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Research Digest, Jan.2016: SWUTC Reports

CTR Library’s January 2016 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download. This month’s digest provides abstracts for 12 publications recently made available online from Southwest Region University Transportation Center (SWUTC). The SWUTC is a consortium of universities (Texas A&M University System, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Southern University, Louisiana State …


Posted by Kevyn B.  |  Category : CTR Library

Research Digest, Dec.2015

The December 2015 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download from the CTR Library’s website. This month’s digest provides abstracts for 6 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 Kevyn B.  |  Category : CTR Library

New Short Course Kicks Off with Bhat Keynote Address

CTR/D-STOP announces the creation of a short course on activity-based modeling of transport network demand and performance, organized in partnership with Georgia Tech and and The University of California at Santa Barbara. An inaugural one-day version of this course will be offered in Kolkata, India, on December 17th, as part of the Third Conference of …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : D-STOP

D-STOP Student of the Year Presents at UTC Spotlight Conference

D-STOP Student of the Year Presents at UTC Spotlight Conference

The 9th University Transportation Center (UTC) Spotlight Conference on Connected and Automated Vehicles took place on November 4–5, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The field of connected/automated vehicles has emerged as a high-priority research area for universities and government agencies alike, as a result of its potential to spur revolutionary change across all transportation modes. The …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Autonomous/Connected Vehicles

Levin Wins CUTC’s MS Thesis Award

Levin Wins CUTC’s MS Thesis Award

Congratulations to Michael Levin for winning the CUTC (Council of University Transportation Centers) Milton Pikarsky MS Thesis Award. This award continues a trend where almost every year  at least one of our CTR-funded transportation graduate students wins a thesis/dissertation CUTC national award. The Milton Pikarsky Memorial Award is given annually for the best Ph.D. dissertation and M.S. …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Awards

D-STOP Maintained Tech Transfer Efforts in 2015

D-STOP Maintained Tech Transfer Efforts in 2015

D-STOP researchers continue to be in demand, and continue to provide their expertise to a variety of outlets. Dr. Chandra Bhat was interviewed for TV news stories on the topics of the systemic financial costs of fatality crashes and the issue of securing self-driving vehicles from hackers, as well as quoted in a radio story on the safety and congestion benefits of …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : D-STOP

CTR Director Bhat Wins ASCE Masters Award

Congratulations to CTR Director Chandra Bhat, recipient of the Frank M. Masters Transportation Engineering Award, a prestigious recognition from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Founded in 1852, ASCE is the nation’s oldest engineering society. The Masters award is given to an ASCE member who provides the best example of innovative or noteworthy planning, …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Awards

Chin and Hoklas Named SWUTC Award Winners

Chin and Hoklas Named SWUTC Award Winners

The Southwest Region University Transportation Center (SWUTC) recently announced two CTR students as winners in the 2015 SWUTC Student Awards competition. Megan Hoklas won the Dr. Naomi Ledé Award to the Outstanding Masters Student. Meanwhile, Kristie Chin received the Dr. Robert Herman Award to the Most Outstanding Student and will be designated the SWUTC Student of the Year, representing SWUTC at the …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Awards