Current UTC Faculty, Staff, Affiliated Faculty and Research Assistants

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 three doctoral level researchers and one master’s level researcher. An administrative staff of three professionals provides support to the UTC transportation research team.

Meet the current faculty and staff of the Urban Transportation Center at UIC.

Dr. P.S. Sriraj, PhD
Director of the Urban Transportation Center, Director of Metropolitan Transportation Support Initiative (METSI) and Research Programs, Research Associate Professor 

Dr. Paul Metaxatos, PhD
Research Associate Professor, Associate Director for Research Programs

Dr. Joseph Fazio, PhD, PE, PTOE
Visiting Research Specialist 

Dr. Jaeyong Shin, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Lise Dirks, MUPP
Senior Research Specialist

Edward M. Bury, MA, APR
Public Information Coordinator

Paola Caicedo
Director of Finance

George Yanos
Principal Programmer


Affiliated Faculty: Research also is supported by some 20 Affiliated Faculty members from UIC colleges of Business, Engineering and Public Health.

Research Assistants: The Center also hosts PhD and Master's degree student researchers from the UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs and College of Engineering.


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