• News of the group

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    Spencer Aeschliman receives NSF GRF Award

    May 2023

    Congratulations to Ph.D. student Spencer Jeffrey Aeschliman on receiving the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! Spencer’s proposed research is “Behavior dynamics and pattern identification in evolving transportation systems.Read the CEE department article here.

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    Elisa Borowski defended her Ph.D. thesis

    December 2022

    Elisa Borowski successfully defended her thesis on "Accessing crowdsourced, social, and shared resources: Behavioral research for disruption mobility". She will continue doing great work as an Assistant Professor at UC Irvine!

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    Jason Soria's PhD defense

    May 2022

    Jason Soria successfully defended his Ph.D with his dissertation "Care to Share? Investigating Mobility-on-Demand and other Shared Modes with Big Data and Surveys." Eran Ben-Elia, Yu (Marco) Nie, Joseph Shofer and myself served on the committee. Congratulations Jason and wishing you all the best in your new position at Georgia Tech!

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    Associate Prof. status

    September 2021

    I am honored to announce that I was awarded tenure as associate professor this year, starting september 2021. Thank you so much to everyone in the community, my department, and my team who collaborated, challenged, supported and taught me to be a better researcher!

    Elisa Borowski and Maher Said receive graduate student funding

    2021 fall

    Elisa Borowski is awarded the Engineering school Terminal Year Fellowship while Maher Said was awarded the Northwestern Buffett Institute Global Impacts Graduate Fellowship. Congratulations, well done!

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    DOT Tier 1 Center awarded to Northwestern Transportation Center

    September 2020

    Researchers at Northwestern University, UC-Berkeley, and UT-Austin’s McCombs School of Business are collaborating on research and outreach activities through a Tier I University Transportation Center on Telemobility aimed at assessing how ICT technologies and e-commerce processes will impact the demand for travel and mobility in the future, taking into consideration lessons learned from this dramatic natural experiment. Stathopoulos and PhD student Maher Said are working in the Behavior and Data Team.

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    September 2020

    Amanda Stathopoulos and Agnes Horvat from the NU School of Communication was awarded Seed Funding from the NU Center for Engineering Sustainability and Resilience to Support Innovative, High-Risk, and/or Enabling Collaborative Research to Enhance Engineering Sustainability and Resilience. They will define community vulnerability and examine how households behave when a public health crises overlaps with acute emergencies.

    PhD student Elisa Borowski will work on this project.


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    Borowski and Stathopoulos working on Natural Hazard Center research

    May 2020

    The proposed study by Amanda Stathopoulos and Elisa Borowski was among 18 projects selected for NHC funding and will examine the short- and long-term consequences of the current COVID- 19 crisis on support networks to better understand the resilience of social capital to stay-at-home mandates. The project is titled "Resilience of Social Capital Networks to Social Distancing: Multiscale Evolution of Physical and Virtual Support Networks"

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    Maher Said Wins Supply Chain Data Analytics Competition

    April 2020

    Lab member Maher Said and his group (Emma Zajdela, applied mathematics PhD student, and Eugene Wickett, IEMS PhD student) participated in the 2nd Annual Loyola School of Business Supply Chain Data Analytics Competition

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    Jason Soria receives Eisenhower fellowship award

    December 2018

    Jason is awarded the 2018 DOT Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship for research on the impact on ride-sourcing.

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    'A route to greener travel' Article featured in APS

    Aug 2018

    Research by Alec Biehl was featured in the Association for Psychological Science's. The study was published in the Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour and investigates travel behavior change processes regarding the adoption of active modes.

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    Finite earth award

    Aug 2018

    Amanda Stathopoulos, Wei Chen and Maher Said were awarded an intramural research grant as part of the Finite Earth initiative for the project "Shaping energy futures: understanding adoption of clean technology using novel data sources "

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    International Association of Travel Behavior Research Workshop on Automation

    July 2018

    Amanda Stathopoulos and Yoram Shiftan organized the IATBR workshop on Automation and Self-Driving in Santa Barbara in July. The workshop focused on using structured interactive idea-generation to build innovative research needs statements for an automated vehicle future. A link to the reports is available at http://www.iatbr2018.org/workshop-reports.html

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    Paper Award

    January 2018

    Award for Best Research on Innovation paper by TRB Urban Freight Transportation Committee for joint work with Alireza Ermagun and Ali Shamshiripour on "Performance Analysis of Crowd-shipping in Urban and Suburban Areas"

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    Award for curriculum development

    December 2016

    Amanda Stathopoulos was awarded the Alumnae award for curriculum development at Northwestern. Her course "Engineering Possibilities: Decision Science in the Age of Smart Technologies" will focus on connecting undergraduate students’ understanding of civil engineering with knowledge of current societal challenges. They will learn to identify problems in urban environments and customize engineering solutions for individual communities and cultures.

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