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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

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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Student Spotlight: Krishna Murthy Gurumurthy

Student Spotlight: Krishna Murthy Gurumurthy

Name:  Krishna Murthy Gurumurthy Hometown:  Bangalore, India Current position:  Graduate Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant to Dr. Kara Kockelman; President of the Institution of Transportation Engineers (ITE), UT Student Chapter. Hobbies: Amateur photography; playing basketball and 8 ball pool Where were you before you came to pursue your graduate degree at UT? I was born …


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Student Spotlight: Ehsan Jafari

Student Spotlight: Ehsan Jafari

Name:  Ehsan Jafari Hometown:  Kerman, Iran Current position:  Graduate Research Assistant Hobbies: Hiking, biking, traveling, reading Where were you before you came to pursue your graduate degree at UT? I completed my undergraduate studies at University of Kerman, Iran in 2007 and received my Master’s degree from University of Tehran, Iran 2010, both in Electrical …


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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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