Scholarships and Awards

GTI is dedicated to promoting excellence in transportation education and research. In 2012, 2013, and 2014, students at Georgia Tech received scholarships and awards for their outstanding achievement in transportation studies.

2016 Scholarship and Award Recipients:

  • Atiyya Shaw (Eno Leadership Development Conference, Eno Alumni Award)

 

2015 Scholarship and Award Recipients:

  • Margaret-Avis Akofio-Sowah (Transportation Research Board Charley V. Wootan Award)
  • Stephanie Amoaning-Yankson (American Assocation of University Women International Fellowship, International Road Federation Executive Fellowship)
  • Stefanie Brodie (Marie Curie Experienced Researcher Fellowship)
  • Jack Cebe (Eisenhower Transporation Fellowship)
  • Jamie Fischer (Transportation Research Board Charley V. Wootan Award)
  • Alice Grossman (Eno Future Leaders Development Conference, Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship, Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship, Women’s Transportation Seminar’s Atlanta Chapter, Women’s Transportation Seminar Leadership Legacy Scholarship)
  • Carly Queen (Eisenhower Transporation Fellowship, Georgia Engineering Foundation Arcadis Scholarship)
  • Atiyya Shaw (National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Fellowship)
  • Janille Smith-Colin (Eisenhower Transporation Fellowship)

 

2014 Scholarship and Award Recipients:

  • Margaret-Avis Akofio-Sowah (2014 WTS Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduates)
  • Simon Berrebi (Awesome Foundation Award, Intelligent Transportation Society of Georgia Wayne Shackelford Engineering Scholarship)
  • Candace Brakewood (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists, NCTSPM Student of the Year)
  • Jamie Fischer (ENO Leadership Development Conference, Rodney E. Slater Award)
  • Alice Grossman (Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship, Georgia ITE Transportation Engineering Scholarship)
  • Evangelos Palinginis (NATMEC Travel Grant)
  • Prabha (Popa) Pratyaksa (2015 International Road Federation (IRF) Fellowship Grant, Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship)
  • Carly Queen (Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship)
  • Atiyya Shaw (WTS Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship, International Road Federation Fellowship)
  • Janille Smith-Colin (CH2M HILL,Strategic Partner Scholarship, International Road Federation (IRF) Executive Fellowship, Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship)
  • Denise Smith (Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Minority Ph.D. Program)
  • Hoki Tse (Georgia ITE Transportation Engineering Scholarship)
  • Chieh (Ross) Wang (Georgia ITE Transportation Engineering Scholarship, Georgia Chapter of American Society of Highway Engineers' Babs Abubakari Memorial Scholarship, Intelligent Transportation Society of Georgia Wayne Shackelford Engineering Scholarship, International Road Federation Fellowship, Taiwanese Ministry of Education's Scholarship for Studying Abroad)

2013 Scholarship and Award Recipients:

  • Margaret-Avis Akofio-Sowah (Eno Leadership Development Conference)
  • Candace Brakewood (Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship)
  • Alice Grossman (Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship, Dorothy Evans Fellowship)
  • Sara Khoeini (2013 Freeway and Managed Lane Operations Meeting and Conference Best Student Paper Scholarship)
  • Josie Kressner (Cameron Rian Hays Outside the Box Competition Grand Prize Winner, Society of Women Engineers Ada I. Pressman Memorial Scholarship, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program)
  • Prabha (Popa) Pratyaksa (International Road Federation Executive Fellowship)
  • Adnan Sheikh (2013 Freeway and Managed Lane Operations Meeting and Conference Best Student Paper Scholarship)
  • Janille Smith-Colin (Women's Transportation Seminar-Atlanta Chapter 2013 Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Studies, International Road Federation Executive Fellowship, CH2M HILL Strategic Partner Scholarship)
  • Chieh (Ross) Wang (International Road Federation Fellowship, Taiwanese Ministry of Education's Scholarship for Studying Abroad, Intelligent Transportation Society of Georgia's Wayne Shackelford Engineering Scholarship, Georgia ITE Transportation Engineering Scholarship, Georgia Chapter of the ASHE's Babs Abubakari Memorial Scholarship)
  • Thomas Wall (ACRP Graduate Research Award)
  • Sarah Windmiller (American Public Transportation Foundation Parsons Brinckerhoff - Jim Lammie Scholarship)
  • James Wong (Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship, Eisenhower Fellowship, Eno Leadership Development Conference, NCTSPM Student of the Year)

