2022 CTR Annual Symposium

2022 Annual Symposium

2022 CTR SymposiumThe Center for Transportation Research’s Annual Symposium was held on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, hosted at The Commons Conference Center on the J.J. Pickle Research Campus.

2022 CTR Symposium


Time Agenda Items (PDF handout available)
8:00 Sign In
8:30 Internal Leadership Meeting
11:30 Poster Session (PDF handout available)
12:15 Lunch
1:00 Podium Session
  • Welcome
  • Mac Shelby Award Presentation
  • Keynote: Leveraging vehicle data on an all new platform to improve road safety in communities
    – Heather Ducharme, Director, Future Digital Business Products, General Motors
  • Keynote: Real-Time Flood Resilience for TxDOT (PDF)
    – Prof. David Maidment, Hussein M. Alharthy Centennial Chair Emeritus in Civil Engineering, CTR, UT Austin
  • Student Highlight: Alternative funding model based on vehicle miles travelled (PDF) – Michael A. Moore, CTR, UT Austin
3:00 Coffee Break
3:15 Breakout Session
Session 1: Bridges and Transportation Structures

  • Moderator: Matt Hebdon (UT-Austin)
  • Panelists: Todd Helwig (UT-Austin), Matt Hebdon (UT-Austin), Steven Austin (Field Operations Section Director) and Robert Owens (Bridge Design Section Supervisor)
  • Outline: This session will cover short summaries from various recent transportation structures related projects with TxDOT as well as other national sponsors. This will be followed by a discussion on the plans for CBEI, current / urgent needs in this area, and future needs.
Session 2: Transportation Tomorrow – Safety Technologies & Open Research Questions

  • Moderator: Randy Machemehl (UT-Austin), Kristie Chin (UT-Austin)
  • Panelists: Darran Anderson (TxDOT), Manar Hasan (UT-Austin), Anna McAuley (UT- Austin), Mike Arellano (TxDOT), Jason JonMichael (City of Austin)
  • Outline: This session will cover short presentations on current safety technology initiatives, followed by a moderated discussion where panelists dive into open research questions for the future. Topics include establishing Texas as a proving grounds for connected and automated vehicles, forging state/national best practices, and analyzing data for vision zero insight


Symposium Archive

Please visit the Symposium Archive for information and materials from other years.

Handouts, Posters, and Presentations

Please Call (512) 232-3100 for additional information.