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Kockelman Leads Testbed Effort for NSF Project

CTR transportation faculty Dr. Kara Kockelman is part of a new $12 million research network aimed at building sustainable, healthy, and livable cities. The project is titled Integrated Urban Infrastructure Solutions for Environmentally Sustainable, Healthy, and Livable Cities. Funded by the National Science Foundation’s Sustainability Research Network program, and led by the University of Minnesota, the …

News post by Maureen Kelly  |  Faculty

Kockelman Honored by Google Research

Professor Kara Kockelman is the recipient of a Google Research Award in the category of Robotics for her work on Anticipating & Mitigating the Latent Demand Effects of Self-Driving Vehicles: A Role for Data-Driven Modeling & Credit-Based Congestion Pricing.  Google Research Awards are one-year awards structured as unrestricted gifts to universities to support the work of …

News post by Maureen Kelly  |  Autonomous/Connected Vehicles

Kara Kockelman grad course on crash history studies makes the news.

Professor Kara Kockelman’s graduate course set out to explore crash histories so that personal characteristics could be better linked to crash risks. Exploring American Drivers’ Crash Histories: Transportation Data Acquisition and Analysis: new article is up about this graduate student course taught by UT Austin’s professor, Kara Kockelman. Read all about it on the CAEE …

News post by clair  |  Faculty

Kara Kockelman to speak on sustainable transport at UT Austin May 3rd, 2012

Dr. Kara Kockelman, Professor of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, will speak May 3rd, 2012, at UT Austin on the topic, “The Search for Sustainable Transport: Anticipating Americans’ Vehicle and Travel Choices.” The event takes places at 5:15 p.m. in Mezes Hall on the UT Austin campus in …

News post by clair  |  Transportation Policy

Kara Kockelman: what in your field could make the world a better place?

Professor Kara Kockelman responds to the question “What in your field could make the world a better place?” With population and standards of living rising, associated transportation congestion, energy demands and environmental impacts are serious concerns. In terms of advances that will enhance our future, I am most excited about vehicle sharing, vehicle propulsion and …

News post by clair  |  Energy & Resources