CCAC Hosts Student Automotive Competition

December 13, 2018
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December 13, 2018

CCAC and Greater Pittsburgh Automotive Dealers Association hosted a student automotive competition event at CCAC.  During the competition, Bob Koch, talked to both students and instructors about “Intelligent Transportation Careers” and how these students fit into the workforce with their knowledge and skills they’re currently learning.  They discussed what they can do to help prepare these high school seniors for various transportation careers.  They also talked about various opinions regarding vehicle to V2V, V2I and autonomous vehicles, and what can we do to help them prepare the technicians of the future.

 

Elsie Hillman Honors Scholar Presents Research at PennState

December 6, 2018
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December 6, 2018

Teresa Leatherow, an Elsie Hillman Honors Scholar working with Traffic21, presented her semester’s research on automation and long-haul trucking at the Pennsylvania State University Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference. Other topics that were presented on by students include dedicated bus lanes, network resilience, and parking demand models for urban areas. Conference attendees were able to participate in various breakout sessions on safety, operations, planning, design, and technology and had the opportunity hear from Pennsylvania Secretary of Transportation Leslie Richards!

Project Presentations for the User-Centered Research and Evaluation

December 5, 2018
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December 5, 2018

Project presentations for the Carnegie Mellon University User-Centered Research and Evaluation class, in which students investigated user needs for transportation on campus, were displayed today in the University Center.  Students collected data from participants using a wide variety of methods, and used their insights to propose new solutions to address these needs for more visibility, efficiency, and opportunities with campus transportation.  The results will be shared with the Graduate Student Assembly who will determine next steps.

Two CMU Students Selected as 2018 Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program Awardees

December 5, 2018
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December 5, 2018

Matt Battifarano and Rick Grahn, both PhD students in Carnegie Mellon University’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department were selected as prestigious Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program awardees.

Matt Battifarano
Matt Battifarano

Before starting his coursework at CMU, Matt Battifarano spent three years as a data scientist at Bridj, a smart urban transportation startup where he built models of transit demand within a city and methods to optimize vehicle routes to meet that demand. He received my Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with a minor in Computational Neuroscience from the University of Chicago in 2012.

Rick Grahn
Rick Grahn

Rick Grahn worked as a structural engineer and obtained his Professional Engineer certification in the State of California before enrolling in CMU.  He also served a year with Americorps providing affordable housing to residents in Oakland, CA. He has a BS in Civil Engineering (2009) and MS in Structural Engineering (2011) from the University of New Mexico.

The mission of the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program is to attract the nation’s brightest minds to the field of transportation and advance transportation workforce development. The DDETFP is managed by Technology Partnership Program, Federal Highway Administration. The DDETFP encompasses all modes of transportation.

The DDETFP awards are fellowships to students pursuing degrees in transportation-related disciplines. This program advances the transportation workforce by helping to attract the nation’s brightest minds to the field of transportation, encouraging future transportation professionals to seek advanced degrees, and helping to retain top talent in the U.S. transportation industry.

From its initial support of graduate research fellowships in 1983, to the current program’s inception in the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991, the DDETFP has awarded over $50 million to the brightest minds in the transportation industry. From this investment, fellows have pushed for innovative change in multimodal areas from highway infrastructure to aviation to maritime, making the industry more effective and efficient. Fellows pursue careers in academia, private industry, and public service, becoming leaders across the nation.

DDETFP awards are merit-based and generally result in 150-200 grants annually, subject to the availability of funds.

[Source: https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/innovativeprograms/centers/workforce_dev/post_secondary_education.aspx]

Congratulations to Matt and Rick for being selected as 2018 Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program Awardees!

Transportation Club Hosts Career Panel

November 29, 2018
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November 29, 2018

CMU’s Transportation Club hosted a career panel with leaders from Mobility21’s deployment partners including Uber, Port Authority, Healthy Ride, Propel IT and Noblis. The audience learned about opportunities for transportation-related careers in addition to the challenges and rewards of the industry.

