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Dissertation Year Fellows

NUTC awards Dissertation Year Fellowships (DYF) to PhD Candidates who are in their final year of study and conducting dissertation research on transportation or logistics-related topics.

 

Please join NUTC in congratulating the following recipients...

 


 

2020

Kenan Zhang
Understand Pooling in Ride-hail: Efficiency, Equilibrium and Management

Pol Boada-Collado
Dynamic Transportation Procurement with Advanced Demand Information

Jingyuan Bao
Controlling for Heterogeneous Rating Scales in the Analysis of Psychological Attitude Factors: Application in Travel Mode Choice and in Fundraising

Jason Soria
Care to Share? Ridehailing’s Role and Impact in our Communities

2019-20

Lama Al Hajj Hassan
Less-than-Truckload freight planning problem: Designing the service network for fleet automation

Haleh Ale-Ahmad
On-Demand Air Mobility

Sida Luo
Integrated design and analysis of multimodal hybrid mobility systems

Helen Pinto
Integrated Transit System Design with Autonomous Vehicle Fleet Services: Mathematical Formulation, Solution Approach and Large-Scale Application

Liwei Zeng
Leveraging Structure in Public School Transportation Problems

 

2018-19

Alec Biehl
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Investigating Theories of Individuals and Communities for threshholds-of-change. Analysis in the context of active travel adoption

Amr Elfar
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Traffic Operations of Connected and Automated Vehicle Systems: Machine Learning Applications

Archak Mittal
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Assessing the Impact of Connected Vehicles at Freeway, Arterial and Path Level: Modeling, Characterization and Active Management

Aymeric Punel
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Evaluating the Performance of Crowdsourced Delivery system. Sender Behavior agent interaction and Network Variables

Hang Shu
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Pareto-optimal decision making and mechanism design for road franchising

2017-18

Mehmet Basdere
Industrial Engineering & Management Science
Models & Approaches to Multiobjective Arc Tour Problems with an Application to Marathon course Design

Michael Hyland
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Real-time Operation of Shared-use Autonomous Vehicle Fleets: Modeling, Optimization, Simulation, and Analysis

Fiorella Mete
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Assessment of Bridge Performance Through Data Science Techniques

John Miller
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Integrating Dynamic Probabilistic Profitable Tours into the Truck Assignment Problem for User Equilibrium and System Optimal Solutions

Yagci Sokat
Industrial Engineering and Management Science
Transportation & Logistics in Resource Limited Settings

2016-17

Hongyu Chen
Civil & Environmental Engineering
On-Demand Personal Mobility Services in the Era of Mobile Computing: Physics, Economics & Regulatory Policies

Peng “Will” Chen
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Hybrid Transit System: Optimal Routing and Design

Zihan Hong
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Traffic Systems under External Interventions: Characterization, Modeling and Active

Lama Bou Mjahed
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Cohort Effects and Technology Engagement in Connected User’s Sustainable Activity and Travel Behavior

Saeed Rahimi-Aghdam
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Long Term Deformation of Concrete Infrastructures

2015-16

Ying Chen
Civil & Environmental Engineering
From Big Social Media Data to Big Traffic Flow Data: Data Mining Techniques in Transportation

Rainer Widmann
Kellogg School of Management
Economics of Innovation (primary) Public economics/ Politial Economics

Jie “Jeremy” Yang
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Data-Driven Optimization and Analyses in the Transportation Industry

Ali Zockaie
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Path Finding and Traffic Equilibrium in Stochastic Networks Considering Link Travel Time Correlations

2014-15

Madison Fitzpatrick
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Dynamic Attitudes and Social Networks in Travel Behavior Modeling

Mehrnaz Ghamami
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Planning Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles

Qianfei Li
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Optimal Routing Problems in Stochastic Transportation Networks Considering Sustainability

Alireza Talebpour
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Modeling driver behavior in a connected environment: Integration of microscopic traffic simulation and telecommunication systems

2013-14

Charlotte Frei
Civil & Environmental Engineering
User-Driven Demand Adaptive Transit:Enhancing the User Experience through Flexible Transit for Low-Density Communities

Lan Jiang
Civil & Environmental Engineering
City Logistics: Real-Time Management and Planning of Less-Than-Truckload Pickup and Delivery Service

Jiwon Kim
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Reliability in Traffic Simulation Models

Ismail Omer Verbas
Civil & Environmental Engineering
New Approaches to Transit Network Design and Frequency Setting Problem

Joseph Warfel
Industrial Engineering & Management Science
Operations Management of Retail Donation Programs

Weizeng Zhang
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Segmentation Modeling: Applications for Finite Mixture Regression Models to Management of Transportation Infrastructure

2012-13

Yikai Chen
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Statistical Health-Monitoring for Transportation Infrastructure

Timothy Sweda
Industrial Engineering & Management Science
Decision Making for Electric Vehicles

Luis de la Torre
Industrial Engineering & Management Science
Models and Algorithms for Coordination of Humanitarian Logistics

2011-12

Guy Arie
Kellogg School of Management
Multi-Market Contacts in the Airline Industry: Theory and Evidence

Laurence Audenaerd
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Bringing Short-Haul Air Down to Earth: Exploring the Trade-Space of Mode Substitution for Regional Air Passenger Transport Markets

Yue Geng
Industrial Engineering & Management Science
Emission Focused Supply Chain Network Design and Logistics

Yang Liu
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Welfare Effects of Congestion Pricing on Travelers with Different Value of Time: Strategies to Enable Transportation

2010-11

Hamed Alibabai
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Properties of Simulated Path Travel Times

Emily Kushto
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Stakeholder Impacts of Roadway Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Projects

Elaine Croft McKenzie
Civil & Environmental Engineering
An EIO-LCA Framework for the Development of Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure

Chan Seng "Bill" Pun
Industrial Engineering & Management Science
Topics in Airline Revenue Management for Passenger and Cargo Sectors

Xing Wu
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Routing and Traffic Assignment in Stochatic Networks

Zitao Zhang
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Economic Analysis of Transportation Systems

2009-10

Michael Huang
Industrial Engineering & Management Science
Equity in Relief Routing

Marshall Lindsey
Chemical & Biological Engineering
Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Associated with Passenger Vehicle Use in Chicago: A Focus on Location Effects and JTW Travel

2008-09

Michael Lim
Industrial Engineering & Management Science
Managing Risks of Facility Disruptions

David Sellers Smith
History Department
The Credit Man’s Moralism: Salaried Managers & Lag of Mass Consumerism, 1890 - 1925
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