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Brakewood_new_headshot_croppedMy name is Candace Brakewood, and I am an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Latest News and Publications
My most recent publication is a literature review of the passenger benefits of real-time transit information co-authored with Kari Watkins and is the focus of an interview with Sidewalks Labs summarized here.  Also, I recently received the Transportation Research Board’s 2017 Fred Burggraf Award, which recognizes the year’s best paper by young researchers. The paper, which is available here, was co-authored with three of my former students at the City College of New York: Rachel Beer, Subrina Rahman, and Jennifer Viscardi.

Research Interests
My research interests include transportation planning, public transportation, and shared mobility systems.  My recent research projects focus on four key areas, which are:

1. Transit Mobile Ticketing (read more here);
2. Rider Impacts of Real-Time Information (more info here);
3. Use of the Transit App (more here); and
4. Shared Mobility Services (more info here).

Education
I have a PhD in Civil Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, dual Master of Science degrees in Transportation and Technology Policy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

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