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CATT Lab Researchers Win Award

CATT Lab Researchers Win Award


Researchers at the Center for Advanced Transportation Laboratory (CATT Lab) have received the Greg Herrington Award from the National Academy of Sciences Transportation Research Board (TRB) for Excellence in Visualization Research for their paper entitled, “Visual Analytics for Transportation Incident Datasets.”

The CATT Lab awardees include CATT Laboratory director Michael L. Pack along with graduate research assistants Darya Filippova, Andreea Olea, Michael VanDaniker, and Krist Wongsuphasawat. Their research began as a class project during the spring of 2008 for Dr. Ben Shneiderman’s Information Visualization course in the department of computer science. After the semester ended, Mr. Wongsuphasawat and Mr. Pack expanded the project to produce this award-winning research.

The award is in honor of the late Mr. Greg Herrington—a pioneer in the exploration and application of 3D visualization technologies to transportation planning and design. It honors his memory by recognizing outstanding research in the field of visualization as applied to challenges and opportunities for improving transportation.

The formal presentation of the award will take place on January 14th at the 2009 TRB Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. during the Visualization in Transportation Committee meeting.

About the CATT Laboratory

The Center for Advanced Transportation Technology Laboratory (CATT Lab) in the A. James Clark School of Engineering Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, supports National, State, and local efforts to provide safe and efficient transportation systems through improved operations and management by means of research and development, technology implementation, training and education.

The CATT Lab is supported by an interdisciplinary staff of graduate and undergraduate student researchers, affiliated faculty of the Department of Civil Engineering, and a permanent team of ITS professionals. For more information about the CATT Lab visit www.cattlab.umd.edu.

January 8, 2009


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