2015 February

D-STOP Partner Center, WNCG, Welcomes New Director for Three-Year Term

Original article by Lauren Bringle The Wireless Networking & Communications Group (WNCG) is an instrumental component of the D-STOP center. Every few years, WNCG welcomes a new Director and Associate Director from among its faculty ranks. The outgoing director, as well as  the new director and associate director, are all D-STOP researchers. After completing his …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : D-STOP

Research Digest, Feb.2015: TRB reports

Research Digest, Feb.2015: TRB reports

The January 2015 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download from the CTR Library’s website. This month’s digest provides abstracts for 14 recent publications received at the library from the Transportation Research Board (TRB). The selected publications include syntheses of information and best practice guidelines on a variety of topics from TRB’s …


Posted by Kevyn B.  |  Category : CTR Library

NMC’s Big Data Panel at TRB a Success

NMC Assistant Director Natalia Ruiz Juri presided over a well-attended presentation on January 11 at TRB’s 94th Annual Meeting. Along with co-presenter Xuesong Zhou of Arizona State University, Ruiz Juri hosted a workshop titled “Analyzing, Validating, and Visualizing Results from Modeling: The Role of Big Data and New Technologies.” More than 120 people attended this …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Network Modeling Center

NMC’s Traffic Models Making the News

NMC’s Traffic Models Making the News

Not all research has practical applications for or immediate impact on our everyday lives. CTR’s Network Modeling Center (NMC), however, develops computer models that help transportation agencies evaluate and compare solutions and strategies for battling traffic congestion—including right here in the Central Texas area. As detailed by NMC’s partner in modeling, the Texas Advanced Computing …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Network Modeling Center

Boyles Receives CUTC New Faculty Award

Boyles Receives CUTC New Faculty Award

Assistant Professor Stephen Boyles was selected for the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC-ARTBA) New Faculty Award.  This award honors tenure-track educators who have made outstanding teaching and research contributions in the transportation field.  Dr. Boyles formally received the award at the CUTC Annual Awards Banquet on January 10, 2015, in Washington, D.C.     


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Awards

ACI Honors Three CTR Faculty Researchers

The  American Concrete Institute (ACI) has recently honored three CTR faculty researchers.  Professor Maria Juenger has been named an ACI Fellow.  Dr. Juenger was elected on the basis of her research in concrete materials and her contributions to ACI through committees. She currently serves at the Chair of ACI committee 236 – Material Science of Concrete and is a voting …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Awards

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 …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : D-STOP