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April 2017 -  David Soto and Alvaro Caviedes, two members of the TTP lab, were elected as STEP's president  and conference coordinator respectively. STEP is the transportation student group at PSU

January 2017 - TTP lab students presented 6 papers at TRB 2017January 10-14, Washington DC. Topics included cyclists' stress and comfort levels, cyclists surveys vs smartphone data, air quality and cancer, transit performance utilizing detailed GPS data, bicycle and pedestrian couting, and urban commercial deliveries and CO2 emissions; see paper titles and authors here

September 2016 -  Travis Glick, David Soto and Alvaro Caviedes, three members of the TTP lab, were elected as STEP's president, vice-president, and conference coordinator respectively. STEP is the transportation student group at PSU

June 2016 -  TTP Member Travis Glick received PSU Student 
Achievement Award -
 Travis Glick received PSU 2016  President’s Award for Academic Achievement at the Master's level.  

January 2016 - TTP lab students presented 7 papers at TRB 2016January 10-14, Washington DC. Topics included cyclists' stress and comfort levels, cyclists surveys vs smartphone data, air quality and cancer, transit performance utilizing detailed GPS data, bicycle and pedestrian couting, and urban commercial deliveries and CO2 emissions; see paper titles and authors here

November 2015 - The ORcycle app is now being used by ODOT to officially receive bicycle safety reports; read more in the official press release here

September 2015 - Travis Glick, Nick Stoll and Alvaro Caviedes, three members of the TTP lab, were elected as STEP's president, vice-president, and conference coordionator respectively. STEP is the transportation student group at PSU

June 2015 - 3 TTP Lab Members received PSU Student Achievement Awards - Alex Bigazzi, Bryan Blanc (photo on the right), and Travis Glick received PSU 2015 Student Achievement Awards: Bryan Blanc received the President’s Award for Academic Achievement at the Master's level; Alex Bigazzi received the Dean's Award for Academic Achievement at the Doctoral Level; and Travis Glick the received the Dean's Award for Academic Achievement at the Undergraduate Level. 

May 2015 - Visiting Professor Javier Faulin, from the University of Navarra Operations Research and Statistic Dept., came to the TTP lab and PSU campus to work on green vehicle routing problems.

April 2015 - The ORcycle app is being used by Lane Council of Goverments - ORcycle is now being used to collect bicycle and safety data for Lane County's 2015 bicycle plan, see more details here

March 2015 - Alex Bigazzi accepted tenured track faculty position at the University of British Columbia  - Ph.D. Alex Bigazzi (graduated in Fall 2014) accepted tenure track faculty position in the Civil Engineering department at the University of British Columbia. Alex will start his work at UBC in Fall 2015. 

January 2015 - TTP lab students presented 8 papers at TRB 2015, January 11-15, Washington DC  Topics included cyclists and air quality, transit performance and transit prioritye, bicycle and pedestrian couting, commercial vehicle parking, and arterial performance measures, see paper titles and authors here

December 2014 - Faculty teneure track faculty position at CEE PSU - Prof. Migule Figliozzi is chairing the search committee, see details here  PSU FACULTY POSITION IN TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING.pdf

November 2014 - The ORcycle app is already collecting data to improve cycling in Oregon ! ODOT launched officially the ORcycle app on Monday 11/10, see official press release here There are already hundreds of cyclists submitting data to make Oregon a better and safer place to ride.

October 2014 - Travis Glick helps organize CEE tutoring center

TTP lab memberTravis Glick, an undergraduate honor student, worked with the departments of civil and mechanical engineering to establish a tutoring center for freshman and sophomore students pursuing engineering. The tutoring center is open in EB 350. 

October 2014 - Alvaro Caviedes and Bryan Blanc elected as WTS officers - TTP  lab members Alvaro and Bryan are now elected officers of the WTS-PSU chapter. 

