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NMC’s Big Data Panel at TRB a Success

By Maureen Kelly  |  Network Modeling Center

NMC Assistant Director Natalia Ruiz-Juri presided over a well-attended presentation on January 11 at TRB’s 94th Annual Meeting. Along with co-presenter Xuesong Zhou of Arizona State University, Ruiz-Juri hosted a workshop titled “Analyzing, Validating, and Visualizing Results from Modeling: The Role of Big Data and New Technologies.” More than 120 people attended this Sunday morning …

NMC’s Traffic Models Making the News

NMC’s Traffic Models Making the News

By Maureen Kelly  |  Network Modeling Center

Not all research has practical applications for or immediate impact on our everyday lives. CTR’s Network Modeling Center (NMC), however, develops computer models that help transportation agencies evaluate and compare solutions and strategies for battling traffic congestion—including right here in the Central Texas area. As detailed by NMC’s partner in modeling, the Texas Advanced Computing …

Boyles Receives CUTC New Faculty Award

Boyles Receives CUTC New Faculty Award

By Maureen Kelly  |  Awards

Assistant Professor Stephen Boyles was selected for the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC-ARTBA) New Faculty Award.  This award honors tenure-track educators who have made outstanding teaching and research contributions in the transportation field.  Dr. Boyles formally received the award at the CUTC Annual Awards Banquet on January 10, 2015, in Washington, D.C.     

ACI Honors Three CTR Faculty Researchers

By Maureen Kelly  |  Awards

The  American Concrete Institute (ACI) has recently honored three CTR faculty researchers.  Professor Maria Juenger has been named an ACI Fellow.  Dr. Juenger was elected on the basis of her research in concrete materials and her contributions to ACI through committees. She currently serves at the Chair of ACI committee 236 – Material Science of Concrete and is a voting …

Student Spotlight: Michael Levin

By Maureen Kelly  |  D-Stop

Name: Michael Levin  Hometown:  Houston, Texas Current position: Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. Stephen D. Boyles Hobbies: Cooking/baking, flight simulator, piano Recent News: Named D-STOP’s 2014 Outstanding Student of the Year  Where were you before you came to pursu e your graduate degree at UT? I completed a B.S. in Computer Science at UT Austin and immediately after joined …

Research Digest, Dec.2014: State DOTs

By Kevyn B.  |  CTR Library

The December 2014 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download from the CTR Library. This month’s digest provides abstracts for 21 publications from other states’ department of transportation research programs. The research projects represented here are from Alabama, Louisiana, Minnesota, North Carolina, Virginia, and Washington. The reports cover a wide range of …