ITS Director

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Stephen G. Ritchie
Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director, Institute of Transportation Studies
PhD, Cornell University
  
Areas of Interest: Transportation engineering, advanced traffic management and control systems, development and application of emerging technologies
sritchie@uci.edu

ITS Core Faculty and Academic Staff

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Volodymyr Bilotkach
Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
PhD, University of Arizona

 
Areas of Interest: Airline economics, with emphasis on international markets; applied IO theory
 
 
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Marlon G. Boarnet
Professor
Department of Planning, Policy, and Design
Editor, Journal of Regional Science
PhD, Princeton University

 
Areas of Interest: Urban economics, urban planning, urban economic development, transportation planning
 
 
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David Brownstone
Professor and Chair
Department of Economics
PhD, University of California, Berkeley
 
Areas of Interest: Panel study methodology, discrete choice models, bootstrap methodology, housing demand
 
 
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Jan Brueckner
Professor
Department of Economics

PhD, Stanford University

 
Areas of Interest: Urban economics, public economics, industrial organization, and housing finance
 
 
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Sarah Catz
Research Specialist
Department of Planning, Policy, and Design
Director, Center for Urban Infrastructure
JD, Santa Clara University
  
Areas of Interest: Transportation and Infrastructure Policy, public transportation, sustainable development
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Lianyu Chu
Assistant Research Engineer
Institute of Transportation Studies
PhD, Jilin University of Technology, China

 
Areas of Interest: Intelligent transportation systems, traffic flow theory and control, transportation planning, image processing, data compression, applications of artificial intelligence
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Rina Dechter
Professor
Department of Information and Computer Science
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
   
Areas of Interest: Artificial Intelligence: automated reasoning, machine learning, data mining
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Joseph F. DiMento
Professor of Social Ecology and of Management
Department of Policy, Planning, and Design
PhD, University of Michigan
   
Areas of Interest: Planning, land use and environmental law, use of social science in policy making, legal control of corporate behavior, impacts of transportation systems, transportation history
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Gordon J. "Pete" Fielding
Professor Emeritus of Social Sciences
Department of Economics
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
  
Areas of Interest: Transit management and performance, road pricing, transportation finance
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Amihai Glazer
Professor
Department of Economics
PhD, Yale University
 
Areas of Interest: Public choice, analysis of public policy
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Tom Golob
Researcher Emeritus, ITS Irvine

  
Areas of Interest: Travel demand forecasting, multivariate statistical methods, attitude-behavior models, activity analysis, micro-simulation forecasting methods
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Frank Haight [1919-2006]
Professor Emeritus
Founding Editor, Transportation Research Part A
, Transportation Research Part B , Accident Analysis & Prevention
PhD, University of New Zealand

 
Areas of Interest: Applied probability and stochastic processes, distribution theory, queueing theory, traffic flow theory, traffic safety and epidemiology
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Douglas Houston
Assistant Professor
Department of Planning, Policy, and Design
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
  
Areas of Interest: Transportation, air pollution, urban inequality, environmental equity, spatial analysis
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Sandra S. Irani
Professor
Bren School of Information and Computer Science
PhD, University of California, Berkeley
  
Areas of Interest: Analysis of algorithms, on-line algorithms, graph theory and combinatorics
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R. (Jay) Jayakrishnan
Associate Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
PhD, University of Texas, Austin
  
Areas of Interest: Analysis and simulation of urban traffic networks under information, traffic flow theory, traffic assignment, advanced transit technologies
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Shin-Ting (Cindy) Jeng
Postdoctoral Scholar
Institute of Transportation Studies
PhD, University of California, Irvine
  
Areas of Interest: Incident management, route choice, ATMS, traffic simulation
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Wenlong Jin
Assistant Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
PhD, University of California, Davis
  
Areas of Interest: Traffic flow theory, transportation network analysis, intelligent transportation systems
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L. Robin Keller
Professor
Operations and Decision Technologies
The Paul Merage School of Business
Incoming Editor-in-Chief, Decision Analysis
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

  
Areas of Interest: Decision analysis, risk analysis, creative problem structuring and behavioral decision theory
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Kwang (Kane) H. Kim
Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
PhD, University of California, Berkeley
  
