I was recently awarded TRB’s 2017 Fred Burggraf Award. This award recognizes the year’s best paper by researchers 35 years of age or younger. The paper was co-authored with three of my former students at CCNY: Rachel Beer, Subrina Rahman, and Jennifer Viscardi.
My research interests include public transportation, transportation planning, transportation policy, and intelligent transportation systems. Recently, I collaborated on a study that analyzes the impact of bikesharing on bus ridership in New York City. I have conducted numerous studies to evaluate the impacts of real-time transit information on passenger behavior in New York City, Tampa and Boston. Additionally, I am currently collaborating with the smartphone app Transit to study user patterns, including recent studies of transit information use and intercity travel patterns. I also conduct research on mobile ticketing applications for transit, including NJ TRANSIT’s mobile app, the ferry in New York City, and the commuter rail in Boston, and I have studied open payment fare collection systems, including in Chicago and London.
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.