Faculty / Staff

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 four 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
312.413.7568
sriraj@uic.edu
Read P.S. Sriraj’s biography

Robert E. Ginsburg, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Transportation Policy and Finance focused on Public Transit and Inter-modal Freight, Government Finance and Budgets, Public Administration,  Impacts of Technology and Economic Development, Regional Economic Development, Evaluation and Development of Alternative Energy Projects.
351 CUPPA Hall
312-413-4663
reginsb@uic.edu
Read Robert Ginsburg’s biography.

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
312.996.4713
pavlos@uic.edu
Read Paul Metaxatos’ biography.
Website profile.

UTC Research Staff

Lise Dirks, MA
Senior Associate
Land Use and Travel Behavior, Public Transportation Planning and Policy, Job Access/Reverse Commute Program, Geographic Information Systems in Transportation.
366 CUPPA Hall
312.413.1198
ldirks1@uic.edu
Read Lise Dirks’ biography.

James C. LaBelle, MA
Senior Research Specialist

jimlabelle51@gmail.com
Read Jim LaBelle’s biography.

Stephen E. Schlickman, JD
Senior Research Specialist
Schlickman & Associates
UTC Director 2010-2015
steveschlickman@gmail.com

UTC Administrative Staff

Edward M. Bury, APR
Public Information Coordinator
362 CUPPA Hall
312.413.1967
ebury@uic.edu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/edwardmbury
Read Edward Bury’s biography
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Paola Caicedo
Manager Research Operations/CUPPA
343 CUPPA Hall
312-413-9010
pcaicedo@uic.edu

George Yanos
Principal Research Programmer
Information Technology and Transportation
349 CUPPA Hall
312.413.0059
gyanos@uic.edu
Read George Yanos’ biography.

Professor Emeritus and Past Directors

Ashish Sen, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning
UTC Director 1996-1998
ashish34@earthlink.net

Siim Sööt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Emeritus
UTC Director 1998-2000
siim@uic.edu
Read Siim Sööt’s biography

Sue McNeil, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Delaware College of Engineering
UTC Director 2000-2005

Website profile
smcneil@udel.edu

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

Website profile
piyushimita.thakuriah@glasgow.ac.uk

 

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