Areas of Interest: Distributed and parallel computing, real-time fault tolerant communication infrastructure, architectures of real-time LAN, WAN and parallel machine-based systems
khkim@uci.edu
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Charles Lave [1938-2008]
Professor Emeritus and Research Professor
Department of Economics
PhD, Stanford

   
Areas of Interest: Demand for public transit, transit performance, energy efficiency of transportation modes, automobile choice, transportation safety, travel demand forecasting
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James Marca
Postdoctoral Researcher
Institute of Transportation Studies
PhD, University of California, Irvine
  
Areas of Interest: Real-time vehicle telematics and control using wireless communications systems, activity systems analysis, real-time dynamic travel behavior survey methods, GPS data collection and analysis, intelligent transportation systems
jmarca@translab.its.uci.edu
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Michael G. McNally
Associate Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
PhD, University of California, Irvine
  
Areas of Interest: Transportation systems analysis, travel forecasting models, complex travel behavior, transportation and land use
mmcnally@uci.edu
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Raymond W. Novaco
Professor
Department of Planning, Policy, and Design
PhD, Indiana University
  
Areas of Interest: Human stress, aggression, community psychology
rwnovaco@uci.edu
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Will Recker
Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
PhD, Carnegie-Mellon University
  
Areas of Interest: Transportation systems analysis, analysis of complex travel behavior, disaggregate modeling methodologies, advanced technologies
wwrecker@uci.edu
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Amelia Regan
Professor
Department of Computer Science and
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
PhD, University of Texas, Austin
   
Areas of Interest: Freight network analysis, logistics, intermodal operations, applications of ITS to commercial vehicle operations
aregan@uci.edu
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Craig Ross Rindt
Postdoctoral Researcher
Institute of Transportation Studies
PhD, University of California, Irvine
  
Areas of Interest: Transportation systems analysis, intelligent transportation systems, agent-based modeling, application of emerging technology
crindt@translab.its.uci.edu
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Scott Samuelsen
Professor
Department of Mechanical Aerospace and Environment Engineering
PhD, University of California, Berkeley
  
Areas of Interest: Energy generation, distribution and utilization including the production of electricity, motive power, and propulsive power.
gss@uci.edu
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Jean-Daniel Saphores
Associate Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Planning, Policy, and Design, and Department of Economics

Director, Transportation Science Program
PhD, Cornell University

  
Areas of Interest: Environmental and natural resource economics and policy (with a special interest for water resources, waste management, and the management of stock pollutants), transportation economics, planning and policy, quantitative methods
saphores@uci.edu
Masanobu Shinozuka
Distinguished Professor and
Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
PhD, Columbia University
  
Areas of Interest: Continuum mechanics, micromechanics, stochastic processes and fields, structural dynamics and control, earthquake and wind engineering. Structural and system reliability, risk assessment of lifeline systems including water, electrical power and transportation networks, analysis of socio-economic impact of natural disaster. Remote sensing and GIS for disaster assessment and mitigation, smart materials and structures, nondestructive evaluation.
shino@uci.edu
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Kenneth Small
Professor Emeritus and Research Professor
Department of Economics
PhD, University of California, Berkeley
  
Areas of Interest: Urban economics, transportation economics, econometrics, public finance, environmental economics
ksmall@uci.edu
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Andre Tok
Postdoctoral Scholar
Institute of Transportation Studies
PhD, University of California, Irvine
  
Areas of Interest: Advanced traffic surveillance, commercial vehicle surveillance and traffic flow theory
ytok@uci.edu
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Rodolfo Torres
Professor
Department of Planning, Policy, and Design, Chicano/Latino Studies, and Political Science
PhD, Claremont Graduate School
  
Areas of Interest: Specializations: critical urbanism, the state, class structures, studies in racism and inequalities, poverty and social policy
rodolfo@uci.edu
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Wei K. Tsai
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  
Areas of Interest: Data communication networks, neural networks, parallel algorithms and architectures, CAD for VLSI systems engineering
wtsai@uci.edu

Faculty from other institutions conducting research with ITS, Irvine.