Transportation Systems Engineering

Driverless cars? They’re coming, but big data is already shaping traffic

Transportation researcher Michael Hunter says driverless cars are coming to our roads, whether we’re ready for them or not. But already, our cars are generating some of the mountains of data coming from our transportation systems. In an interview with Georgia Public Broadcasting, Hunter said drivers must be ready for cars beside them to operate without people behind the wheel.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Brodie named a Curie Fellow at the University of Nottingham for post-doctoral work

Stefanie Brodie received a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship at the University of Nottingham. She will work with the Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre to evaluate the sustainability of current road and railway materials and potentially develop new practices.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Four grad students win coveted Eisenhower transportation fellowships

Four master’s and Ph.D. students studying transportation in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering have won funding from the Federal Highway Administration.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Nation’s No. 2 transportation official gets up-close view of Tech researchers’ innovations

The U.S. deputy secretary of transportation spent Monday at Georgia Tech talking about transportation infrastructure and seeing some of the ways researchers are helping improve the design, monitoring and creation of that infrastructure. Victor Mendez’s visit included conversations with School of Civil and Environmental Engineering students and faculty members.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Amoaning-Yankson wins AAUW fellowship

Doctoral student Stephanie Amoaning-Yankson has won an international fellowship from the American Association of University Women to support her studies next year. The organization awards its international fellowships to graduate students who excel academically and who have demonstrated a commitment to women and girls.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Cycle Atlanta wins Research of the Year award from Young Professionals in Transportation

A smartphone app and related study for Atlanta bicyclists has won the first-ever Excellence in Innovation / Research of the Year Award from the Young Professionals in Transportation organization. The Cycle Atlanta app, developed by CEE’s Kari Watkins and Christopher Le Dantec from the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, tracks the routes cyclists travel through the city and allows them to note amenities or problems along the way. That helps other riders, and it helps the city develop cycling infrastructure in the right places.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

When Target comes to town: How a big-box retailer changed Davis, Calif.

When Target proposed opening a 137,000 square foot store in Davis, California, some residents worried their city’s culture and economy was headed for disaster. It was to be the first-ever “big-box” retailer in a city known for its very strict planning guidelines that had kept such stores out of the community.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Pendyala expands his leadership in transportation research with two new roles

Ram Pendyala, the School’s Frederick R. Dickerson Chair in Transportation Systems, is the new chair of the Planning and Environment Group of the Technical Activities Division of the Transportation Research Board (TRB). He’s also now associate editor for the journal Transportation Research Part D.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

AUDIO: High-speed rail in Georgia? Watkins helps outline the issues on GPB Radio

On GPB’s On Second Thought May 27, assistant professor Kari Watkins said Georgia needs the political will to invest in building bullet trains before the high-speed links will happen in the state. And that’s the hardest part.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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