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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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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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Student Spotlight: Rachel Hure

Student Spotlight: Rachel Hure

Name:  Rachel Hure Hometown:  San Luis Obispo, California Current position:  Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. Amit Bhasin Hobbies: I enjoy playing intramural soccer and volleyball with other engineering graduate students, as well as swimming in my free time. I also love getting involved on campus through organizations such as Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and …


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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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