October 2014 - Alex Bigazzi successfully defended his PhD dissertation

Alex Bigazzi successfully defended his PhD dissertation on Oct. 1, this is the third PhD defense in the Transportation Engineering program this year and the 4th PhD defense in the history of the transportation program. Alex's dissertation is entitled "Bicyclists Uptake of Traffic-Related Air Pollution: Effects of the Urban Transportation System". The dissertation committee members included Professors: Miguel Figliozzi (dissertation committee chair and Alex's adviser), Robert Bertini, James Pankow and Jennifer Dill (Prof. Bertini participated online).   

September 2014 - Katie Bell accepted job at ODOT

Katherine Bell (MSCE '13) advisor Miguel Figliozzi) accepted a permanent position with the Oregon DOT Region 1 (Portland Metro Area) Traffic Unit as a Traffic Investigator. In this position she will aid in providing safe and efficient operation of the state highway system through conducting traffic investigations, research, consultation with other public agencies and officials and interactions with the general public. Prior to starting this position, Katherine completed an internship with the Traffic Unit. LinkedIn profile 

June 2014 - Alex Bigazzi received PSU President's Award for Academic Achievement

Ph.D. candidate Alex Bigazzi received the 2014 President's Award for Doctoral Academic Achievement. The award is given to a single doctoral student at PSU each year. Alex was nominated for an academic achievement award by his advisor, Dr. Miguel Figliozzi. Alex also received PSU Academic Achievement awards for his bachelor's and master's degrees in Civil Engineering. Alex is currently writing his dissertation on bicyclists' uptake of air pollution, which he plans to defend in October 2014.

June 2014 - Pamela Johnson succesfully defended her MS Thesis

Pam's thesis was entitled "Bicycle Level of Service: Is it Time to Develop Traffic Flow and Capacity Measures?". Pam in now working for the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) in projects related to active transportation modes.

May 2014 - Alex Bigazzi (PhD student) received the 2014-15 NITC dissertation award.

This is a competitive award granted to one transportation student per year during their last year of study.  

April 2014 - Bryan Blanc (MSc student) received the 2014-15 DKS Scholarship.

This is a competitive scholarship granted once a year.  

April 2014 - Wei Feng successfully defended his PhD dissertation 

Wei Feng, a PhD candidate in Transportation Engineering, successfully defended his PhD dissertation. This is the first PhD defense in the Transportation Engineering program since 2005. Wei's dissertation is entitled "Analyses of Bus Travel Time Reliability and Transit Signal Priority at the Stop-to-stop Segment Level". The dissertation committee members included Professors: Miguel Figliozzi (dissertation committee chair and Wei's adviser), Robert Bertini, Christopher Monsere and James Strathman. Wei is now working for the Chicago Transit Authority.

May 2014 - Katie Bell starts new WTS chapter

Katie Bell and three other graduate students started a PSU student chapter of WTS (Women’s Transportation Seminar), an international association for transportation professionals. 

April 2014 - Alex Bigazzi selected to participate in the Eno Leadership Conference

The Eno Leadership Development Conference takes place yearly in Washington, D.C. where 20 of the nation's top transportation graduate students learn about how national policy is made. 

March 2014 - Katie Bell and Bryan Blanc awarded Eisenhower Fellowships

The fellowships are for the 2014-15 academic year.

September 2013 - Miguel Figliozzi receives researcher of the year award

Miguel Figliozzi received the OTREC (Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium) researcher of the year award  for his interdisciplanary research efforts and his engagement with local and regional transportation agencies. 

June 2013 - Katherine Bell awarded University Achievement Awards and Department "Outstanding Graduate Student" Award

Katherine Bell (advisor Prof. Miguel Figliozzi) was awarded two 2013 PSU Student Achievement Awards, one for academic achievement and one for community engagement. One student from the College of Engeinnering and Computer Science is selected for each of these awards based on academic achievements and contributions to the university throughout the year. Katherine was also awarded the 2013 "Outstanding Graduate Student" award from the Department of Civil and Environment Engineering based on her academic performance and dedicated civic leadership in various engineering groups.

