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Tucson, AZ 85719

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Interested in joining the Smart Transportation Lab Team? If so, Research Assistant opportunities are currently available! If you are an M.S. or Ph.D. applicant, please see the official application process listed here. For more information, please click here.


If you are interested in an undergraduate research assistant position, please email me. An application is not required, but your CV is preferred. 

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My research interests highlight a strong connection between information technology (IT) and traditional transportation research. My research  covers four major fields:  1) intelligent transportation systems (i.e. development of advanced traffic detection technology and computer vision applications), 2) large-scale network analyses (i.e. online data management and analysis systems, network performance measurement and traveler behavior analysis), 3) traffic safety (i.e. accident modeling and analysis, and advanced safety vehicles), and 4) Sustainable transportation systems (e.g. climate change impact analysis). More specifically, my research interests are listed as follows: 

  • Intelligent transportation systems (ITS)

    • Image processing and computer vision applications

    • Traffic detection technology development

    • Advanced/information technology applications

  • Large-scale transportation system analysis and optimization using big data

    • Big data management, mining, and analysis

    • Travel behavior and pattern analysis

    • Traffic signal control

    • Freeway and arterial operations

  • Transportation safety analysis and accident modeling

  • Sustainable transportation systems

    • Sustainable infrastructure

    • Transit system improvement

Courses Taught


An introduction to data management, database design, and statistical operations

Special Topics: Transportation Data Management and Analysis


A general introductory overview to transportation engineering concepts and applications

Transportation Engineering and Pavement Design


An overview of several different transportation simulation topics and the technology behind traffic simulation

Advanced Topics in Transportation Simulation