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Congratulations to MPC Graduates!

Posted: Jun 24, 2022

MPC produces volumes of research that is critical to maintaining and improving the transportation systems of our region, the nation and the world. That research would not be possible without the efforts of our students who collect and analyze data, test new ideas and approaches, and help interpret results. Those students eventually become graduates of our academic programs -- the individuals who will innovate, build and maintain the transportation systems of the future. Following is a list of our spring graduates, the degrees they have earned and where they are headed and what they will be doing after graduation.

Colorado State University

  • Min Li, Ph.D. in Civil Engineering: postdoc, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

North Dakota State University

  • Jean Rodrigue Olivier Sare, Master of Supply Chain Management and a certificate in Enterprise Resource Planning and Logistics: Bollore Transport Logistics, Burkina Faso.
  • Edward Stubbing, Master of Transportation & Urban Planning: senior transportation planner, AECOM. Ontario, Canada.

University of Colorado Denver

  • Cemal Akcicek, Master of Urban and Regional Planning: Transportation Systems Research intern, NREL, Golden, CO.
  • Tobby Lie, M.S. in Computer Science: Manifold (which is an AI company)
  • Ryan Cheng, B.S. in Computer Science: Amazon.

University of Utah

  • Anurag Upadhyay, Ph.D. in Structural Earthquake Engineering: design engineer, Magnusson Klemencic Associations, