Hi all! I am a researcher at the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. My research interests lie in the fields of sustainable transportation planning and operations, emerging mobility systems, as well as transportation and energy sectors interdependencies. Most recently, I work towards uncovering active school commuting patterns and model American youth’s walking and biking transportation choices. I am passionate about models and algorithms application to improve sustainable mobility options and serve communities in an equitable manner. I am a member of the Standing Committee of Alternative Transportation Fuels and Technologies (ADC80) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Transportation Research Board.
In the past, I conducted research as a postdoctoral associate at the Transportation Systems Center of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. There, I analyzed energy impacts of connected and automated vehicles as well as ride-sourcing services, funded by the Department of Energy and the California Energy Commission. I received my Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, focusing on transportation, from University of Florida, under the advisement of Dr. Yafeng Yin. I also hold a M.Sc. from Virginia Tech and a Diploma (B.Sc.) from the National Technical University of Athens, both in Civil Engineering.