Smart Mobility Connection: Enhancing Mobility

January 17, 2018
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December 1, 2017

T-SET UTC hosted it’s second Smart Mobility Connection on “Enhancing Mobility for People with Disabilities,” featuring UTC researchers Dr. Aaron Steinfeld and Dr. Stephen Smith. Researchers discussed their work in making transit more universal for all users, including handicapped individuals, and demonstrated the powerful impacts of CMU transportation technologies.

Three Penn Transportation Students Win Women’s Transportation Seminar Awards

January 17, 2018
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November 30, 2017

A record of three standout PennPlanning students won Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) awards at this year’s Awards Banquet. The three Penn Transportation Planning students shown above – Olivia Moyabed, Carrie Sauer, and Rachel Finfer – were honored for their dedication to accessible transportation, Vision Zero, safe mobility, and for helping students at the collegiate and high school level connect with transportation. Also pictured is T-SET UTC researcher Dr. Megan Ryerson.

Tepper Tech Innovation Challenge

January 17, 2018
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November 17 – 18, 2017

Mobility21 and T-SET UTC’s Stan Caldwell helped judge the Tepper Tech Innovation Challenge. This year’s challenge was on “The Future of Transportation Technology.” Winners of the challenge are students from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and are shown above.

Annual Sustainability Conference

January 17, 2018
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November 16, 2017

Traffic21’s Chris Hendrickson spoke at for the American Society of Engineers’ (ASCE) Annual Sustainability Conference. Chris was joined for a panel on ‘Sustainability and Innovation in the Pittsburgh Region’ by the City of Pittsburgh’s Director of Mobility and Infrastructure Karina Ricks, PennDOT Deputy Secretary of Planning Jim Ritzman, and Michael Baker Senior Vice President Dan Cessna.

Open Pittsburgh wirEless Research Accelerator

January 17, 2018
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November 15, 2017

CMU and T-SET UTC hosted the Open Pittsburgh wirEless Research Accelerator (OPERA). OPERA is a proposed advanced wireless testbed, bringing together the public and private sector with academia to deploy advanced at-scale wireless infrastructure to create opportunity for innovation and growth. In the city of bridges, tunnels, valleys and hillsides, “if you can get wireless technologies to work in Pittsburgh, you’re done,” said OPERA Principal Investigator and T-SET UTC Director Raj Rajkumar.

Anthony Foxx Speaks at CMU

January 17, 2018
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November 10, 2017

Former Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx spoke at CMU in celebration of CMU’s 50 year anniversary weekend. Secretary Foxx discussed trends in transportation, the Smart City Challenge- noting that the best solutions were context-dependent, and ways in which communities can optimize their use of land, transit, and ports. To see more about the event, click here.

Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility

January 17, 2018
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November 3, 2017

Traffic21 Director Chris Hendrickson spoke at the USDOT Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility’s (C2M2) Fall Conference in Clemson, South Carolina to share knowledge between both UTCs. C2M2 is a consortium of higher education and research institutions in South Carolina working toward the vision to create a globally recognized multimodal mobility innovation center for moving people and goods, specializing in connected and autonomous vehicle research.

CMU Team wins Greenshield’s Prize

January 8, 2018
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January 2018

T-SET researcher Dr. Sean Qian, Assistant Professor in CMU’s CEE program Yiming Gu, and Ph.D. student Guohui Zhang won the 2017 Greenshields Prize at the TRB Annual Conference for their paper, “Traffic State Estimation for Urban Road Networks Using a Link Queue Model.” The Greenshields prize, honoring Dr. Bruce D. Greenshields, is awarded to the best paper submitted through the TRB Annual Meeting paper submission process that bases sound theory on rigorous empirical analysis and has practical applications or implications.

TRB Students of the Year

January 7, 2018
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January 6, 2018

T-SET UTC students, Max Li of the University of Pennsylvania and Amanda Johnson of Carnegie Mellon University, won the U.S. DOT’s Outstanding Student of the Year Awards. They were recognized for their achievements and accomplishments in the field of transportation during the Council of University Transportation Centers Banquet during the annual winter meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB).

Research Assistant Represents UTC at TRB War Games

January 7, 2018
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January 7, 2018

At the 2018 Transportation Research Board Conference, the first ever ‘War Games‘ was held to bring together all types of transportation professionals and develop and understanding on potential trends and scenarios arising as new technologies come to market. CMU’s UTC was represented by Mobility21 research assistant Amanda Johnson who participated on the Department of Transportation team, along with nine others from across the country.

Smart Mobility Connection

December 1, 2017
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Enhancing Mobility for People with Disabilities 

Aaron Steinfeld and Stephen Smith

Intelligent Transportation Society World Congress 2017

November 3, 2017
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The Intelligent Transportation Society hosted its World Congress 2017 in Montréal from October 29th to November 2nd. Stan Caldwell, Executive Director at Traffic21 Institute, participated in a panel discussion on the SMART Belt Coalition, a multi-state collaboration, and infrastructure challenges and opportunities. Several CMU students and faculty also participated: Adam Mistick (pictured above), MS candidate for Information Security Policy and management, presented his research on Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in Autonomous Vehicle Development, CMU-Silicon Valley Professor Dr. Bob Iannucci, presented three papers related to Smart Cities and was joined by CMU students Samarth Mathur and Ashotosh Tadkase, both MS candidates for Environmental and Civil Engineering. Dr. Iannucci and his students’ papers grew from a UTC T-SET funded project.

