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2008 News in Brief



Sussman receives CCNY’s Alumni Career Achievement Award

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The Engineering School Alumni of the City College of New York (CCNY) have named Professor Joseph Sussman (’61 CCNY; PhD ’67 MIT) to receive their 2008 Career Achievement Award. The annual award is given to graduates of the School of Engineering whose career and achievements are a source of pride to the school and to fellow alumni. Sussman, the JR East Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Engineering Systems Division, will receive the award at the group’s annual meeting on May 27 in New York City. Sussman’s research has focused on large transportation networks and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). In February, he was elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his contributions to understanding large, complex engineering systems with an emphasis on transportation, freight, and traveler systems, and for pioneering work in transportation systems education. An MIT faculty member for 40 years, he wrote a widely used graduate textbook, “Introduction to Transportation Systems” (Artech House 2000). His latest book is “Perspectives on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)” (Springer 2005).