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  • 25-05-22
    Mobility21 Highlights the Work of Ding Zhao in U.S. DOT Video

    May 25, 2022 Mobility21 UTC produced a video to highlight projects by UTC researcher Ding Zhao for an upcoming U.S. Department of Transportation Forum on  Cybersecurity.  The video focuses on key projects funded by the Mobility21 UTC in which Ding Zhao focuses on trustworthiness, cybersecurity and privacy in transportation applications.  Ph.D. student, Diana Gomez is also do whatever you want to update

  • 24-05-22
    Pennsylvania Chambers of Commerce Join for Annual Meeting and Reception

    May 24, 2022 Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell traveled to state capital Harrisburg, PA, where he participated in the joint Pittsburgh and Philadelphia Chambers of Commerce Annual Meeting and Reception.  Stan met with state legislators and state officials, along with deployment partners to provide updates on UTC impacts and accomplishments.

  • 23-05-22
    IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2022 Hosts Workshop on Autonomous Racing

    May 23, 2022 Mobility21 UTC researchers Rahul Mangharam and Johannes Betz of the Mobility21 academic partner University of Pennsylvania hosted the 2nd Workshop on Opportunities and Challenges with Autonomous Racing, hosted by the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation.  The main objective of this workshop was to attract the interest of the robotics community do whatever you want to update

  • 20-05-22
    Mobility21 Executive Director Discusses Research with Aviation Industry Professionals

    May 20, 2022 Stan Caldwell provided a tour of CMU, as well as industry automated vehicle research and development sites, to officials from the Allegheny County Airport Authority and Spirit Airlines.  Caldwell discussed his Mobility21 research on emerging transportation technology and industry trends, along with its economic impact on the Pittsburgh region.

  • 15-05-22
    Heinz College Students Present Final Capstone and Thesis Presentations

    May 15, 2022 Students in the Heinz College MISM and MSISPM programs presented their final capstone projects and thesis presentations over the course of two days, two of which were advised by Traffic21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell and Mobility21 Program Manager Lisa Kay Schweyer, and included clients from the US Department of Transportation, PennDOT, and do whatever you want to update

  • 15-05-22
    Women in Transportation Fellow Hajra Shahab Graduates and Awarded the Barbara Jenkins Service Award

    May 15, 2022 Traffic21 Women in Transportation Fellow 2020-2022 Hajra Shahab was the 2022 recipient of the Barbara Jenkins Service Award at the Heinz College graduation ceremony for the class of 2022.  The award is given annually to a graduating student who has demonstrated service to the Heinz College community and made significant contributions to do whatever you want to update

  • 12-05-22
    The Future of Artificial Intelligence and the Workforce

    May 12, 2022 Carnegie Mellon University and CCAC hosted a panel discussion, “The Future of Artificial Intelligence and the Workforce,” which included speakers:  Mobility21 UTC partner and CCAC professor Dr. Justin Starr, Joel Reed of the Pittsburgh Robotics Network, Michael Sebetich of Argo AI, and Mark Kamlet of Carnegie Mellon University. The panel dispelled common do whatever you want to update

  • 04-05-22
    Mobility21 UTC Researcher Appointed to IIJA Study on Impacts of AVs

    May 4, 2022 As part of the Infrastructure, Investment and Jobs Act, Congress directed the Federal Highway Administration to conduct a study of the impacts of Automated Driving Systems (ADS) in consultation with a defined expert panel.  Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell was appointed to this panel as a representative from academia and participated in do whatever you want to update

  • 04-05-22
    UTC Researchers Participate in AFL-CIO Workshop at CMU

    May 4, 2022 The CMU Block Center for Technology and Society hosted a workshop on campus with the AFL-CIO Technology Institute and the AFL-CIO Industrial Unions Council to discuss impacts of manufacturing technology on the workforce. Mobility21 Director Raj Rajkumar make a presentation titled “Perspectives on Alternative Pathways for the Development of Autonomous Vehicles and do whatever you want to update

  • 01-05-22
    Stan Caldwell Appointed to the 100 Questions Initiative on Urban Mobility and Transportation

    April 28, 2022 The 100 Questions Initiative seeks to map the world’s 100 most pressing, high-impact questions that could be answered if relevant datasets were leveraged in a responsible manner. This domain is focused on identifying the top 100 questions related to urban transportation and mobility. This work is essential due to the need to do whatever you want to update

  • 29-04-22
    Traffic21 Institute Launches New Donor Fund       

    April 29, 2022 The Director of the Traffic21 Institute, Chris Hendrickson is excited to announce the establishment of a new donor fund at Carnegie Mellon University to support the work at Traffic21.  “Since 2009, we have conducted research and partnered with the community and industry partners to produce mobility solutions that improve safety, equity and do whatever you want to update

  • 27-04-22
    Association of Commuter Transportation Hosts 2022 Future of Commuting Summit

    April 26, 2022 Today, the Association of Commuter Transportation 2022 Future of Commuting Summit convened in Pittsburgh, featuring local leaders discussing Transforming the Steel City: Kim Lucas, Managing Director, Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, City of Pittsburgh David Huffaker, Chief Development Officer, Port Authority of Allegheny County Chris Watts, Vice President of District Development, Pittsburgh do whatever you want to update

