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UT Honors Amit Bhasin with Teaching Excellence Award

UT Honors Amit Bhasin with Teaching Excellence Award

Congratulation to Dr. Amit Bhasin for receiving a 2015-16 President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award from The University of Texas at Austin.  Dr. Bhasin, Assistant Professor in Transportation Engineering, is one of only eight faculty members to receive this award this year.  While these awards have been given since the 1980-81 academic year, Dr. Bhasin is the FIRST engineering faculty …


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Raissa Ferron Honored by Engineering News-Record

Raissa Ferron Honored by Engineering News-Record

Every year the Engineering News-Record (ENR) regional editions celebrate the excellence of young construction professionals. Each region highlights 20 individuals under the age of 40 who represent the “best of the best” in their construction and design careers by giving back to their industry and communities. This year, Dr. Raissa Ferron, Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering, was …


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NMC Provides DTA Training 1.0 Workshop

NMC Provides DTA Training 1.0 Workshop

The Network Modeling Center (NMC) at CTR has been working since 2011 on a new modeling tool for the Central Texas region, both researching and deploying advanced traffic models. The resulting dynamic traffic assignment (DTA) tool enables us to better understand traffic patterns related to congestion, particularly how congestion levels respond to changes to the infrastructure. (Watch a video explaining …


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CTR Models in Use in the Netherlands

CTR Models in Use in the Netherlands

The Highway Administration of the Netherlands is using CTR research to help manage its pavements. As almost all roadways in The Netherlands are surfaced with single-layer or double-layer porous asphalt, the interaction of surface and subsurface drainage is an essential factor to consider, particularly given the country’s history with flooding. As the Highway Administration was updating its …


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UT Civil Engineering Ranked #2 in US

This month the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings were published for graduate programs.  CTR’s academic unit, the Cockrell School of Engineering, has maintained top 10 status.  Several departments within the School rank among the elite of their kind—including the Department of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering (CAEE). Our Civil Engineering graduate program moved from a …


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Student Spotlight: Venktesh Pandey

Student Spotlight: Venktesh Pandey

Name:  Venktesh Pandey Hometown:  Gonda, India Current position:  Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. Stephen Boyles Hobbies: I have been picking up running long distances as a hobby.  Other than that I enjoy traveling, biking, and meeting new people while volunteering for different activities in and around the campus. Where were you before you came to pursue …


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Alumni Spotlight: Tom Fowler

Alumni Spotlight: Tom Fowler

Name: Tom Fowler Hometown: Baltimore Currently Residing: Austin Current job: Vice President with Kimley-Horn Graduated from UT: 1994 Hobbies outside of work: Kid, kids, kids! Most of our time is spent traveling around Texas to tennis tournaments for my son and swim meets for my daughter. We also love mountain biking and spending as much …


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Workshop on Activity-Based Modeling of Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Human Travel Behaviour

July 9-10, 2016: Tongji University, Shanghai, China CTR will be helping present a new course on activity-based modeling this summer in China. Download the flyer with complete details or skip to registration info. This course will introduce attendees to the activity-based approach to travel behavior analysis, focusing on data-supported transportation planning and operations (D-STOP) opportunities, and a …


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