In September of 2016, Dr. P.S. Sriraj was appointed Director of the Urban Transportation Center at UIC. He also is Director of the Metropolitan Transportation Support Initiative (METSI) and Research Associate Professor. His areas of expertise include public transportation systems, welfare-to-work, transportation asset management, GIS in transportation, socio-economic factors, and addressing systems thinking/complex problems.
Since 2000 he has served as principal investigator or a senior researcher on more than 20 funded research projects. His research has addressed the integration of transit modes, alternative funding sources for intercity passenger rail, the benefits of freight infrastructure improvement, transit technologies and other subjects.
Dr. Sriraj earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in civil engineering and a Master’s of science degree in civil engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. And, he holds a Master’s of Science in physics and a Bachelor’s of Engineering in Civil Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, India.