Keynote Speakers


Susan Handy  

Susan Handy is a Distinguished Professor of Environmental Science and Policy and Director of the National Center for Sustainable Transportation at the University of California, Davis, where she also chairs the graduate program in Transportation Technology and Policy. Her research focuses on strategies for reducing automobile dependence, including bicycling as a mode of transportation. She is the author of Shifting Gears, to be published in 2023. 


Cara Wang 

Dr. Cara Wang received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in civil engineering from Tsinghua University and her Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses primarily on data analytics in transportation system, travel and shopping behavior investigation, as well as the spatial interdependence between land use, passenger and freight transport, energy, and the environment systems. She has numerous articles published in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. She was awarded the Benjamin H. Stevens Graduate Fellowship in Regional Science, Pikarsky Prize for the Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation, and the Franz Edelman Award by INFORMS. Dr. Wang was previously the president of the Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA) and a member of the TRB Committees ABJ70 (Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing Applications) and AT015 (Freight Transportation Planning and Logistics). Dr. Wang has served as the Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) of research projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), the National Cooperative Freight Research Program (NCFRP), the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the U.S. State Department of Transportation (USDOT), and the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE), among others.  


Hani S. Mahmassani 

William A. Patterson Distinguished Chair in Transportation 

Director, Northwestern University Transportation Center (NUTC) 

Northwestern University 

Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science


Juan de Dios Ortúzar 

Juan de Dios Ortúzar is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Transportation and Logistics Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC). He is a Key Researcher at the Institute of Complex Engineering Systems (ISCI) and the BRT+ Centre of Excellence. He is a pioneer in the development of discrete choice models and their application to determine willingness to pay for reducing externalities such as accidents, noise, and pollution, leading to valuation methodologies widely used in Latin America and Europe.

He has published over 200 articles in international journals and book chapters, as well as ten books. One of his notable works is "Modelling Transport" (Wiley), which has sold over 18,000 copies and represents the state of the practice, serving as a foundational text in many postgraduate programs in his field. He has served as Editor in Chief of Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice and is a member of the editorial board of several prestigious international scientific journals.

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