Intelligence for Inclusiveness, Resilience, and Sustainability
The ongoing technology revolution changes our ways of living, working, traveling, and communicating and redefines our society. To inform equitable and sustainable planning and policymaking, I have dedicated my research career to investigating social, economic, and environmental issues related to emerging technologies. My interdisciplinary research applies advanced GIScience applications and spatial analytics in investigations of smart and resilient transportation and infrastructure, mobility as a service, the gig economy, autonomous vehicles, opportunity accessibility, and social inclusion.
My recent research projects have delved into the nuanced realm of human attitudes and behavioral shifts in response to on-demand ridesourcing and autonomous vehicles. The disruptive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on behavioral patterns has also captured my attention, as has the issue of occupational mobility and job displacement linked to the advent of autonomous vehicles. Furthermore, I've examined the multifaceted landscape of accessibility to diverse opportunities and activities, gauging the ripple effects of transportation regulations, and assessing the far-reaching consequences of rising sea levels on infrastructure and employment prospects. An essential facet of my work involves shedding light on disadvantages faced by particularly vulnerable segments of our population. This includes single parents, women, racial and ethnic minorities, low-income people, and those marginalized by societal norms. My research strives to amplify their voices, bringing attention to the hurdles they confront and advocating for solutions that foster greater equity and inclusivity. In essence, I endeavor to contribute to a future where technology-driven progress is not only a force for advancement but a catalyst for a more just and sustainable world.