Network Modeling Center

Network Modeling Center
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New technology could shorten your commute. Dr. Jen Duthie, former director of CTR’s Network Modeling Center, talks to Austin’s Fox 7 News about how Adaptive Signal Controls may shorten your daily commute.

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About the Network Modeling Center (NMC)

Researchers at the Network Modeling Center conduct a variety of research for an array of public- and private-sector sponsors. Some of our most consistent sponsors include the City of Austin Transportation Department, the TxDOT Austin and San Antonio districts, HDR, the North Central Council of Governments (NCTCOG), and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA).

NMC researchers value cross-departmental and inter-agency collaboration, and we are grateful to our long-term collaborators at the Texas Advance Computing Center (TACC), our colleagues and collaborators within the Cockrell School of Engineering and other UT departments, and with the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M.

Finally, we appreciate your interest in our research. If you have questions about our projects or research products, please contact Brandy Savarese at

Please visit our Projects page for past and current model applications.

Recent Achievements

In Spring 2021, NMC researchers were awarded a $50,000 grant from the University of Texas Green Fund Program alongside a $50,000 matching grant from the UT Office of Sustainability. The Green Fund is a competitive grant program funded by tuition fees that supports sustainability-related projects, initiatives, and research at UT Austin.

NMC’s Green Fund research will center around creating a travel-demand model for the rapidly growing university. Researchers will work closely with transportation engineering students in developing the model in order to provide practical educational experiences.