COVID19 Webinar

COVID-19 and the Future of Our Cities: The Future of Work

September 23rd, 2020

September 23, 2020

Mobility21 UTC researcher Ray Gastil moderated a panel discussion on “COVID-19 and the Future of Our Cities: The Future of Work.”  The discussion highlighted how “The current pandemic accelerates profound societal shifts that will have lasting effects on how we work going forward. With many employers successfully transitioning to remote work, we can expect more companies to shift an increasing part of their workforce to remote working models…”

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Inaugural Bus Technology Summit Includes Presentation by Mobility21 Executive Director

September 22nd, 2020

September 22, 2020

Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell discussed his UTC research on disruptive transportation technology trends at the inaugural Bus Technology Summit in a session titled, “Embracing Technology Disruptions with Cautious Optimism in the COVID Era.”  This summit was presented by School Transportation News.

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Mobility21 UTC Researcher Christoph Mertz Featured at Landslide Capacity Building Seminar

September 11th, 2020

September 11, 2020

Mobility21 UTC researcher Christoph Mertz was a featured speaker at the University of Pittsburgh Landslide Capacity Building Seminar discussing applying technology to landslides, including techniques such as photogrammetry, LiDAR, interferometric synthetic radar (InSAR), laser scanning and neural networks.

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2nd Annual Workshop of CMU Safe AI Lab Held

September 1st, 2020

September 1, 2020

Yesterday, Mobility21 UTC researcher Ding Zhao and his team held the 2nd Annual Workshop of Safe AI Lab, where they presented findings and highlights of their work on the design, implementation, analysis, and evaluation of statistical, optimization, and machine learning models for making AI safer for real-world development.  Watch the video here.

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Mobility21 Fall Semester Smart Mobility Connection Series Kicks Off with Presentation by Dr. Megan Ryerson

August 24th, 2020

August 24, 2020

Mobility21 is resuming the Smart Mobility Connection Series with the start of fall semester with a vast array of presentations.

Please join us on Friday, September 11 at Noon for our first session in the series featuring UTC researcher Dr. Megan Ryerson of the University of Pennsylvania.  She will be speaking on Building Novel Traveler-Centric Metrics to Design Safe and Efficient Transportation Infrastructure Systems.”

Register here to join the webinar.

Smart Mobility Connection seminar series:  As the nature of transportation continues to evolve, Carnegie Mellon University has students and faculty conducting transportation related research in data analytics, robotics, public policy, engineering, architecture and design, and more.  Since not all of these efforts are co-located in the same building, or even the same department, there was a need to help building a “community space” to bring together people interested in transportation on CMU’s campus.  This was the impetus for Mobility21’s launching of the SMC  One of the University Transportation Center  faculty is featured at each hour long session; half of the time is reserved for questions and answers as well as networking.
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Inter-American Development Bank Transport Features Dr. Rahul Mangharam

August 13th, 2020

August 13, 2020

The Inter-American Development Bank  Transport held their 11th virtual session “Designing Safe Autonomous Systems,” which featured Mobility21 UTC researcher Dr. Rahul Mangharam of the University of Pennsylvania.

In this talk, Dr. Mangharam discussed the main difficulties in the development of safe autonomous systems and about the new approaches that are needed to bound and minimize the risk of autonomous vehicles to the public, determine liability and insurance pricing, and ensure the long-term growth of the domain.
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2020 TIDC Annual Conference Features Stan Caldwell as Keynote Speaker

August 12th, 2020

August 12, 2020

The Region 1 UTC, Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center at the University of Maine, featured Stan Caldwell from Carnegie Mellon University’s Mobility21 National UTC as keynote speaker on disruptive transportation technologies and infrastructure durability.

The purpose of the annual conference is to educate, engage, and work with varied stakeholders (academics, industry professionals, state DOTs, and other government agencies) to solve transportation challenges facing the New England Region and beyond. The conference is an opportunity to inform stakeholders on TIDC’s research and technology transfer activities. This includes showcasing contributions TIDC researchers have made to a wide-range of transportation fields, including: structures, concrete materials, monitoring and assessment, and future efficient manufacturing techniques in transportation (i.e. 3D printing molds).

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Reimagining Transportation Energy in 2020 for Equity and Efficiency

August 6th, 2020

August 6, 2020

Mobility21 UTC researchers Costa Samaras and Corey Harper participated in today’s “Reimagining Transportation Energy in 2020 for Equity and Efficiency” panel to provide their take on what shifts we can expect on our transportation energy future post-COVID19.

This session, hosted by Carnegie Mellon University’s Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, is the eight installment in the series, “Energy, Resilience, and COVID-19 – Pivoting in 2020“, which highlights research, industry and innovation related to how COVID-19 is impacting the way we will do business and what it means to the energy systems we rely upon.  You can watch the full webinar here.
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