Dr. Kockelman's

fabulous Co-pilots 

- Past & Present, at Work & Play   

 

PICTURED BELOW - Standing, left to right: Saurabh Kumar, Rui Gao, Takuya Maruyama, Parents of Xiaokun Wang, Xiaokun Wang, Kara Kockelman, Natalia Ruiz-Juri, Steve Boyles, Jared Heiner, Varun Valsaraj, Shadi Hakimi;

Seated, left to right: Jason Lemp, Brenda Zhou, Zheng Li (photo includes graduates, friends & family) May 2007

PICTURED ABOVE: Xiaoxia Xiong, Yiyi Wang, Kara Kockelman,

Aria Berliner, Donna Chen (seated), & Dan Fagnant (2012)

PICTURED Above - Seated, left to right: Shadi Hakimi,  Jun Kweon, Kara Kockelman, Kaethe Podgorski; Standing, left to right: Surabhi Gupta, David Suescun, Shashank Gadda, Pradeep Gulipalli, Jianming Ma, Xiaokun Wang, Michelle Bina, Brenda Zhou, Sukumar Kalmanje, Jamie Reckinger (2005)

current GRADUATE students:

Mr. Krishna "Murthy" Gurumurthy, MS Student
ECJ  B.120
gkmurthy10@gmail.com

Murthy received his B.Tech in Civil Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India in 2016 and landed in UT in mid-August. His area of interest is traffic modeling and simulation, and he codes in several programming languages. At UT Austin, Murthy has started working on a TxDOT-sponsored research project regarding shared autonomous vehicles, dynamic ride-sharing, and regional simulations of Austin. He hopes to serve to the community through thoughtful modeling.

 

Mr. Scott Kilgore, MS Student
ECJ B.120
scott.kigore@utexas.edu

Originally from Colorado, Scott graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder in Spring 2016 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and a Business Minor. Eager to pursue a fascination with transportation engineering, Scott is earning his M.S. and conducting research on the implications of connected and autonomous vehicle technology for more energy-efficient and sustainable cities, using new transportation strategies and technologies, via Dr Kockelman's NSF Sustainable Research Network grant.

 

Dr. Jun Liu, Post-doctoral Fellow
CTR 4.228
junliu1234@gmail.com

A post-doctoral research fellow with Dr. Kockelman since February 2016, Jun received his PhD in Civil Engineering (2015) and Master's degree in Statistics (2015) from University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He earned his Bachelor's (2008) and Master's degrees in Transportation Engineering (2011) from Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST), in China. He has authored publications in Transportation Research Part C, Accident Analysis & Prevention, Safety Science, and Transportation Research Record. His primary areas of interest are innovations related to intelligent transportation systems (ITS), connected and autonomous vehicles, highway safety and operations, traveler behavior and travel demand modeling. He has considerable expertise in large-scale transportation-data analytics, including programming-based data processing, integration, visualization, and data-driven modeling. Jun is working on TxDOT-sponsored research projects pertaining to smart (autonomous and/or connected) vehicles: their emissions and Austin-based simulations of shared fleets of self-driving vehicles (SAVs).

 

Mr. Benjamin Loeb, MS Student

ECJ B.120

benloeb1@utexas.edu

 

Ben received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Prior to coming to UT Austin in 2015, he worked for the Maryland DOT, served as a Teaching Assistant for statistics at UMBC, and worked as a math tutor off campus. He was awarded UT Austin's Talbot S. Huff Fellowship and is working on TxDOT-sponsored projects relating to connected and autonomous vehicles. His research focuses on the behavioral and traffic implications of different CAV technologies, including the benefits of shared electric AV (SAEV) fleets.

 

 

Ruohan Li, Undergraduate RA
ECJ B.120
lruohan_322@yahoo.com 

Ruohan is a third-year undergraduate student and will receive her B.S. in civil engineering in December 2017. She is serving as tutor to Dr. Kockelman's sophomore class in probability & statistics (CE311S) & has been working since June 2016 on studies of variability in annual VMT inference (based on short-term household surveys) and drive-through-business emissions, and will be investigating the SILO model for land use change.

 

Dr. Qinglu Ma, Visiting Scholar
CTR 4.232
mql360@qq.com 

Dr. Qinglu Ma is a visiting scholar with the help of China Scholarship Council (CSC) since March 2016, and serves as an associate professor in the Department of Traffic Engineering at Chongqing Jiaotong University in China. He received his PhD (2012) and Master's degrees (2009) in Computer Science and Technology from Chongqing University, and his primary areas of interest are innovations related to intelligent transportation systems (ITS), roadway safety, and connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs). He has considerable expertise in large-scale transportation-data analytics, including programming-based data processing, integration, visualization, and data-driven modeling. Qinglu is working on spatial-temporal data analysis of road traffic incidents in Illinois, and has examined Austin's parking supply for case study examples of curb-space re-use, if Americans shift to fleets of shared autonomous vehicles (SAVs).

