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METRANS researchers represent several fields of engineering and the social sciences. Researchers are tenure track or non-tenure track research faculty with appointments at USC or CSULB. Since 1998, over 100 faculty have received funding for their research from METRANS. This section lists all METRANS researchers and provides links to their projects.
Robert  Chi

Professor, Information Systems Department; College of Business Administration

Robert Chi

California State University Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach
CA
90840

Projects A Cargo Security Early Warning System: The Application of Neural Networks to Detect Cargoes with Potential Security Fraud
Cecilia  Cruz

Assistant Professor

Cecilia Cruz

ENPC
6-8 Avenue Blaise Pascal
Champs-sur-Marne, Paris
?le-de-France
77420

Projects Sub-Contracting in the Urban Parcel Transport Business: Economic and Social Issues
Ugur  Demiryurek

Research Scientist, Integrated Media Systems Center; USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Ugur Demiryurek

University of Southern California
3737 Watts Way
Los Angeles
CA
90089-1211

Projects Analysis and Prediction of Spatiotemporal Impact of Traffic Incidents for Better Mobility and Safety in Transportation SystemsTrajectory Data Mining for Performance Measurement of Public Transportation Systems
JR  DeShazo

Director, Luskin Center for Innovation

JR DeShazo

University of California, Los Angeles
337 Charles E Young Dr
Los Angeles
CA
90095

Projects BridgeR -- a Regional Seismic Hazard Assessment Tool for Transportation Networks and its Application to Freight Loss Assessment
Maged  Dessouky

Dean's Professor and Chair, Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Maged Dessouky

University of Southern California
3715 McClintock Ave.
Los Angeles
CA
90089-0193

Projects The Cost-Effectiveness of Alternative Policies for Reducing GHG Emissions in the Freight SectorSocially Optimal Personalized Routing with Preference LearningAn Online Cost Allocation Model for Horizontal Supply ChainsA New Approach for Routing Courier Delivery ServicesCongestion Reduction via Personalized IncentivesModeling e-hailing and car-pooling services in a coupled morning-evening commute frameworkDeveloping Markets for Zero Emission Vehicles in Short Haul Goods MovementIncentive Systems for New Mobility Services Smart Freight Transportation with Behavioral IncentivesThe Ridesharing Routing Problem with Flexible Pickup and Drop-off pointsCost-Sharing Mechanisms for RidesharingRouting of Battery Electric Heavy-Duty Trucks for Drayage OperationsStochastic Ride Sharing System with Flexible Pickup and Drop-OffMaking HOT lanes benefit every traveler: design, pricing, and analysisDynamic Routing for RidesharingCongestion Reduction through Efficient Empty Container Movement under Stochastic DemandDynamic Scheduling of Trains in Densely Populated Congested AreasStrategies for Effective Rail Track Capacity UsageA Novel Approach to Routing and Dispatching Trucks Based on Partial Information in a Dynamic EnvironmentGreen Transit Scheduler: A Methodology For Jointly Optimizing Cost, Service, And Environmental Performance In Demand-Responsive Transit SchedulingCongestion Reduction through Efficient Empty Container MovementIntegration of Passenger and Freight Rail SchedulingRouting Strategies for Efficient Deployment of Alternative Fuel Vehicles for Freight DeliveryA Task Decomposition Model for Dispatchers in Dynamic Scheduling of Demand Responsive Transit SystemsIntegrating Management of Truck and Rail Systems in Los AngelesEfficiencies in Freight and Passenger Routing and Scheduling to Reduce VMT
Fokion  Egolfopoulos

Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering; USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Fokion Egolfopoulos

University of Southern California
3650 McClintock Ave.
Los Angeles
CA
90089-1453

Projects Combustion and Emission Characteristics of Biofuels Used for Transportation
Yueyue  Fan

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Yueyue Fan

University of California, Davis
2001 Ghausi Hall
Davis
CA
95616

Projects Next-Generation Transit System Design Under Revolution of Shared Mobility
Mohammed  Forouzesh

Professor, Department of Health Science; College of Health and Human Services

Mohammed Forouzesh

California State University Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach
CA
90840

Projects Cambodian Access to Transportation: Impact on Senior Nutrition and Congregate Meal Service Programs
Robert  Friis

Professor and Department Chair, Department of Health Science; College of Health and Human Services

Robert Friis

California State University Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach
CA
90840

