Awards

Pragun Vinayak Wins Pikarsky Award for Thesis

Pragun Vinayak Wins Pikarsky Award for Thesis

At TRB this year, CTR grad student Pragun Vinayak received the  Milton Pikarsky Memorial Award in transportation science and technology from the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC). This award recognizes Pragun’s outstanding MS thesis, “Accounting for Multi-Dimensional Dependencies Among Decision-makers within a Generalized Model Framework: An Application to Understanding Shared Mobility Service Usage Levels.” …


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UT Austin’s Transportation Program Ranked 9th Worldwide

UT Austin’s Transportation Program Ranked 9th Worldwide

In its annual assessment based on a range of subject areas, the Shanghai-based Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has ranked UT Austin at number nine in the world in the field of Transportation Science and Technology. Within the US, UT’s program is ranked second (after Berkeley) in the field of Transportation Science and Technology. The ranking …


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Heath Receives IEEE Marconi Paper Award

Heath Receives IEEE Marconi Paper Award

D-STOP Prof. Robert W. Heath, Jr. recently received the 2017 IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications for his work entitled, “Spatially Sparse Precoding in Millimeter Wave MIMO Systems,” published in the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications in March 2014. The IEEE Guglielmo Marconi Best Paper Award is an annual award, sponsored by Qualcomm …


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Shakkottai Receives 2017 Qualcomm Faculty Award

Shakkottai Receives 2017 Qualcomm Faculty Award

D-STOP Prof. Sanjay Shakkottai received a 2017 Qualcomm Faculty Award. The award supports key professors and their research at leading universities across the country. This program connects Qualcomm with top academic researchers in hardware, software, and systems to help track the latest discoveries and facilitate new collaborations between industry and academia. Dr. Shakkottai is the …


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Machemehl, Clayton Recognized by UT and Industry

Machemehl, Clayton Recognized by UT and Industry

Dr. Sharon Wood, Dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering, announced in May the recipients of the 2016–17 Cockrell faculty awards, and CTR is pleased to see two of our faculty researchers included in their number. First, Dr. Randy Machemehl received the Joe J. King Professional Achievement Award, which recognizes a faculty member who has …


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Bhasin Receives ASCE Huber Prize for Infrastructure Materials Research

Bhasin Receives ASCE Huber Prize for Infrastructure Materials Research

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has awarded the 2017 Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize to Associate Professor Amit Bhasin. He is recognized for “creative and rigorous work on the mechanics and physio-chemical behavior of asphalt materials.” Bhasin will receive his award at ASCE 2017 in New Orleans in October. Huber Prizes …


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Webmaster Kevyn Barnes Honored by Special Libraries Association

Our esteemed webmaster, Kevyn Barnes, was named the 2017 Chair-Elect-Elect for the Transportation Division of the Special Libraries Association (SLA). This is a three-year appointment, with responsibilities increasing each year. In 2017 Kevyn is working with other board members on Division issues and is responsible for organizing the Division’s program for the 2018 SLA annual conference in Baltimore, …


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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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