Graduate Student Researchers


Jee Eun Kang
Hometown: Seoul, Korea
Objective: MS Civil Engineering
Adviser: Stephen G. Ritchie
Interests: Transportation research
Hobbies: Backpacking, skiing
Ankoor Bhagat
Hometown: Nagpur, India
Objective: PhD Civil Engineering
Adviser:

Michael G. McNally

Interests: Intelligent transportation systems, traffic simulation, ATMS and safety
Hobbies: Traveling, music, movies, cooking
Wei Li
Hometown Henan, China
Objective: PhD Policy, Planning & Design
Adviser: Jean-Daniel Saphores
Interests: Urban and transportation economics, environmental policy
Hobbies: Tai-Chi, swimming, Nunchaku
Pedro Camargo
Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Objective: PhD Transportation Science
Adviser: Stephen G. Ritchie
Interests: Transportation economics, demand modeling
Hobbies: Photography, soccer, dance, hiking
Hang Liu
Hometown: Hebei, China
Objective: PhD Transportation Science
Adviser: Stephen G. Ritchie
Interests: Intelligent transportation systems, congestion pricing, alternative fuel vehicles
Hobbies: Table tennis, badminton, soccer, driving, movies
Pierre Auza
Hometown: Pittsburg, CA, USA
Objective: MS Civil Engineering
Adviser: R. Jayakrishnan
Interests: Transportation infrastructure, health monitoring
Hobbies: Foreign language, mystic traditions in Abrahamic and Indic religions
Inchul Yang
Hometown: Seoul, Korea
Objective: PhD Civil Engineering
Adviser: R. Jayakrishnan
Interests: OD estimation, GPS, car navigation system, forecasting traffic information
Hobbies: Computer games, soccer
Joshua McNeill
Hometown: Stanton, CA, USA
Objective: MS Civil Engineering
Adviser:

Will Recker

Interests: Transportation planning
Hobbies: Soccer, running, movies
Hsin-Ping Hsu
Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan
Objective: PhD Planning, Policy and Design
Adviser: Marlon G. Boarnet
Interests: Social equity, transportation policy
Hobbies: Western philosophy, Chinese literature
Xiaoling Ling
Hometown: Guangxi, China
Objective: PhD Transportation Science
Adviser: Jean-Daniel Saphores
Interests: Transportation Economics
Hobbies: Traveling, cooking
Jaeyoung Jung
Hometown: Seoul, Korea
Objective: PhD Civil Engineering
Adviser: R. Jayakrishnan
Interests: Traffic network with information, GIS
Hobbies: Music
Karen Cohoe
Hometown: Redlands, CA, USA
Objective: MS Civil Engineering
Adviser: Stephen G. Ritchie
Interests: Roadway design, water treatment design, transportation management, project management
Hobbies: Soccer, football, kayaking, reading
Sarah Hernandez
Hometown: Tampa, FL, USA
Objective: PhD Civil Engineering
Adviser: Stephen G. Ritchie
Interests: Transportation planning, travel behavior, public transportation
Hobbies: Biking, hiking, camping, reading
Riju Lavanya
Hometown: Bareilly, India
Objective: PhD Civil Engineering
Adviser: R. Jayakrishnan
Interests: Simulation, traffic control, traffic flow theory, transportation networks
Hobbies: Racquet games, sports, urban psychology, reading, music, independent films
Daji Yuan
Hometown: Dongguan, China
Objective: PhD Civil Engineering
Adviser: Jean-Daniel Saphores
Interests: Transportation system analysis, modeling and planning
Hobbies: basketball, soccer, movies
Steven Spears
Hometown: Richmond, VA, USA
Objective: PhD Policy, Planning and Design
Adviser: Marlon G. Boarnet
Interests: Disaggregate travel behavior models, attitude-behavior relationships, behavioral economics
Hobbies: Cycling, hiking
Miyuan Zhao
Hometown: Liaoning, China
Objective: PhD Transportation Science
Adviser: Amelia C. Regan
Interests: Transporation Economics, maritime economics
Hobbies: Chinese traditional drawing, music
Fatemeh Ranaiefar
Hometown: Tehran, Iran
Objective: PhD Transportation Science
Adviser: Amelia C. Regan
Interests: Simulation models, fleet management, transportation planning, logistics models
Hobbies: rock climbing, guitar playing
Jae Hun Kim
Hometown: Ilsan, South Korea
Objective: PhD Civil Engineering
Adviser: Will Recker
Interests: Travel behavior, travel demand forecasting
Hobbies: Video games, traveling, movies, music
Matthew Redmond
Hometown: Pleasanton, CA, USA
Objective: MS Civil Engineering 
Adviser:

