2017 July

New D-STOP Projects with Cintra

D-STOP makes the most of opportunities to build on its funding to extend our research and its benefits. Some of our past project partners include the Texas Department of Transportation and Texas MPOs: TxDOT: 0-6845, Connected Vehicle Problems, Challenges and Major Technologies (1/16/2015 through 12/31/2016) (read project report) TxDOT: 0-6877, Communications and Radar-Supported Transportation Operations …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : D-STOP

Research Digest, July 2017: State DOTs

Research Digest, July 2017: State DOTs

The July 2017 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download from the CTR Library. This digest from CTR Library provides abstracts for 16 publications recently received from other states’ department of transportation research programs. The research projects represented here are from various states including Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, …


Posted by Michael Nugent  |  Category : CTR Library

Latest in D-STOP Workforce Education Efforts

Latest in D-STOP Workforce Education Efforts

D-STOP continues its workforce education mission, using a variety of approaches to reach out to the next generation of engineers. Some of our efforts are described here. Workshop on writing technical papers—Hosted by the UT student chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, this workshop in June 2017 featured an engaging presentation by D-STOP’s Dr. Stephen …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : D-STOP

UT Austin’s Transportation Program Ranked 9th Worldwide

UT Austin’s Transportation Program Ranked 9th Worldwide

In its annual assessment based on a range of subject areas, the Shanghai-based Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has ranked UT Austin at number nine in the world in the field of Transportation Science and Technology. Within the US, UT’s program is ranked second (after Berkeley) in the field of Transportation Science and Technology. The ranking …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Awards

Heath Receives IEEE Marconi Paper Award

Heath Receives IEEE Marconi Paper Award

D-STOP Prof. Robert W. Heath, Jr. recently received the 2017 IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications for his work entitled, “Spatially Sparse Precoding in Millimeter Wave MIMO Systems,” published in the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications in March 2014. The IEEE Guglielmo Marconi Best Paper Award is an annual award, sponsored by Qualcomm …


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Shakkottai Receives 2017 Qualcomm Faculty Award

Shakkottai Receives 2017 Qualcomm Faculty Award

D-STOP Prof. Sanjay Shakkottai received a 2017 Qualcomm Faculty Award. The award supports key professors and their research at leading universities across the country. This program connects Qualcomm with top academic researchers in hardware, software, and systems to help track the latest discoveries and facilitate new collaborations between industry and academia. Dr. Shakkottai is the …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Awards