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: 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.
Vice President: Josiah Dryer
Josiah is a junior in Civil Engineering at Arizona State University. In 2015, he received his Associate of Science at Yavapai College in Prescott Arizona. He desires to pursue interests in Water Resource Transportation and development, using aspects from the involvement with Transportation and Environmental Engineers. He lives an active life pursuing every opportunity to get into nature hiking, climbing, fishing, and backpacking.
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: Tassio Magassy
Tassio Magassy 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.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil. His research interest includes travel behavior, traffic safety and operations, and activity-based modeling. In his free time, he likes to go hiking, hangout with friends, and watch sports.