TransInfo News

1/5/17

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International reports on a $1.2 million grant that UB engineers received to develop a research platform, dubbed iCave2, for driverless and connected car research.

1/31/17
An article on Futurity reports on UB research that suggests that data from Twitter and possibly other social media platforms can be used to improve event planning, route scheduling, crowd regulations and other subway operations, and quotes Qing He, Stephen Still Assistant Professor in Transportation Engineering and Logistics.
10/6/17
An article in the Buffalo News  reports Stephen Still, an engineer who credits UB with changing his life when he studied civil engineering here, has made a $4 million gift to the university in support of the Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics.
6/24/16

A driverless SUV demonstration took place at UB in partnership with the Southwest Research Institute, UB’s Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics, the Transportation Informatics Tier 1 University Transportation Center, and Erie County.

3/11/16

A story on WGRZ-TV’s Innovate WNY reports UB, through a research grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, is developing a platform for municipalities to gather crowdsourced social media posts to help predict traffic patterns.

1/8/16
A story on WBFO-FM reports on a study by UB’s Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics that explored how weather-related tweets could provide an invaluable assessment of road conditions, and interviews Adel Sadek, professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering.
6/21/17
Spectrum News reported on autonomous vehicle testing at UB’s North Campus on Tuesday. The report included commentary from New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and Chunming Qiao, SUNY Distinguished Professor and chair of UB's computer science and engineering department.
1/10/17

WIVB-TV quotes Chunming Qiao and Kevin Hulme in a story about UB's $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study self-driving cars.

5/29/19
Hari Balakrishnan is the Fujitsu Professor of Computer Science and a Director of MIT's Center for Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing. His research is in networked computer systems, with current interests in networking, data management, and sensing for a world of "truly mobile" devices connected to cloud services running in large datacenters. Based on the CarTel research project, he co-founded Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT), a company that develops mobile sensing, inferencing, and data analytics technologies to change driver behavior and make roads safer around the world. He is an alumnus of UC Berkeley (winner of the 1998 ACM doctoral dissertation award) and IIT Madras (1993), which named him a distinguished alumnus in 2013. He was inducted to the National Academy of Engineering in 2015 for his contributions to networks and distributed systems.