June 2013 - Courtney Slavin receives 2012 PSU Outstanding Community Engagement and Commendation Award 

Courtney Slavin (advisor Prof. Figliozzi) received two 2012 PSU Outstanding Community Engagement and Commendation Award, one for academic achievement and one for community engagement. One student from the College of Engeinnering and Computer Science is selected for each of these awards based on academic achievements and contributions to the university throughout the year. The awards were presented by PSU president Wim Wiewel.

March 2013 - Katie Bell, Bryan Blanc, and Pam Johnson awarded Eisenhower Fellowships

The fellowships are for the 2013-14 academic year.

November 2012 - Katherine Bell Awarded the Gail Achterman Leadership Scholarship 

Katherine Bell (advisor Dr. Miguel Figliozzi), won the first annual Gail Achterman Leadership Scholarship from the Portland Chapter of WTS. The scholarship honors Gail Achterman, one of Oregon's foremost leaders in natural resources, environmental law and policy, and transportation. The purpose of the award is to motivate and reward women who demonstrate leadership in the transportation industry. Katherine is a second year M.S. student in Transportation Engineering.   

November 2012 - Alex Bigazzi Wins Best Student Paper Presentation at PNWIS Conference 

Alex Bigazzi won the Best Student Paper Presentation award at the 2012 PNWIS conference in Portland (Pacific Northwest International Section of the Air & Waste Management Association). Alex's presentation was titled Heavy-Duty Vehicle Emissions Effects of Congestion, based on research performed with his adviser, Dr. Miguel Figliozzi.   

March 2012 - Katie Bell and Adam Moore awarded Eisenhower fellowships

The fellowships are for the 2012-13 academic year.

December 2011 - Alex Bigazzi wins Pikarsky Award   

Alex Bigazzi Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate student (advisor Dr. Miguel Figliozzi), won the prestigious 2011 National Student Pikarsky Award in the Science & Technology-MS category. These awards are given annually to graduate students in Transportation for the best PhD Dissertations, MS Theses and MS/ME Reports.

July 2011- Feng, Figliozzi, Price, Feng, and Hostetler won the Best Paper Award

Wei Feng (with co-authors: his adviser Miguel Figliozzi, Scott Price and his adviser Wu-chi Feng from Computer Science department, and Kristina Hostetler from Urban Planning department) won the Best Paper by a Young Professional award at this year's ITE Western District Annual Meeting in Anchorage, Alaska. The paper was entitled "Techniques to Visualize and Monitor Transit Fleet Operations Performance in Urban Areas"

April 2011 - Brian Davis awarded an Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships

The fellowships are for the 2011-12 academic year.

MARCH 2011 - Alex Bigazzi and Miguel Figliozzi received best paper award

Alex Bigazzi and Miguel Figliozzi received best paper award at the annual Transportation Research Forum for examining the effects of freeway traffic bottlenecks on costs. The TRF conference was held in March in Long Beach, California.  

June 2010 - Nikki Wheeler Receives PSU 2010 Commendation and Excellence Awards

Nikki Wheeler was awarded the Portland State University Commendation Award for the School of Engineering and Computer Science, and the University Excellence Award. Nikki was nominated by her advisor Professor Miguel Figliozzi. Commendation Awards are awarded to one undergraduate and one graduate student in each of the seven schools and colleges, and are the highest academic honor given to students at the University. Students are judged on their academic record, scholarly research, internships, community engagement, leadership, and service. Students receiving Commendation Awards are eligible to receive the Excellence Award, where one B.S., M.S. and Ph. D. student are awarded the honor. Nikki received the awards on June 10th at the Student Recognition Ceremony.

March 2009 - Nikki Wheeler awarded Eisenhower fellowship

The fellowship is for the 2010-11 academic year.