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CTECH Awards the 2020 CTECH Ph.D. Dissertation to Cornell Grad Student

Anne M. Burton was awarded Cornell’s 2020 CTECH Ph.D. Dissertation Award. She is working towards her Ph.D. in Economics with Professor John Cawley. Her dissertation title is “Do Uber and Lyft Reduce Drunk Driving Fatalities?” The project investigates whether Uber and...

Smart intersections could reduce autonomous car congestion

By Melanie Lefkowitz December 16, 2019 In the not-so-distant future, city streets could be flooded with autonomous vehicles. Self-driving cars can move faster and travel closer together, allowing more of them to fit on the road – potentially leading to congestion and...

New Free Software Helps Create Walkable Cities Of The Future

by Julia Brenner Nov 13, 2019, Forbes  Ithaca, NY – Researchers at Cornell University recently launched Urbano, a free software that employs data, metrics, and a user-friendly interface to help planners, developers, and architects assess and improve walkability...

USF ITE & CTECH Shark Tank Competition

USF ITE & CTECH Shark Tank Competition CTECH  sponsored a student competition at USF that took place on October 4, 2019. Students pitched their research idea or project on transportation to the sharks, (judges), in a presentation type format. The presentations...

Global & Sustainable Summer Program

Chang hosted the Global & Sustainable Summer Program from May 19 to May 25, 2019 on the UTEP campus. 13 students for University of Piura, Peru and 8 UTEP students participated in this program. Ph.D. student Okan Gurbuz gave a talk on LEED (Leadership in Energy and...

Electric vehicles would be a breath of fresh air for Houston

By Blaine Friedlander  June 10, 2019 The American Lung Association’s 2019 “State of the Air” report released in April ranked Houston ninth nationally for worst ozone pollution and 17th for particle pollution. Cornell researchers express hope for the future of...