 

 

 

Neil Quarles, MS Student
ECJ B.120
neilquarles@utexas.edu 

Neil received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas in 2012. Prior to returning to UT Austin in 2016, he worked for Bridgestone Americas, and served as an Undergraduate Research Assistant for Dr. Rod Ruoff while pursuing his bachelors degree. He has been awarded UT Austin's Talbot S. Huff Fellowship and is working NSF's Sustainable Research Network (SRN) projects, including a behavioral survey for long-term US fleet evolution and people's mode choices, when self-driving vehicles become a ready alternative. His research focuses on the behavioral, traffic, and environmental implications of different CAV, EV, and shared self-driving electric vehicle technologies.

 

 

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS:

Many undergraduate students have worked & are working on research projects under Dr. Kockelman's supervision.  These include Tejas Choudhary, Ruohan Li, Lewis Clements, Aqshems Nichols, Scott Schauer-West, Kevin Pappas, Zelleny Lozano, Brad Caponigro, Matt Reiter, Rydell Walthall, Brice Nichols, Jonathan Lumang, Jay Chmilewski, Amy Neskar, Joy Chen, Anne Hulsey, Andrea Debee, Charlotte Whitehead, Matt Bomberg, Melissa Thompson, Robin Lynch, Kristin Donnelly, Travis Dunn, Mike Reyes, Iris Lin, Alexander Marks, Curtis Bouldin, Renee Pean, Daisy Esquivel, Jeff Easton, Victor Long, Atul Magoon, and Sze Ki (Silky) Wong.

past GRADUATE students - and their new coordinates...

Mr. Prateek Bansal
MS Civil Engineering, 2015
Parkley Solutions
India
prateekbansaliitdelhi@gmail.com  

Ms. Michelle Bina
MS Civil Engineering, 2005
Cambridge Systematics
Oakland, CA 94607
beachseashell@hotmail.com 

Dr. Donna Chen
PhD Civil Engineering, 2015
Assistant Professor of CE
University of Virginia
chen.donna@gmail.com  

Ms. Patricia Delgado
MS Civil Engineering, 2004
pdelgado@mail.utexas.edu 

Dr. Dan Fagnant 
MS & PhD Civil Engineering, 2011 & 2014
Senior Artificial Intelligence Computer Scientist at General Motors
Formerly Assistant Professor of CE at University of Utah
danfagnant@gmail.com 

Mr. Christopher Frazier   
MS Civil Engineering, 2004
PB Consult (Planner II)
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 878-6533
frazierc@pbworld.com 

Mr. Shashank Chowdary Gadda
MS Civil Engineering, 2006
Credit policy/Risk Analyst
HSBC Card Services
Salinas, CA
shashankgc@gmail.com

Mr. Pradeep Gullipali 
MS Civil Engineering, 2005
Marketing and Planning Systems
Waltham, Massachusetts

pradeepg@gmail.com 

Ms. Surabhi Gupta
MS Civil Engineering, 2005
PB, San Francisco

surabhi.g@gmail.com 

Ms. Shadi Hakimi
MS Civil Engineering, 2005
URS Greiner, Austin TX

shadi_hakimi@yahoo.com 

Mr. Jared Heiner
MS Civil Engineering, 2003
HNTB
Austin, Texas
jheiner@hntb.com

Ms. Ling Jin 
MS Civil Engineering, 2003
Hexagon Transportation Consultants
San Jose, CA
ljin@hextrans.com

Mr. Siva Karthik Kakaraparthi  
MS Civil Engineering, 2009
HSBC Bank, Chicago, IL
sivakarthik19@gmail.com 

Mr. Sukumar Kalmanje  
MS Civil Engineering (& MPA), 2005
KPMG, San Francisco
sukumar@gmail.com 

Mr. Mobashwir (Moby) Khan

MS Civil Engineering, 2012
Cambridge Systematics
Oakland, California

mobashwir@gmail.com

Mr. Sriram Krishnamurthy 
MS Civil Engineering, 2003
Tiger Analytics
Chennai, India

sriram_k@mailcity.com

Mr. Saurabh Kumar  
MS Civil Engineering, 2007
Cambridge Systematics, Austin TX
saurabhsingh@gmail.com 

Dr. Young-Jun Kweon
PhD Civil Engineering, 2004

Virginia Transportation Research Council
Charlottesville, VA
yngjnkweon@yahoo.com

Dr. Jason Lemp 
PhD Civil Engineering, 2009
Cambridge Systematics, Austin TX
lemp5000@yahoo.com 

Dr. Jianming Ma 
PhD Civil Engineering, 2006
Texas Department of Transportation
Austin, Texas
mjming@gmail.com

Ms. Laura McWethy
MS Civil Engineering, 2006
Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
Bethesda, MD  20814
LMcWethy@gmail.com

Mr. Sashank Musti
MS Civil Engineering, 2010
Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
Oakland, CA
sashankmnm@gmail.com

Mr. Brice Nichols
MS Civil Engineering, 2013
Portland Sound Regional Council (PSRC), Seattle WA
bricenichols@gmail.com 

Mr. Binny Paul
MS Civil Engineering, 2011
PB, New York City
binnympaul@gmail.com 

Ms. Kaethe Podgorski
MS Civil Engineering, 2005
PBS&J Austin TX
kvpodgorski@pbsj.com 

Mr. Anant Pradhan
MS Civil Engineering, 2002
Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
University of Chicago Business School
Deceased, January 2007 (We miss you, Anant!!)

