Transferring D-STOP Technology
Following are some highlights of our most recent technology transfer activities. See a full listing of D-STOP presentations.
Industry Affiliations Deepened: April 11, 2018
D-STOP was designed to be collaborative and promote data-based technology development in a variety of industry and academic organizations. In fact, the center spurred the creation of another, complementary center: UT SAVES (Situation-Aware Vehicular Engineering Systems). Both UT SAVES and D-STOP held meetings of the Business Advisory Council in April. This was the second board meeting of UT SAVES and the third BAC meeting for D-STOP. The BAC meeting provided D-STOP an opportunity to present a new slate of proposed projects to the BAC, with 10 new projects approved in all.
IEEE Green Tech Conference: April 5-6, 2018
Natalia Ruiz Juri was a panel organizer for IEEE Green Tech, where she put together a panel entitled Enabling Socially Responsible Travel through Technology: Opportunities and Challenges. This panel discussed social and technological aspects of new technologies and corresponding data. It included representatives from public agencies (City of Austin) and the private sector (Waze, Metropia), and was moderated by Dr. Sherri Greenberg from UT Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs. For this same conference, James Kuhr organized the panel entitled A Taste of Future Transportation Technologies in the Real World, which covered ongoing and prospective pilots to deploy and incentivize the use of innovative technologies in real transportation networks, including autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles and innovative transit solutions. This panel provided the viewpoints of representatives from Austin Energy, the Texas Department of Transportation, Capital Metro (Austin’s transit agency), Via (a transportation network company), and the North Central Texas Council of Governments.
2017 Texas Wireless Summit: November 6-7, 2017
The Texas Wireless Summit (TWS), hosted by the Wireless Networking and Communications Group (WNCG), brings together leading figures in industry, academia, and government to discuss the latest developments in information systems technology. The theme for 2017, “What Started Here Has Changed the Wireless World,” was a celebration of the 15 years since the creation of WNCG. Sessions and panels during the two-day summit explored cutting-edge developments in millimeter wave networks, the future of automated vision and navigation, software defined networking, theory and applications of machine learning and computation, and startups and entrepreneurship in the wireless space. The event also included a poster session, which allowed participants to take an inside look at current WNCG research projects. The Summit’s first session, titled “WNCG: The Last 15 Years and the Next 15,” focused on the history of the group. Panelists included current WNCG director Sanjay Shakkottai as well as all of the group’s previous directors: Robert Heath, Jeff Andrews, Gustavo de Veciana, and founding director Ted Rappaport. The Summit welcomed over 300 attendees to the newly opened Engineering Education and Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin. D-STOP’s Sanjay Shakkottai co-chaired this year’s event, which supported D-STOP’s technology transfer mission of disseminating information on research activities and findings, and actively promoting the utilization and implementation of research products/findings (in collaboration with industry and public agency partners).
USDOT Roundtable on Data for Automated Vehicle Safety: December 7, 2017
Dr. Chandra Bhat was invited to be a panelist at the U.S. Department of Transportation Roundtable on Data for Automated Vehicle Safety in December 2017. Within and across all modes of transportation, data exchanges will be key to accelerating the safe deployment of automated vehicles (AVs) and other autonomous systems in the United States. During this all-day, invitation-only event, Dr. Bhat participated actively in discussions with colleagues from federal, state, and local government leadership and major industry stakeholders.