Transportation Technology and Policy Graduate Group Faculty

Gwen Arnold, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor, Environmental Science and Policy
  • Energy policy and planning
  • Use and interpretation of scientific knowledge/information in environmental policy decisions and processes
Graduate Group TTP

Jesus Barajas, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Policy
  • Transportation Equity
  • Why and how people travel
  • Planning and policy based on differences in travel behavior and safety
Graduate Group TTP

David S. Bunch, Ph.D.

  • Professor Emeritus, Graduate School of Management
  • Consumer choice behavior
  • Choice modeling
  • New product development and introduction
  • Travel behavior, vehicle choice and alternative fuel vehicles
Graduate Group TTP

Chen-Nee Chuah, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Networked Systems
  • Smart Connected Vehicles & Infrastructure
  • Applied Machine Learning
Graduate Group TTP

Giovanni Circella, Ph.D.

  • Director, 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program
  • Travel Behavior
  • Personal Attitudes and Lifestyles
  • Travel Demand Forecast
  • Discrete Choice Modeling
  • Emerging Trends in Transportation and Shared Mobility Services
  • Mobility of Young Adults (Millennials)
  • Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
  • Impact of Information Communication Technology (ICT) on Transportation
  • Land Use Modeling
  • Smart Growth and Sustainable Transportation
  • Land Use and Transportation Interaction
  • Energy Consumption from Transportation and Land Use
Graduate Group TTP

Paul Anders Erickson, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Electric and Hybrid Drive Vehicles
  • Fuel Cell Vehicles and Power Systems
  • Hydrogen Production and Utilization
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Solar Energy Utilization
Graduate Group TTP

Yueyue Fan, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Transportation and renewable energy infrastructure system modeling and optimization
  • Critical transportation and energy system protection
  • Adaptive network routing and research allocation processes
  • Stochastic and dynamic system modeling and computational methods
Graduate Group TTP

Beth Ferguson

  • Assistant Professor, Design
  • Bike share
  • Solar charging for electric vehicles
  • Public transportation
  • Autonomous electric vehicle share systems
  • Sustainable urban design
  • Ecological materials
  • Social entrepreneurship
Graduate Group TTP

Susan L. Handy, Ph.D.

  • Director, National Center for Sustainable Transportation
  • Co-Director, BicyclingPlus Research Collaborative
  • Associate Director for Education, ITS-Davis
  • Chair, TTP Graduate Group
  • Professor, Environmental Science and Policy
  • Relationships between transportation and land use
  • The impact of land use on travel behavior
  • Factors influencing bicycling as a mode of travel
  • Strategies for reducing automobile dependence
Graduate Group TTP

Scott Hardman, Ph.D.

  • Associate Research Faculty & Assistant Director, Electric Vehicle Research Center
  • Consumer Responses to Alternative Fuel Vehicles
  • Travel Behavior
  • Policy Analysis
  • Global Alternative Fuel Vehicle Markets
Graduate Group TTP

John Harvey, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Principal Investigator, UC Pavement Research Center
  • Pavement engineering, including materials, construction, design, management, life cycle cost and environmental life cycle assessment
Graduate Group TTP

Miguel Jaller, Ph.D.

  • Co-director, Sustainable Freight Research Program
  • Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial and transportation engineering
  • Sustainable transportation systems
  • Humanitarian logistics
  • Supply chain management
  • Operations research
Graduate Group TTP

Alan Jenn, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Alternative fuel vehicle adoption
  • Transitions to sustainable energy systems
  • Quantitative policy analysis
  • Big data statistical analysis
Graduate Group TTP

Alissa Kendall, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Life cycle modeling applied to transportation systems
  • Energy systems
  • Construction materials, and buildings, with the goal of developing sustainable systems
Graduate Group TTP

Yongsung Lee, Ph.D.

  • Co-Director, 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program
  • STEPS+ Affiliate
  • Travel Behavior
  • Information Communication Technology
  • Shared Mobility
  • Autonomous Vehicle
  • Telework
Graduate Group TTP

Mark Lubell, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Policy
  • Human behavior
  • Role of governance institutions in solving collective action problems and facilitating cooperation
Graduate Group TTP

Patricia L. Mokhtarian, Ph.D.

  • Professor Emerita, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Impact of telecommunications technology on travel behavior
  • Land use and transportation interactions
  • Attitudes toward travel
  • Congestion-response behavior
  • Travel time budgets
  • Transportation/air quality impacts of transportation demand management measures
Graduate Group TTP

Somayeh Nassiri, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Pavement design
  • Materials
  • Repair
  • Rehabilitation
  • Management
Graduate Group TTP

Joan Ogden, Ph.D.

  • Professor Emerita, Environmental Science and Policy
  • Technical and economic assessment of new energy technologies
  • Modeling hydrogen infrastructure development
Graduate Group TTP

Susie Pike Cayar, Ph.D.

  • Director, Transit Research Center
  • Travel Behavior
  • Transportation Planning and Policy
  • Sustainable Transportation
  • Public Transit
Graduate Group TTP

Tyler Scott, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Environmental Science and Policy
  • Regulation and policymaking
  • Utility and infrastructure governance
  • Food-energy-water nexus
  • Collaborative governance
Graduate Group TTP

Fraser Shilling, Ph.D.

  • Academic Coordinator
  • Transportation ecology, the interactions of transportation systems with ecosystems and human communities
  • Indicators of ecosystem performance, and policy issues associated with water pollution
  • Impact of sea level rise on integrated planning of shoreline ecosystems and transportation
Graduate Group TTP

Daniel Sperling, Ph.D.

  • Founding Director, ITS-Davis
  • Distinguished Blue Planet Prize Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science and Policy
  • Co-director, ITS-Davis European Transport and Energy Research Centre
  • Faculty Director, Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy
  • Co-director NCST
  • Advisor, MoSAIC
  • Transportation, energy, and climate policy
  • "3 Revolutions" of automated, shared, and electric vehicles
Graduate Group TTP

Gil Tal, Ph.D.

  • Director, STEPS+
  • Director, EV Research Center
  • Professor, Environmental Science and Policy
  • Travel behavior, alternative fuel vehicles, travel demand modeling, transportation planning, environmental policy
  • Non-motorized transportation
  • Creation and use of data in transportation planning process
Graduate Group TTP

Jamey Volker, Ph.D.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • NCST Affiliate
  • Environmental Impact Analysis
  • Transportation Impact Analysis
  • Travel Behavior
  • Induced Travel
  • Parking
  • Accessory Dwelling Units
  • Residential Location Choice
  • Land Use Regulation
  • Environmental Law
Graduate Group TTP

Kari Edison Watkins, Ph.D.

  • Co-Director, Transit Research Center
  • Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • transit planning and operations
  • real-time traveler information
  • perceived and actual safety of cyclists and pedestrians
  • design of multimodal streets
  • natural experiments and innovative survey methods
  • emerging travel behavior data sources
Graduate Group TTP

Stephen Wheeler, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Landscape Architecture Program, Department of Environmental Design
  • Climate change planning for mitigation and adaptation
  • Evolution of built landscapes in metropolitan regions
  • Theory and practice of sustainable development
Graduate Group TTP

Junshan (Joshua) Zhang, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Edge intelligence
  • Reinforcement learning and imitation learning for vehicle automation
  • 5G and beyond for V2V and V2X based connected vehicles
Graduate Group TTP

H. Michael Zhang, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Transportation systems operations
  • Traffic flow theory
  • Traffic control
  • Dynamic traffic assignment
  • Intelligent transportation systems
Graduate Group TTP

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