Miovision: Smart Intersections

November 14, 2018
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November 14, 2018

PTC invited Sajad Shiravi and Stefan Pidzamecky from Miovision to discuss the vision that Miovision has for the future of smart cities, smart intersections, and open traffic data. Miovision is a smart cities and traffic data innovation company that helps cities solve today’s problems while laying the foundation for tomorrow’s smart city. It aims to put cities back in control of their data and gives them the tools they need to improve their cities and the lives of their citizens.

 

Research, Development and Deployment In Action: Mobility21 Deployment Partner Consortium Symposium Provides Opportunities for Engagement

November 9, 2018
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On Friday, November 9, 2018, over 100 attendees participated in the annual Symposium of the Traffic21 /Mobility21 Deployment Partner Consortium.  Participants included consortium members from the public and private sectors along with faculty and students.  The symposium is sponsored by the Carnegie Mellon University Traffic21 Institute and Mobility21 National University Transportation Center and held on CMU’s campus.

Ramayya Krishnan, Dean, Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy

The group was welcomed by Ramayya Krishnan, Dean, Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy.  He thanked everyone for their involvement and critical role in providing the “real life” connection to the research.  Then Chris Hendrickson, Director, Traffic21 Institute and Raj Rajkumar, Director, Mobility21 National University Transportation Center provided an overview of both Traffic21 and  Mobility21 activity and plans.

The day included three panels focused on industry, government, and community along with lots of audience participation.  Each panel featured thought leaders who shared their perspective on how new transportation technology is impacting industry and communities and and how research or education might address these real-world needs.

Raymond Betler, President and CEO of Wabtec Corporation

The first panel focused on industry, with panelists discussing “Emerging Technology Trends.”

  • Rebecca Brewster, President and Chief Operating Officer of the American Transportation Research Institute 
  • Raymond Betler, President and CEO of Wabtec Corporation
  • Robert Grant, Head of Government Relations, Aurora
  • Jim Misener, Senior Director of Technical Standards at Qualcomm
Johanna Jochum, Attorney, Mobility, Transport & Safety Practice Group of Babst Calland

The second panel of the day was the Government Panel which focused on “New Technology Policy Challenges.”

  • Roger Cohen, Senior Advisor to the Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
  • Johanna Jochum, Attorney, Mobility, Transport & Safety Practice Group of Babst Calland
  • Karina Ricks, Director, City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure
  • Paul Skoutelas, President and Chief Executive Officer of The American Public Transportation Association
JaLissa D. Coffee, Director of Operations, Conference of Minority Transportation Officials

The last panel highlighted community issues and the “Societal Impacts of Disruptive Technology.”

  • JaLissa D. Coffee, Director of Operations, Conference of Minority Transportation Officials
  • Ashley Hand, Co-founder, CityFi
  • Ken McLeod, Policy Director, The League of American Bicyclists
  • Chris Sandvig, Policy Director, Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group
Leslie Richards, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

The keynote speaker for the event was Leslie Richards, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Secretary Richards shared her thoughts on the future of transportation in the commonwealth, the new autonomous vehicle testing policy, and the challenges of keeping up with all the changes. She also spent time answering questions from the symposium attendees.

The day concluded with a research poster session and networking reception. Over 16 research projects were featured during the event. Researchers were able to share information about their projects, exchange ideas with attendees, and even forge some new partnerships.

Poster Session

Putting our research, development and deployment approach into action – the symposium provided an opportunity for interaction and discussion among researchers, students and deployment partners. Conversations were held not only during the formal program, panels and poster sessions, but during breaks and over lunch.

The Mobility21 team is a tight collaboration among Carnegie Mellon University (Lead), the University of Pennsylvania, the Ohio State University and the Community College of Allegheny County, and brings to bear the reach and scale of all four institutions.

Tackling the multi-faceted nature of Mobility21 objectives requires coordinated research, education, workforce development and technology transfer. This work is supported by researchers spanning multiple disciplines such as  engineering, computer science and robotics, public policy, urban design, information systems and data analytics.

Deployment Partner Consortium members represent public agencies, non-profit organizations, private sector companies, and other research institutions who actively support Traffic21 and Mobility21 research.

Learn more about the Deployment Partner Consortium by clicking here.