Smart Mobility Challenge

November 3, 2017
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Awardees of the Smart Mobility Challenge, Alexandre Jacquillat, Bernardo R. Pires, and Sean Qian, spoke to CMU students about how innovative technology can improve mobility. This was the first events of the new Smart Mobility Connection forum, a bi-weekly series to connect faculty and students interested in transportation.

Smart Mobility Connection Forum

November 3, 2017
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How Innovative Technology Can Improve Mobility: Featuring the Awardees of the Smart Mobility Challenge 

Alexandre Jacquillat, Bernardo R. Pires, and Sean Qian

Women in Transportation & Government Seminar

October 23, 2017
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Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Leslie S. Richards, and Traffic21 and Mobility21’s Courtney Ehrlichman joined Heinz students for the Women in Transportation & Government panel discussion. Both women shared personal stories on how they found themselves in leadership roles in transportation, and the barriers they overcame. The discussion was moderated by Melanie Harrington, President and CEO of Vibrant Pittsburgh.

Heinz College and PennDOT Coordinated Facebook Live Interview

October 23, 2017
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Traffic21 research assistant Amanda Johnson, and Women in Intelligent Transportation fellow Ngani Ndimbie were joined by Secretary Leslie S. Richards for a Heinz College and PennDOT coordinated Facebook Live interview. Both Heinz students discussed with the Secretary their internships at PennDOT over the summer, and the importance of increasing diversity in government. Amanda and Ngani are both in their second year at Heinz studying Public Policy and Management.

Traffic21 UTC researchers Srinivasa Narasimhan and Robert Tamburo win the 3Rivers Venture Fair, for their Smart Headlight project

October 20, 2017
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Distinguished Speaker Series: Professor R. Jayakrishnan

October 13, 2017
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Professor R. Jayakrishnan from the University of California-Irvine presented his research on collaborative consumption in transportation as the first 2017-2018 Distinguished speaker. Professor Jayakrishnan’s presentation “User-Driven Service Order Adjustment for Efficiency in Collaborative Consumption of Transportation Supply,” suggested that a paradigm-shift in transportation, initiated by more peer-to-peer communication, presents a new opportunity for users to consume with more complete information and greater satisfaction. The Distinguished Speaker series is made possible by CMU’s Traffic21, Mobility21, and T-SET UTC.

2017 Women in Transportation RISS Intern

October 13, 2017
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Stephanie Milani was this summer’s Women in Transportation Robotics Institute Summer Scholar (RISS) intern, with funding from Mobility21. The Riss program is an eleven-week research program that allows undergraduate students to work on cutting-edge robotics projects in one of the top robotics for undergraduate programs in the world. Stephanie is currently a junior at the University of Maryland in Baltimore County, and is studying Computer Science and Psychology. Read more about Stephanie’s RISS experience here.

Distinguished Speaker Series

October 13, 2017
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User-driven Service Order Adjustments for Efficiency in Collaborative Consumption of Transportation Supply

R. Jayakrishnan

Transportation Engineering Conference

October 10, 2017
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Traffic21 and T-SET UTC’s Stan Caldwell spoke at the Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference in Columbus Ohio. Caldwell participated in a panel on the Smart Belt Coalition, a first-of-its-kind collaboration between transportation and academic partners from Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania that seeks to enhance emerging technologies across state lines.

University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson Engineering Seminar Series

October 6, 2017
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T-SET UTC researcher Zhen (Sean) Qian presented “Statistical Interference of Probalistic Origin-Destination Demand Using Day-to-Day Traffic Data” at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson engineering seminar series. Qian’s research involves developing a novel theoretical framework for estimating the mean and variance matrix of O-D demand considering the day-to-day variation induced by travelers’ independent route choices.

UTC’s New Diversity Fellow

October 6, 2017
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Traffic21 welcomes its new Diversity Fellow, Allanté Whitmore. Whitmore is excited to finally be at Carnegie Mellon, where she says thirst for knowledge is encouraged and the interdisciplinary culture is powerful. While she’s a veteran to the field of engineering, she’s taking her first swing at public policy.

Chris Hendrickson Attends Odyssey Day

October 6, 2017
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T-SET researcher Chris Hendrickson attended Odyssey Day in Oakdale, hosted by Pittsburgh Regional Clean Cities and the Community College of Allegheny County, a consortium member of CMU’s UTC for Improving Mobility. Odyssey day is an annual event that focuses on leading edge research promoting alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles. Activities included Ride-n-Drives, vehicles displays of a Chevy BOLT and Chrysler Pacifica, workshops, demonstrations of mobile refueling and electric boom lift, panel discussions and more.