Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Michael Levin

Student Spotlight: Michael Levin

Name: Michael Levin Hometown:  Houston, Texas Current position: Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. Stephen D. Boyles Hobbies: Cooking/baking, flight simulator, piano Recent News: Named D-STOP’s 2014 Outstanding Student of the Year  Where were you before you came to pursue your graduate degree at UT? I completed a B.S. in Computer Science at UT Austin and immediately after joined the …


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Graduate Profile: Jake Gutekunst, M.S.

Graduate Profile: Jake Gutekunst, M.S.

Hometown: Plano, Texas Receiving: Masters in Civil Engineering Advisor: Dr. Randy Machemehl Area of research: Intersection modeling for dynamic traffic assignment; pavement maintenance strategies   How does it feel to be graduating? It’s exciting because I have a job lined up at Kimley-Horn and Associates (or KHA) that I’ll start in January, and I’m looking …


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Graduate Profile, Wei Sun, Ph. D.

Graduate Profile, Wei Sun, Ph. D.

Name: Wei Sun Hometown: Dalian, Liaoning, China Advisor: Drs. Jirsa and Ghannoum Area of research: Structural Engineering How does it feel to be graduating? Very exciting. Why did you choose to pursue your graduate studies at UT Austin? The structural program of UT Austin is top 5 in US. Looking back, what (or who) influenced …


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Graduate Profile: Marcia McIntosh, MSIS

Graduate Profile: Marcia McIntosh, MSIS

Hometown: Bartlesville, OK Receiving: Masters in Information Studies How does it feel to be a new graduate? Spectacular! Like the whole world has opened for me to explore. Why did you choose to pursue your graduate studies at UT Austin? I wanted a program that included both the library and the technology focuses of information …


Posted by Kevyn B.  |  Category : CTR Library

Graduate Profile, Hao Pang, M.S.

Graduate Profile, Hao Pang, M.S.

Hometown: Jiuquan, Gansu, China Advisor: Dr. Ming Zhang Area of research: Integration of land use with transportation planning process How does it feel to be graduating? I feel so excited that I will graduate soon. The Master’s study at the University of Texas at Austin provided me with opportunities to better understand a city from …


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Graduate Profile, Rohan Shah, M.S.

Graduate Profile, Rohan Shah, M.S.

Name: Rohan Shah Hometown: Mumbai, India Advisor: Dr.Stephen Boyles Area of research: Dynamic traffic assignment, emissions modeling, sustainable transportation How does it feel to be graduating? It’s an ambivalent feeling, really. Of course I’m glad to be graduating from such a great school like UT and from its excellent transportation engineering program and CTR. But …


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Graduate Profile, Lisa Burris, Ph.D.

Graduate Profile, Lisa Burris, Ph.D.

Name: Lisa Burris Hometown: Leavenworth, Kansas Advisor: Dr. Maria Juenger Area of research: Construction Materials Research, specifically characterization and performance of cement-based systems How does it feel to be graduating? It’s exciting to be graduating, but at the same time a little scary to be finally finished with school – you never know quite what …


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