Kara Kockelman

Dr. Kara Kockelman is the Dewitt C. Greer Professor of Engineering at UT Austin and is a recognized expert on autonomous vehicle (AV) use, shared AV systems, travel demand forecasting, traffic patterns under congestion pricing, and managed lanes and economic policies. Dr. Kockelman has published 180 journal articles, written 2 books, and received several awards including the MIT Top 100 (Young) Innovators Award (2002), an NSF CAREER Award (2000–2004), the ASCE’s Harland Bartholomew Award for transportation planning contributions (2007), and a Google Research Award (2014) for her travel-demand modeling work on autonomous vehicles. Dr. Kockelman received a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and Ph.D. from UC Berkeley.