Ghahari Receives 2021 Purdue Civil Engineering Award

Ghahari Receives 2021 Purdue Civil Engineering Award


Ali Ghahari, a CCAT Ph.D. student, has received the Spring 2021 Graduate Student Engagement Award from the Lyles School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University. This award is based on the student’s service to Purdue University and their community, their organizational involvement, and technical achievements including patents, publications,

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Abdullah Nafakh Receives Purdue Professional Development Scholarship

Abdullah Nafakh Receives Purdue Professional Development Scholarship


Abdullah J. Nafakh, a CCAT Ph.D. student, was part of a 3-person team that received a Professional Development Scholarship from Purdue University. The team taught a high school summer course titled, ‘Resiliency and Sustainability in Civil Engineering’. Part of the course addressed the benefits anticipated from connected and

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CCAT Students Runner-Up in Climate Change Competition

CCAT Students Runner-Up in Climate Change Competition


Two students under the CCAT grant, Abdullah Nafakh and Isaiah Mwamba, were recently awarded runner-up in the Purdue Climate Change Research Video Competition. Their video, titled “Infrastructure and the Environment: A Love-Hate Relationship”, argues that Transportation Engineers have the capability to turn this into a “Love-Love Story” by

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CCAT Sponsored Research Paper Selected as Editor’s Choice by ASCE Journal

CCAT Sponsored Research Paper Selected as Editor’s Choice by ASCE Journal


Highway agencies continue to seek knowledge of the changes in infrastructure design and management that may be needed to facilitate connected and automated vehicle (CAV) operations. Things may have just gotten a little easier for them with a research paper from CCAT consortium member,

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CCAT Director Participates in Talking Traffic Webinar

CCAT Director Participates in Talking Traffic Webinar


Dr. Henry Liu was recently invited to participate in a webinar on Smart Infrastructure, organized by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and RAI Automotive Industry NL. The moderator of the event was Bram Hendrix, Program Manager of Smart Mobility & Internationalization for RAI. Other speakers included Gary Lin, Continue Reading »

CCAT in the News: Advanced Transportation Center in The Detroit News

CCAT in the News: Advanced Transportation Center in The Detroit News


The Detroit News has covered the Advanced Transportation Center and the how the program will impact Detroit’s future as an automotive leader. A partner of CCAT, Washtenaw Community College provides students with a two-year program that trains them in the latest technology advancements in

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CCAT Partners with U-M, Cavnue, and more on ‘Road of the Future’

CCAT Partners with U-M, Cavnue, and more on ‘Road of the Future’


Announced by Governor Gretchen Whitmer this afternoon, The Center for Connected and Automated Transportation is a partner in a project that will develop a first-of-its-kind corridor for connected and autonomous vehicles. Other partners on the project include Ford Motor Co., Mcity, U-M Transportation Research

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University of Michigan Wins Transportation Technology Tournament

University of Michigan Wins Transportation Technology Tournament


Under the guidance of CCAT PI, Neda Masoud, students at the University of Michigan won the Transportation Technology Tournament. The tournament is hosted by the National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE) and the U.S. DOT ITS JPO PCB program. It allows students to work directly with public agencies

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