 

Mobility21 Elsie Hillman Honors Scholar, Teresa Leatherow, wins first prize for poster

November 2, 2018
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November 2, 2018

Mobility21 Elsie Hillman Honors Scholar, Teresa Leatherow, won first prize for her poster at the 2018 Supply Chain Management Symposium.  Her poster titled “Automation and Long-haul Trucking: Challenges and Opportunities for Logistics Solutions Providers in the Digital Age” described the purpose of this research is to understand the ways in which autonomous vehicles will impact areas of efficiency, suitability, and affordability of transportation and logistics solution providers.

Maximizing the Amtrak Network

October 31, 2018
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October 31, 2018

PTC invited Tania Nikolic and Natalie Shieh (both PennDesign alumnae) from Amtrak to discuss Amtrak’s NextGen Vision, which proposes dramatic reductions in travel times between major cities, more frequent trains, and new, dedicated infrastructure for high-speed trains. The presentation centered on Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station, which plays an important role in this vision as a major multimodal transportation hub for the greater Philadelphia region and a vital link along the busy Northeast Corridor. The speakers discussed how the 30th Street Station Improvement Project would fit into the larger, Northeast Region plan and the challenges of planning transit for a mega-region.

The Future of Transportation in Pennsylvania

October 25, 2018
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October 25, 2018

Leslie S. Richards, the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and a PennPlanning alumna, was invited to talk about how she has been shaping the future of transportation policy and planning in Pennsylvania. Following Professor Ryerson’s warm welcome, Secretary Richards shared her career path, gave an overview of PennDOT’s responsibilities, and elaborated on their achievements and challenges. As the conversation went on, Secretary Richards engaged in active discussion with faculty and students on innovations and refinements for the future of PennDOT’s work.

Bring Your Boss to School Day: Philadelphia Transit Panel

October 22, 2018
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September 5, 2018

To kick off the academic year, PTC hosted a panel of local transit planners from the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), and the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability (oTIS). Participants were not only exposed to exciting topics such as trolley modernization, Regional Rail, and comprehensive bus network redesign, but they also seized the chance to learn about each of these planning agencies as well as what a day in the life of a transit planner is like.

Research, Development, and Deployment – Our Motto in Action

October 17, 2018
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October 17, 2018

Since the beginning of Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Traffic21 Institute in 2009 our focus has been intelligent transportation systems and our motto has been Research Development and Deployment.

CMU’s current University Transportation Center (UTC), awarded under the FAST ACT, called the Mobility21 National University Transportation Center (Mobility21), focuses on improving mobility of people and goods. Academic partners include: CMU, the University of Pennsylvania (Penn), the Ohio State University (OSU), and the Community College of Allegheny County. All have impressive records of accomplishment in successful technology transfer, extensive networks for commercializing faculty inventions and innovations, including providing gap funds, social media networks, test tracks and incubator spaces on or near campus.

Key to this success is the real-world partnerships forged for each research project, including public agencies, non-profits, and private enterprises. These partnerships ensure the research team does not proceed in an academic vacuum, while ensuring ready and willing advocates for implementation and transfer.

Our UTC Deployment Partner Consortium began in 2012 with 30 public, private and non-profit members. Currently the consortium exceeds 80 local, state and national partners.

An annual Consortium Symposium is held to facilitate; 1. Researchers understanding real-world transportation problems and industry trends, 2. Deployment partners exposure to cutting edge research and technology, and 3. Networking sessions to connect deployment partners with researchers and students.

CMU has research agreements with Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. In 2016, our University Transportation Center was the lead partner in the City of Pittsburgh’s finalist proposal for the US DOT Smart City Challenge. The Ohio State University was a critical partner to Columbus’ winning proposal.
In addition, local governments in southwestern Pennsylvania have been strong deployment partners including: Borough of Franklin Park, Borough of Millvale, Borough of McKees Rocks, North Huntingdon Township, and Cranberry Township. In 2017, we launched the Smart Mobility Challenge which specifically targeted technology transfer in 6 municipalities from 4 counties throughout southwestern PA.

