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Sicheng Wang

Ph.D. in Planning and Public Policy

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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

Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences

Michigan State University

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Planning for An Equitable and Sustainable Future

The ongoing technology revolution changes our ways of living, working, traveling, and communicating and redefines our society. 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 research projects have examined people’s attitudes and behavioral responses to on-demand ridesourcing and autonomous vehicles, occupational mobility and job displacement related to 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

I was selected as the winner of the 2021 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad

My paper "Does ridesourcing provide equitable accessibility?" was selected as the winner of the 2021 THNS (Transports à Haut Niveau de Service) Best Research Gold Award

My paper "Does ridesourcing provide equitable accessibility?" was selected as the winner of the 2021 IACP Karen R. Polenske Best Student Paper Award!

My dissertation, "Travel behavior of ridesourcing: A data-driven analysis," was selected as one of the four finalists for 2021 World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research Best Thesis Award!

My dissertation, "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!