Dr. Yingyan Lou is an assistant professor in the Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering program in the School of Sustainable Engineering and The Built Environment Engineering at Arizona State University. She holds a B.S. and a B.A.Econ degree from Beijing University, and received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil and Coastal Engineering from the University of Florida. Before ASU, she worked at the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alabama. Dr. Lou’s primary area of expertise is transportation systems modeling and optimization, and its applications in enhancing decision making towards a more efficient, reliable, and sustainable transportation system. Her research has led to 18 journal publications, 1 book chapter, and 14 peer-reviewed conference articles. In 2010, she received the Pikarsky Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertations in Science and Technology from the Council of University Transportation Centers. Dr. Lou currently serves as a member in three Transportation Research Board committees (Transportation Network Modeling, User Information Systems, and Highway Safety Performance).
President: Kristina Yuen
Kristina Yuen is a Master's student in Transportation Engineering. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at Arizona State University. She enjoys traveling and baking.
Vice President: Shivam Sharda
Shivam Sharda is a Ph.D. student and research associate in the School of Sustainable Engineering and The Built Environment at Arizona State University. He holds a B.E. degree from Visvesvaraya Technological University, India and received his Master’s degree in the Department of Civil Engineering at Montana State University, Bozeman. His research interest include human factors, psychology, travel demand forecasting and management strategies, machine learning and statistical methods, energy and emission, and activity based modeling. In his free time, he likes to travel, cook or try different cuisines, and play table tennis.
Secretary: Golnoosh Miri
Golnoosh Miri is a Master student and research associate in Transportation Engineering at Arizona State University. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Software Engineering from Azad University of Karaj. She is the webmaster of Railway Applications Section (RAS) of Informs. Her research interests include vehicle routing problem, dynamic traffic assignment and traffic estimation and prediction. She enjoys traveling, camping, cooking, and spending time with her friends.
Treasurer: Jun Xiao and Taehooie Kim
Jun Xiao is a Ph.D. student in the Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering program at Arizona State University. He holds a B.S. degree in Mathematics from University of Science and Technology of China. His research interests include parking management, probabilistic modeling and numerical simulation.
Taehooie Kim is a PhD student and research associate in civil engineering at Arizona State University (ASU). He earned his master's degree in mechanical engineering from Washington State University (WSU). His research areas are traffic network modeling and simulation, connected autonomous vehicle, and population synthesis. In his spare time, he enjoy travelling and exercising.
Internal Liason: Denise Capasso da Silva
Denise is a PhD student and research associate in Transportation Planning at Arizona State University. In 2013, she received full scholarship from Science Without Borders for one year special studies at University of Illinois at Chicago. She has a Civil Engineering Bachelor degree, with minor studies degree on Transportation Engineering from the University of Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil (2015). On that same year, her research project was sponsored by the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, and was awarded for its scientific production at national and international conferences. In addition, she has a Masters Degree on Transportation Planning (2017) from USP. She is currently working on a project about perceptions on Disruptive Transportation Technologies, and her research interests are: shared mobility, accessibility, sustainable and non-motorized modes. She enjoys baking cakes and pies, and trying to learn some classic ballet.
External Liaison: Lei Yudi
Lei Yudi is a master student of Transportation Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU). She likes transportation because it’s dynamic, communicative and close to everyone’s life. Her research interest includes intelligent traffic system and she likes to buy a Tesla in the future. She enjoys traveling and anyone is welcome to join her.
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