May 2016
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University of Florida is now a part of the MetroLab Network!

The University of Florida, along with the University of North Florida and City of Jacksonville, have partnered up to join the MetroLab Network. Made up of 35 city-university partnerships, their focus is to bring data, analytics and innovation to local government. Launched in 2015 as part of the Obama administration's Smart Cities initiative, it is supported by.... [Read more]    

Community Seeks Gold Standard for Bicycling in the Villages


The University of Florida is part of a consortium of architectural and public health institutions, spearheaded by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), which will help fund basic research on how design affects public health. The AIA Design & Health Research Consortium, as it is named, was created by the AIA, along with the AIA Foundation and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) on December 15, 2014. It is comprised of 11 charter member schools. .. [Read more] 

UFTI's Dr. Juan Gilbert Leads Nation's 1st Brain-Drone Race

From New York Times to CNET, news outlets across the U.S. were abuzz when brain-controlled drones raced last month. What is being called the nation's 1st "Brain-Drone Race" was held at the University of Florida on April 16, 2016, with UFTI affiliate. Professor Juan Gilbert, chairman of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Department at the University of Florida, was doing research on Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI)... [Read more]     

Transportation Student Receives Gator Engineering Integrity Award

Considered the greatest distinction of any student award given by the college, the Gator Engineering Attribute Awards are intended to provide an ideal guide for all members of the Gator Engineering community. They honor five undergraduate and five Ph.D. students who strongly model one of the five Gator Engineering Attributes: Creativity, Leadership, Integrity, Professional Excellence, and Service to the Global Community... [Read more]  

Graduation Spotlight: Larry Dorilus Receives Master's Degree

A few months ago, we spotlighted one of our master's students, Larry Dorilus. Now we are saying a bittersweet goodbye to him as he graduates this spring, but the Gator Nation will never be far off his mind.

"There are two kinds of people in this world," he explained. "Florida Gators and those that wish they were Florida Gators!"

Dorilus is part of the first graduating class of under the recently renamed Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering...
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Doctoral Candidate Spotlight: Yinan Zheng, Ph.D.

This upcoming summer graduation we will be saying goodbye to Yinan Zheng, who will be graduating with her Ph.D. in civil engineering. Zheng's friendly and radiant personality will certainly be missed by faculty and fellow students. Zheng has been a great student, skillfully balancing her graduate studies and research with extra-curricular activities such as serving as website chair in the WTS Advancing Women in Transportation... [Read more]  
Meet the 2016 UF Transportation Research Interns!

This year, three students from the University of Florida were accepted into the STRIDE Center's Transportation Research Internship Program. Two of them will be working with UFTI-affiliated faculty, post-docs and graduate students on transportation-related research. The third student will be working at another university within the STRIDE consortium. In addition, a fourth student from Arizona State University who was admitted to the program will be joining UFTI-affiliated faculty in research as well. Check out more about these students... [Read more]   
Technology Transfer

Florida T2 Center Marks 31 Years as Florida's LTAP Center

The University of Florida continues its legacy of leadership in local technical assistance through the continuation of the LTAP grant award. The Federal Highway Administration awards each state a Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) grant to support local transportation needs. The UF Transportation Technology Transfer (T2) Center has had the privilege of administering this grant since it was.... [Read more] 

McTrans Webinars  

This webinar series presents lectures, software demonstrations and application examples on the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) procedures - including upcoming updates for the 6th Edition.  Step-by-step instruction of the HCM methodologies will be provided for each analytical chapter. The Highway Capacity Software (HCS) implements and automates the HCM procedures. Each lecture will be followed by working example problems and a software demonstration.... [Read more]
General Announcements

The University of Florida is soliciting applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in its Transportation Program!

The Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment (ESSIE) in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering (HWCOE) at the University of Florida is soliciting applications for two tenure-track faculty positions that may be at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in its Transportation Program, anticipated start date January 2017. Click here for more information.  

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