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Through the Faculty Fellows Program, the Institute fosters an environment that encourages cross-disciplinary connections and nurtures a collaborative spirit among faculty across the 12 schools. This program identifies faculty with a demonstrated interest in urban research and provides research and communication services.

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Megan Ryerson

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Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning and Electrical and Systems Engineering

About

Megan Ryerson is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of City and Regional Planning and Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the Research Director of the Mobility21 Transportation Research Center, a national University Transportation Center (UTC) and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Through Mobility21, supported by a five-year transportation research grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Dr. Ryerson and her team are committed to examining cross-disciplinary problems such as autonomous vehicles, intercity transportation planning, and pedestrian and bicycle safety to improve accessibility and mobility for specific populations. Dr. Ryerson’s major contributions are in the field of transportation infrastructure planning and demand forecasting. Her work has investigated how airports compete for air service across megaregions, how airlines can reconfigure their disaster planning to achieve more resilient outcomes, and how flights can be planned more proactive to reduce fuel consumption. Dr. Ryerson is a member of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation State Transportation Innovation Council, the Board of Advisors for the Eno Center for Transportation, the Women’s Transportation Seminar Philadelphia Chapter, and she was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation and the Governor of Pennsylvania to aviation-related advisory committees. In 2015 Dr. Ryerson was named “Woman of the Year” by the Women's Transportation Seminar-Philadelphia Chapter.

Selected Publications

Ryerson, M.S. 2017 (in press). “Diversion Ahead: Modeling the Factors Driving Diversion Airport Choice After an Unexpected Airport Outage.” Journal of Infrastructure Systems.

Suh, D., M.S. Ryerson. 2017.” Adaptive Airport Planning Frameworks and Techniques for a New Era of Planning.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board 2603: 1–15. 

Ryerson, M.S. 2016. “Incentivize It and They Will Come? How Some of the Busiest U.S. Airports are Building Air Service with Incentive Programs.” Journal of the American Planning Association 82(4): 303-315.

Ryerson, M.S., Woodburn, A. 2014. “Build Capacity or Manage Demand: Can regional planners lead American aviation into a new frontier of demand management?” Journal of the American Planning Association 80(2): 138-152. 

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Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning and Electrical and Systems Engineering

About

Megan Ryerson is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of City and Regional Planning and Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the Research Director of the Mobility21 Transportation Research Center, a national University Transportation Center (UTC) and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Through Mobility21, supported by a five-year transportation research grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Dr. Ryerson and her team are committed to examining cross-disciplinary problems such as autonomous vehicles, intercity transportation planning, and pedestrian and bicycle safety to improve accessibility and mobility for specific populations. Dr. Ryerson’s major contributions are in the field of transportation infrastructure planning and demand forecasting. Her work has investigated how airports compete for air service across megaregions, how airlines can reconfigure their disaster planning to achieve more resilient outcomes, and how flights can be planned more proactive to reduce fuel consumption. Dr. Ryerson is a member of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation State Transportation Innovation Council, the Board of Advisors for the Eno Center for Transportation, the Women’s Transportation Seminar Philadelphia Chapter, and she was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation and the Governor of Pennsylvania to aviation-related advisory committees. In 2015 Dr. Ryerson was named “Woman of the Year” by the Women's Transportation Seminar-Philadelphia Chapter.

Selected Publications

Ryerson, M.S. 2017 (in press). “Diversion Ahead: Modeling the Factors Driving Diversion Airport Choice After an Unexpected Airport Outage.” Journal of Infrastructure Systems.

Suh, D., M.S. Ryerson. 2017.” Adaptive Airport Planning Frameworks and Techniques for a New Era of Planning.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board 2603: 1–15. 

Ryerson, M.S. 2016. “Incentivize It and They Will Come? How Some of the Busiest U.S. Airports are Building Air Service with Incentive Programs.” Journal of the American Planning Association 82(4): 303-315.

Ryerson, M.S., Woodburn, A. 2014. “Build Capacity or Manage Demand: Can regional planners lead American aviation into a new frontier of demand management?” Journal of the American Planning Association 80(2): 138-152. 

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