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
I will be attending the Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) in January. My students, collaborators, and I will be presenting the following research papers:

  • A Planning Framework for Autonomous Shuttles: A Case Study Approach. Poster Session on Monday 1/13 from 8:00-9:45AM.
  • A Longitudinal Analysis of Light Rail and Streetcar Safety in the United States. Lectern Session on Monday 1/13 from 1:30-3:15PM.
  • Evaluation of Crowdsourced Event Reports for Real Time Implementation-Spatial and Temporal Accuracy Analyses. Lectern Session on Tuesday 1/14 from 3:45-5:30PM.
  • Verification of Crowdsourced Speed Data in Surface Streets: A Case Study of Waze and Bluetooth Speed Data in Sevierville, TN. Poster Session on Wednesday 1/15 from 2:30-4:00PM.

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).

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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