C2SMART Makes an Impact at World’s Largest Transportation Conference
The C2SMART Center had a significant presence at the 2018 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, with its members and affiliates receiving awards and presenting research findings at numerous sessions. C2SMART and NYU Tandon’s Department of Civil and Urban Engineering also hosted a reception, where attendees had the opportunity to learn more about the Center’s and Department’s recent work and continuing growth.
Professor Joseph Chow, the Center’s Deputy Director, and Kun Xie, a former doctoral student of Center Director Professor Kaan Ozbay, were honored by the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC) at its annual awards banquet. Chow received CUTC’s Cambridge Systematics New Faculty Award, given annually to a tenure-track faculty member who demonstrates excellence in classroom teaching and makes important contributions to research in the transportation field. Xie received CUTC’s Milton Pikarsky Memorial Award, given annually for the best Ph.D. dissertation and Master’s thesis in the field of science and technology in transportation studies, for his dissertation: “New Opportunities in Urban Safety Analytics Using Advanced Quantitative Methods and Big Data.”
The Center’s reception presented C2SMART’s mission and research areas, highlighting current projects and partnerships with public agencies and private companies. The event fostered new connections with transportation professionals and increased the Center’s visibility within the industry. Additionally, C2SMART members, affiliates, and partners presided over and presented their research at more than 25 sessions during the conference.