Transportation research experts, each with a broad range of experience and specialized skills, make up the Urban Transportation Center research staff. The permanent UTC research staff is comprised of two doctoral level researchers and two master’s level researchers. An administrative staff of three professionals provides support to the UTC transportation research team.
UTC researchers also work closely with UIC affiliated faculty from other colleges and departments. And, Ph.D., graduate and undergraduate students from UIC provide valuable support to UTC researchers on many transportation studies.
UTC Senior Research Staff
P.S. Sriraj, Ph.D.
Director of the Urban Transportation Center, Director of Metropolitan Transportation Support Initiative (METSI) and Research Programs, Research Associate Professor
Public transportation systems, Welfare-to-work, Transportation Asset Management, GIS in transportation, Socio-economic Factors in Transportation, Systems Thinking/Complex Problems in Transportation.
370 CUPPA Hall
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Paul Metaxatos, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Research Programs and Research Associate Professor
Passenger and Freight Demand Forecasting, Intelligent Transportation Systems Planning, Transit Planning.
368 CUPPA Hall
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UTC Research Staff
Lise Dirks, MA
Land Use and Travel Behavior, Public Transportation Planning and Policy, Job Access/Reverse Commute Program, Geographic Information Systems in Transportation.
366 CUPPA Hall
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UTC Administrative Staff
Manager Research Operations/CUPPA
343 CUPPA Hall
Professor Emeritus and Past Directors
Stephen E. Schlickman, JD
Schlickman & Associates
UTC Director 2010-2015
Ashish Sen, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning
UTC Director 1996-1998
Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah, Ph.D.
Halcrow Chair of Transport, Professor of Urban Studies and Affiliated Professor of the School of Engineering, University of Glasgow
UTC Director 2005-2010
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