We embrace interdisciplinary research by exploring the unique ways in which transportation intersects with so many aspects of our daily lives. Below are the core of our research faculty and staff, but you can find our comprehensive list of contributors in our Researcher Directory.
Professor of civil and environmental engineering, 2016 Fulbright Scholar, and major contributer to multimodal modeling. She has led research efforts into Contextual Influences on Trip Generation, Examining Consumer Behavior and Travel Choices, the Development of a Pedestrian Demand Estimation Tool and more.
Jennifer Dill, Ph.D.
Director, Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC)
Interim Vice President, Research and Strategic Partnerships at Portland State University
Professor, Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning
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Director of TREC and the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), Jennifer is also a professor of urban studies and planning. Currently serving as Interim Vice President of Research at Portland State University, she is an internationally cited researcher on sustainable transportation. Among her research projects are Lessons from the Green Lanes: Evaluating Protected Bike Lanes in the U.S., Understanding Types of Cyclists Nationally, Pedestrian Observation and Data Collection Curriculum and more. See her researcher profile here.
Professor of civil and environmental engineering, director of the Transportation Technology and People (TTP) research lab, widely cited scholar and member of the Transportation Research Board Network Modeling Committee and Transportation and Logistics Committee.
His research investigates things like the Impact of Advanced Technologies on Livability and Multimodal Transportation Performance Measures in Arterial Corridors, Exploiting New Data Sources to Quantify Arterial Congestion and Performance Measures at a Regional Scale, and more.
Aaron's research explores policy, finance, environmental justice, public transportation, sustainability, bicycle transportation, social change, the Distributional Effects of Regional Transportation Plans and Projects, Planning for livable communities, and more..
Assisant professor of urban studies and planning, assistant director of the Northwest Economic Research Center, and noted environmental and resource economist.
Jenny Liu's research has looked into Understanding the economic impacts of urban greenway infrastructure, Measuring the Impacts of Social Media on Advancing Public Transit, and the Economic and Business Impacts of Street Improvements for Bicycle and Pedestrian Mobility.
Associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering at PSU, and nationally cited researcher into multimodal safety.
Christopher Monsere's research efforts include Improving Walkability Through Control Strategies at Signalized Intersections, Improving Adaptive Response Signal Control Performance, and Effective Design Treatments for Right-Turns at Intersections with Bicycle Traffic .
Associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Network Modeling Committee, Traffic Flow Theory Committee, and the ASCE Intermodal and Logistics Committee.
Avi Unnikrishnan has contributed to Stochastic and Dynamic Hyperpath Equilibrium Models, Preventing End of Queue Accidents, and the development of a transportation undergradute research fellowship, a program designed to equip engineering undergraduate students with critical thinking and research skills relevant to transportation engineering and planning with a livability theme.
Assistant professor of urban studies and planning, data-driven researcher into land use and transportation planning, and developer of the Transportation Cost Index (TCI), a comprehensive performance measure for transportation and land use systems.
Liming Wang has conducted research on Continuous Data Integration for Land Use and Transportation Planning and Modeling, Evaluating and Enhancing Public Transit Systems for Operational Efficiency, Service Quality and Access Equity, and the development of a data science course, Introduction to Scientific Computing for Planners, Engineers, and Scientists.
Nathan McNeil's research has looked into Evaluating Efforts to Improve the Equity of Bike Share Systems, Contextual Guidance at Intersections for Protected Bicycle Lanes and Bicycle and Pedestrian Traffic Monitoring Data Quality, among others. He also worked on the FTA Manual on Pedestrian and Bicycle Connections to Transit, published in 2017.
Sirisha Kothuri's research includes investigations into Incorporating Pedestrian Considerations into Signal Timing, Improving Walkability Through Control Strategies at Signalized Intersections, Addressing Bicycle-Vehicle Conflicts with Alternate Signal Control Strategies and Improving Bicycle Crash Prediction.
Joe Broach's research projects include Incorporate Emerging Travel Modes in the Regional Strategic Planning Model (RSPM) Tool, Transferability & forecasting of the Pedestrian Index Environment (PIE) for modeling applications, and Travel Mode Choice Framework Incorporating Realistic Bike and Walk Routes.