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Stan Caldwell

Stan Caldwell


Adjunct Associate Professor of Transportation and Public Policy

Stan Caldwell joined Carnegie Mellon in 2010.  In 2014, he was appointed Adjunct Associate Professor of Transportation and Public Policy at the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University.  He teaches courses in intelligent transportation systems and advises student projects related to transportation. 

Stan serves as Executive Director of Carnegie Mellon’s Traffic21 Institute which is housed in the Heinz College and Deputy Executive Director of the Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation University Transportation Center (T-SET UTC) which is housed in the College of Engineering.  Both Traffic21 and the T-SET UTC are co-housed and co-staffed, and Stan manages the day-to-day operations of both research centers.  These centers fund and coordinate faculty from across the University in interdisciplinary transportation research.  The research centers maintain a primary focus on deploying transportation research and technology in the community and work with public and private partners to use Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania a smart transportation test bed.  Through the work of these centers Stan has taken a nationally active role in the emerging intelligent transportation industry and serves on the Leadership Circle of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America and developed the industry recognized Traffic21 Blog.  He is also active in the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International and the Pennsylvania State Transportation Innovation Council.           

Additionally Stan has an appointment in Carnegie Mellon’s office of Government Affairs as Director of State Relations where he interfaces with state and local officials and community organizations. 

Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon, Stan was serving as Executive Director of US Senator Arlen Specter’s Pittsburgh Office and served as political director for the Senator’s 2010, 2004, and 1998 re-election campaigns.  For 17 years he worked in both official and political capacities for other Pennsylvania elected officials including Supreme Court Justice Sandra Shultz Newman, Superior Court Judge John Bender, US Senator Rick Santorum and various candidates.  Stan also founded a consulting company that focused on community organizing where he developed and managed initiatives such as the “RAD Works Here” campaign in 2000 to build community support for the Allegheny Regional Asset District.     

Stan has also worked for the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, the Southern Alleghenies Conservancy and the US Department of the Interior, National Park Service. 

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