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UTC Webinars: Register Now!

Get in the Know with UTC Webinars

Find and register for upcoming transportation research webinars presented by DOT's UTC partners across the Nation.

Upcoming Event: June 12, 2024 - Building Capacity in Gateway Communities through the GNAR Academy

National Institute for Transportation and Communities, Portland State University

ICYMI: View past UTC webinars

The UTC program has a full library of webinars available from our university partners on YouTube.


DOT fuels the innovative work of our top transportation researchers through University Transportation Center (UTCs) grants. Reserve your place at transportation's cutting edge. Click on the Event title to exit our site and register with the UTC host.

Disclaimer Statement: The contents of these webinars reflect the views of the authors, who are responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the information presented herein. These webinars are disseminated under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program, in the interest of information exchange. The U.S. Government assumes no liability for the contents.

Date/Time Event Host UTC/Presenter


3:00 pm/Central

Identifying outcome measures to evaluate effectiveness of consumer education and training for vehicle automation

Anuj Pradhan, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Safety Research Using Simulation (SAFER-SIM), University of Iowa


12:00 pm/Eastern

Safety Benchmarking of Automated Driving Systems: The Challenges of Apples to Apple Comparison — CCAT Distinguished Lecture

Carol Flannagan, Ph.D., Research Professor - Univ of MI Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), Director, Center for the Management of Information for Safe and Sustainable Transportation (CMISST)

Center for Connected and Automated Transportation (CCAT), University of Michigan


2:00 pm/Eastern

Integrated Approach for Geotechnical and Hydrodynamic Analyses in Coastal Residential Built Infrastructure: A Holistic Perspective

Dr. Nripojyoti Biswas, Senior Research Engineer, Texas A&M University

CREATE UTC, Texas State University


10:00 am/Pacific

Tools and Resources for Gateway Communities    

Jordan Katcher, University of Utah and Elizabeth Sodja, Utah State University 

National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), Portland State University


3:00 pm/Central

Evaluation of Pedestrian Crossing Safety on Right Turns of Urban Unsignalized Intersections Using Virtual Reality

Dr. Alberto Figueroa-Medina, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez 

Safety Research Using Simulation (SAFER-SIM), University of Iowa


3:00 pm/Central

Deflection Angle Effect on Continuous Driver Performance Along Horizontal Curves

Chengbo Ai, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Safety Research Using Simulation (SAFER-SIM), University of Iowa


3:00 pm/Central

Evolution of User Trust in Autonomous Vehicles and Characteristics of Disengagements

Andrew McFadden, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Safety Research Using Simulation (SAFER-SIM), University of Iowa


10:00 am/Central

Recent Development on Bridge Inspection Robot Deployment Systems (BIRDS)

Genda Chen, Ph.D., Director of INSPIRE UTC

INSPIRE UTC, Missouri University of Science and Technology


12:00 pm/Eastern

Dynamic Remote Sensing and Optical Distributed Sensing Applications for bridge Health Monitoring

Aaron Schanck, TIDC with Dr. Tzuyang Yu, Professor, and Dr. Xingwei Wang, Professor. Presentation by UMass Lowell

Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center (TIDC), University of Maine


3:00 pm/Central

Can Augmented Reality Help Pedestrians Safely Cross Multiple Lanes of Traffic?

Joe Kearney, The University of Iowa

Safety Research Using Simulation (SAFER-SIM), University of Iowa


3:00 pm/Central

Virtual Reality Simulation to Evaluate Drivers’ Mental Models of Advanced Vehicle Technologies

Ganesh Pai and Anuj K Pradhan, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Safety Research Using Simulation (SAFER-SIM), University of Iowa