UCLA recruiting new faculty in transportation engineering, policy & equity

This faculty search is a partnership among the Departments of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Public Policy and the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, as part of the campuswide effort to rise to the challenge of racial and social justice at UCLA, sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor and the Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost. Apply now The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering of the Samueli School of Engineering and the Department of Public Policy of the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA invite applications for a joint tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. We seek a transportation/infrastructure scholar who works at the intersection of engineering and policy, with an explicit focus on equity — both by increasing transportation benefits enjoyed by Black and other marginalized travelers and by decreasing the harms transportation systems disproportionately impose on Black and disadvantaged communities. The successful candidate will contribute to the curricula in both departments and will present a compelling research agenda on transportation equity and race, defined broadly to include disparate impacts and access, systematic underinvestment in infrastructure and associated services, as well as discrimination and racism. We seek candidates who [...]

By |2021-01-26T16:40:41-08:00January 26th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

UCLA at TRB 2021

UCLA ITS packed schedule at TRB 100th Annual Meeting The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 100th Annual Meeting will be held virtually from Jan. 21–29, 2021. The program has previously attracted over 13,000 transportation professionals from around the world and will involve more than 3,000 presentations in 350+ sessions. The meeting program will cover all transportation modes, addressing topics of interest to policymakers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. A number of sessions and workshops will focus on the spotlight theme for the 2021 meeting: Launching a New Century of Mobility and Quality of Life. This year’s meeting also will feature dozens of sessions on how COVID-19 has impacted transportation and how transportation professionals and researchers are responding. UCLA will have a significant presence at the event with presentations from faculty, affiliated researchers, and students. Jiaqi Ma, new faculty member in the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering and head of UCLA ITS' new mobility research area, is involved in 11 TRB presentations. Sam Speroni MURP '20, who received the Neville A. Parker Award for best planning capstone project, will present his research on Jan. 26. Other noteworthy presentations include License to Drive: The Effect of [...]

By |2021-01-26T13:03:27-08:00December 15th, 2020|Categories: Events|Tags: |