2012 Scholarship and Award Recipients:

  • Margaret-Avis Akofio-Sowah (Sam Nunn Fellowship, Eisenhower Fellowship, WTS Foundation Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship)
  • Margaret Carragher (Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship, Eisenhower Fellowship)
  • Felipe Castrillon (Eisenhower Fellowship, Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship)
  • Jamie M. Fischer (Eisenhower Fellowship, WTS Foundation Terry Gruver Leadership Legacy Scholarship)
  • Franklin Gbologah (Eisenhower Fellowship)
  • Aaron Gooze (Eisenhower Fellowship)
  • Aaron Greenwood (Georgia Tech President’s Fellowship, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship)
  • Josie Kressner (Eno Leadership Development Conference)
  • Greg Macfarlane (Eno Leadership Development Conference)
  • Stacey Mumbower (Eisenhower Fellowship)
  • Chris Silveira (Eno Leadership Development Conference)
  • Jacob Tzegaegbe (2013 Marshall Scholarship Recipient, 2012 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship)
  • Amanda I. Wall (APTF Louis T. Klauder Scholarship, WTS Foundation Sharon D. Banks Memorial Scholarship, Eisenhower Fellowship)
  • James Wong (Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship, Eisenhower Fellowship)
     

Student Biographies:

Margaret-Avis Akofio-Sowah
Advisor: Dr. Adjo Amekudzi-Kennedy
Transportation Research Board Charley V. Wootan Award
2014 WTS Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduates
Eno Development Conference
Sam Nunn Fellowship
Eisenhower Fellowship
WTS Foundation Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship

Margaret-Avis Akofio-Sowah is a third-year PhD student in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech. She earned her BS in Engineering Science with a concentration in Civil Engineering from Smith College and then received a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech. Her research focuses on transportation infrastructure (asset) management with an emphasis on effective ways of implementing asset management programs. As a Sam Nunn Fellow, she hopes to study policy implications of infrastructure management as it relates to transportation. top

Stephanie Amoaning-Yankson
Advisor: Dr. Adjo Amekudzi-Kennedy
2015 American Association of University Women International Fellowship>
2015 International Road Federation Executive Fellowship
Originally from Ghana, Stephanie graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana. She then participated in the Ghana National Service Scheme where she worked for a year as a volunteer teaching assistant for the Transportation Engineering course at KNUST. In the fall of 2012, Stephanie came to Atlanta to pursue graduate studies at Georgia Tech focusing her research on incorporating resiliency considerations in transportation system management. Stephanie currently serves as the President of the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) at Georgia Tech, as well as, the treasurer of the Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS@GT). top

Simon Berrebi
Advisor: Dr. Kari E. Watkins, P.E.
2014 Awesome Foundation Award
Intelligent Transportation Society of Georgia Wayne Shackelford Engineering Scholarship
Simon is a Ph.D. student at Georgia Tech in Civil Engineering under the guidance of Dr Kari Watkins. In his work, Simon creates on-line control algorithms that use real-time information to optimize bus operations. He received Masters of Science in Civil Engineering and a Bachelors of Arts and Science in Math and History from McGill University. Prior to coming to Georgia Tech, Simon worked in logistics consulting at Diagma in Paris. top

Candace Brakewood
Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship
NCTSPM Student of the Year
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists 

Candace Brakewood is a PhD candidate in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech. She received two master’s degrees, in Transportation and Technology and Policy, from MIT, along with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 2006. Her research focuses on improving public transportation systems using new technologies, especially information and communication technologies. She is currently working with Dr. Kari Watkins on the OneBusWay project. top

 

