Farzana Khatun received the Graduate Dean's Dissertation Fellowship (GDDF) from UCI
During summer 2021, Farzana Khatun, a 5th year PhD candidate of Transportation Science, received the 2021 Graduate Dean's Dissertation Fellowship (GDDF) from UCI. The fellowship aims to increase dissertation and thesis completion amongst doctoral and MFA students. This award is intended for students in their final year of graduate study who have a realistic expectation of degree completion during the 2021-2022 academic year. Farzana is currently on the verge of rounding out her dissertation that addresses three crucial issues of current public transportation: 1) The impact of emerging technology and new mobility services (like Uber and Lyft) on transit ridership; 2) the effect of private car-oriented policies (like Assembly Bill 60) on transit ridership, and 3) the effect of an unprecedented situation (like the COVID19 pandemic) on transit ridership. Farzana's research findings are informed by econometric models.