2014 September

Research Digest, Sep. 2014: TxDOT Research

The September 2014 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download from the CTR Library’s website. This issue of the digest provides abstracts for 18 Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Research Program publications that were published in August and September. These publications are from ongoing or completed research projects sponsored through the TxDOT …


Posted by Kevyn B.  |  Category : CTR Library

CTR Shows Its Multidisciplinary Strength

CTR Shows Its Multidisciplinary Strength

CTR recently completed a multidisciplinary project that developed a Stretch and Flex program for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). This initiative merged CTR’s transportation fieldwork expertise with the healthy movement know-how of the UT Department of Kinesiology (one of the top 5 Departments of Kinesiology in the country). “This research project was an excellent …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Publications

Longhorns Win 2014 ITE International Traffic Bowl

Longhorns Win 2014 ITE International Traffic Bowl

On August 12 CTR students triumphed at the 2014 Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) International Collegiate Traffic Bowl. Graduate students Jake Gutekunst, Tyler Beduhn, Megan Hoklas, and undergraduate student Solomon Nyanhongo represented UT Austin at the final showdown in Seattle, after winning the district championship in May 2014 (and ending Texas A&M’s four-year winning streak …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Awards

Bhat on the Big Screen

Bhat on the Big Screen

In 2013, CTR Director Chandra Bhat was asked to participate in a UT Austin video project called “Longhorn Game Changers” (formerly known as “Professors of Excellence”). These videos showcase UT Austin’s most dynamic and inspirational faculty who are leading their fields. Shown throughout the year at athletic events, these videos have been well received by …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : D-STOP

Congratulations to Dr. Boyles and students

Congratulations to Dr. Boyles and students

Assistant Professor Stephen Boyles and three of his students (Shoupeng Tang, Tarun Rambha, and Reese Hatridge) will be honored with the Fred Burggraf Award for their paper Modeling Parking Search on Network Using Stochastic Shortest Paths with History Dependence. The award recognizes excellence in transportation research by researchers 35 years of age or younger.  “Such awards recognize …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Awards

Kockelman Honored by Google Research

Kockelman Honored by Google Research

Professor Kara Kockelman is the recipient of a Google Research Award in the category of Robotics for her work on Anticipating & Mitigating the Latent Demand Effects of Self-Driving Vehicles: A Role for Data-Driven Modeling & Credit-Based Congestion Pricing.  Google Research Awards are one-year awards structured as unrestricted gifts to universities to support the work of …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Autonomous/Connected Vehicles

CTR researchers discuss AV issues at Austin’s Energy Thought Summit

CTR researchers discuss AV issues at Austin’s Energy Thought Summit

An offshoot of the annual Energy Thought Summit (ETS) event, ETS@Austin is a one-day event fostering thought leadership for the energy field. Held this year on September 4, ETS@Austin’s thought leaders included CTR Director Chandra Bhat, who moderated a panel titled Autonomous Vehicle Technology & Transportation, and Dr. Mike Walton, a participant on the panel …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Events

Dr. Richard Tucker receives ECC Achievement Award

Dr. Richard Tucker receives ECC Achievement Award

Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Richard Tucker for receiving the Engineering & Construction Contracting Association (ECC) Achievement Award, the group’s highest honor. The award was presented to Richard on September 4, 2014, during the ECC’s 46th Annual Conference. The ECC consists of owners, contractors, suppliers, and academics who are interested in using the latest ideas to …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Awards