Will Recker

Interests: Intelligent transportation systems, highway traffic
Hobbies: Biking, backpacking, disk golf, reading, dancing, foreign language, swahili
Chih-Lin (Albert) Chung
Hometown: Nantou, Taiwan
Objective: PhD Civil Engineering
Adviser: Stephen G. Ritchie
Interests: Traffic engineering, transportation planning
Hobbies: Tennis
Xing Zheng
Hometown: Chongquing, China
Objective: PhD Civil Engineering
Adviser: Will Recker
Interests: Travel behavior, travel demand forecasting
Hobbies: Soccer, snooker
Sarah Aly
Hometown: Cairo, Egypt
Objective: PhD Civil Engineering
Adviser: Amelia C. Regan
Interests: Project management, system optimization
Hobbies: Watching TV, art, traveling
Gaby Abdel-Salam
:Hometown:: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, USA
Objective: PhD Transportation Science
Adviser: Marlon G. Boarnet
Interests: Transportation planning
:Hobbies Reading, cooking and crafts
Rex Chen
Hometown: Cerritos, CA, USA
Objective: PhD Computer Science
Adviser: Amelia C. Regan
Interests: Vehicle communications, wireless networks
Hobbies: Hiking, basketball, ballroom dancing
David Kim
Hometown: El Monte, CA, USA
Objective: MS Civil Engineering
Adviser: Will Recker
Interests: Transportation planning
Hobbies: Basketball, biking, hiking
Soyoung You
Hometown: Cheonan, Korea
Objective: PhD Civil Engineering
Adviser: Stephen G. Ritchie
Interests: Intelligent transportation systems, surveillance and operations systems, incident detection on freeways and arterials, traffic flow theory
Hobbies: Movies, travel
Hao Yang
Hometown: Anhui, China
Objective: PhD Civil Engineering
Adviser: Wenlong Jin
Interests: Transportation planning
Hobbies: Swimming, hiking, movies
Gavin Ferguson
Hometown: Davenport, IA , USA
Objective: PhD Planning, Policy, and Design
Adviser: Marlon Boarnet
Interests: Land use and transportation modeling, transportation policy and planning
Hobbies: Movies, Japanese language, literature
Qijian Gan
Hometown: Foshan, China
Objective: PhD Civil Engineering
Adviser: Wenlong Jin
Interests: Transportation network, traffic control
Hobbies: Cooking, movies, basketball
Chun-Cheng Yeh
Hometown: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Objective: PhD Civil Engineering
Adviser: Jean-Daniel Saphores
Interests: Travel demand, transportation economics
Hobbies: Baseball, tennis, movies
Tomoaki Nishihata
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Objective: PhD Transportation Science
Adviser: Jan Brueckner
Interests: Transportation policy, transportation economics
Hobbies: Traveling, watching professional sports
Ying Jun (Joseph) Chow
Hometown: New York, NY, USA
Objective: PhD Civil Engineering
Adviser: Amelia C. Regan
Interests: Complex networks, network vulnerability/reliability, freight systems planning and policy
Hobbies: Films, hiking, parlor games, travel
Gunwoo Lee
Hometown: Bucheon, Korea
Objective: PhD Civil Engineering
Adviser: Stephen G. Ritchie
Interests: Traffic flow theory, driving behavior, lane changing model, sustainable mobility, discrete choice theory, microscopic traffic simulation
Hobbies: cooking
Jielin Sun
Hometown: Tianjin, China
Objective:

PhD Civil Engineering

Adviser: Will Recker
Interests: Traffic system analysis, transportation planning
Hobbies: Traveling, watching TV shows
Mahdieh Allahviranloo
Hometown: Khoy, Iran
Objective: PhD Civil Engineering
Adviser: Wenlong Jin
Interests: Network analysis, operation research, traffic modeling
Hobbies: Movies, swimming, badminton
Roberto Ayala
Hometown: West Covina, CA , USA
Objective: PhD Transportation Science
Adviser: Jean-Daniel Saphores Michael G. McNally
Interests: Transportation economics, urban economics
Hobbies: Sailing, golf, travel
Jinheoun Choi
Hometown: Seoul, Korea
Objective: PhD Civil Engineering
Adviser: Stephen G. Ritchie
Interests: Public transportation, travel demand management, emission, traffic flow
Hobbies: Photography
Arianna Valle
Hometown: Yuma, AZ , USA
Objective: MS Civil Engineering
Adviser: Will Recker
Interests: Traffic simulation, driver behavior, highway design and modeling
Hobbies: Tennis, traveling, movies
Raeed Ali Mohammed
Hometown: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Objective: PhD Civil Engineering
Adviser: Stephen G. Ritchie
Interests: Transportation systems and network, travel demand and behavior, transportation economics especially in public transportation
Hobbies: Soccer, movies
Josep Barberillo Nualart
Hometown: Barcelona, Spain
Objective: PhD Civil Engineering
Adviser: Stephen G. Ritchie
Interests: Transportation system analysis, traffic flow theory, transportation and complex networks
Hobbies: Traveling, swimming, movies, soccer
Ming Hsun Yang
:Hometown:: Kaohsinng City, Taiwan
Objective: MS Civil Engineering
Adviser: Will Recker
Interests: Transportation demand and economics
Hobbies: Tea, travel, horse riding
Paul Harer
Hometown:: Huntington Beach, CA, USA
Objective: MS Civil Engineering
Adviser: Will Recker
Interests: Intelligent transportation systems, transportation planning
Hobbies: Sports, cooking
Andrew Polgar
Hometown:: Sacramento, CA, USA
Objective: MS Civil Engineering
Adviser:

Will Recker

Interests: Traffic engineering, transportation planning
Hobbies: Sports
Lima Kopitch
Hometown:: Chernovtsy, Ukraine
Objective: PhD Transportation Science
Adviser: Jean-Daniel Saphores
Interests: ITS, congestion management, incident reduction
Hobbies: Dancing, jogging, traveling, cooking with friends and family

Nilopa Shah

Hometown:: Mumbai, India
Objective: PhD Economics
Adviser: Jan Brueckner
Interests: Urban economics, transportation economics, India's economic development
Hobbies: Reading, cooking, traveling

 

 
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