Stefanie Brodie
Advisor: Dr. Adjo Amekudzi-Kennedy
Marie Curie Experienced Researcher Fellowship
Stefanie Brodie is a fifth year Ph.D. student at Georgia Tech, and a member of the Infrastructure Research Group in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. She received her bachelor's in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland, and dual master's degrees in Civil Engineering and City and Regional Planning from Georgia Tech. Her thesis is on the topic of accessibility. top

 

Margaret Carragher
Advisor: Dr. Kari E. Watkins, P.E.
Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship, Eisenhower Fellowship
Margaret Carragher is a first-year dual degree student in Civil Engineering and City Planning at Georgia Tech. Her focus in both is improving transit and transit ridership in urban areas. Her research is focused on determining the impact that schematic maps have on traveler mode choices in Atlanta, Georgia. top

 

Felipe Castrillon
Advisors: Dr. Jorge Laval / Dr. Randall Guensler
Eisenhower Fellowship, Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship
Felipe Castrillon is a second-year PhD student at Georgia Tech with a focus on traffic flow theory. He studied at College of the Holy Cross, where he received a BA in Economics, and at Columbia University, where he received a BS in Civil Engineering. top

 

Jack Cebe
Advisor: Dr. Randall Guensler
Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship
ack Cebe is working towards a dual Master's degree in Civil Engineering and City and Regional Planning. Having worked in the transportation field for four years, he has a unique perspective on some of the greatest needs for transportation practitioners and communities around the U.S. He proposed his Eisenhower fellowship to research ways to integrate transportation, stormwater, and greenspace design, to find space-saving transportation solutions, and to work to develop ways to better integrate multiple modes of transportation into regional travel demand modelling. top

 

Jamie M. Fischer
Advisor: Dr. Adjo Amekudzi-Kennedy
Transportation Research Board Charley V. Wootan Award
Eisenhower Fellowship
ENO Leadership Development Conference
Rodney E. Slater Award
WTS Foundation Terry Gruver Leadership Legacy Scholarship
Jamie M. Fischer is a fourth-year Georgia Tech PhD candidate who is passionate about engineering, education, and communications. Her research focuses on incorporating human and quality-of-life concerns into infrastructure management in general and transportation decision making in particular. In her graduate coursework, she focuses on geospatial and statistical analysis methods, survey methodologies, transportation linkages to public health, and infrastructure management. She is active in the Institute of Transportation Engineers and Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) at Georgia Tech; she served as WTS president during the 2010-2011 term. top

Franklin Gbologah
Advisor: Dr. Michael O. Rodgers
Eisenhower Fellowship
Franklin Gbologah is a third-year PhD candidate in Transportation Systems at Georgia Tech. His research focuses on freight transportation systems including intermodal terminal operations, connecting transportation networks, and development of sustainable freight transportation systems and policies. Before coming to the United States in 2008 to pursue a master’s degree in Civil Engineering at Georgia Tech, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. top

Aaron Gooze
Advisor: Dr. Kari E. Watkins, P.E.
Eisenhower Fellowship
Aaron Gooze is a second-year dual master’s student in Civil Engineering and City and Regional Planning at Georgia Tech, with a concentration in Transportation Engineering. After earning his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in Industrial Engineering in 2004, he spent seven years involved in the freight logistics industry before returning to graduate school to pursue his passion in public transit. His current research is focused on transit system planning and rider information technology innovation. He currently serves as treasurer of the Student Planning Association and is active in the Institute of Transportation Engineers, WTS, and Young Professionals in Transportation in the Atlanta area. top

Aaron Greenwood
Advisor: Dr. Michael P. Hunter
Georgia Tech President’s Fellowship, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (three-year award, plus tuition)
Aaron Greenwood is a third-year Georgia Tech doctoral student in the school of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His research interests include transportation safety, human factors, and road user behavior. He is active in the Student Government Association and currently serves as graduate vice president of Student Welfare. top

Alice Grossman
Advisor: Dr. Randall Guensler
Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship
Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship
Dorothy Evans Fellowship
Eno Future Leaders Development Conference

Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship, Women’s Transportation Seminar’s Atlanta Chapter
Women’s Transportation Seminar Leadership Legacy Scholarship

Alice Grossman completed bachelor’s degrees in physics and astronomy at Vassar College in 2010, and began her PhD studies at Georgia Tech in 2012. She is interested in how infrastructure shapes urban communities, and her research focuses on sidewalk database development and quality analysis. Before graduate school, Grossman spend two and a half years in Catalonia, Spain working for the Spanish Ministry of Education and interning at architecture firms BOPBAA and RCR Arquitectes. top

Sara Khoeini
Advisor: Dr. Randall Guensler
2013 Freeway and Managed Lane Operations Meeting and Conference Best Student Paper Scholarship
Sara Khoeini began her PhD studies in January of 2011 at Georgia Tech, and her PhD research focuses on developing a modeling framework for socioeconomic analysis of managed lanes. She uses advanced statistical and spatial analysis to discover the relationship between user’s travel behavior toward congestion pricing and their socio-spatial attributes. Khoeni’s dissertation is entitled “Modeling framework for Socio-economic analysis of managed lanes; Case study: Atlanta I-85 HOV-to-HOT corridor”. She received her master’s degree in Transportation and Highway Engineering from Clemson University, and her bachelor’s in Civil Engineering-Surveying from K. N. Toosi University of Technology in Tehran, Iran. top

Josie Kressner
Advisor: Dr. Laurie Garrow
Cameron Rian Hays Outside the Box Competition Grand Prize Winner, Society of Women Engineers Ada I. Pressman Memorial Scholarship, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program , Eno Leadership Development Conference (2012)
Josie Kressner is a fifth-year graduate student in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech. Previously, she attended Washington University in St. Louis, where she received a BS in Civil Engineering and BA in Architecture. In August 2011, she completed an MS in Civil Engineering at Georgia Tech, and she now continues to work toward a PhD. Her research interests are in the areas of transportation engineering, statistics, modeling, and urban planning. Broadly, her goal is to improve cities through their transportation systems and to plan better for the future of cities through their economic, environmental, and social health. top

Greg Macfarlane
Advisor: Dr. Laurie Garrow
Eno Leadership Development Conference
Greg Macfarlane is a second-year doctoral student in Civil and Environment Engineering at Georgia Tech. He comes from Provo, Utah and did his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, he worked for the Utah Transit Authority. He has studied or worked in the United Kingdom, East and West Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Italy, and China. In 2010, he was one of five transportation doctoral students in the U.S. to receive a $69,500 Eisenhower Fellowship. He is also a recipient of a scholarship from the American Public Transit Association. He is investigating how new data sources (such as credit reporting data) can be used to develop travel demand models. top

Stacey Mumbower
Advisor: Dr. Laurie Garrow
$5,000 Eisenhower Fellowship
Stacey Mumbower joined Georgia Tech as a doctoral student in 2008 and is a 2009 recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and Georgia Tech President’s Fellowship. In 2008, she received one of ten $10,000 national scholarships from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Graduate Research Award Program on Public-Sector Aviation Issues. She is currently using disaggregate online pricing and demand data to analyze airline passengers’ itinerary choices. top

Prabha (Popa) Pratyaksa
International Road Federation Executive Fellowship
2015 International Road Federation (IRF) Fellowship Grant
Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship
Prabha (Popa) Pratyaksa is a third-year graduate student in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech. He received his BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech as well, and he is now pursuing his Ph.D. His current research is focused on transportation safety where he is working with crash data to help him evaluate how effective certain safety treatments are in improving the safety performance of roadways. His other research interests include traffic operations, intelligent transportation systems, transportation data management, and transportation planning. Broadly, his goal is to improve the safety of transportation networks for all transportation users. top

Carly Queen
Advisor: Dr. Kari E. Watkins, P.E.
Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship
Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship
Carly Queen is enrolled in Georgia Tech's dual master's degree program in civil engineering and city and regional planning with a specialization in transportation. She received her bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech. She is involved in research with the CEE’s Urban Transportation Information Lab under the supervision of Assistant Professor Kari Watkins. top