  • 26-04-22
    CMU Engineering & Public Policy Course Focuses on Transit in the City of Pittsburgh

    April 26, 2022 CMU’s Spring 2022 Engineering and Public Policy Senior Project Course was focused on transit in the City of Pittsburgh and culminated with a poster session highlighting five  group projects.  Mobility21 researcher Destenie Nock was co-instructor of the course and UTC researchers Corey Harper and Stan Caldwell served as advisors and provided feedback do whatever you want to update

  • 26-04-22
    Federal Transit Administration’s Chief Innovation Officer Joins Remaking Cities by Design Dialogues

    April 25, 2022 Mobility21 UTC researcher Ray Gastil of the Remaking Cities Institute at Carnegie Mellon University hosted Federal Transit Administration‘s Chief Innovation Officer Karina Ricks on Remaking Cities by Design Dialogues.  Karina discussed new directions for local mobility and new insights since delivering her lecture on mobility justice with the Remaking Cities Institute in the do whatever you want to update

  • 25-04-22
    Research Recap: Real-Time Traffic Analytics at Intersections

    April 25, 2022 Today, Mobility21 UTC released its latest “Research Recap” for Srinivasa Narasimhan’s project “Real-Time Traffic Analytics at Intersections.” 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.

  • 25-04-22
    Pittsburgh’s Smart Loading Zones Launch Event

    April 25, 2022 Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell participated in the ribbon cutting of the City of Pittsburgh’s new Smart Loading Zone Pilot Project, launched in cooperation with the Pittsburgh Parking Authority and Automotus. Mobility21 researcher Sean Qian is working through a Department of Energy grant to evaluate this pilot.

  • 25-04-22
    Carnegie Mellon University Professor Paulina Jaramillo Authors Report for Transportation and Climate Policy

    April 25, 2022 Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering Professor Paulina Jaramillo served as coordinating lead author of the transportation section of the newly released Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report for climate policymakers. “Our chapter includes several cross-cutting boxes, such as how changes in urban form would affect transportation.” – Paulina Jaramillo Read the do whatever you want to update

  • 23-04-22
    Carnegie Mellon University’s Transportation Club Hosts Bike Ride

    April 23, 2022 Students affiliated with the Carnegie Mellon University Transportation Club recently participated in a bike ride around downtown Pittsburgh. The event allowed students to network with one another, as well as learn about the active transportation network within the city. The group biked for a total of seven miles, beginning at Hamburg Hall do whatever you want to update

  • 22-04-22
    Pittsburgh Robotics Network Hosts The State of Our Autonomous Vehicle Industry

    April 22, 2022 Traffic21 Women in Transportation Fellow Hajra Shahab and Executive Director Stan Caldwell participated in the “The State of Our Autonomous Vehicle Industry” event hosted by Pittsburgh Robotics Network. “Seeing industry leaders in the AV space coming together to discuss the future of this technology and the industry at large was an enriching do whatever you want to update

  • 22-04-22
    2022 Pennsylvania Broadband Symposium

    April 22, 2022 Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer at the University of Pittsburgh Mark D. Henderson kicked off the 2022 Pennsylvania Broadband Symposium by highlighting technology as the key to unlocking and participating in the economy. Metro21 Executive Director Karen Lightman moderated the panel “Access and Technologies,” which featured: Nathan Flood, President & CEO, KINBER Sam do whatever you want to update

  • 22-04-22
    Mobility21 Hosts PennDOT’s ‘Moving Forward with STEM’ Discussion

    April 22, 2022 The Mobility21 UTC hosted the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Yassmin Gramian and other leaders in the industry for PennDOT’s ‘Moving Forward with STEM’ panel discussion. Mobility21 Executive Director, Stan Caldwell, opened the event welcoming the panelists and attendees on behalf of Carnegie Mellon University.  He highlighted the university’s history in do whatever you want to update

  • 19-04-22
    SWPA Connected Initiative Launches Connectivity Roadmap

    April 19, 2022 A briefing was held on Phase 1 Results of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Connected – Equitable Broadband Access Plan for local government officials and foundations who funded the plan.  Mobility21 UTC researchers Jon Peha and Stan Caldwell presented, highlighting the CMU faculty and student contributions to the planning process.

  • 14-04-22
    Professor Katherine Flanigan Introduces Sensing in CEE Project Course

    April 14, 2022 Mobility21 UTC researcher and CMU College of Civil & Environmental Engineering Professor Katherine Flanigan is providing students with hands-on experience to solve complex problems in engineering by introducing the topic of sensing in her course, “CEE Challenges: Design in a Changing World.”

  • 12-04-22
    Burcu Akinci Named Head of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

    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.

  • 07-04-22
    Metro21 Lunch and Learn: Monitoring Infrastructure

    April 7, 2022 Metro21 Executive Director Karen Lightman led a panel of experts to discuss challenges and solutions to current and future infrastructure monitoring.  Panelists included: Burcu Akinci, CMU Civil & Environmental Engineering Katherine Flanigan, CMU Civil & Environmental Engineering Sebastian Scherer, CMU Robotics Institute Benjamin Schmidt, Roadbotics, Inc.