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brakewoodMy name is Candace Brakewood, and I am an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the City College of New York.

Research 
My interests include public transportation, transportation planning, and intelligent transportation systems. My research focuses on understanding how new information and communication technologies can be used to improve transportation systems. Recently, I have conducted studies to evaluate the impacts of real-time transit information on passenger behavior in New York CityTampa 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, such as 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.

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.