CSUTC Researchers

The California State University Transportation Consortium engages with researchers from across the CSU system on a wide range of research and workforce development initiatives. Many of our CSUTC researchers are listed below including information about their campus affiliation, research areas, and completed and/or ongoing CSUTC research publications.


Tathagata Acharya, PhD
Professor
CSU Bakersfield, Department of Engineering Science
 
Research Areas: Building Systems Engineering, Urban Climate, Urban Heat Island Effect.
 
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Asha Weinstein Agrawal, PhD
Professor
San José State University, Department of Urban and Regional Planning
 
Research Areas: Active Transportation, Personal Transportation Devices/Micro-Mobility, Regulations, Survey Design, Transportation Funding, Transportation History, Travel Behavior.
 
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Yushin Ahn, PhD
Assistant Professor
CSU Fresno, Civil and Geomatics Engineering
 
Research Areas: Photogrammetry, Sensor modeling and calibration, UAV, Remote sensing.
 
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Reza Akhavian, PhD
Assistant Professor
San Diego State University, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
 
Research Areas: Activity Recognition, Artificial Intelligence, Construction Engineering, Data-Driven Simulation, Human-Machine Teaming.
 
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Dragos Andrei, PhD
Professor
Cal Poly Pomona, Civil Engineering Department & Pavement Recycling and Reclaiming Center
 
Research Areas: Construction Materials, Infrastructure Management, Sustainability.
 
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Pitiporn Asvapathanagul, PhD
Associate Professor
CSU Long Beach, Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management
 
Research Areas: Wastewater Treatment and Resources Recovery (Renewable Energy and Nutrients).
 
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Amro El Badawy, PhD
Assistant Professor
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Civil and Environmental Engineering
 
Research Areas: Environmental Nanotechnology.
 
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Vahid Balali, PhD
Assistant Professor
CSU Long Beach, Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management
 
Research Areas: Smart Transportation, Virtual Design and Construction, Visual Data Analytics.
 
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Nigel Blampied, PhD
Research Associate
San José State University, Mineta Transportation Institute
 
Research Areas: Public Sector Transportation Project Management.
 
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Maria Calahorra-Jimenez, PhD
Assistant Professor
CSU Fresno, Construction Management/Lyles College of Engineering
 
Research Areas: Infrastructures, Alternative Project Delivery Methods, Decision Making, Risk Management.
 
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Shailesh Chandra, PhD
Associate Professor
CSU Long Beach, Civil Engineering and Construction Management
 
Research Areas: Transportation Planning, Policy and Engineering.
 
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DingXin Cheng, PhD
Director and Professor
CSU Chico, California Pavement Preservation Center, Department of Civil Engineering
 
Research Areas: Pavement Management System, Pavement Materials, Pavement Preservation, Roadway Design.
 
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Wen Cheng, PhD
Professor 
Cal Poly Pomona, Department of Civil Engineering 
 
Research Areas: Deep Learning, Computer Vision, Traffic Safety and Operation, Gas Emission, Public Health.
 
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Eugene Cordero, PhD
Professor
San José State University, Department of Meteorology and Climate Science
 
Research Areas: Climate Change Mitigation, Education.
 
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Fatemeh Davoudi, PhD
Assistant Professor
San José State University, Department of Aviation and Technology
 
Research Areas: Accident Analysis and Prevention, Risk Analysis and Management, Safety Analytics, Statistical Modeling Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning Application.
 
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Burford Furman, PhD
Professor
San José State University, Department of Mechanical Engineering
 
Research Areas: Automated Transit Networks (ATN), Mechatronics, Personal Rapid Transit (PRT), Solar Power.
 
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John Green, PhD
Assistant Professor
CSU Fresno, Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering
 
Research Areas: Agricultural Transportation, Freight Railroads, High Speed Rail.
 
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Steven Hart, PhD
Professor
CSU Fresno, Literacy, Early, Bilingual & Special Education/ Fresno State Transportation Institute
 
Research Areas: K-12 Sustainability Education, Youth Empowerment & Civic Action.
 
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R. Gary Hicks, PhD
Program Manager
CSU Chico, California Pavement Preservation Center
 
Research Areas: Pavement Preservation, Sustainability, Workforce Development.
 
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Ke Huang, PhD
Associate Professor
San Diego State University, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
 
Research Areas: Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits, Intelligent Vehicles, VLSI Testing and Security.
 
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Arash Jahangiri, PhD
Assistant Professor
San Diego State University, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
 
Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence Applications, Big Data Analytics, Connected and Automated Vvehicles, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Traffic Safety.
 
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Xudong Jia, PhD
Xudong Jia, PhD
Associate Dean
California State University, Northridge, College of Engineering and Computer Science
 
Research Areas: Inteligent Infrastructure Design, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Transportation Planning.
 
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Jian-yu (Fisher) Ke, PhD
Associate Professor
CSU Dominguez Hills, Information Systems and Operations Management.
 
Research Areas: Global Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing Strategy, Global Transportation Strategy, Supply Chain Finance.
 
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Jinwon Kim, PhD
Associate Professor
CSU Long Beach, Department of Economics
 
Research Areas: Traffic Congestion, Transportation Economics, Urban Economics.
 
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Joseph Kim, PhD
Professor
CSU Long Beach, Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management
 
Research Areas: Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, Construction Management, Infrastructure Management, Sustainability in Built Environment.
 
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Hovannes Kulhandjian, PhD
Assistant Professor
CSU Fresno, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
 
Research Areas: Applied Machine Learning, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Secure Communications, Underwater Acoustic Communications, Visible Light Communications and Networking, Wireless Communications.
 
