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D-STOP Business Advisory Council Expanded

In preparation for the first official meeting of its Business Advisory Council (BAC), D-STOP added to the BAC with new members from the FHWA and RideScout, a transportation options app created here in Austin. See the full listing of members. This first meeting was held at CTR on March 31. The next day, several BAC members presented …


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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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D-STOP Symposium 2016 Explores Future of Smart Cities

D-STOP Symposium 2016 Explores Future of Smart Cities

The Data-Supported Transportation Operations and Planning Center (D-STOP) from UT Austin met with representatives from local and state government, academia and industry in early April at a symposium designed to collaborate on the future of Smart Cities. The day-long event explored smart transportation systems, collaborative ecosystems, infrastructure-based technology, regional planning and analytics, and connected vehicles …


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D-STOP’s 2016 Undergrad Interns & Symposium Schedule Announced

D-STOP, in coordination with another USDOT Tier 1 research unit, the Center for Highway Pavement Preservation, will be hosting an 11-week summer internship for engineering undergraduates interested in transportation. The University Transportation Center (UTC) Undergraduate Internship (UI) will provide interns with unique insight into transportation education and help prepare them for a possible career in the field. …


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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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Eno Names Bhat to List of Top 10 Transportation Thought Leaders

Eno Names Bhat to List of Top 10 Transportation Thought Leaders

The Eno Center for Transportation, a non-profit think tank that works in federal transportation policy and transportation leadership development, recently partnered with the Council of University Transportation Centers to identify 10 of the most forward-looking transportation academics working in the field today, creating the “Top 10 Transportation Thought Leaders in Academia” list. Established in part to honor the late Professor …


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Workforce Education Continues Apace

Workforce Education Continues Apace

D-STOP continues its workforce education mission, using a variety of approaches to reach out to the next generation of engineers. Here is a sampling of some of our efforts: Explore UT: Held annually at UT Austin, Explore UT aims to inform students, parents, teachers, and community members from across the state about the importance of …


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Robert Heath Recognized for Research Accomplishments

Robert Heath Recognized for Research Accomplishments

D-STOP’s Dr. Robert Heath has been achieving tremendous recognition as of late. Heath is part of a team selected as one of three finalists for the prestigious European Inventor Award in the Non-European Countries category. The team was led by Heath’s PhD advisor, Prof. Arogyaswami Paulraj of Stanford University, and recognized for its contributions to Faster …


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