UTC Researchers Sean Qian and Scott Matthews mentioned in the CMU CEE News Magazine

April 26 th, 2018

April 26, 2018

Sean Qian and Scott Matthews mentioned in the Spring 2018 issue of the CMU CEE News Magazine.  Sean for receiving the Greenshields Prize from the Transportation Research Board and Scott for receiving the Steven J. Fenves Award for Systems Research.  Check out the article on page 17 of the magazine here.

UTC Researcher Pires Featured in TRB Webinar

April 25 th, 2018

April 24, 2018

UTC faculty and researcher Bernardo R. Pires spoke on the Transportation Research Board’s bi-monthly webinar series- Conversations with Colleagues, focused on bicycle and pedestrian  monitoring and research. On this week’s webinar, titled “Collecting Bicycle and Pedestrian Data with Video: Methods and Issues,” Pires spoke about data collection efforts underway at CMU to 60-70 webinar attendees.

Raj Rajkumar

CMU Dean and T-SET/Mobility21 Director Present at WABTEC Global Leadership Summit

April 25 th, 2018

April 25, 2018

The Dean of the Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering, Jim Garrett, and the Director of the CMU T-SET National USDOT University Transportation Center for Safety, Mobility21, a USDOT National University Transportation Center for Mobility, Raj Rajkumar, were invited by Ray Betler, CEO of WABTEC, to speak at the WABTEC Global Leadership Summit on April 25.  Raj gave the keynote presentation on “Challenges and Opportunities in Rail Automation” to the more than 200 WABTEC executives from around the world.

CCAC’s Bob Koch Speaks at UTC Faculty Meeting

April 24 th, 2018

April 24, 2018

Bob Koch, who leads Community College of Allegheny County’s Automotive Technology Program, spoke at this months UTC faculty meeting about how to prepare technicians for autonomous technologies. Koch noted that with direction from advisory boards, community colleges will be perfectly positioned to educate entry level intelligent transportation technicians in many different career areas.

Distinguished Speaker Series: Raj Kapoor of Lyft

April 22 nd, 2018

April 19, 2018

Chief Strategy Officer of Lyft and Head of Business for Lyft’s self-driving division, Raj Kapoor, spoke to CMU students about the “Future of Transportation.” Kapoor discussed Lyft’s expectations and plans for the electric, self-driving, and shared future as well as the impact to cities and the auto industry.

Societal Consequences of Autonomous Vehicles Class Presents Findings to City

April 10 th, 2018

April 10, 2018

The Heinz weekend course taught by Metro21 Director Rick Stafford, Societal Consequences of Technological Change: Autonomous Vehicles in the Central Business District, presented a summary of students’ findings to City officials and the Port Authority of Allegheny County. Recommendations to the City included curb mapping, a use tax on transportation network companies, and deploying an autonomous electric shuttle, among others.

Traffic21’s Chris Hendrickson and Ngani Ndimbie Participate in Sustainability Week Panel Discussion

April 7 th, 2018

April 7, 2018

On Saturday morning, T-SET UTC’s Chris Hendrickson & Ngani Ndimbie spoke at the Transit and Equity panel for CMU’s Sustainability Weekend. They were joined by 4 other panelists to discuss the current state of mobility in Pittsburgh, particularly for those with accessibility or socioeconomic challenges.

OSU Researcher Umit Ozguner Speaks at Technology Summit

April 5 th, 2018

April 5, 2018

Researcher Umit Ozguner from T-SET partner Ohio State University spoke as an expert at the Technology Summit in Istanbul, held by Trucell and attended by over 2,500 organizations. Ozguner spoke about current 5G technologies and its role in smart transportation systems. Read more Summit here.

Researcher Sean Qian Speaks to Chi Epsilon

April 4 th, 2018

April 4, 2018

UTC researcher and CMU professor Sean Qian spoke to the CMU Civil Engineering Honor Society Chi Epsilon about data analytics and optimization. The presentation and discussion focused on using tools such as behavioral economics, software development, life cycle assessment, policy, and others to optimize transportation networks.

Smart Mobility Connection: Security of Electric, Hybrid, and AV Battery Systems

March 30 th, 2018

March 30, 2018

UTC researcher Venkat Viswanathan talked to students at Heinz College about the safety and security of electric vehicles in his presentation, “Analyzing and Defending Cyberattacks on Electric, Hybrid, and AV Battery Systems.” Venkat’s discussion included the ways hackers could control your self-driving car, cracking Tesla’s wall of silence on the Model 3 battery, and the challenges of electric driving range and battery degradation.

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