Ph.D. Transportation

The doctoral program in Transportation offers a well-balanced mixture of theoretical studies and experimental research, while preparing students to be transportation researchers, planners, engineers and managers who can plan, design, operate, and manage transportation systems in multiple spheres.

Summary

Our program educational objectives are reflected in the achievements of our recent alumni.

  • Research and/or Practice: Alumni will successfully engage in the research and/or practice of transportation within academia, industry, government, and private practice, working toward sustainable solutions in a technical specialty area. Alumni will be able to synthesize technical knowledge of analysis and design to identify, formulate and solve problems of professional interest and importance.
  • Professional Growth: Alumni will advance their skills through research, innovation, professional growth and development activities.
  • Service: Alumni will perform service to society and the profession through membership and participation in professional societies, government, educational institutions, civic organizations and humanitarian endeavors.

Graduates of the doctoral program in Transportation will be able to:

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of a designed experiment and the implications of the resulting data.
  • Verify and justify the solution to a complex transportation problem, including the use of appropriate tools and techniques.
  • Develop and evaluate new, advanced technical knowledge in a specialized area of transportation.
  • Synthesize and explain the relevance and application of new, advanced technical knowledge in both technical and non-technical terms.

Core Faculty

Jonathan Smitherson

Chien, I Jy Steven

Professor

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Chien, I Jy Steven
Professor, Civil Environ. Eng.
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280 Tiernan Hall

Advisement

Jonathan Smitherson

Chien, I Jy Steven

Professor

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Chien, I Jy Steven
Professor, Civil Environ. Eng.
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280 Tiernan Hall