Siddhartha Gulhare is a postdoctoral researcher in the 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program at the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis. His interest lies in data driven decision making, which includes – Data modelling (discrete choice analysis and artificial neural networks); Data analytics; and Data visualization. He is currently working with travel survey data and with other passive data sources such as streetlight data. Before coming to UC Davis, Siddhartha received his PhD in transportation engineering from University of Florida, where his PhD thesis focused on extracting travel behavior from Machine Learning models. He received his master’s degree in transportation engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from National Institute of Technology Calicut, India.
Jingyuan Zhao is currently a postdoctoral research fellow in the Energy Futures (EF) Research Program at the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS), University of California Davis (UCD). The EF Program is aimed primarily at developing models of the transportation systems within the United States and internationally and conducting comprehensive research and analysis from the aspects of technology, economics and environment.
He was an international student in the group of Prof. Andrew F. Burke and received his Ph.D. in 2018, focusing on experimental and computational modelling to investigate the actual performance of electrochemical systems from conventional carbon-based EDLCs to hybrid systems and ultimately to batteries. He then joined BYD Co. Ltd., where he leads a team of senior engineers in developing state-of-the-art technologies for AI-powered Cloud-BMS, aiming to improve the battery safety and longer the health of lithium-ion batteries during the system’s operational lifetime. Meanwhile, he is a postdoctoral research fellow at the computer science and technology, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology (SIAT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). His research interests focus on electrochemical energy storage systems (EESS) and their applications towards the electrification of transportation and the zero-emission target. The concentrated interest in these studies is driven by the renewable and green applications in transportation and industry.
Kihyun is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Electric Vehicle (EV) Research Center at ITS-UC Davis. Before coming to UC Davis, he holds a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the Ohio State University, specializing in transportation and land use planning. He received his master’s degree in Urban Planning and bachelor’s degree in Economics from Chung-Ang University in South Korea.
Theodora is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Electric Vehicle (EV) Research Center of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis. Theodora obtained her Ph.D. and Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University, USA, with a specialization in Transportation and Infrastructure Systems Engineering. She received her Diploma in Surveying Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. Her research focuses on several topics including the adoption of emerging technologies, demand modeling, and survey design and implementation.
Tri Dev Acharya is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Energy Futures | Sustainable Freight at the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS), University of California, Davis. He is involved in UC Davis Hydrogen Study Group which is studying future hydrogen system design, scale-up, and optimization within California. His responsibilities are collecting and building a geo-spatial database and performing various spatial analyses such as location-allocation and suitability analysis for the deployment of both hydrogen production and refueling infrastructure for heavy-duty and light-duty vehicles.
Before UC Davis, he received his BE degree in Geomatics from Kathmandu University, Nepal, in 2011, and his Combined MS and a Ph.D. degree from the Department of Civil Engineering at Kangwon National University, Korea, in 2018. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Korea and China focusing on geospatial data preparation, modeling, and simulation of land cover, surface water, disaster, and transportation.
Besides research, Tri Dev is also very active in mentoring first-generation and early career professionals through his #Mentor4Nepal Initiative. The goal of this initiative is to help recent graduates and early career professionals focus on enhancing their skillset and provide support for a research project and a collaborative publication. His profile was recently featured on UC Davis Engineering an Inclusive Future: https://engineering.ucdavis.edu/news/postdoc-profile-tri-dev-acharya.