Thank you for your interest in joining my research group. I welcome motivated applicants that are enthusiastic about transportation engineering and planning, from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives. I aim to provide the highest quality graduate training within an inclusive, equitable, and supportive environment.
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 am currently looking for MSc and PhD students for 2022. Successful applicants will 1) have a strong academic background in engineering (all fields, including operations research) and applied mathematics, 2) have excellent communications skills, with above minimum required TOEFL or IELTS scores if an international applicant, 3) be independent thinkers and problem solvers, 4) be responsible individuals who take pride in and ownership of their work, and 5) meet or exceed the minimum requirements for admission as set forth by the UBC Graduate School and Civil Engineering.
If you are interested in joining my group, please send me an email with subject line “Graduate Applicant 2022.” Your email should contain the following:
- A statement (200 words or less):
- Whether you are applying for the MSc or PhD program,
- Introducing yourself and your relevant qualifications,
- Explaining your research interests and why you would like to join my team, and
- Whether you have, or are eligible for, external funding (i.e., NSERC).
- A CV, including two references.
PhD applicants: In addition to the above, it is preferred that you have at least one publication in a reputable journal (and preferably as lead author).
After reviewing preliminary applications, candidates will be contacted and encouraged to formally apply by Jan 31, 2022.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Undergraduate applicants: You are enrolled at UBC in one of the areas indicated above, and are interested in a NSERC USRA, other undergraduate research program, or a summer internship/co-op. Students from other universities can apply through CSC, Mitacs, and other programs. Please contact me by email to set up an appointment to meet and discuss.