Out of our early success in using the Pittsburgh region as a deployment partner in 2014 a broader Metro21: Smart Cities Institute, evolved at CMU and developed formal memorandums of agreement with the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County to outline a formal process for the university and city and county to each designate specific staff and processes to manage the research, development and deployment process.

In 2015 CMU applied this Metro21 city/university collaboration model nationally through creating the MetroLab Network which now has 59 university/local government pairs replicating the memorandum of agreement to enable universities to use their home municipalities for research, development and deployment. OSU and Penn are also active members of this network engaging the City of Columbus and the City of Philadelphia, respectively, for research deployments.

The UTC has directed supported research commercialization. Multiple companies have been spun-off from UTC research including self-driving technology company Ottomatica, purchased by Delphi and then spun off into Aptiv, which created 100+ jobs in Pittsburgh. Roadbotics which innovated low-cost road surface monitoring and Rapid Flow Technologies which created the first artificial intelligence decentralized adaptive traffic signals also spun out of UTC research. Both of these applied robotics to traditional transportation problems, raised significant venture capital and created 40+ jobs in Pittsburgh.

Mobility21 disseminates technology transfer products through encouraging and facilitating research publications, posters and presentations:
• The Smart Mobility Connection a bi-weekly faculty and student seminar series open to the public and held on CMU campus. These seminars are recorded and posted on our website for students, community members, and transportation professionals to access anytime, anywhere.
• Research presentations are made at each UTC Faculty Meeting which are held three times per semester and video linked with all four Mobility21 academic partners.
• Mobility21 sponsors the National Mobility Summit in Washington, DC with national partners and fellow UTCs.
• Industry and professional conferences such as the Transportation Research Board, American Society of Civil Engineers, Intelligent Transportation Society of America and Pennsylvania, Mid Atlantic Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, American Public Transportation Association, Association for Commuter Transportation, Women Transportation Seminar and Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
• Academic conferences and journals including the ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering & Urban Planning and Development, VANET, International Journal of Computer Vision, The International Journal of Robotics Research, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, Journal of Field Robotics, Journal of Machine Learning Research, Journal of Computational Science, Journal of Information Visualization, Journal of Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS), and ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering.
• Council of University Transportation Centers, American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials Research Advisory Council, and the American Road and Transportation Builders Research and Education meetings.
• Hosting tours of campus and community test beds and labs by companies, conference technical tours, government officials, academics and foreign visitors.

One of Mobility21’s most effective means of disseminating research outcomes and outputs and making a significant impact on society are our students, particularly those associated directly with the research. Following are specific tactics where Mobility21 supports and facilitates technology transfer through students:
• Traffic21 Women in Transportation Fellowships and Traffic21 Diversity in Transportation Fellowship.
• Transportation Clubs at CMU and Penn.
• Academic and industry conference scholarships.
• Mobility21 staff and faculty advisement of student and capstone projects.
• Mobility21 internship placement with Deployment Partner Consortium members.
• Student presentations and participation in the Smart Mobility Connection.
• A new student section on the Mobility21 website highlighting involvement opportunities and student accomplishments.

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CMU Traffic21 Institute’s first USDOT University Transportation Center, Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation was awarded grants under both MAP-21 and SAFETEA-LU. Then in 2016, we were awarded a 3rd UTC under the FAST ACT, called the Mobility21 National University Transportation Center, focusing on improving mobility of people and goods. Professor Raj Rajkumar serves as the director of Mobility21. University partners include the University of Pennsylvania, the Ohio State University and the Community College of Allegheny County. Learn more about Mobility21 on our website, mobility21.cmu.edu.

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Photo:  House Infrastructure and Transportation Committee Chairman, Congressman Bill Shuster and Pennsylvania State Senator Guy Reschenthaler get a tour of the CMU National Robotics Engineering Center and the research being conducted.

Transportation Research on Campus

October 10, 2018
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October 10, 2018

Professors and PhD students at PennDesign were invited to share their exciting research in the transportation field. The wide-ranged topics included: the broad effects of reverse commuting; the impact of TNCs on travel behavior; urban form, transit supply and travel behavior in Latin America; transportation capital investment and evaluation simulation modeling; and planning the air transportation system.

