Co-Director, Transportation Sustainability Research Center and Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
at University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley
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Susan’s interest in environmentally- and socially-beneficial technology applications led her to focus her doctoral research on carsharing, linked to public transit in the mid-1990s. Today, she is an internationally recognized expert in mobility and the sharing economy and co-directs the Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC) of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California (UC), Berkeley. She is also an adjunct professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley. She has a Ph.D. in ecology, focusing on the energy and environmental aspects of transportation, from UC Davis and a M.S. in public policy analysis from the University of Rochester. After completing her master’s degree, she worked as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. From 2000 to 2001, she was a post-doctoral researcher at UC Berkeley. She has authored 57 journal articles, over 100 reports and proceedings articles, four book chapters, and co-edited one book. She has served on the ITS World Congress program committee since 2002 and was the chair of the Emerging and Innovative Public Transport and Technologies Committee of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) from 2004 to 2011. She serves as a desk editor for Transport Policy and is a member of the editorial board of IJST (2011 to present) and the International Journal of Transportation Science and Technology (2015 to present). She is a member of the ITS Program Advisory Committee to the U.S. DOT Secretary (2014 to Present), and chair of the subcommittee for Shared-Use Vehicle Public Transport Systems of TRB (2013 to present). Her research projects on carsharing, smart parking, and older mobility have received national awards. In May 2016, she was named one of the top 10 academic thought leaders in transportation by the Eno Transportation Foundation.