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Sicheng Wang

Ph.D. in Planning and Public Policy

Research Associate

NSF - Preparing the Future Workforce for the Era of Automated VEhicles- WEAVE

Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences

Michigan State University


Planning for An Equal and Sustainable Future

The ongoing technology revolution changes our ways of living, working, traveling, and communicating and redefines our cities. To inform planning and policymaking and promote equality and sustainability in our society, I have dedicated my research career to investigating these changes and understand their social, economic, and environmental impact. My doctoral study and recent projects have examined people’s attitudes and behavioral responses to on-demand ridesourcing and autonomous vehicles, the mobility and accessibility of those using ridesourcing services, the impact of ridesourcing regulations, the influence of sea level rises on infrastructure and job access, and transportation barriers for vulnerable populations such as single parents, women, racial and ethnic minorities, the poor, and those who may suffer from social exclusion.

Great News

My dissertation proposal, "Travel behavior of ridesourcing: A data-driven analysis," was selected by the Regional Science Association International (RSAI) as the winner of the 2020 Czamanski Dissertation Award!

My paper "What is the elasticity of sharing a ridesourcing trip?" was selected as the winner of the 2020 IACP Karen R. Polenske Best Student Paper Award!

The award, established in honor of Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Karen R. Polenske, a prominent regional economist and a leading scholar of China’s sustainable development, is given annually to International Association for China Planning (IACP) student members.

Newest Publications

Variation in Ride-Hailing Trips in Chengdu, China

Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 2020, Vol. 90: 102596

Sicheng Wang, Robert B. Noland

Attitudes towards Privately-Owned and Shared Autonomous Vehicles

Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour  2020, Vol. 72: pp 297 - 306

Sicheng Wang, Zhiqiu Jiang, Robert B. Noland, Andrew S. Mondschein

The Disruptive Effect of Ridesourcing Services on For-Hire Vehicle Drivers’ Income and Employment

Transport Policy  2020, Vol. 89: pp 13 - 23

Sicheng Wang, Michael Smart

Transit use for single-parent households: Evidence from Maryland

Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives  2020, Vol. 8: 100223

Sicheng Wang, Yanfeng Xu

Staying at home is a privilege: Evidence from fine-grained home-dwelling records in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic

Annals of the Association of American Geographers  2021 (accepted)

Xiao Huang, Junyu Lu, Sicheng Wang, Hanxue Wei, Song Gao

Time-Series Clustering for Home Dwell Time during COVID-19: What Can We Learn from It?

ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information  2020, Vol. 11: 675

Xiao Huang, Zhenlong Li, Junyu Lu, Sicheng Wang, Hanxue Wei, Xiaoxu Chen

Synthesizing Neighborhood Preferences for Automated Vehicles

Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies 2020, Vol. 120: 102774

Wenwen Zhang, Kaidi Wang, Sicheng Wang, Zhiqiu Jiang, Andrew S. Mondschein, Robert B. Noland

A route-planning method for long-distance commuter express bus service based on OD estimation from mobile phone location data: The case of the Changping Corridor in Beijing

Public Transport 2020 (accepted)

Zhenbao Wang, Sicheng Wang (co-first author), Haitao Lian

Is it really too far? Overestimating walk time and distance reduces walking

Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour  2020, Vol. 74: pp 522-535

Kelcie M. Ralph, Michael J. Smart, Robert B. Noland, Sicheng Wang, Lisa Cintron

Spatial Distributions of Attitudes and Preferences towards Autonomous Vehicle

Transport Findings 2020, May

Zhiqiu Jiang, Sicheng Wang, Andrew S. Mondschein, Robert B. Noland

Employment Accessibility and Rising Seas

Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 2019, Vol. 77: pp 560 - 572

Robert B. Noland, Sicheng Wang, Scott Kulp, Benjamin H. Strauss

Head Start Availability and Supply Gap of Childcare Slots: A New Jersey Study

Children and Youth Services Review 2019, Vol. 104: 104394

Jeounghee Kim, Sicheng Wang