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Alumni Spotlight: Yi-Chang Chiu

Alumni Spotlight: Yi-Chang Chiu

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, …

Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Alumni

Secretary of Transportation Foxx Visits CTR/D-STOP

Secretary of Transportation Foxx Visits CTR/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, …

Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : D-Stop

Research Digest, April 2015: TxDOT Research

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 …

Posted by Kevyn B.  |  Category : CTR Library

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

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

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, …

Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Network Modeling Center

Zhang’s Research Quantifies PPPs for Real-World Applications

Zhang’s Research Quantifies PPPs for Real-World Applications

Highway funding shortfalls necessitate alternative and creative ways to finance the highway infrastructure, and one such innovative way is to form public-private partnerships (PPPs). In doing so, the private sector is highly interested in anticipating any risks to its investment, while the public sector is keen to forge a partnership based on a fair concession …

Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Conference

Mike Engelhardt Receives AISC Lifetime Achievement Award

Mike Engelhardt Receives AISC Lifetime Achievement Award

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 …

Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Awards