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Burcu Akinci Named Head of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

April 12 th, 2022

April 12, 2022

Mobility21 UTC researcher and Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Burcu Akinci, Paul Christiano professor and leading researcher in the field of data-driven approaches to construction and infrastructure, has been named the next Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.  Read the full story here.

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U.S. DOT RD&T Video Forum on Artificial Intelligence

March 21 st, 2022

March 21, 2022

The U.S. Department of Transportation‘s University Transportation Centers  program as part of the Office of Research, Development and Technology, in collaboration with the Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office, hosted a video and discussion forum today, focusing on emerging technologies and research in transportation.

Mobility21 UTC researcher Steve Smith’s video highlighting the use of artificial intelligence to solve real-world transportation problems was featured during this program.

Access the forum recording here.

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Mobility21 Director Joins Insight LiDAR’s Technical Advisory Board

March 15 th, 2022

March 15, 2022

Mobility21 UTC  Director Raj Rajkumar has been named to Insight LiDAR‘s Technical Advisory Board to support their development of next-generation, long-range FMCW LiDAR for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and the Autonomous Vehicles market.  Read the full story here.

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SXSW Panel on Driving AV Technology Forward for Citizens

March 14 th, 2022

March 14, 2022

Mobility21 UTC Director Raj Rajkumar participated in the South by Southwest conference, along with Mobility21 Advisory Council member Yassmin Gramian, PennDOT Secretary of Transportation, Courtney Ehrlichman of Panasonic Smart Mobility, and Andrew Woelfling of Argo AI to discuss “Driving AV Technology Forward for Citizens.”

The panel highlighted how the public, private, and academic sectors in Pennsylvania are working together to grow the autonomy industry safely in the state.

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Transportation Club Hosts Annual Career Panel

February 25 th, 2022

February 25, 2022

The Transportation Club hosted its annual “Careers in Transportation” panel discussion, moderated by Jocelyn Malik of Heinz College, with panelists joining from the public and private sector including:

Students from different different colleges within CMU attended to learn how each panelist paved their career path, projects that keep them engaged, and potential opportunities for young professionals in the transportation sector.

Several key themes within transportation caught the audience’s attention and were the subject of the question and answer session, including the on-time public transit performance, bus scheduling, sustainable transportation, growing autonomous vehicles industry and environmental frameworks for transportation infrastructure.

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FCC Appoints Jon Peha for 2022 Technological Advisory Committee

February 16 th, 2022

February 16, 2022

Mobility21 UTC researcher Jon Peha has been selected to serve on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Technological Advisory Council (TAC) for 2022.  The TAC is comprised of a diverse array of leading experts that will help the FCC identify important areas of innovation and develop informed technology policies supporting America’s competitiveness and job creation in the global economy.

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Stan Caldwell Receives 2022 CUTC – ARTBA Award for Administrative Leadership

February 15 th, 2022

February 15, 2022

Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell received the CUTC – ARTBA Award for Administrative Leadership, which recognizes outstanding administrative leadership contributions to the transportation field by non-academic appointments.  View the acceptance video here.

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