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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, …

Secretary of Transportation Foxx Visits CTR/D-STOP

Secretary of Transportation Foxx Visits CTR/D-STOP

By Maureen Kelly  |  D-Stop

Photos by Heather Abbott. See the event photo album on Facebook. CTR hosted US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx on his national tour of University Transportation Centers (UTC). CTR is home to a Tier 1 UTC, the Data-Supported Transportation Operations and Planning (D-STOP) Center. During his April 24 visit, Secretary Foxx met with CTR faculty, …

Research Digest, April 2015: TxDOT Research

By Kevyn B.  |  CTR Library

The April 2015 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download from the CTR Library’s website. This month’s digest provides abstracts for 16 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 …

NMC Tackles Map-Matching to Create App-Ready Transit Files

NMC Tackles Map-Matching to Create App-Ready Transit Files

By Maureen Kelly  |  Network Modeling Center

The Network Modeling Center (NMC) has developed innovative, open-source software (Map Matcher) to match up maps that were not designed to be used together, enabling use of those maps in regional transit planning. NMC specializes in traffic modeling that helps regions forecast traffic patterns to ease congestion. NMC researchers Kenneth A. Perrine, Natalia Ruiz Juri, …

Mike Engelhardt Receives AISC Lifetime Achievement Award

Mike Engelhardt Receives AISC Lifetime Achievement Award

By Maureen Kelly  |  Awards

Professor Michael Engelhardt is a recipient of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Lifetime Achievement Award that will be presented at the spring 2015 NASCC Steel Conference. AISC’s Lifetime Achievement Award honors individuals who have made a difference in the structural steel industry’s success and recognizes their outstanding service over a sustained period of years to AISC and …

Longhorns Take the District Traffic Bowl Yet Again

Longhorns Take the District Traffic Bowl Yet Again

By Maureen Kelly  |  Students

CTR’s student chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) once again sent a team to the Traffic Bowl competition—and once again won the district-level Traffic Bowl! The competition took place during the 2015 TexITE Spring Meeting in College Station on March 12. That means our team will go on to represent the Texas District in the international competition—for …