Raj Rajkumar

Traffic21 Director Presents Keynote at 2021 NSF Cyber-Physical Systems Principal Investigators’ Meeting

June 3rd, 2021

June 3, 2021

Traffic21 Director Raj Rajkumar presented the keynote, “Are Autonomous Vehicles A Grand Challenge for CPS or AI?” at today’s 2021 NSF Cyber-Physical Systems Principal Investigators’ Meeting.

“Autonomous vehicles (AVs) have garnered immense interest and investments over the past 14 years, but practical deployments still do not seem viable in the near future. Did anything go wrong? From its very origins in the late 2000’s, the cyber-physical systems community has deemed AVs as a grand challenge. Meanwhile, thanks to remarkable advances in machine learning since the early 2010’s, the AI community has also been targeting AVs as a poster child to measure its progress and considers AV as an AI problem to be solved. This talk will provide a synopsis of the speaker’s work on AVs and the current state of the art. In order to stimulate a larger debate, the talk will then delve into where AI can and does contribute, and where the CPS community must continue to play a significant role. Research questions that can and must be addressed by the CPS community will be posed.”

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Mobility21 UTC Researchers Invent Software for EV Battery Charging

May 20th, 2021

May 20, 2021

Mobility21 UTC researcher Venkat Viswanathan, along with his colleagues at CMU, have invented the first software, INCEPTS, that can predict the charge of electric vehicles in different geographic and climate conditions to improve location of charging stations.  Learn more here.

 

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UTC Researcher Destenie Nock Awarded Wimmer Faculty Fellowship

April 27th, 2021

April 27, 2021

Mobility21 UTC researcher Destenie Nock has been awarded the 2021-22 Wimmer Faculty Fellow Award to evaluate how social justice based active learning activities can impact student learning.

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Third Annual National Mobility Summit Held

April 19th, 2021

April 19, 2019

The Third Annual National Mobility Summit was held on April 15, 2021. The National Mobility Summit is an opportunity for US DOT University Transportation Centers to come together to discuss the real-world problems, opportunities and innovations in today’s transportation landscape.   Over 200 people registered for this event.   Find more information about the National Mobility Summit here:  https://mobility21.cmu.edu/events/the-national-mobility-summit/the-national-mobility-summit-2021/.

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CCAC Students Meet to Discuss Transportation Development

April 16th, 2021

April 16, 2021

Students from Community College of Allegheny County,  Mobility21 UTC academic partner, met at the Steel Center for Career and Technical Education facility and engaged in a discussion about the changes in the automotive field, such as ADAS systems and the need to understand sensing technology, and the various other employment opportunities within ITS.

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Traffic21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell Reappointed to Pennsylvania STIC

April 7th, 2021

April 7, 2021

Stan Caldwell participated in the quarterly meeting of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Pennsylvania Division of the Federal Highway Administration State Transportation Innovation Council where he was recognized with eight other members (including Penn State UTC Director Eric Donnell)  and has been re-appointed to the board for another two-year term.

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Research Recap: Bus on the Edge, Continuous Monitoring of Traffic and Infrastructure

March 25th, 2021

March 25, 2021

Today, Mobility21 UTC released its latest “Research Recap” for project “Bus on the Edge: Continuous Monitoring of Traffic and Infrastructure.”  The recaps are one-page overviews of the UTC funded research that describe the research project’s purpose, approach, key findings, conclusions, contact information for the research team and a link to the final research report.

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Mobility21 Research Project “Driving Low-Income Mothers to Greater Success: The Impact of Ridehailing on Income and Employment” by Lee Branstetter Highlighted in TRB E-Newsletter

March 23rd, 2021

March 23, 2021

Mobility21 UTC researcher Lee Branstetters’s research project, “Driving Low-Income Mothers to Greater Success: The Impact of Ridehailing on Income and Employment was highlighted in this week’s Transportation Research Board’s newsletter in the University Research News section.  Read the newsletter here.

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CEDM Visiting Speaker Seminar Features Traffic21 Director

March 22nd, 2021

March 22, 2021

Traffic21 Director Chris Hendrickson was invited to present at a recent Center for Climate and Energy Decision Making (CEDM) seminar, where he presented his work with the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, “Accelerating Decarbonization in the United States: Technology, Policy and Societal Dimensions.”  

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