What Else Happened in 2017?

Pittsburgh Innovates
March 31, 2017

On Friday, March 31st, T-SET UTC's Raj Rajkumar spoke at the Energy Innovation Center as part of panel for Pittsburgh Innovates, one of the city's many Inclusive Innovation week events. The discussion revolved around innovations bringing new opportunity, talent, and jobs to the greater Pittsburgh area. Rajkumar was joined by business leaders from various sectors, Congressmen Mike Doyle and Tim Murphy, and Mayor Peduto's Chief of Staff, Kevin Acklin.

Inclusive Innovation Tour
March 31, 2017

On Friday, March 31st, Traffic21 and T-SET/UTC's Stan Caldwell and Courtney Ehrlichman hosted a tour of the technologies housed in CMU's Navlab. The tour was held in conjunction with the city of Pittsburgh's Inclusive Innovation week; pictured above is Stan Caldwell, speaking to a tour-goer about the autonomous Cadillac.

Erick Guerra
March 29, 2017

On Wednesday, March 29th, Erick Guerra spoke to Heinz college about his research on consumers' willingness to adopt electric motorcycles in Indonesia as apart of the Traffic21 Faculty Seminar Series. Guerra is an assistant professor of city and regional planning at the University of Pennsylvania.

Tech Night
March 27, 2017

On Monday, March 27th, Traffic21's Courtney Ehrlichman joined Tepper Business and Technology Club's Industry night for a panel discussion on driverless technology and transportation. Ehrlichman was joined by Peter Rander, Argo AI co-founder, on the left, and Neil Stegall, senior program manager at Uber's Advanced Technology Center, on the right.

WTS Scholarship Gala
March 23, 2017

On Thursday, March 23rd, Traffic21's Courtney Ehrlichman and interns Amanda Johnson and Ngani Ndimbie attended Pittsburgh's first annual Women in Transportation Scholarship Gala. They are pictured above with Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards, PennDOT's first female Secretary of Transportation.

Raj Joint Hearing on HAV Task Force
March 21, 2017

On Tuesday, March 21st, Traffic21 and T-SET/UTC's Raj Rajkumar testified to the Pennsylvania Legislature's Joint Hearing on “Highly Automated Vehicles Testing Legislation.” Rajkumar testified that he expects fully automated vehicles will begin driving on public roads within the next 10 years.

Corey Harper
March 22, 2017

On Wednesday, March 22nd, Traffic21 and T-SET/UTC faculty visited Capitol Hill to host the Generation of Mobility Transportation Technology Fair and Reception. Traffic21 researcher and CMU student Corey Harper presents his research in the photo above.

Generation of Mobility Transportation Technology Fair and Reception
CMU student Adam Mistick presents a poster representing his research on cybersecurity at the Generation of Mobility Transportation Technology Fair and Reception.

MIDAS: Managing Interacting Demands and Supplies
March 24, 2017

On Friday, March 24th, Dr. Pitu Mirchandani spoke to students at Heinz college about developing MIDAS: Managing Interacting Demands and Supplies, a traffic service that proactively optimizes vehicle routing and intersection modeling. Dr. Mirchandani is a professor at Arizona State University where he holds the AVNET Chair for Supply Chain Networks.

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award
February, 2017

In early February, Traffic21 faculty Hae Young Noh was selected for a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation for her work on "structures as sensors." The award is one of the most prestigious for junior faculty researchers in science and engineering.

Transportation Research Board’s 2016 Fred Burggraf Award
February, 2017

In February, Mobility21's research director, Megan Smirti Ryerson, received the Transportation Research Board’s 2016 Fred Burggraf Award for her paper, "Building Air Service Sustainability: Analytical Approach to Documenting Air Carrier Incentive Programs in Airport Sustainability Plans." The international award recognizes the year’s best research paper by researchers 35 years of age or younger.

Pittsburgh's Women in Transportation Tour
February 24, 2017

On February 24th, Traffic21's Courtney Ehrlichman and Christoph Mertz spoke to Pittsburgh's Women in Transportation chapter during an exclusive tour of CMU's Autonomous Vehicle Lab.

Engineer Society of Western Pennsylvania's Annual Banquet
February 15, 2017

Traffic21 staff was joined by City of Pittsburgh staff for the Engineer Society of Western Pennsylvania's Annual BanquetE where Deb Lange of CMU was honored. From left are Joel Tarr, Courtney Ehrlichman, Laura Meixell, Dan Barrett, Alex Pazuchanics, Courney Their, Corey Harper, Lowell Steinbrenner, and Niel Thompson.

Transpo Camp DC
January 7, 2017

TransportationCamp DC was held at George Mason University on Saturday, January 7th. The featured dozens of workshops led by academics, professionals, and community members. This protected intersection demon was one of many workshops focused on planning and land use.

Fan Tong TRB Annual Meeting
January 8-12, 2017

This month, Fan Tong of Engineering & Public Policy at CMU presented a research poster on Assessment of Alternative Fuels for Port Authority buses at the Transportation Research Board's annual meeting in Washington D.C.