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Where are they now? A catch-up with recent transportation engineering graduates as they start their new careers in industry, government, and academia
October 12, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
From preparing for the final stretch of your degree to choosing your next steps after graduating, navigating the job market and charting your career path can feel overwhelming. Join C2SMART alumni Diego Correa, Di Yang, and Srushti Rath, as they talk about their journey in engineering and transportation and will answer questions from students about life after matriculation.
Dr. Di Yang is a tenure track Assistant Professor in the Department of Transportation & Urban Infrastructure Studies at Morgan State University. His research focuses on developing novel statistical and data-driven methods at the intersection of transportation safety, connected and autonomous vehicles, human factors, policy analysis, and shared mobility. His research contributions have led to 27 publications in various journals and conferences, featuring 11 first-author papers, and recognized by the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Northeastern District Daniel B. Fambro Student Paper Award in 2021. He graduated with a Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering from New York University in 2022.
Dr. Srushti Rath is a research scientist at Amazon (in Amazon Transportation Services). She graduated from NYU Tandon School of Engineering in summer 2022 with a Ph.D. degree in Transportation Planning and Engineering. Her research was focused on developing data-driven decision support tools for large-scale strategic deployment of emerging mobility services. During her graduate studies at NYU, she interned at Amazon working on freight recommender systems and at Uber Elevate focusing on air taxi infrastructure location optimization. Prior to joining NYU for her MS studies in 2018, she worked as an assistant executive engineer in the housing and urban development department, Government of Odisha (India), contributing toward the India’s flagship smart city program. She is the recipient of the S. David Ali Memorial scholarship awarded by the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Greater NY chapter for the year 2020. Her interest lies in leveraging operations research, machine-learning, and supply- demand modeling for designing sustainable, data-driven, and intelligent transportation solutions.
Dr. Diego Correa is an Associate Professor in the Department of Science and Technology at the University of Azuay, and the General Director of Mobility of the City of Cuenca-Ecuador. His research focuses on emerging mobility services, travel demand modeling, and how big data, technology, and machine learning can address urban problems. Diego’s innovative approach to transport has been recognized by the Institute of Transportation Engineers ITE as the Dr. Louis J. Pignataro Memorial Transportation Education Awardee 2017, by the Intelligent Transportation Society of America ITS-NJ as the Outstanding Graduate Student Awardee 2016, by the National Operations Center of Excellence NOCoE, as the TSMO Student Champion 2018, by the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management at NYU, as an Emerging Leader in Transportation in 2018, and lastly, as part of the 2019 class of NYU’s Urban Doctoral Fellows.