Penn Transportation Club’s Rail Park Walking Tour

October 10, 2018
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October 10, 2018

Paul Levy, a lecturer in the City and Regional Planning Department and the founding President and CEO of the Center City District (CCD), was invited to lead a tour of the Rail Park for both PTC and Real Estate Club members. Phase 1 of the Rail Park was completed this summer with construction funds raised by CCD. When completed, the park will be a three-mile public greenway stretching from Brewerytown to the Callowhill neighborhood.

Update on Stephanie Milani, Traffic21’s 2017 RISS Scholar

October 8, 2018
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October 2018

Stephanie Milani, Traffic21’s RISS Scholar in 2017 has continued her research in robotics and spent this past summer with Katia Sycara’s team (at the Robotics Institute, School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University).

Transportation Club Kickoff Meeting

October 3, 2018
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October 3, 2018

The Carnegie Mellon University Transportation kicked off the year with their first meeting. During the meeting attendees heard from Rail-Volution, learned about upcoming events the semester and met the Transportation Club Executive Board. If you’re interested in transportation or want to learn more about transit in PGH, then check out the transportation club!

2018 Summer RISS Scholar Presents at Tapia Conference

September 27, 2018
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September 2018

Hameed Abdul, Traffic21’s 2018 Summer RISS Scholar, presented his University of Southern Mississippi research at Tapia: Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference (http://tapiaconference.org/) this September 2018. While there he was also able to meet with CMU participants and share his very positive experience at CMU.

You Know You Can Do That in R, Right?

September 13, 2018
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September 13, 2018

PTC invited Addison Larson, a Planning Data Scientist at the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), to talk about using data to inform governmental decision-making. The exciting talk was focused on DVRPC’s upcoming Regional Transit Priority Setting web tool and its coding-intensive development process, followed by a lively discussion on the challenges and benefits of data-driven decision-making in regional planning.

CMU Graduate Students demonstrate IoT applications for novel transportation signage called Zone Crew

September 12, 2018
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October 9, 2018

CMU MISM graduate students demonstrate IoT applications for novel transportation signage called Zone Crew.  Connectivity features are designed to increase safety and awareness for Work Zones, Special Events and Emergency Management.

ITS PA MASITE Conference Highlights UTC Researchers and Students

September 11, 2018
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September 9 – 11, 2018

The 2018 Annual Conference of ITS PA and MASITE was held in Pittsburgh, PA from September 9 – 11. Over 230 ITS professionals attended the 3 day event. The conference agenda included twelve sessions on various intelligent transportation topics.

Several UTC researchers, staff and students were featured during the conference:

Dr. Steve Smith spoke on smart infrastructure for future urban mobility and innovative real-time traffic controls. He discussed how real-time traffic signal control presents a difficult challenge in urban road networks where (unlike simpler arterial settings) there are competing dominant traffic flows that shift through the day. And that further complicating matters, urban environments require attention to multi-modal traffic flows (vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists, buses) that move at different speeds and may be given different priorities.

He shared recent research that has produced an innovative new technology that uniquely addresses these challenges, by taking a fresh perspective and combining principles from artificial intelligence, multi-agent systems, and traffic theory. The initial deployment of this technology, called Surtrac, in the Pittsburgh East End produced significant performance improvements and the technology is now being installed in other US cities.

Dr. Smith explained that starting from this technology backbone, a broader future vision of smart transportation infrastructure where, as vehicles become more connected and more autonomous, the intersection increasingly becomes the gateway to real-time traffic information and navigation intelligence.

He explained that the current technology development efforts centering on additional use of direct vehicle- (and pedestrian-) to-infrastructure communication to further enhance mobility, on online analysis of traffic flow information for real-time incident detection, and on integrated optimization of signal control and route choice decisions are summarized.

Dr. John Paul Shen and Abhinav Jauhri spoke on synthetic data generation for modeling human mobility in urban areas. In their work, they demonstrate a novel technique to generate synthetic data sets of human mobility patterns for a number of large cities in the world. The explained that the availability of large datasets has been a long-standing challenge for the research community. Human mobility patterns are highly dynamic, for meaningful and reproducible research results the availability of representative datasets is essential.

