Alumni Updates 2012

Urban Transportation Center Graduate Assistants 2012

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 Student/Degree — Michael Alvino, MUPP

Thesis/Adviser — Neighborhood Walkability: From Measurement to Planning/Dr. P.S. Sriraj
Employer — The National Mall

Student/Degree — Bo Feng, MUPP

Thesis/Adviser — Chicago Mobility: On-Demand Personal Transit for Complete Multi-Modal Network/Dr. P.S. Sriraj
Employer — Greater North Michigan Avenue Association

 Student/Degree — Ming Yan Fu, MUPP

Thesis/Adviser — Evaluating the Economic Impact of Freight Investment in Chicago Using Computable General Equilibrium/Dr. Kazuya Kawamura
Employer — N/A

 Student/Degree — Lu Gan, MUPP

Thesis/Adviser — Bicycle Injury Safety in Bicycle/Motor Vehicle Crashes: A Case Study of the City of Chicago/ Dr. Piyushimita Thankuriah
Employer — N/A

 Student/Degree — Rebecca Geissler, MUPP

Thesis/Adviser — Mapping Safe Crossings and Bus Stops: A Case Study in Chicago to Improve Pedestrian Safety/Dr. P.S. Sriraj
Employer — Chicago Transit Authority

 Student/Degree — William Gillespie, MUPP

Thesis/Adviser — Chicago Mobility: On-Demand Personal Transit for a Complete Multi-Modal Network/Dr. P.S. Sriraj
Employer — Chicago Transit Authority

 Student/Degree — Riccardo Herbert, MUPP

Thesis/Adviser — Using Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to Promote Personal Transit for a Complete Mulit-Modal Network/Dr. Kazuya Kawamura
Employer — Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Business School

Student/Degree — Michael Mary Kauffman, MUPP

Thesis/Adviser — A Feasibility Growth Study of Native Moss and Associated Self-Sustaining Flora on Vertical Infrastructure/Dr. Kazuya Kawamura
Employer — Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Business School

Student/Degree — Andrew Keller, MUPP

Thesis/Adviser — Creating a Transit Service Index/Dr. P.S. Sriraj
Employer — Appiphony LLC

 Student/Degree — Meredith Klekotka, MUPP

Thesis/Adviser — Analysis of the Protect Selection Process for Transportation Improvement Plans in Chicago/Dr. Piyushimita Thankuriah
Employer — Trailnet

 Student/Degree — Lok Kwan, MUPP

Thesis/Adviser — Harlem Avenue Corridor: The Identification of Potential Bus Riders and Understanding Influential Motivators Which Encourage the Usage of Pace Bus/Dr. Piyushimita Thankuriah
Employer — Chicago Transit Authority

Student/Degree — Caitlin Lisa, MPA

Thesis/Adviser — (No thesis required for this degree.)
Employer — PAWS

Student/Degree — Steven Manella, MUPP

Thesis/Adviser — Effective Approaches to Increase Public Benefits of Freight Intermodal Terminals — Interviews of Stakeholders/Dr. Kazuya Kawamura
Employer — Metra

Student/Degree — Judson Murchie, MUPP

Thesis/Adviser — Evaluating the Economic Impact of Freight Investment in Unique Economies Using Input-Output
Employer — Ph.D. Student at Syracuse University

Student/Degree — Emi Nakamura, MBA, MSA

Thesis/Adviser — (No thesis required for this degree.)
Employer — Deloitte, Chicago

Student/Degree — Nabil Nazha, MUPP

Thesis/Adviser — Increasing Bike and Pedestrian Safety in Chicago’s Most Dangerous Intersections/Dr. Kher Al Kodmany
Employer — Ph.D. Student at UIC

Student/Degree — Katherine Rovinsky, MUPP

Thesis/Adviser — Identifying Pedestrian Safety Issues for the Central Florida Commuter Rail Project/Dr. P.S. Sriraj
Employer — Nielsen Company