I am currently looking for new research team members at all levels, particularly students interested in the PhD program.
I enjoy mentoring students and post-doctoral researchers through their academic journey. Members of my research team are encouraged to collaborate with one another on all aspects of their work, from data collection and coding through preparation of manuscripts and presentations. I meet one-on-one with each student at least once per week, and during the academic year we hold bi-monthly group meetings where students will present research updates and we discuss on-going ideas, issues, and concerns. I am committed to supporting each member of my team in all their academic and research pursuits. I am very proud of them!
I welcome students from a variety of backgrounds, including engineering (all fields), computer science, applied mathematics, aerospace engineering, and operations research. It’s best if you have a strong quantitative background, have an interest in transportation issues and/or applications in the transportation field, and are a dedicated and responsible individual who takes great pride in, and ownership of, your work.
PhD applicants: You must have master’s and bachelor’s degrees in one or more of the areas indicated above, from a reputable institution, with excellent grades, references, and research output. Please email me with subject line “PhD applicant” and attach your CV and research interests. Admission to our PhD program is highly competitive; however, I also offer generous stipends and salaries to PhD students.
MSc applicants: You must have a bachelor’s degree in one or more of the areas indicated above, from a reputable institution, with excellent grades and references. Please email me with subject line “MSc applicant” and attach your CV and research statement.
Undergraduate applicants: You are enrolled at the University of Alberta in one or more of the areas indicated above, and are interested in a NSERC USRA,Dean’s Research Award, Undergraduate Research Initiative, and/or a summer internship/co-op. Students from other universities can apply through CSC, Mitacs, the U of A Research Experience (UARE) and/or possibly others. Please contact me by email to set up an appointment to meet and discuss.
Information on how to apply (graduate students only)
Information about the graduate program in Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta, and how to apply, can be found on the CEE website.
- The University of Alberta, and the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, offers generous support for graduate students that have demonstrated excellent academic performance. You can inquire with the department graduate advisors for details and/or read here.
- Canadian citizens and permanent residents have many additional opportunities for financial support through their studies. Again, see here for details.
- I offer competitive financial support to Research Assistants in my group. This support will amply cover reasonable living costs in Edmonton.
- Edmonton is the 5th largest city in Canada – the capital of Alberta, one of Canada’s fastest growing provinces in Canada. It is a highly dynamic, rapidly growing and changing city. I moved here in 2011, and I am often astounded by how much this city has grown up in that short time. Edmonton is called “the Gateway to the North” given its geographic location and economic position, and also, “Festival City” – see here for info. Another fact I find really interesting is that NAV Canada’s Edmonton FIR controls the largest continental en route airspace, all the way to the Russian border! See this map! Edmonton still remains a relatively affordable city, in Canadian standards. There is a lot of cultural diversity, and people are very friendly too.
Send me an email if you are interested in joining our team. However, I do ask that you remember not to address me as Sir, Mr., or Mrs. Kim, as I am none of those things.
I look foward to hearing from you!