the CTR Library’s website. This month’s digest provides abstracts for 17 recent publications from the research program sponsored by TxDOT’s Research and Technology Implementation Office​ (RTI). The research projects represented here cover a wide range of topics. This issue includes technical …


Posted by Michael Nugent  |  Category : CTR Library

CTR Releases Its 2015–16 Annual Report

CTR Releases Its 2015–16 Annual Report

Now celebrating 54 years of research excellence, CTR is pleased to announce the release of this 2015–2016 annual report, highlighting just some of CTR’s many contributions to education and research, as well as its technology transfer activities. Our collaborations and research truly change the world due to the expertise, creativity, and resourcefulness of our researchers, students, and …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Publications

Researcher Spotlight: Natalia Ruiz Juri

Researcher Spotlight: Natalia Ruiz Juri

The Data Rodeo has a new head wrangler: Natalia Ruiz Juri is the new director of CTR’s Network Modeling Center (NMC). The NMC’s mission is to accelerate the impact of academic research in transportation practice via new data and technologies, creating partnerships between UT Austin and the private and public sectors. A CTR researcher since …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Researchers

Transportation Research Gaining Additional Momentum at UT Austin

Transportation Research Gaining Additional Momentum at UT Austin

Transportation continues to be a hot topic in research and political circles across the U.S., but in Austin, it’s sweltering. Led by the Cockrell School of Engineering, UT Austin is a globally respected hub for transportation research, education and innovation. Smarter Transportation Infrastructure for the Nation, State Recently, the university’s Center for Transportation Research (CTR) …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Autonomous/Connected Vehicles

Student Spotlight: Krishna Murthy Gurumurthy

Student Spotlight: Krishna Murthy Gurumurthy

Name:  Krishna Murthy Gurumurthy Hometown:  Bangalore, India Current position:  Graduate Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant to Dr. Kara Kockelman; President of the Institution of Transportation Engineers (ITE), UT Student Chapter. Hobbies: Amateur photography; playing basketball and 8 ball pool Where were you before you came to pursue your graduate degree at UT? I was born …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Student Spotlight