News | METRANS Announces Research Webinars for Spring 2021

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by Zhaoyang (Zoey) Li, USC Viterbi School of Engineering, M.S. Civil Engineering (Transportation Engineering), Class of 2021

METRANS has had a long tradition of hosting engaging and informative public events. Since moving to online events, we are proud to share that our events have continued to reach diverse participants - now from across the globe - interested in transportation. We continue this tradition this spring, showcasing cutting edge transportation research in a virtual format. In addition to our hour-long research seminars, this spring we include our annual signature event, the Emerging Scholars Transportation Research Symposium, where we invite keynote speakers and advanced transportation students to share their research. We encourage you to contact Dr. Victoria Deguzman at [email protected] for more information or to attend any of these events.

Upcoming spring events include:

(1) Analyzing Impacts of Major Events: Case Study of the Los Angeles Coliseum

Thursday, February 18, Noon (Pacific)

Speakers: Dr. Genevieve Giuliano, USC and Yougeng Lu, USC


(2) 2021 Emerging Scholars Transportation Research Symposium

Tuesday, March 2 – Wednesday, March 3 (two, half day programs)

Keynote speakers: California Senator Fran Pavley and Dr. Susan L. Handy, UC Davis


(3) Congestion Reduction Via Personalized Incentives

Thursday, March 11, Noon (Pacific)

Speakers: Dr. Meisam Razaviyayn, USC and Ali Ghafelebashi, USC


(4) Improving Shared-ride Mobility Service through Bi-criterion Path-finding

Wednesday, March 11, Noon (Pacific)

Speaker: Dr. Michael Hyland, UC Irvine


(5) Understanding Mobility Changes in Response to COVID 19: Los Angeles Case Study

Thursday, March 25, Noon (Pacific)

Speakers: Yougeng Lu, USC, and Dr. Genevieve Giuliano, USC


About the author:

Zhaoyang Li is a second-year Master's student studying Transportation Engineering in the M.S.Civil Engineering program at USC Viterbi School of Engineering. She is a METRANS staff member and is the Event Team Lead.