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2020-2021 ACRP Graduate Research Award Winners

National Academies

The Transportation Research Board’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) today announced winners of its annual Graduate Research Awards.

ASU research supports using AI for building healthy and safe transportation in cities


In today’s world of big data, billions of data points are collected every day via smartphone apps, fitness trackers and wearables about our decisions, habits and travel patterns. Already, this data has been the backbone for powering everything from self-driving cars to mobile banking to suggesting online retail advertisements. 

The potential of green infrastructure in mitigating flood impacts


Short-term flooding from extreme storm events poses a serious transportation challenge in U.S. cities. This problem — which is anticipated to grow over the next century with our global climate crisis — is often hardest on vulnerable populations, including low-income and minority neighborhoods.

COVID-19 Transportation Resources

There are many great websites tracking transportation trends related to COVID-19. Here are some that we’ve come across. Please send suggestions for new additions to [email protected].

Forecasting the future of mobility


ASU’s TOMNET center explores public outlook on evolving transportation landscape.

The Long View: COVID-19 Impacts on Human Activity-Travel Patterns


Part 2: Will We See a Future of Less Traffic and Reduced Physical Participation in Activities?

The Long View: COVID-19 Impacts on Human Activity-Travel Patterns


Part 1: Will We See a Massive Shift to Remote Working and Learning?

Helping the world build sustainable environments


In his new role as director of the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Professor Ram Pendyala says he is prioritizing efforts to provide more opportunities for students through expanded curricula, internships, industry alliances, research opportunities, online courses and professional development programs.

How walkable is your neighborhood? ASU, cities studying intersections’ features

ABC 15

What greets you when you step out your front door? A paved sidewalk? Any bike lanes? What about street lights? Those are the things that make you feel safe walking, jogging or going for a bike ride. Now, researchers at Arizona State University are using technology to pinpoint the “walkability” outside your door.

ASU, Amazon Web Services collaborate on Smart City Cloud Innovation Center


The new center is designed as part of a long-term collaboration between ASU and Amazon Web Services to improve digital experiences for smart city designers, expand technology alternatives while minimizing costs, spur economic and workforce development and facilitate sharing public-sector solutions within the region.

Arizona to create self-driving car research institute with Intel

Arizona Republic

Gov. Doug Ducey and Intel Corp. announced they are launching an Institute for Automated Mobility that will bring government and private industry together. As part of the announcement, Ducey named Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan, ASU’s chief research and innovation officer, as the institute’s senior science adviser.

$3M grant supports education and training on smart cities


ASU was awarded an NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program grant to launch a graduate research training program focused on citizen-centered smart cities.

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