Their work highlights methods to extract spatial and temporal properties which help characterize each city’s human mobility patterns. Such properties can be used to validate similarity between synthetic and real human mobility datasets. To capture human mobility, they specifically target at generating datasets similar to those accessible to ride-sharing services which have become ubiquitous in major cities in the world.

They explained that there are multiple motivations for generating such synthetic datasets. First, it demonstrates a non-trivial application of recent advances in Al techniques. Second, to generate synthetic dataset can be used in various what-if scenarios by civic authorities and researchers to provide insights on future patterns of urban mobility and traffic congestion to help advance planning by civic authorities. Researchers that do not have access to large real datasets can now use the synthetic datasets as benchmarks for research on traffic congestion, pre-placement of vehicles, passenger pooling and many others.

Lisa Kay Schweyer and Joohyun (Sarah) Cho provided the Carnegie Mellon University’s Traffic21 Institute rapid-fire research overview. Lisa Kay provided an overview of Traffic21 Institute, explaining it is a multi-disciplinary research institute of Carnegie Mellon University and its goal is to design, test, deploy and evaluate information and communications technology based solutions to address the real-world problems facing the transportation system of the Pittsburgh region and the nation and that the Pittsburgh region serves as a “learning lab,” deploying solutions that can be applied around the nation and the globe.

She further explained that Traffic21 accomplishes this through a comprehensive program of interdisciplinary research; education and workforce development with a focus on diversity; collaboration with university, deployment, and government partners; and technology transfer and leadership efforts.

Sarah then provided a rapid-fire overview of some of the Traffic21 research currently being conducted and the new technologies being developed.

In addition, the University Transportation Center sponsored 7 students so they could attend the conference and learn from the conference presentations.

Teresa Leatherow, Traffic21 Institute’s Elsie Hillman Honors Scholar attended the Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure meeting

September 10, 2018
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September 10, 2018

Teresa Leatherow, Traffic21 Institute’s Elsie Hillman Honors Scholar attended the Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure meeting.   The meeting included a presentation by guest speaker Jeff Tumlin on “Arriving at Mobility Solutions” covering a wide range of important topics about the ways Pittsburgers get around including: changing land use, new mobility options, parking, and more.

Traffic21’s Robotics Institute Summer Scholars (RISS) participant, Hameed Abdul, Graduates

August 8, 2018
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August 8, 2018

Hameed completed the Robotics Institute Summer Scholars Program today.  During the program he worked with UTC researcher, Christoph Mertz on “An End-to-End Framework for Landslide Erosion Analysis.”  He shared that the experience made him rethink his future plans and found it transformative.  Hameed will be returning to the University of Southern Mississippi for his final year of undergraduate studies.

Update on Traffic21’s Robotics Institute Summer Scholars (RISS) participant, Hameed Abdul

July 18, 2018
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July 18, 2018

Traffic21’s RISS participant, Hameed Abdul is now about half way through the scholar’s program. He describes his experience thus far as “broadening.” Hameed reports that he has “visited labs, discussed thoroughly [his] research ideas with [his] mentor and grad students, had the opportunity to do outreach, worked on an abstract, and attend a research-focused conference.” In addition, yesterday, Hameed was a speaker at the AI for All, where he presented his research to high school students.

Mobility21 Diversity Fellow Participates in Poster Session at the Automated Vehicle Symposium

July 10, 2018
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July 10, 2018

Mobility21 Diversity Fellow Allanté Whitmore attended the Automated Vehicle Symposium in San Francisco.  She participated in one of the poster sessions, sharing her recent work on AV ethics.

Keep On Truckin’

June 19, 2018
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Logistics company C.H. Robinson tapped Carnegie Mellon students to develop a model that predicts event-related transportation delays.  C.H. Robinson wanted to know if it was possible to predict — and more importantly, plan for — such delays. The company turned to CMU’s Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences for help. Read more here:  https://www.cmu.edu/engage/about-us/news/partner/chrobinson.html.