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
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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
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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
Read Lise Dirks’ biography.
Stephen E. Schlickman, JD
Senior Research Specialist
Schlickman & Associates
UTC Director 2010-2015
UTC Administrative Staff
Manager Business Operations/CUPPA
343 CUPPA Hall
Professor Emeritus and Past Directors
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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