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CEE Faculty and Students Present at TRB Annual Meeting Conference

Doctor Candace Brakewood, Masters of Science student Allison Rewalt, and former Haslam Scholars student Eilish Bennett

Every year in Washington D.C., the Transportation Research Board (TRB) holds its Annual Meeting conference. TRB’s Annual Meeting is the world’s largest transportation research conference and attracts thousands of professionals around the globe.

Department Head Chris Cox said, “The Transportation Research Board conference is the premier conference in the transportation field in the US.”

TRB is part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. It utilizes expertise and experience to predict and solve complex transportation-related challenges. TRB provides leadership in transportation improvements and innovation through evidence-based information, research, and advice.

Sameer Aryal, a PhD student in civil and environmental engineering, standing with his poster at the transportation research board conferenceThe 2024 TRB Annual Meeting took place from January 7–11. Transportation administrators, practitioners, policy makers, and researchers all came to DC to participate in more than 600 workshops, lectern sessions, committee sessions, and poster sessions. There were also more than 200 exhibitors who joined in on the event.

The following UT CEE faculty and students presented various topics at the 2024 TRB Annual Meeting:

Presenter Topic
Candace Brakewood
Associate Professor
Public Transportation Marketing and Fare Policy Comittee
Lee Han
Professor and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Collaborating Scientist
Managed Lanes Research Subcommittee
Kevin Heaslip
Director of the Center for Transportation Research and Professor
Protecting Against Automated Road Rage: Advanced Cyber Security Research to Keep Autonomous Vehicles from Going Rogue
Angelica Palomino
Associate Professor
Geo-Environmental and Climatic Impacts on Geomaterials Committee & Impact of Water on the Performance of Enhanced Geomaterials

“It was great to see so many students attend and present their research at the Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington DC.,” Brakewood said. “We look forward to seeing more work from faculty and students at future TRB Annual Meeting conferences.”