The UCCONNECT Faculty Research Grants for FY 2017-18 were awarded in November 2016. The selection process was based on the feedback obtained in an external peer-review. More than eighty world-leading faculty and practitioners in transportation related fields as well as a great number of Caltrans subject matter experts participated in this effort. UCCONNECT received a total of 25 proposals in this call and made 7 awards.
The following list contains a brief mention of all the awarded proposals. To obtain more information on a particular project, click on its title.
Who's in the Driver's Seat? The Division of Car Use in Auto-Deficit Households
PI: Evelyn Blumenberg, UCLA
Bicycle Infrastructure and Business District Change
PI: Karen Chapple, UC Berkeley
Investigation of Multimodal Crashes using Full Bayesian Mulivariate Spatial-Temportal Models
PI: Wen Cheng, Cal Poly Pomona
Analysis of Comprehensive Multi-modal Shared Travel Systems with Transit, Rideshare, Carshare and Bikeshare Options
PI: Ray Jayakrishnan, UCI
Control and Management of Urban Traffic Networks with Mixed Autonomy
PI: Ramtin Pedarsani, UC Santa Barbara
Travel Demand Nowcasting
PI: Alexey Pozdnukhov, UC Berkeley
Safe Operation of Automated Vehicles in Intersections
PI: Pravin Varaiya, UC Berkeley