Research Assistant Represents UTC at TRB War Games

January 7th, 2018

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.

Amanda Johnson Participates in TRB War Game

January 7th, 2018

January 7, 2018

The 2018 TRB Annual Meeting hosted its first Strategic War Game, and a video has been released to summarize this year’s event. War games are fast-paced simulations involving teams that represent a market or customer, a set of competitors, and a series of other uncontrollable factors or entities. Amanda Johnson, student researcher for Traffic21 participated in this year’s event, saying it was “…a real fast paced high intensity exciting brainstorming opportunity that generated new and exciting ideas.”  Click here to view the video:  Video: Strategic War Games at the 2018 TRB Annual Meeting.

Intelligent Transportation Society World Congress 2017

November 3rd, 2017

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.

Heinz College and PennDOT Coordinated Facebook Live Interview

October 23rd, 2017

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 20th, 2017


2017 Women in Transportation RISS Intern

October 13th, 2017

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.

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UTC’s New Diversity Fellow

October 6th, 2017

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 6th, 2017

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.

UTC’s Chris Hendrickson Presents to Fellow UTC

October 4th, 2017

Traffic21 Director Chris Hendrickson presented as a distinguished speaker at a transportation seminar held by the Transportation Research Institute at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Hendrickson presented CMU’s research efforts in ‘transformational transportation technologies’ supported by Traffic21 and related University Transportation Centers. His presentation is available here.

UTC Faculty Sean Qian Published in Elsevier Journal Transportation Research

June 1st, 2017

June 1, 2017

The Elsevier Journal published UTC Faculty, Sean Qian and another CMU researcher in their Transportation Research for their research into a theoretical approach to identify optimal traffic routing strategy for managing transportation systems. Read the full article titled “A stochastic optimal control approach for real-time traffic routing considering demand uncertainties and travelers’ choice heterogeneity.”

UTC Faculty Published in Elsevier Journal for Work with Lane Management Models for AV

May 30th, 2017

May 30, 2017

Infrastructure will have to adapt to connected and autonomous vehicles. UTC Faculty, Sean Qian and a team were published in Elsevier Journal for a model can serve as a useful decision tool for near future CAV lane management. Read the full article titled “A mixed traffic capacity analysis and lane management model for connected automated vehicles: A Markov chain method”

UTC Faculty Published for work with Statistical Traffic Assignment

May 14th, 2017

May 14, 2017

Static traffic assignments play an important role in roadway operations and planning. UTC Faculty Sean Qian was published in the Elsevier Journal’s Transportation Research for his work titled ‘On the variance of recurrent traffic flow for statistical traffic assignment” Read the full article.

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