Projects Health Effects Associated with Goods Movement in the Los Angeles BasinCambodian Access to Transportation: Impact on Senior Nutrition and Congregate Meal Service Programs
Roger  Ghanem

Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering; USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Roger Ghanem

University of Southern California
3620 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles
CA
90089-2531

Projects Identification and Evaluation of Major Issues Involving the Impact of Global Climate Change on Transportation Systems
Genevieve  Giuliano

Professor; Margaret and John Ferraro Chair in Effective Local Government; Senior Associate Dean for Research and Technology; Director, METRANS , Sol Price School of Public Policy

Genevieve Giuliano

University of Southern California
650 Childs Way
Los Angeles
CA
90089-0626

Projects The Cost-Effectiveness of Alternative Policies for Reducing GHG Emissions in the Freight SectorSmart Freight Transportation with Behavioral IncentivesEconomic Analysis and Review of Commercial Vehicle Road User ChargesAnalyzing Impacts of Major Events: A Case Study of the LA ColiseumImplementation of Action 6 of CSFAP Phase 2a Tracking Economic CompetitivenessThe Potential for Ride-Matching in Disadvantaged CommunitiesImplementation of Action 6 of the California Sustainable Freight Action Plan (CSFAP) Phase 4: Tracking Economic CompetitivenessDeveloping Markets for Zero-Emission Vehicles in Goods MovementFramework for Developing Economic Competitiveness Measures for the California Sustainable Freight Action PlanManaging the Impacts of Freight in CaliforniaWhite Papers on Emission Reducing Efficiency Strategies to Incorporate into the CSFSSpatial Dynamics of the Logistics Industry and Implications for Freight FlowsIs Los Angeles Becoming Transit Oriented?The Role of Public Transit in Mobility of Low Income HouseholdsShopping, freight deliveries, and urban formEvaluating Tradeoffs in Warehousing and Drayage Costs in the Greater Los Angeles RegionWhy do warehouses decentralize more in certain metropolitan areas?Data Challenges in Urban Freight Research: The Case of Warehousing and DistributionUnderstanding freight flows in cities I: Does density crowd out freight intensive activities?Using Proxies to Describe The Metropolitan Freight LandscapeThe Urban Freight Landscape AtlasBuilding the DatabaseEconomic Competitiveness, Definitions, and MetricsAssessment of Freight System Efficiency Measure: GDP/GHGSpatial Dynamics of Warehousing and Distribution in CaliforniaApplication of a Regional Multi-Modal Transportation System Performance Monitoring FrameworkAccessibility, Location and Employment Center GrowthLocation of warehouses and environmental justice: Evidence from four metros in CaliforniaThe Freight Landscape: Using Secondary Data Sources to Describe Metropolitan Freight FlowsRegulation and Response in the San Pedro Bay PortsEvaluation of Extended Gate Operations at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long BeachEvaluation of the Terminal Gate Appointment Systems at the Los Angeles/Long Beach PortsTravel Patterns for the ElderlyPublic-Private Partnerships in California - Phase 2, Section 6: Market for private capitalPublic-Private Partnerships in California - Phase 2, Section 5: Institutional capacityPublic-Private Partnerships in California - Phase 1, Report 1: Section 5Public-Private Partnerships in California - Phase 2, Section 4: Structuring P3 projectsPublic-Private Partnerships in California - Phase 2, Section 3: Analytical toolsPublic-Private Partnerships in California - Phase 2, Section 2: Criteria for evaluating P3 projectsPublic-Private Partnerships in California - Phase 1, Reports 2 & 3: Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, & 6Public-Private Partnerships in California - Phase 2, Section 7: California political environmentArchived Data Management System: LA SAFEImplementation of Action 6 of the California Sustainable Freight Action Plan (CSFAP) Phase 3: Tracking Economic CompetitivenessImproving Environmental Justice and Mobility in Southeast Los Angeles Executive SummaryDeveloping Markets for Zero Emission Vehicles in Short Haul Goods MovementTravel Behavior in E-commerce: shopping, purchasing and receivingThe Spatial Dynamics of Amazon Lockers in Los Angeles County
Darin  Goldstein

Professor, Computer Engineering Computer Science; College of Engineering

Darin Goldstein

California State University Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach
CA
90840

Projects Emergency Traffic Management Tool for the Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbor AreaAn Adaptive System for the Transportation of Commercial Goods
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