Atiyya Shaw
Advisor: Dr. Michael P. Hunter
2016 Eno Future Leaders Development Conference
2016 Eno Alumni Award
2014 WTS Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship
International Road Federation Fellowship
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Fellowship
Atiyya Shaw is a first year graduate student in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech. She received her B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech in May 2014. Her current research is focused on modeling the visual search patterns of drivers in complex roadway environments to create a roadway design guidance model that can be used to inform roadside design. Atiyya's research interests are currently in the areas of safety and human factors engineering, transportation systems planning and design, and computational modeling of visual attention. Broadly, her goal is to improve the overall safety and stability of transportation systems and infrastructure through interdisciplinary approaches to safety research. top

Adnan Sheikh
Advisor: Dr. Randall Guensler
2013 Freeway and Managed Lanes Operations Meeting and Conference Best Student Paper Scholarship
Adnan Sheikh is a third year graduate student in the doctoral program for Transportation Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Adnan received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2006. After graduating, Adnan spent three years working in I.T. consulting for Accenture in Washington, D.C. His federal clients included the Department of Education and the Office of Personnel Management. Adnan’s graduate research is focused on congestion pricing, specifically the I-85 Express Lanes in the Atlanta metropolitan area. His research examines value of time and price sensitivity, and involves discrete choice modeling of lane type decisions. top

Chris Silveira
Advisor: Dr. Catherine Ross
Eno Leadership Development Conference
Georgia Tech masters student Chris Silveira was one of twenty students selected nationally to attend the Eno Transportation Leadership Development Conference in Washington, DC, in June. As an Eno Fellow, he participated in a weeklong program focusing on transportation policy, interacting with key transportation leaders who work at the national level. Attendees at the conference must have shown their commitment to public service and outreach to communities or underrepresented groups. In his letter of application, he emphasized his own public service—including volunteering with the Refugee Resettlement at Catholic Charities of Atlanta—as well as his desire to remain a career-long public servant. top

Denise Smith
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Minority Ph.D. Program
Denise Smith, a native of Landover, Maryland, received her Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Vanderbilt University in May 2011. In August 2011, she started her career as a graduate student in Georgia Tech's School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. As a student in the Transportation Systems Engineering Program, Denise has a research focus centered on freight transportation modeling and environmental analysis.top

Janille Smith-Colin
Advisor: Dr. Adjo Amekudzi-Kennedy
Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship
Women's Transportation Seminar - Atlanta Chapter 2013 Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduate studies
CH2M HILL Strategic Partner Scholarship
International Road Federation (IRF) Executive Fellowship
Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship
Janille Smith-Colin is a PhD student and graduate research assistant at Georgia Tech under the supervision of Adjo Amekudzi Kennedy. Her research focuses include performance measurement, asset management, and infrastructure sustainability. Her current research projects include evidence-based practices in transportation, and her research interests include transportation policy implementation, organizational management, and civil infrastructure systems decision-making frameworks. She received her master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her bachelor’s in Engineering Studies from Lafayette College. Her master’s thesis focused on performance measures and their use in transportation asset management. She is also currently involved with the Infrastructure Research Group at Georgia Tech as a researcher. top

Hoki Tse
Advisor: Dr. Randall Guensler
Georgia ITE Transportation Engineering Scholarship
Hoki is a Master's student in Civil Engineering (Transportation Systems) at Georgia Tech with an expected graduation date of May 2015. He received his Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech as well. His interests include refining transit wayfinding signage for a better user experience, and improving safety of drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists through innovative signage. He currently works at ARCADIS as traffic engineering intern, and at MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) as transit systems planning intern. He also gained valuable work experiences at Coca-Cola, SRTA (State Road & Tollway Authority), and University of Texas at Austin. top

Jacob Tzegaegbe
Advisor: Dr. Adjo Amekudzi-Kennedy
2013 Marshall Scholarship Recipient , 2012 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
Jacob Tzegaegbe earned an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech in December 2011 and is currently pursuing his master’s degree. After completing his master’s studies, he will be attending University College London where he will pursue a PhD in Planning Studies on a Marshall Scholarship. His research area is regulating the informal transit sector in post-BRT African cities. top

