Researchers

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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Ferron and Saleh Promoted

CAEE Department Head Rich Corsi recently announced that two faculty members who work with CTR have been promoted, effective September 1, 2017: Navid Saleh to Associate Professor and Raissa Ferron to Associate Professor. Notes Corsi, “They are each wonderful colleagues and will be a big part of the future and success of our CAEE community.” …


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Researcher Spotlight: Randy Machemehl

Researcher Spotlight: Randy Machemehl

With rapid population growth comes urban growing pains, a topic Dr. Randy Machemehl has tackled often over the years as a CTR researcher. His broad range of research expertise encompasses transportation system operations, public transportation systems planning and design, traffic data acquisition, and bicycle safety. Currently the Associate Chair for Academic Affairs & Professor, and holding …


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Alumni Spotlight: Jeff LaMondia

Alumni Spotlight: Jeff LaMondia

Name: Jeffrey LaMondia Hometown: Enfield, CT Currently Residing: Auburn, AL Current job: Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Auburn University Graduated from UT: 2010 Hobbies outside of work: I love music—both playing in the local Wind Ensembles and attending concerts (I try to make it back to Austin City Limits Music Festival as frequently as I …


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CTR Vet Khali Persad Retiring

CTR is sad to announce that veteran researcher Dr. Khali Persad has retired. Khali is leaving us to spend more time with his grandchildren and possibly visit his birthplace, Trinidad. We’ll miss his sense of humor and grounded presence. Khali was a pro in the engineering game, with over 30 years of construction, design, management, …


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Fernanda Leite Honored with STAR Award

Fernanda Leite Honored with STAR Award

Fiatech, a global non-profit consortium of capital project industry stakeholders, honored Dr. Fernanda Leite with the Superior Technical Achievement Recognition (STAR) Award at their April 2016 Technology Conference & Showcase. Fiatech was launched in 2000 by UT’s Construction Industry Institute (CII)—an affiliate center of CTR—and the UK’s Process Industry Owners Forum. The STAR Award recognizes the personal contributions of Fiatech …


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