UTC Researcher Presents Work at CMU Seminar

March 28th, 2018

March 28, 2018

UTC Researcher and assistant professor for the Institute for Software Research Fei Fang presented at a student students on his research, “Integrating Machine Learning with Game Theory for Societal Challenges.” Fang discussed her application, which uses game theory and machine learning-based models and algorithms to inform, predict, and prescribe solutions to those dealing with security and sustainability challenges.

CMU Poster Session on Commuting and Public Transit Solutions

March 26th, 2018
March 26th, 2018
Six teams in the User-Centered Research and Evaluation (UCRE) class presented their concept posters on solutions to the commuting and public transportation challenges for CMU students. Taught at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, the UCRE class introduces students to the field of human-computer interaction; this year’s topic was on transportation, and what solutions might be needed if Pittsburgh’s Port Authority cut bus services. Team posters included ideas to subsidize UberPOOL rides, and create enclosed waiting stations with wifi and USB ports.

UTC Executive Director Speaks at SPC Workshop

March 26th, 2018

March 26, 2018

At the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commissions Chairman’s Workshop in California, UTC Executive Director Stan Caldwell spoke about the challenges faced by public officials in ensuring that connected and autonomous technologies are being deployed safely. Read more about the presentation here.

Future of Work Feature by UTC Executive Director

March 23rd, 2018

March 16, 2018

In Heinz College’s March Future of Work issue, UTC Executive Director Stan Caldwell shares five ways that autonomous vehicles will disrupt policy and current industry practices. Five Automated Vehicle Policy Disruptions was part of a series of articles on cutting-edge work done by Heinz faculty and students surrounding the intersection of society and technology.

Traffic21 Director Chris Hendrickson Speaks to Heinz Class

March 19th, 2018

March 19, 2018

Traffic21 Executive Director Chris Hendrickson spoke to a Heinz class on Public Expenditure Analysis about transportation infrastructure planning and forecasting.

UTC’s Stan Caldwell Speaking at PA Chamber’s Policy Roundtable

March 13th, 2018

March 13, 2018

Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell spoke at the PA Chamber of Business and Industry’s Policy Roundtable and led a discussion about workforce, economic development and policy implications of disruptive transportation technologies.  Caldwell’s presentation followed a policy discussion with Pennsylvania Governor Wolf where transportation was also a topic.

Metro21: Smart Cities Institute Launch

March 8th, 2018

March 2, 2018

The Metro21: Smart Cities Institute celebrated it’s launch with speakers from Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh, and panels on smart city research and education featuring CMU faculty, and public and private sector representatives. To end the day, T-SET Director Raj Rajkumar spoke about next steps for the Institute, and CMU researchers spoke about their work at the closing reception and poster session.

Transportation Club: Autonomous Vehicles and Equity

March 8th, 2018

February 26, 2018

At CMU’s Transportation Club, Margaret Edwards and Gaurav Gupte, two Ethics, History, and Public Policy students shared their capstone presentation: a report on autonomous vehicle and transportation equity in Pittsburgh. The larger team of eight students presented their work before the Pittsburgh City Council at the end of 2017. T-SET’s Chris Hendrickson also talked about Traffic21’s history and initiatives.

Women in Intelligent Transportation Fellow Speaking at National Bike Summit

March 6th, 2018

March 6, 2018

One of T-SET’s Women in Intelligent Transportation’s Fellows, Ngani Ndimbie, spoke on a panel called “Complete Streets in the Age of Automated Vehicles” at the National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C. Ndimbie was joined by representatives from BikePGH and Local Motors.

Traffic21 Director, Stan Caldwell Featured on Our Region’s Business

March 2nd, 2018

March 2, 2018

Traffic21 Funded Research Published in Elsevier Journal

February 28th, 2018

2018

UTC Faculty, Sean Qian, with another faculty member from CEE at CMU were published in the Elsevier Journal for their research titled “User-centric interdependent urban systems: Using time-of-day electricity usage data to predict morning roadway congestion”. Check out the full article and the research being funded by CMU’s UTC.

Smart Mobility Connection: Safety in Transportation

February 17th, 2018

February 16, 2018

Mobility21’s Smart Mobility Connection featured Traffic21’s Chris Hendrickson and UTC researcher Sean Qian, who discussed safety in transportation. Hendrickson discussed the impacts and accomplishments of CMU, and Qian showed the Mobility Data Analytic Center’s Bikeability Score Platform.

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