People

Penn IUR is affiliated with more than 200 experts in the field of urbanism. Its Faculty Fellows program identifies faculty at the University of Pennsylvania with a demonstrated interest in urban research; the Penn IUR Scholars program identifies urban scholars outside of Penn; and the Penn IUR Fellows program identifies expert urban practitioners. Together, these programs foster a community of scholars and encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration.

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Affiliated PhD Student

Wichinpong “Park” Sinchaisri

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PhD Candidate in Operations, Information, and Decisions, School of Management, The Wharton School

About

Park Sinchaisri is a doctoral student in Operations, Information, and Decisions at The Wharton School. His primary areas of research are behavioral operations management, urban/social operations research, and revenue management. He is particularly interested in applying mathematical optimization and behavioral science to design better systems, from transportation to education, and from healthcare to online marketplaces, for both service providers and customers. Park received his undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering and Applied Mathematics-Economics from Brown University in 2012 and later earned his master’s degree in Computation for Design and Optimization from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2016. Prior to joining Wharton, he was a software engineer at Oracle, a strats analyst at Goldman Sachs, and a data scientist at Deloitte Consulting.

Faculty Fellow

Vukan Vuchic

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UPS Foundation Professor Emeritus of Transportation Engineering

About

Vukan Vuchic is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering (ESE) in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and Professor Emeritus in the Department of City and Regional Planning in the School of Design. He researches transportation systems, especially urban transportation. He examines: urban transportation systems technology, operations, planning and economics; the definitions of transportation networks and systems components and their modeling; the interrelationship of cities and transportation with respect to urban policies, planning, livability and sustainability. His lectures, publications and projects have made significant contributions to the introduction of Light Rail Transit (LRT) systems in many North American cities. He has analyzed Metro rail networks and promoted High-Speed Railway (HSR) systems worldwide.

Vuchic has been consultant to U.S. Department of Transportation, cities of Belgrade, Beijing, Philadelphia, Rome, Singapore and transit agencies BART, WMATA, NYCT, SEPTA, TTC, Moscow Metro, and many others. He has received medals from associations of transit agencies in Germany (VDV) and U.S. (APTA) and Honorary Doctorates (Honoris Causa) from CNAM University in Paris and Waterloo University in Canada. He is a foreign member of Academies of Sciences in Russia and Serbia.

 

Selected Publications

Vuchic, Vukan. 2007. Urban Transit Systems and Technology. John Wiley and Sons.

Vuchic, Vukan. 2005. Urban Transit Operations, Planning and Economics. John Wiley and Sons.

Vuchic, Vukan. 1999. Transportation for Livable Cities. Rutgers. 

 

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