Amanda I. Wall
Advisor: Dr. Adjo Amekudzi-Kennedy
APTF Louis T. Klauder Scholarship, WTS Foundation Sharon D. Banks Memorial Scholarship, Eisenhower Fellowship
Amanda Inez Wall graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech and is working toward her master’s degree. She currently serves as vice president for Students for Progressive Transit at Georgia Tech and is active in the Institute for Transportation Engineers and Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS). She hopes to make an impact on communities across the nation with the results of her research on Georgia’s most recent approach to transportation finance. top

Thomas Wall
Advisor: Dr. Kari E. Watkins, P.E.
ACRP Graduate Research Award
Dr. Wall received his Ph.D. from Georgia Tech in Civil Engineering in 2014. Originally from Seattle, Washington, his current research interests involve climate change adaptation planning and infrastructure management, as well as developing new data-sourcing methods involving individual travel behavior and social media platforms. Dr. Wall is actively involved with the Georgia Tech chapters of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and Engineers Without Borders. He is passionate about outreach and education, spending the last three summers working with local high schools to develop transportation modules for introductory engineering classes and mentoring high school students in a college engineering summer immersion program. He has served as a teaching assistant and lead instructor for the undergraduate Transportation Planning and Design Course at Georgia Tech. In 2010, Dr. Wall was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship  by the U.S. State Department to study transportation infrastructure adaptation strategies and strategic uncertainty planning methods in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Outside of academia, Dr. Wall enjoys fly fishing, hiking, and photography. top

Chieh (Ross) Wang
Advisor: Dr. James Tsai
International Road Federation Fellowship
Taiwanese Ministry of Education's Scholarship for Studying Abroad
Intelligent Transportation Society of Georgia's Wayne Shackelford Engineering Scholarship
Georgia ITE Transportation Engineering Scholarship
Georgia Chapter of the ASHE's Babs Abubakari Memorial Scholarship

Chieh (Ross) Wang is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech. His current research centers on developing a methodology for a more effective infrastructure management through the utilization of available transportation data, such as pavement surface conditions, traffic volume and composition, crash data, and roadway characteristics. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, Ross received both his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from National Taiwan University (NTU), where his research focused on developing on-board inattentive driving behavior warning systems for intelligent vehicles in a real-time setting. His research interests include infrastructure management, transportation data analysis and visualization, information technology applications in transportation, work zone safety, and intelligent vehicles. Ross is the current Vice President of Finance of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Treasurer of the Women’s Transportation Seminar at Georgia Tech. Outside of academia, Ross enjoys singing in the choir, playing the guitar, traveling with family, and shooting some hoops. top

Sarah Windmiller
Advisor: Dr. Kari E. Watkins, P.E
American Public Transportation Foundation Parsons Brinckerhoff - Jim Lammie Scholarship
Sarah Windmiller is pursuing a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in transportation systems engineering at Georgia Tech. Her interests are focused on the design and planning of public transportation and ways this service can be better utilized by the public. She is currently researching how equitable and accessible mobile real-time information is among transit riders through the Urban Transportation Information Lab at Georgia Tech. Prior to attending Georgia Tech, she studied at Ball State University, where she received a Bachelor of Urban Planning and Development. top

James Wong
Advisor: Dr. Kari E. Watkins, P.E.
Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship, Eisenhower Fellowship, Eno Leadership Conference, NCTSPM Student of the Year
James is an avid transportation enthusiast with interests in public transportation, traveler information, transit data and civic engagement. Before starting the program in Civil Engineering and City & Regional Planning at Georgia Tech, James studied transit systems engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Following his undergraduate degree, he worked with consulting firms on transportation planning and traffic engineering projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic and South Africa. His favorite projects included transit corridor planning studies, roundabout designs and university transportation master plans. James currently serves as the president of the Georgia Tech chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the vice chair of the Atlanta chapter of Young Professionals in Transportation. top

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