Category: What’s Happening

  • 09-06-22
    Carnegie Mellon University Block Center Spring 2022 Project Funding Announced

    June 9, 2022 The CMU Block Center for Technology and Society announced the spring 2022 funded projects, which included projects led by several Mobility21 UTC researchers: Professors  Jodi Forlizzi, Sarah Fox, and Chinmay Kulkarni  for their continued research on designing automation policies for workers in the hospitality industry. Rick Stafford to develop a web-based tool to address do whatever you want to update

  • 08-06-22
    Association of Commuter Transportation Higher Education Council Convening

    June 8, 2022 Lisa Kay Schweyer, Program Manager for Mobility21 UTC and Michelle Porter, the Director of CMU’s Parking & Transportation Services participated in today’s Association of Commuter Transportation Higher Education Council.  The group works to address shared issues, encourage information sharing, expand awareness, advance future trends and technologies, and advance policies that support equitable do whatever you want to update

  • 08-06-22
    Professor Katherine Flanigan Installs Sensors for Smart Parks Project

    June 8, 2022 Mobility21 UTC researcher Professor Katherine Flanigan recently worked with the City of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, and Metro21 to install sensors throughout Mellon Park as part of her Smart & Equitable Parks project to assist city officials and planners in quantifying data-driven returns on potential investments to parks and mobility services.

  • 06-06-22
    CMU Student Interns with SEPTA, Thanks to a Transportation Club Visit Earlier this Year

    June 6, 2022 Carnegie Mellon University rising Junior, Ken Huang, started his summer internship at SEPTA on June 6.  Growing up in San Francisco, Ken rode transit and liked that he could get to where he wanted to go without worrying about parking or being stuck in the city’s traffic congestion. In 2020, Ken came do whatever you want to update

  • 03-06-22
    MetroLab Hosts 2022 Annual Summit

    June 3, 2022 MetroLab Network hosted the 2022 Annual Summit in Chicago, IL and featured Metro21 Executive Director Karen Lightman on three panels.  The summit brought together leaders from across the country to discuss partnerships, mobility and data, and resilience.

  • 03-06-22
    Mobility21 Meets with Representatives from Bosch-Germany

    June 3, 2022 Mobility21 Director Raj Rajkumar met with representatives Thomas Matschke and Hans-Georg Horst from Bosch-Germany who visited CMU campus and discussed UTC related research and opportunities for collaboration.  This was supported by CMU’s Carnegie Bosch Institute.

  • 03-06-22
    International Conference on Transportation & Development Plenary Features Traffic21 Director

    June 2, 2022 Traffic21 Director Chris Hendrickson was a featured speaker during a plenary session at the International Conference on Transportation & Development titled “Envisioning the Future of Cities and Transportation” along with Paula Hammond, Senior Vice President and National Transportation Market Leader of WSP USA and Dr. Hani Mahmassani, William A. Patterson Distinguished Chair do whatever you want to update

  • 02-06-22
    Mobility21 Research Team Provides Final Update on Research Project

    June 2, 2022 Today, Mobility21 UTC researcher Peter Zhang, his students Yidi Miao and Hao Hao, and Mobility21 Program Manager Lisa Kay Schweyer met with community partner Heritage Community Initiatives to provide a final update on the research project, “Demand learning and supply optimization for last-mile transportation in disadvantaged neighborhoods.“

  • 02-06-22
    Robots Can Learn to Safely Navigate Warehouses

    June 2, 2022 Mobility21 UTC researcher Ding Zhao, along with a team of CMU engineers and computer scientists, have been working to develop the warehouse robots of the future.  “Warehouse robots need to be smart enough to deploy quickly and navigate safely in new dynamic environments.” – Ding Zhao Read the full story here.

  • 02-06-22
    Automated Road Transportation Symposium (ARTS) 2022 Focuses on Infrastructure, Policy and AVs

    June 2, 2022 Mobility21 UTC Advisory Council member and chair of the TRB Vehicle-Highway Automation Committee, Jane Lappin, will be hosting the 2022 TRB  Automated Road Transportation Symposium (ARTS).  ARTS convenes global thought leaders from the industry, government and research communities to collaborate on the opportunities and challenges associated with automating road transportation.  US Department do whatever you want to update

  • 02-06-22
    University of Pennsylvania Researchers Submit Video for ITS World Congress 2022 Competition

    June 1, 2022 Mobility21 academic partner University of Pennsylvania researchers Dr. Rahul Mangharam, Dr. Helen Loeb, along with students Xiatao Sun and Zhijie Qiao submitted “Drive Right: Simulator for Safe Autonomous Driving” for the ITS World Congress 2022 video competition.  The 2022 video competition asks the question, “How do you envision disruptive technologies will transform do whatever you want to update

  • 31-05-22
    Executive Education – Looking for Your Feedback

    May 31, 2022 Carnegie Mellon University’s Traffic21 and the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy offer an executive education program, “Managing AI in Transportation.” The program was developed by the experts at Heinz College’s Traffic21 Institute to explore critical areas that are required for breaking down public and private organizational barriers and understanding do whatever you want to update

  • 27-05-22
    Traffic21 Researchers Publish Policy Brief

    May 27, 2022 Mobility21 researchers Nik Martelaro and Sarah Fox from the Carnegie Mellon University Human-Computer Interaction Institute led a team of researchers in publishing the Traffic21 policy brief, “How to Make Sense of Bus Transit Automation: Considerations for policy makers on the future of human-automation teaming in the transit workforce.”  Learn more here.

