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Emerging Transportation Engineering Topics Using City as a Lab: A Roundtrip Story between Academia and Public Agency
August 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Are you interested in studying how the urban environment can be used to impact the
daily lives of millions? Do you want to understand how policymakers bring academic research to
fruition? Or, perhaps, you have some nagging questions about your undergraduate studies and
navigating university to be successful? Come join us to learn and network about transportation
research and academia. This event will be jointly hosted by NYU’s C2SMART lab, IEEE Student
Branch and North South University, Women in Engineering Affinity Group at IEEE NSU, and the
NYU ITE/ITS student chapter. The event will consist of a seminar by C2SMART’s Dr. Jingqin
Gao about emerging transportation engineering topics and the urban environment as a sandbox
for transportation research, from both the agency and academic perspectives.
Dr. Jingqin (Jannie) Gao, completed her Ph.D. in Transportation Planning and
Engineering at NYU Tandon, and is currently working as a lead researcher at C2SMART
University Transportation Center funded by US Department of Transportation. She studied
Science and Technology of Optical Information and received her B.S. from Tongji University and
her M.S in Transportation Planning and Engineering from New York University. Her research
interests lie in big data and artificial intelligence solutions for transportation, emerging
technologies such as connected vehicles, traffic simulation modeling, parking management and
transportation economics. Before joining NYU, she worked for the New York City Department of
Transportation on modeling and data analysis to support the agency’s internal planning and
technical review processes. Jingqin plays a leadership role both within her research group and
for the larger NYU Tandon community, serving as the past president of the student chapters of
the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Intelligent Transportation Society.