Maureen Kelly

CTR Students Clench Traffic Bowl District Title, Outstanding Student Award

CTR Students Clench Traffic Bowl District Title, Outstanding Student Award

Written by Lauren Bringle The CTR student chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) recently sent a team to the Texas Intercollegiate Traffic Bowl competition at the TexITE Spring Meeting in Frisco, where they yet again claimed the title of Texas District Champions (revisiting the district victories of 2014 and 2015). Each year, the …


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Researcher Spotlight: CAR-STOP’s Joydeep Ghosh and Robert Heath, Jr.

Researcher Spotlight: CAR-STOP’s Joydeep Ghosh and Robert Heath, Jr.

Written by Lauren Bringle Profs. Robert W. Heath, Jr. and Joydeep Ghosh are powerhouses on the international stage of top engineering faculty and researchers. With a combined 44 years of experience at The University of Texas at Austin between them, the two researchers are still producing groundbreaking developments on a regular basis. Their current TxDOT …


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2017 Summer Symposium Schedule Released

Each summer D-STOP, in coordination with another USDOT Tier 1 research unit, the Center for Highway Pavement Preservation, hosts an 11-week summer internship for engineering undergraduates interested in transportation. The University Transportation Center (UTC) Undergraduate Internship (UI) provides interns with unique insight into transportation education and helps prepare them for a possible career in the field. This year’s …


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Alumni Spotlight: Ray Derr

Alumni Spotlight: Ray Derr

Name: Ray Derr Hometown: Arlington, TX Currently Residing: Work in DC, live in Reston, VA Current job: Project Manager for the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Transportation Research Board Graduated from UT: 1981 BSCE, 1991 MSCE Hobbies outside of work: Running to clear my mind and singing with the Reston Chorale to do something creative in a …


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#HackTheTraffic Event Leveraged Austin’s Newly Released Bluetooth Data

#HackTheTraffic Event Leveraged Austin’s Newly Released Bluetooth Data

With gridlock causing commuters to waste time and energy in daily traffic, CTR is stepping forward to create solutions. In partnership with the Austin Transportation Department (ATD), CTR hosted a hackathon event called ATX Hack the Traffic (or #HackTheTraffic) to foster and incubate innovative solutions to common daily problems. Born out of the Data Rodeo, …


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Perrine Talks Cybersecurity, Role as Panelist Working for Change

Article by Lauren Bringle What happens when a traffic signal is hacked? The results could range anywhere from seemingly undetectable (such as extending green lights for a specific traveler) to severe (such as freezing a traffic signal or setting it to a flashing red mode). Whatever the hacker’s motivation, this interference could significantly impair a city’s …


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CTR Releases Its 2015–16 Annual Report

CTR Releases Its 2015–16 Annual Report

Now celebrating 54 years of research excellence, CTR is pleased to announce the release of this 2015–2016 annual report, highlighting just some of CTR’s many contributions to education and research, as well as its technology transfer activities. Our collaborations and research truly change the world due to the expertise, creativity, and resourcefulness of our researchers, students, and …


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