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Kockelman Honored by Google Research

Kockelman Honored by Google Research

By Maureen Kelly  |  Awards

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 …

CTR Researchers discuss AV issues at Austin’s Energy Thought Summit

CTR Researchers discuss AV issues at Austin’s Energy Thought Summit

By Maureen Kelly  |  Events

An offshoot of the annual Energy Thought Summit (ETS) event, ETS@Austin is a one-day event fostering thought leadership for the energy field. Held this year on September 4, ETS@Austin’s thought leaders included CTR Director Chandra Bhat, who moderated a panel titled Autonomous Vehicle Technology & Transportation, and Dr. Mike Walton, a participant on the panel …

Dr. Richard Tucker receives ECC Achievement Award

Dr. Richard Tucker receives ECC Achievement Award

By Maureen Kelly  |  Awards

Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Richard Tucker for receiving the Engineering & Construction Contracting Association (ECC) Achievement Award, the group’s highest honor. The award was presented to Richard on September 4, 2014, during the ECC’s 46th Annual Conference. The ECC consists of owners, contractors, suppliers, and academics who are interested in using the latest ideas to …

Research Digest, August 2014: TRB syntheses

Research Digest, August 2014: TRB syntheses

By Kevyn B.  |  CTR Library

The August 2014 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download from the CTR Library’s website. This month’s digest provides abstracts for 17 recent publications received at the library from the Transportation Research Board (TRB). The selected publications include syntheses of information and best practice guidelines on a variety of topics from TRB’s …

Graduate Profile, Wei Sun, Ph. D.

Graduate Profile, Wei Sun, Ph. D.

By Joey Williams  |  Student Spotlight

Name: Wei Sun Hometown: Dalian, Liaoning, China Advisor: Drs. Jirsa and Ghannoum Area of research: Structural Engineering How does it feel to be graduating? Very exciting. Why did you choose to pursue your graduate studies at UT Austin? The structural program of UT Austin is top 5 in US. Looking back, what (or who) influenced …

Zhanmin Zhang Named Council Chair of ASCE’s T&DI Mode Spanning Council

Zhanmin Zhang Named Council Chair of ASCE’s T&DI Mode Spanning Council

By Maureen Kelly  |  Awards

Associate Professor Zhanmin Zhang has recently been selected to serve as Council Chair of the Mode Spanning Council by the Transportation and Development Institute’s (T&DI) Board of Governors. T&DI is one of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) eight specialty institutes. His term begins immediately. Zhang has worked extensively with T&DI. He was elected …

Research Digest, July 2014: TxDOT Research

Research Digest, July 2014: TxDOT Research

By Kevyn B.  |  CTR Library

The July 2014 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download from the CTR Library’s website. This issue of the digest provides abstracts for 16 Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Research Program publications that were published in June and July. These publications are from ongoing or completed research projects sponsored through the TxDOT …