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Jaymin Kwon, PhD
Associate Professor
CSU Fresno, Department of Public Health
 
Research Areas: Exposure Sciences, Spatial Analysis, Traffic-Related Air Pollution.
 
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Xiaojun Li, PhD
Associate Professor
CSU Fresno, Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering
 
Research Areas: Pavement, Design, Materials.
 
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Sahar Ghanipoor Machiani, PhD
Associate Professor
San Diego State University, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
 
Research Areas: Connected/Automated Vehicles, Driver Behavior Modeling, Evacuation Modeling, Traffic Safety.
 
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Shishir Mathur, PhD
Professor
San José State University, Department of Urban and Regional Planning
 
Research Areas: Growth Management/Smart Growth, Municipal Finance, Spatial Econometrics, Transportation and Land Use, Travel Behavior, Transportation Economics and Finance.
 
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Mehran Mazari, PhD
Assistant Professor
CSU Los Angeles, Department of Civil Engineering
 
Research Areas: Applied AI, Infrastructure Materials, Resilient and Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure.
 
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Nyakundi M. Michieka, PhD
Associate Professor and Co-Director
CSU Bakersfield, Department of Economics, Center for Economic Education and Research
 
Research Areas: Energy, Environmental Economics, Regional Economics.
 
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Sara Moghtadernejad, PhD
Assistant Professor
CSU Long Beach, Chemical Engineering
 
Research Areas: Additive Manufacturing, Powder Technology, Multiphase Flow, Surface Science, Process Design & Scale-up.
 
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Hilary Nixon, PhD
Deputy Executive Director
San José State University, Mineta Transportation Institute
 
Research Areas: Active Transportation, Pro-Environmental Behavior, Transportation Finance, Transportation Policy.
 
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Thomas O'Brien, PhD
Executive Director
CSU Long Beach, The Center for International Trade and Transportation
 
Research Areas: Intermodal Logistics, Transport Policy, Transportation Workforce Development.
 
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Anurag Pande, PhD
Associate Professor
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Department of Civil Engineering
 
Research Areas: Data Analytics, Microsimulation, Service-Learning, Traffic Safety and Operations, Transportation Engineering, Transportation Network Company Impacts.
 
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Matin Pirouz, PhD
Assistant Professor
CSU Fresno, Department of Computer Science
 
Research Areas: Algorithms, Big Data Analytics, Data Mining, Social Network Analysis.
 
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Fynnwin Prager, PhD
Associate Professor
CSU Dominguez Hills, Department of Public Administration/South Bay Economics Institute
 
Research Areas: Disaster Resilience, Telework, Regional Economies, Supply Chains.
 
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Hamid Rahai, PhD
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
CSU Long Beach, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering & Biomedical Engineering
 
Research Areas: Environmental Health, Ambient and Exhaust Pollution Control, Renewable Energy, Turbulence and Mixing, Industrial Aerodynamics.
 
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Mehran Rahmani, PhD
Assistant Professor
CSU Long Beach, Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management
 
Research Areas: Earthquake Damage Detection in Buildings and Bridges, Structural Identification and Health Monitoring.
 
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Shadi Saadeh, PhD
Professor & Director
CSU Long Beach, Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management, National Center for Transportation, Green Technology, and Education
 
Research Areas: Concrete, Aggregate, Asphalt, Highway Material, Pavement, Sustainability.
 
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Gokce Soydemir, PhD
Gokce Soydemir, PhD
Professor
CSU Stanislaus, Accounting and Finance
 
Research Areas: Applied Econometrics Commuting.
 
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Shahab Tayeb, PhD
Assistant Professor
CSU Fresno, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
 
Research Areas: Cybersecurity, Internet of Things, Internet of Vehicles, Network Security.
 
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Fariborz Tehrani, PhD
Associate Professor
CSU Fresno, Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering
 
Research Areas: Infrastructure, Resilience, Structural Engineering, Structural Materials, Structural Mechanics, Sustainability.
 
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Vesna Terzic, PhD
Associate Professor
CSU Long Beach, Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management
 
Research Areas: Nonlinear Dynamic Behavior of Structures and Their Protective Systems, Probabilistic Performance-Based Seismic Design and Evaluation of Buildings and Bridges, Seismic Performance Assessment and Resilience Evaluation of Civil Infrastructure.
 
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Christian Wandeler, PhD
Christian Wandeler​, PhD
Associate Professor
CSU Fresno, Curriculum & Instruction
 
Research Areas: Agile, Career and Technical Education, Hope.
 
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Chihhao Wang, PhD
Associate Professor
CSU Fresno, Geography and City and Regional Planning
 
Research Areas: Natural Hazard Mitigation, Land-Use and Transportation Modeling, GIS and Spatial Statistics, Optimization.
 

Xun Xu, PhD
Associate Professor
CSU Stanislaus, Department of Management, Operations, and Marketing
 
Research Areas: Operations Management, Supply Chain Management.
 
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Kun Zhang, PhD
Assistant Professor
CSU Chico, Department of Civil Engineering
 
Research Areas: Asphalt Material and Pavement, Intelligent Transportation Infrastructure, Numerical Modeling (CFD, DEM, FEM), Pavement Preservation, Recycling.
 
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Yongping Zhang, PhD
Associate Professor
Cal Poly Pomona, Department of Civil Engineering
 
Research Areas: Travel Demand Modeling, Active Transportation and Built Environment, Traffic Safety.
 
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