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CTR Hosts First Grad Student Symposium

CTR hosted a Graduate Student Symposium on Wednesday, May 8, at the WPR building. This event gave grad students the opportunity to practice their presentation skills in a timed competition—each student had seven minutes to encapsulate their research on a particular project. Oscar Galvis Arce and Ramez Hajj won the overall competition, while Amy Fong …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Events

2019 Summer Symposium Schedule Released

Each summer D-STOP, in coordination with another USDOT Tier 1 research unit, the Center for Highway Pavement Preservation, hosts an 11-week summer internship for engineering undergraduates interested in transportation. The University Transportation Center (UTC) Undergraduate Internship (UI) provides interns with unique insight into transportation education and helps prepare them for a possible career in the field. This year’s program kicked …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : D-STOP

Research Digest, May 2019: TRB

Research Digest, May 2019: TRB

The May 2019 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download from the CTR Library’s website. This month’s digest provides abstracts and full-text links for 14 recent publications from the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) and the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP). The selected new arrivals represent syntheses …


Posted by Michael Nugent  |  Category : CTR Library

Research Digest, April 2019: TxDOT Research

Research Digest, April 2019: TxDOT Research

The April 2019 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download from the CTR Library’s website. This month’s digest provides abstracts for 11 recent publications from the research program sponsored by TxDOT’s Research and Technology Implementation Division​ (RTI). The research projects represented here cover a wide range of topics. This issue includes reports …


Posted by Michael Nugent  |  Category : CTR Library

Research Digest, March 2019: State DOTs

Research Digest, March 2019: State DOTs

The March 2019 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download from the CTR Library. This digest from CTR Library provides abstracts for 20 publications recently received from other states’ department of transportation research programs. The research projects represented here are from various states including Alabama, California, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, …


Posted by Michael Nugent  |  Category : CTR Library

Pragun Vinayak Wins Pikarsky Award for Thesis

Pragun Vinayak Wins Pikarsky Award for Thesis

At TRB this year, CTR grad student Pragun Vinayak received the  Milton Pikarsky Memorial Award in transportation science and technology from the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC). This award recognizes Pragun’s outstanding MS thesis, “Accounting for Multi-Dimensional Dependencies Among Decision-makers within a Generalized Model Framework: An Application to Understanding Shared Mobility Service Usage Levels.” …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Awards

Alumni Spotlight: Katherine Kortum

Alumni Spotlight: Katherine Kortum

Name: Katherine Kortum Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA Currently Residing: Washington, DC Current job: Senior Program Officer, Transportation Research Board Graduated from UT: PhD in 2012 Hobbies outside of work: I read quite a bit, and one of the perks of my place in DC is that I am two blocks from a library. And like a …


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Student Spotlight: William Alexander

Name:  William Alexander Hometown:  Huntsville, Alabama Current position:  Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. Stephen Boyles Hobbies: Photography, golf, scuba Notable Honor: Named D-STOP’s 2018 Outstanding Student of the Year  Where were you before you came to pursue your graduate degree at UT? Prior to coming to UT, I earned BS degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from …


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