Dr. Kara M. Kockelman PhD, PE

Home Instruction Research Papers Links of Interest My Terrific Graduate Students TxDOT Research Projects
Photo #2 of Kockelman

Dewitt Greer Centennial Professor of Transportation Engineering
Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin


PhD., 1998, The University of California at Berkeley, Civil Engineering
M.S., 1996, The University of California at Berkeley, Civil Engineering
M.C.P., 1996, The University of California at Berkeley, City and Regional Planning
B.S., 1991, The University of California at Berkeley, Civil Engineering

Contact Information

1 University Station (Mail Code C1761),
Austin, TX 78712-1076


RESEARCH PAPERS (pre-prints & conference copies)

Self-driving, Automated, & Connected Vehicles (shared autonomous fleet operations, benefit-cost analysis, safety implications, behavioral & energy impacts)

Energy & Greenhouse Gas Emissions (fleet evolution, urban systems evolution, & energy policy)

Roadway Pricing (including credit-based congestion pricing, welfare estimates & land use effects)

Travel Demand Modeling (role of the built environment, Roy's Identity, trip scheduling, traveler welfare, trip table estimation)

Traffic Safety (crash analysis: count, severity, frequency models)

Transportation-Trade-Land Use Models & Analysis of Spatial Data (spatial econometrics, multiregional models, home choice, uncertainty propagation)

Vehicle Distinctions (passenger cars vs. light-duty trucks, SUVs, ownership, external costs)

Traffic Flow (flow-density relationships by vehicle type, approximate dynamic traffic assignment)

Property Valuation (homes & businesses, vis-a-vis locational accessibility)

Other Topics (economic impacts of bypasses, state-local coordination, sidewalk cross-sloping)


CE311S: Elementary Statistics for Civil Engineering
(CE311S Lab Section Webpage + Quick-Practice Problem Set Modules + Signalized Intersection Simulations)

CE321: Transportation Systems

CE367G: Level II Capstone Course: Design & Evaluation of Ground-Based Transportation Systems, Microstation & GEOPAK Assignments

CE367: Highway Engineering & Advanced Geometric Design & Lab Assignments

CE392H & CRP384: Urban Transportation Planning - Travel Demand Forecasting

CE392T: Transport Economics

CE392E: Acquisition and Analysis of Transport Data

RESEARCH: Self-Driving, Automated, & Connected Vehicles

A compilation of CAV definitions, literature, and recommendations designed for the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metropolitan Planning Organization (NCTCOG) can be found here: http://smarttransport.solutions/ .

RESEARCH: Energy & Greenhouse Gas Emissions

RESEARCH: Roadway Pricing

RESEARCH: Travel Demand

RESEARCH: Traffic Safety

RESEARCH: Land Use-Transportation-Trade Models & Analysis of Spatial Data

RESEARCH: Vehicle Distinctions

RESEARCH: Traffic Flow

RESEARCH: Property Valuation

RESEARCH: Other Topics


Tips and Tricks to Stay Cool During Summer in Texas
Summary of the Transportation Engineering Jobs Panel on 12/14/2023
Recording of the Transportation Engineering Jobs Panel on 12/14/2023
Synthetic Population of US Census Tracts (10% Sample in 2019) by Dr. Yantao Huang
U.T. Transportation Engineering: Graduate & Undergraduate Programs, Research, & People
U.T. Austin's Department of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering Home Page
U.T. Austin's Campus Home Page
CTR - The Center for Transportation Research at U.T. Austin
Homepage of the Statistical Methods Committee, Transportation Research Board (ABJ80)
Homepage of the Transportation Economics Committee, Transportation Research Board (ABE20)
Homepage of the Travel Survey Methods Committee, Transportation Research Board (ABJ40)
Transportation Network Analysis book (free!) by S. Boyles, N. Lownes & A. Unnikrishnan (2020)
New Vehicle Technologies Surveys (Fall 2014)
Crash Histories Surveys (Spring 2012)
Electric Vehicle Adoption & Use Survey (Summer 2009)
Energy Use & Climate Policy Opinion Survey (Fall 2008)
Gas Price Response Survey (Winter & Spring 2006/2007)
Carsharing Survey (Fall & Winter 2006/2007)
Apartment Dwellers Survey (Spring 2005)
Recent Movers Survey (Spring 2005)
Public Perceptions of Tolling & Transportation Policies Phone Interview Survey (Early 2004)
Sidewalk Survey for Persons with Physical Disabilities (1999)
News Stories catalogued by CTR
CTR's Recent Technical Reports
U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics Website
Economics Data Set Sources
Friday Forum for Future Female Faculty 2002 & 2003, Careers in Engineering for, & National Academy's Engineer Girl website
Squirrels of UT
Bungee-Jumping Kockelman Brothers
                                                                               Artwork by Stefan MÅS Persson.

Go to: U.T. Austin's Department of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering Home Page

PRODUCTS of recent TxDOT-sponsored research activities (from CTR's website):

TxDOT Project 0-6838

Bringing Smart Transport to Texans: Ensuring Benefits of a Connected & Autonomous Transport System

1/16/2015 - 8/31/2018

TxDOT Project 0-6849

Implications of Automated Vehicles on Safety, Design and Operation of Texas Highway System

1/15/2015 - 8/31/2016

TxDOT Project 0-6847

An Assessment of Autonomous Vehicles: Traffic Impacts & Infrastructure Needs

1/15/2015 - 12/31/2016

TxDOT Implementation 5-6235-01

Implementation of Project Evaluation Toolkit for Abstracted Networks

6/13/2011 - 8/31/2012

TxDOT Project 0-6628

Economic Considerations in Transportation System Development & Operations

9/1/2010 - 8/31/2012

TxDOT Project 0-6487

Development of a Performance Measurement Based Methodology to Objectively Compare Operational Improvements with Capacity Additions

9/1/2009 - 8/31/2011

TxDOT Implementation 5-5667-01

Implementation of Accesible Land Use Modeling Tools for Texas Regions

1/25/2008 - 8/31/2010

TxDOT Project 0-6971

Incorporating Wildlife Crossings into TxDOT's Project Development, Design & Operations Processes

7/31/2017 - 2/28/2019

TxDOT Project 0-7048

Identify Risk Factors that Lead to Increase in Fatal Pedestrian Crashes and Develop Countermeasures to Reverse Trend

12/17/2019 - 12/31/2021

TxDOT Project 0-7081

Understanding the Impact of Autonomous Vehicles on Long-Distance Travel Mode and Destination Choice in Texas

9/1/2020 - 8/31/2022