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CATT Lab Director Writes Feature Article for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

CATT Lab Director Writes Feature Article for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

The Center for Advanced Transportation Technology Laboratory (CATT Lab) director, Michael L. Pack wrote “Visualization in Transportation: Challenges and Opportunities for Everyone” which was featured in July/August issue of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Graphics and Applications newsletter.

Pack’s article discusses the preconceived notions about transportation engineering and research, the broader aspect of the field and where the field is headed. Pack notes that five promising areas of transportation research include: real-time visualization; wide-area, real-time visualization; visualizing and mining archived data; massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) for transportation; and virtual design and construction.

This article was also published in the August issue of IEEE’s Computing Now newsletter. To read the article visit: Computing Now (links to article).

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About the CATT Lab

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

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