Ms. Jamie Reckinger
MS Civil Engineering, 2005
Kimley-Horn and Associates
Austin, Texas
jamiereck@gmail.com

Ms. Natalia Ruiz-Juri
MS Civil Engineering, 2004
The University of Texas at Austin, PhD Candidate
ECJ 6.508
nruizjuri@mail.utexas.edu

Mr. Brent Selby
MS Civil Engineering, 2011
Cambridge Systematics, Chicago, Illinois
brent.selby@gmail.com 

Mr. Raheel Shabih
MS Civil Engineering, 1999
Port Authority of New York-New Jersey 
rshabih@panynj.gov

Mr. Brian ten Siethoff
MS Civil Engineering, 2001
Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
New York, NY
bts@camsys.com

Dr. Sivaramakrishnan Srinivasan 
MS Civil Engineering, 2000 (PhD 2004)
Assistant Professor
The University of Florida, Gainsville
siva@ce.ufl.edu

Dr. Issam Srour
MS Civil Engineering, 2002
PhD in Construction Engineering & Project Mgmt., 2005
Assistant Professor
Engineering Management Graduate Program
The American University of Beirut, Lebanon
isrour@hotmail.com

Ms. Sumala Tirumalachetty   
MS Civil Engineering, 2009
Centre for Emerging Markets Solutions

Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India
sumalat@gmail.com 

Dr. Cara (
Xiaokun) Wang
PhD Civil Engineering, 2007
Assistant Professor

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Troy, NY
wangxiaokun@gmail.com

 

Dr. Yiyi Wang
PhD Civil Engineering, 2013
Assistant Professor

Montanta State University
Bozeman, MT
yiyi.wang@ce.montana.edu

Ms. Xiaoxia Xiong
MS Civil Engineering, 2012
Teaching Assistant, School of Transportation
Ningbo University of Technology, China
summerholiday623@gmail.com

Dr. Yong Zhao
PhD Civil Engineering, 2003
Sr. Transportation Planner, Jacobs Engineering
Austin, TX
yzhao1@yahoo.com 

Dr. Brenda (Bin) Zhou
PhD Civil Engineering, 2009
Assistant Professor, Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, CT
zhoubin@mail.ccsu.edu 

More Photos...

PICTURED ABOVE - Standing, left to right:  Brent Selby, Binny Paul, Sashank Musti, Jason Lemp & Dan Fagnant; Front Seated, left to right: Yiyi Wang, Kara Kockelman & Sumala Tirumalachetty

PICTURED ABOVE - Back row, left to right:  Jason Lemp, Shashank Gadda, Brenda Zhou, Laura McWethy, Zheng Li; Front Row, left to right: Annette Perrone (admin. assoc.), Stephen Boyles, Tian Huang & Jianming Ma

PICTURED ABOVE - Jun Kweon, Issam Sour, Ling Jin, Yong Zhao, & Kara Kockelman (2000)

PICTURED BELOW - Kara Kockelman, Sukumar Kalmanje, Steve Rosen, Jianming Ma (1st photo), Cara Wang (2nd photo), Jianming Ma (3rd photo), Yiyi Wang & son Aaron (4th photo)

         

PICTURED BELOW - Racquetball tournament at Gregory Gym; Peter Pan miniature golf outing

       

PICTURED BELOW - Enjoying Mangia's pizza at Peter Pan minigolf; Flag Football Champs with Xiaokun Du & Xiaoxia Xiong (Nov. 2010)

  

PICTURED BELOW - Binny Paul, Moby Khan, Shoupeng Tang, Tim Dietrich & Dan Fagnant chowing down at Double Dave's Pizza; Donna Chen, Jian Xu, Kara Kockelman & Brice Nichols at UT's Underground Bowling Alley (Nov. 2012); Jian, Brice, Dan & Amy (& Sam), Kara K., & Donna with twin bowlers at UT's Underground (Nov 2012); Dan Fagnant & K Kockelman on UT Breezeway for Daily Texan article on shared autonomous vehicles (April 2014)

  

         

Online videos: https://vimeo.com/167300764 (USDOT Fast Forward interview regarding autonomous vehicle capabilities & benefits, January 2016)