WNCG Part of Team Awarded $1.4 Million University Transportation Center Grant

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 1:30pm

The Wireless Networking and Communications Group in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin is part of a team that has been awarded a $1.4 million grant for the development of a Tier 1 University Transportation Center (UTC) by the USDOT’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) to advance cutting-edge research and educational programs that address critical transportation challenges facing our nation.  WNCG is a co-beneficiary of the award along with the Center for Transportation Research (CTR) at The University of Texas at Austin.

A $1.4 million grant will be given to form a national and international multimodal and multidisciplinary center that integrates innovative developments in “big data” analysis, wireless sensor networks, transportation planning and operations models, and intelligent transportation systems.

The faculty members from WNCG participating in D-STOP include Profs. Constantine Caramanis (ECE), Robert Heath (ECE), Todd Humphreys (ASE), Sriram Vishwanath (ECE), and Sanjay Shakkottai (ECE).

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