Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Transportation Systems

Our graduate program in Transportation Systems Engineering (TSE) is distinguished by its interdisciplinary approach to the study of contemporary urban transportation issues, and by its unique relationship with the UC Irvine (ITS-Irvine). Detailed information about our graduate degree programs, faculty and recent research can be found at the ITS-Irvine Web site.

The TSE program focuses on the planning, design, operation, and management of modern transportation systems. Emphasis is on the development of fundamental skills and knowledge in engineering, systems analysis, modeling, and planning, combined with advanced computational techniques, to address transportation problems affecting urban travel and goods movement. The program affords a variety of outstanding opportunities for well-qualified and motivated students to contribute to important research, as well as gain valuable experience as professional transportation engineers and planners. Financial support through research or teaching assistantships and a variety of fellowships and scholarships is available to qualified students.

Transportation Systems Faculty

Elisa Borowski 
Assistant Professor 
Ph.D. Northwestern University 
Transportation equity and mobility justice, travel behavior and choice modeling, mixed methods research, community engagement  

Matthew Dean 
Assistant Professor 
Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin 
Sustainable transportation and energy systems, transportation-energy modeling and decision-making, shared automated vehicles. 

Michael Hyland
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Northwestern University
Modeling, design, control, and analysis of smart city transportation systems with emphases on shared-use autonomous mobility services and urban transit networks 

R. (Jay) Jayakrishnan
Ph.D. University of Texas, Austin
Urban transportation network modeling, traffic flow theory, traffic and advanced transit systems control, real time traffic control, large scale traffic simulation 

Wenlong Jin
Ph.D. University of California, Davis
Intelligent transportation systems, traffic flow theory, and transportation network analysis 

Michael McNally
Ph.D. University of California, Irvine
Travel behavior, transportation systems analysis, transportation planning and policy

Stephen Ritchie
Ph.D. Cornell University
Transportation engineering advanced traffic management and control systems, development and application of emerging technologies

Jean-Daniel Saphores
Professor and Chair
Ph.D. Cornell University
Transportation systems; transportation and urban economics; sustainability; green materials; energy and the environment; environmental economics and policy

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