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METRANS researchers represent several fields of engineering and the social sciences. Researchers are tenure track or non-tenure track research faculty with appointments at USC or CSULB. Since 1998, over 100 faculty have received funding for their research from METRANS. This section lists all METRANS researchers and provides links to their projects.
Chang-Jin  Ahn

Researcher, Logistics Policy and Technology

Chang-Jin Ahn

Korea Transport Institute (KOTI)
315, Goyangdaero Ilsanseo-gu
Goyang-si
Gyeonggi-do
411-701

Projects City Logistics Strategies for CBDs Within the Seoul Metropolitan AreaDeveloping a Parcel Freight O-D and Identifying Parcel Freight Determinants for Seoul Metropolitan Area
Mehrdad  Aliasgari

Professor, Department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science; College of Engineering

Mehrdad Aliasgari

California State Univeristy, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach
CA
90840

Projects Smart Truck Driver Assistant: A Cost Effective Solution for Real Time Management of Container Delivery to Trucks
Luis G Arboleda-Monsalve

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Eng. Management

Luis G Arboleda-Monsalve

California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach
CA
90840-5101

Projects Simulation of liquefaction-induced damage of the Port of Long Beach using the UBC3D-PLM model
Shadnaz  Asgari

Professor, Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering; College of Engineering

Shadnaz Asgari

California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach
CA
90840

Projects Smart Truck Driver Assistant: A Cost Effective Solution for Real Time Management of Container Delivery to Trucks
Matthew  Barth

Director, Bourns College of Engineering - Center for Environmental Research & Technology

Matthew Barth

University of California, Riverside
1084 Columbia Avenue
Riverside
CA
92507

Projects Connected Emission Control Technologies for Freight Vehicles Estimating the Impacts of Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) Technology on Traffic Energy and Emissions
Sonke  Behrends

Ph.D., Technology Management and Economics, Division of Logistics and Transportation

Sonke Behrends

Chalmers University of Technology
Vera Sandbergs Allé 8 A
Gothenburg

Projects The Dualism of Urban Freight Transport: City vs. Suburban Logistics
Antonio  Bento

Director, Global Master of Public Policy and Director, USC-Price Environmental Initiative, Price School of Public Policy

Antonio Bento

University of Southern California
Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 214
Los Angeles
CA
90089

Projects The Cost-Effectiveness of Alternative Policies for Reducing GHG Emissions in the Freight SectorUsing big data to estimate the environmental benefits of congestion pricing in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Hilda  Blanco

Research Professor, USC Price School of Public Policy

Hilda Blanco

University of Southern California
650 Childs Way
Los Angeles
CA
90089

Projects Transit-Oriented Development Opportunities Among Failing MallsFailing Malls: Optimizing Opportunities for HousingLong Beach Transit Strategic Sustainability Plan
Marlon  Boarnet

Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs; Professor & Director of Graduate Programs in Urban Planning, Sol Price School of Public Policy

Marlon Boarnet

University of Southern California
650 Childs Way
Los Angeles
CA
90089-0626

Projects Examining the Geography of Opportunity through a New Public Transit Opportunity IndexWhite Paper on The Sustainability of Building Affordable Housing in Transit Oriented Developments (TODs)Developing Affordable Housing Guidelines Near Rail Transit in Los AngelesSoutheast Los Angeles (SELA) InitiativeInnovation on Job Accessibility with General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) DataSustainable and Affordable Housing Near Rail Transit: Refining and Expanding a Scenario Planning ToolSustainability and Displacement: Assessing the Spatial Pattern of Residential Moves near Rail TransitA National Study of Dockless Transportation: Land Use and Demographic Correlates of Trip Hotspots and Mode ShiftDisplacement and Commuting in the San Francisco Bay Area and Beyond: An Analysis of the Relationship Between the Housing Crisis, Displacement, and Long CommutesNew Open-Source Analyses of Transit Job Access and Transit RidershipUrban Spatial Structure, Employment Sub-Centers, and Passenger and Freight TravelRidesharing, Ride-Hailing, and Transit Ridership: A National Study Using the 2017 National HouseholdGentrification Near Rail Transit Areas: A Micro-Data Analysis of Moves into Los Angeles Metro Rail Station AreasWhite Paper - The Economic Benefits of Placemaking: Transportation ImplicationsUrban Spatial Structure and the Potential for VMT ReductionMeasuring Accessibility Changes for Households Moving Away from Rail Transit Areas
Kanok  Boriboonsomsin

Associate Research Engineer, Bourns College of Engineering - Center for Environmental Research & Technology

Kanok Boriboonsomsin

University of California, Riverside
1084 Columbia Avenue
Riverside
CA
92507

Projects Connected Emission Control Technologies for Freight VehiclesEvaluating System-Level Impacts of Innovative Truck Routing Strategies
Tracy  Bradley Maples

Professor, Graduate Advisor, Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department; College of Engineering

Tracy Bradley Maples

California State University Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach
CA
90840

Projects Wireless Ad Hoc Sensor Networks: Applications, Evaluation and Security
Pierre  Camilleri

Entrepreneur

Pierre Camilleri

DIRECCTE Bourgogne-Franche-Comte
21 Boulevard Voltaire
Dijon
Burgundy
BP 81110 - 21011

Projects Electric Vehicles for Last Mile Deliveries
John  Carlsson

Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering; Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

John Carlsson

University of Southern California
3650 McClintock Ave.
Los Angeles
CA
90089-0193

Projects An Online Cost Allocation Model for Horizontal Supply ChainsQuantifying the Impact of Next-Generation Modes of DeliveryThe 'sidekick' routing paradigm for VMT reduction and improved accessibility
Shailesh  Chandra

Assistant Professor , Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management

Shailesh Chandra

California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach
CA
90840

Projects Investigating Impact of Crowdsourcing on Smart Freight MobilityEvaluating Economic Mobility and Resilience of Multimodal Freight Operations in a Connected Vehicle Environment
Chin  Chang

Professor, Electrical Engineering Department; College of Engineering

Chin Chang

California State University Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach
CA
90840

Projects Development of Fiber Optic Sensor Networks for Transportation Infrastructure MonitoringFiber-Optic Smart Structures for Monitoring and Managing the Health of Transportation Infrastructures
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