Researchers

Latest in D-STOP Workforce Education Efforts

D-STOP continues its workforce education mission, using a variety of approaches to reach out to the next generation of engineers. Some of our efforts are described here. Workshop on writing technical papers—Hosted by the UT student chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, this workshop in June 2017 featured an engaging presentation by D-STOP’s Dr. Stephen …


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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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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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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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Perrine Talks Cybersecurity, Role as Panelist Working for Change

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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Researcher Spotlight: Natalia Ruiz Juri

Researcher Spotlight: Natalia Ruiz Juri

The Data Rodeo has a new head wrangler: Natalia Ruiz Juri is the new director of CTR’s Network Modeling Center (NMC). The NMC’s mission is to accelerate the impact of academic research in transportation practice via new data and technologies, creating partnerships between UT Austin and the private and public sectors. A CTR researcher since …


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