Awards

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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Jen Duthie Named to MetroLab Steering Committee

Jen Duthie Named to MetroLab Steering Committee

Launched in September 2015 as part of the White House Smart Cities initiative, MetroLab Network is a national network of more than 30 city-university (and county-university) partnerships.  Its cities and universities are developing technologies and policy approaches that address challenges facing urban areas including: inequality in income, health, mobility, security and opportunity; aging infrastructure; and …


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Boyles Given Dean’s Award for Outstanding Engineering Teaching

CTR congratulates Dr. Stephen Boyles, who has received the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Teaching by an Assistant Professor. UT Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering annually grants this award to recognize outstanding classroom teaching by an assistant professor to promote and encourage exceptional teaching in a faculty member’s early career. Recipients must demonstrate effective teaching as reflected through mechanisms such …


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