As of October 1, 2016, the SWUTC concluded its 28 years of operation and is no longer an active center of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. The archived SWUTC website remains available here.

Kockelman Honored by Google Research


Kara Kockelman

University of Texas at Austin Professor, and SWUTC key researcher, Kara Kockelman is the recipient of a Google Research Award in the category of Robotics for her work on Anticipating & Mitigating the Latent Demand Effects of Self-Driving Vehicles: A Role for Data-Driven Modeling & Credit-Based Congestion Pricing.  This work built on her previous SWUTC project Anticipating Long-Term Energy and GHG Emissions Impacts of Autonomous Vehicles.   Google Research Awards are one-year awards structured as unrestricted gifts to universities to support the work of world-class full-time faculty members at top universities around the world. Several teams of Google engineers and researchers were involved in selecting Dr. Kockelman’s proposal.  Civil, Architecture and Environmental Engineering Department Chair Rich Corsi noted that “It’s great to see members of our CAEE community receiving recognition from major corporations like Google.”