Students at the UC Irvine Institute of Transportation Studies hosted the 7th Annual UCTC Student Research Conference on February 9-10, 2001. The conference theme was "Emerging Perspectives on Travel Analysis". Student speakers and poster sessions were complemented by a faculty research symposium at which four faculty members presented their UCTC-sponsored research.
We were also honored to have two guest speakers for the event. Mr. Francis
Francois, an internationally recognized leader in transportation administration and finance, gave the luncheon address. That evening, the 3rd Annual Mel Webber Lecture was presented at the conference dinner by Dr. Hani Mahmassani, L.B. Meaders Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and Director of The Advanced Institute of Transportation Infrastructure Engineering and Management.
The annual UCTC student conference is designed introduce transportation students and faculty affiliated with UCTC to each other and to each other's research. Faculty and students from all nine UC campuses are invited to participate, as are a limited number of faculty and students from other California transportation centers. The Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, and LA campuses take turns organizing and hosting the conference. Next year the conference will be held at UC Berkeley – watch this site for announceme