  • 25-05-22
    Mobility21 Highlights the Work of Ding Zhao in U.S. DOT Video

    May 25, 2022 Mobility21 UTC produced a video to highlight projects by UTC researcher Ding Zhao for an upcoming U.S. Department of Transportation Forum on  Cybersecurity.  The video focuses on key projects funded by the Mobility21 UTC in which Ding Zhao focuses on trustworthiness, cybersecurity and privacy in transportation applications.  Ph.D. student, Diana Gomez is also do whatever you want to update

  • 24-05-22
    Pennsylvania Chambers of Commerce Join for Annual Meeting and Reception

    May 24, 2022 Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell traveled to state capital Harrisburg, PA, where he participated in the joint Pittsburgh and Philadelphia Chambers of Commerce Annual Meeting and Reception.  Stan met with state legislators and state officials, along with deployment partners to provide updates on UTC impacts and accomplishments.

  • 23-05-22
    IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2022 Hosts Workshop on Autonomous Racing

    May 23, 2022 Mobility21 UTC researchers Rahul Mangharam and Johannes Betz of the Mobility21 academic partner University of Pennsylvania hosted the 2nd Workshop on Opportunities and Challenges with Autonomous Racing, hosted by the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation.  The main objective of this workshop was to attract the interest of the robotics community do whatever you want to update

  • 20-05-22
    Mobility21 Executive Director Discusses Research with Aviation Industry Professionals

    May 20, 2022 Stan Caldwell provided a tour of CMU, as well as industry automated vehicle research and development sites, to officials from the Allegheny County Airport Authority and Spirit Airlines.  Caldwell discussed his Mobility21 research on emerging transportation technology and industry trends, along with its economic impact on the Pittsburgh region.

  • 15-05-22
    Heinz College Students Present Final Capstone and Thesis Presentations

    May 15, 2022 Students in the Heinz College MISM and MSISPM programs presented their final capstone projects and thesis presentations over the course of two days, two of which were advised by Traffic21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell and Mobility21 Program Manager Lisa Kay Schweyer, and included clients from the US Department of Transportation, PennDOT, and do whatever you want to update

  • 15-05-22
    Women in Transportation Fellow Hajra Shahab Graduates and Awarded the Barbara Jenkins Service Award

    May 15, 2022 Traffic21 Women in Transportation Fellow 2020-2022 Hajra Shahab was the 2022 recipient of the Barbara Jenkins Service Award at the Heinz College graduation ceremony for the class of 2022.  The award is given annually to a graduating student who has demonstrated service to the Heinz College community and made significant contributions to do whatever you want to update

  • 12-05-22
    The Future of Artificial Intelligence and the Workforce

    May 12, 2022 Carnegie Mellon University and CCAC hosted a panel discussion, “The Future of Artificial Intelligence and the Workforce,” which included speakers:  Mobility21 UTC partner and CCAC professor Dr. Justin Starr, Joel Reed of the Pittsburgh Robotics Network, Michael Sebetich of Argo AI, and Mark Kamlet of Carnegie Mellon University. The panel dispelled common do whatever you want to update

  • 04-05-22
    Mobility21 UTC Researcher Appointed to IIJA Study on Impacts of AVs

    May 4, 2022 As part of the Infrastructure, Investment and Jobs Act, Congress directed the Federal Highway Administration to conduct a study of the impacts of Automated Driving Systems (ADS) in consultation with a defined expert panel.  Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell was appointed to this panel as a representative from academia and participated in do whatever you want to update

  • 04-05-22
    UTC Researchers Participate in AFL-CIO Workshop at CMU

    May 4, 2022 The CMU Block Center for Technology and Society hosted a workshop on campus with the AFL-CIO Technology Institute and the AFL-CIO Industrial Unions Council to discuss impacts of manufacturing technology on the workforce. Mobility21 Director Raj Rajkumar make a presentation titled “Perspectives on Alternative Pathways for the Development of Autonomous Vehicles and do whatever you want to update

  • 01-05-22
    Stan Caldwell Appointed to the 100 Questions Initiative on Urban Mobility and Transportation

    April 28, 2022 The 100 Questions Initiative seeks to map the world’s 100 most pressing, high-impact questions that could be answered if relevant datasets were leveraged in a responsible manner. This domain is focused on identifying the top 100 questions related to urban transportation and mobility. This work is essential due to the need to do whatever you want to update

  • 29-04-22
    Traffic21 Institute Launches New Donor Fund       

    April 29, 2022 The Director of the Traffic21 Institute, Chris Hendrickson is excited to announce the establishment of a new donor fund at Carnegie Mellon University to support the work at Traffic21.  “Since 2009, we have conducted research and partnered with the community and industry partners to produce mobility solutions that improve safety, equity and do whatever you want to update

  • 27-04-22
    Association of Commuter Transportation Hosts 2022 Future of Commuting Summit

    April 26, 2022 Today, the Association of Commuter Transportation 2022 Future of Commuting Summit convened in Pittsburgh, featuring local leaders discussing Transforming the Steel City: Kim Lucas, Managing Director, Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, City of Pittsburgh David Huffaker, Chief Development Officer, Port Authority of Allegheny County Chris Watts, Vice President of District Development, Pittsburgh do whatever you want to update