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D-STOP Researchers Called On to Present throughout World and Internet

D-STOP Researchers Called On to Present throughout World and Internet

By Maureen Kelly  |  D-Stop

Humphreys Testified before U.S. Congress on UAV Threats D-STOP researcher Todd Humphreys, an expert on unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) security, testified before U.S. Congress on March 18, 2015. He was called to testify before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency on “Unmanned Aerial System Threats: Exploring Security Implications and Mitigation Technologies.” Other speakers appearing at the hearing …

Undergrad Interns & Symposium Schedule Announced for D-STOP Summer Program

By Maureen Kelly  |  D-Stop

D-STOP, in coordination with another USDOT Tier 1 research unit, the Center for Highway Pavement Preservation, will be hosting an 11-week summer internship for engineering undergraduates interested in transportation. The University Transportation Center (UTC) Undergraduate Internship (UI) will provide interns with unique insight into transportation education and help prepare them for a possible career in the field. …

New Centimeter-Accurate GPS System Could Transform Virtual Reality and Mobile Devices

New Centimeter-Accurate GPS System Could Transform Virtual Reality and Mobile Devices

By Maureen Kelly  |  D-Stop

Original article written by Sandra Zaragoza AUSTIN, Texas — D-STOP researchers have developed a centimeter-accurate GPS-based positioning system that could revolutionize geolocation on virtual reality headsets, cellphones, and other technologies, making global positioning and orientation far more precise than what is currently available on a mobile device. The researchers’ new system could allow unmanned aerial vehicles …

Research Digest, May 2015: TxDOT research

Research Digest, May 2015: TxDOT research

By Kevyn B.  |  CTR Library

The May 2015 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download from the CTR Library’s website. This month’s digest provides abstracts for 13 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 …

Alumni Spotlight: Yi-Chang Chiu

Alumni Spotlight: Yi-Chang Chiu

By Maureen Kelly  |  Alumni

Name: Yi-Chang Chiu Hometown: Taiwan Currently Residing:  Tucson, Arizona Current job: Associate Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Arizona and founder of Metropia Inc. Graduated from UT: PhD in 2002 Hobbies outside of work: Back when I had the time, I loved to watch and play sports, and sing. I played volleyball, …