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My research program focuses on transportation and economics. Broad research interests include: the interaction between transportation and economics, trade, energy, transportation network resiliency/criticality/robustness/vulnerability, risk, dangerous goods movement, transport economics, and transport project and policy evaluation.

Recently I have been studying the Spatial Economic and Transport Interaction (SETI) process in the context of globalization. In an increasingly globalized world, there is a need to understand:
1) what new demands from economic activities tied to global networks will be placed on Canada’s transportation infrastructure; and
2) what investments will maximize the capacity, reliability, and resiliency of the Canadian transportation network to enhance the vitality of Canada’s economy.

Tacking these interdisciplinary problems requires a breadth of methodological approaches. My research group employs methods from both engineering and economics including: Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models, Input-Output (IO) analysis, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Random Utility Models (RUMs), Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA), travel demand modeling, microscopic traffic simulation, and optimization.

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Updates


November 1, 2018:

We are making three lectern presentations at the 98th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January 13–17, 2019, in Washington, D.C. Catch us as the Business Models and Appraisal for Developing Country Public Transport session on Monday January 15th, the Changing Landscape and Current Issues of Transportation Revenues also on Monday January 15th, and the Cross-Border Costs, Investment Optimization, and Wait Time Predictions session on Wednesday January 16th. Please contact me for further details!

October 17, 2018:

Congratulations to Wilson Wang for completing his Master of Applied Science(MASc)! Wilson presented his MASc thesis, "Analysing Atmospheric Impacts of Regional Truck Emissions Using an Integrated Modelling Approach". Wilson MASc

Congratulations Wilson!