Awards

Transportation Research Gaining Additional Momentum at UT Austin

Transportation Research Gaining Additional Momentum at UT Austin

Transportation continues to be a hot topic in research and political circles across the U.S., but in Austin, it’s sweltering. Led by the Cockrell School of Engineering, UT Austin is a globally respected hub for transportation research, education and innovation. Smarter Transportation Infrastructure for the Nation, State Recently, the university’s Center for Transportation Research (CTR) …


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CTR Named BTIC for Texas Triangle

CTR Named BTIC for Texas Triangle

The USDOT selected CTR as a Beyond Traffic Innovation Center (BTIC), one of eighteen nationwide. In their recently released report, Beyond Traffic 2045, the USDOT outlines America’s growing need for improvements to its transportation system and designated these eighteen BTICs to address that need. The USDOT identified eleven megaregions in the US that require particular attention, and …


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Levin, Jafari, Vinayak, and Pandey Recognized for Academic Achievement

Levin, Jafari, Vinayak, and Pandey Recognized for Academic Achievement

CTR is proud to announce that its students have continued their tradition of excellence, receiving recognition in recent months from ITS Texas—the Texas chapter of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America)—as well as the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC). Three CTR students won 2016 ITS Texas Scholarships: Michael Levin received a scholarship …


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Many CTR Researchers Recognized for Their Excellent Work

Many CTR Researchers Recognized for Their Excellent Work

CTR faculty and professional researchers have been greatly honored for their research contributions these last few months. Congratulations to everyone! Following are some highlights. Paper/Publication Recognition Jennifer Duthie and Mason Gemar (who left CTR just last month to work on GM’s Autonomous Vehicle Technology team in Austin), along with former student Zeina Wafa (M.S.E., 2014), won …


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Mike Walton Appointed to Future Interstate Study Committee

Mike Walton Appointed to Future Interstate Study Committee

The Transportation Research Board—one of seven program units of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine—has initiated the Future Interstate Study and asked Dr. Mike Walton to serve on the study’s committee. Required by the federal FAST Act of 2015, this study will determine the actions needed to upgrade and restore the nation’s Interstate Highway System. This …


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Chandra Bhat Recognized as Top-cited Civil Engineering Researcher

Chandra Bhat Recognized as Top-cited Civil Engineering Researcher

CTR Director Chandra Bhat has been recognized as one of the top-cited civil engineering researchers in the world, according to newly released 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities. This global assessment of research citations was released by the independent ranking organization ShanghaiRanking Consultancy; the rankings themselves were developed by Elsevier, the technical/scientific/technical publisher. In other news, in May of this …


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Bob Gilbert Named to the UT Academy of Distinguished Teachers

Bob Gilbert Named to the UT Academy of Distinguished Teachers

Dr. Bob Gilbert has been elected to the UT Academy of Distinguished Teachers. The Academy represents the university’s commitment to excellence in teaching. Only 5% of the tenured faculty at UT are named to the Academy, whose members advise the president and provost on matters related to the university’s instructional mission and mentor new faculty, among …


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Ken Stokoe Elected to ASCE Distinguished Members Class of 2016

Ken Stokoe Elected to ASCE Distinguished Members Class of 2016

Congratulations to Professor Ken Stokoe for being elected to the Class of 2016 of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Distinguished Members in recognition of his “world-renowned contributions to the understanding of soil dynamics in geotechnical engineering.”  Distinguished Membership is the highest honor ASCE can bestow, reserved for civil engineers who have attained eminence in engineering. Stokoe was …


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