Maureen Kelly

New Event:  Hack For Resilient Communities

New Event: Hack For Resilient Communities

CTR’s Network Modeling Center (NMC) is hosting a project hackathon on Saturday, February 29, that explores community resiliency through health, transportation, weather, and pollution data. This event stems from NMC’s participation in a project on transportation-related air pollution (TRAP), a Planet Texas 2050 effort (an initiative created through the UT Bridging Barriers Grand Challenge). Organizing …

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CTR at TRB 2020: The Longhorn List

The 2020 TRB Annual Meeting is coming up soon and CTR again has a tremendous presence there. Here’s the Longhorn List: your guide to all the presentations, workshops, poster sessions, and receptions involving CTR students and faculty at TRB 2020. Download the 2020 Longhorn List (PDF) RSVP for the Alumni and Friends Reception: Sunday, January 13, 7:00 – …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.” …

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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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Benjamin Heydecker of University College London Presenting on “Control of Autonomous Vehicles”

UT is hosting a presentation by Prof. Benjamin Heydecker of University College London (UCL) on “Control of Autonomous Vehicles” on Thursday, February 21, 2019, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, in the ECJ 10th floor conference room (ECJ 10.206/10.302). ABSTRACT: Introduction of connected autonomous vehicles (cAVs) into the fleet provides an opportunity to improve the efficiency …

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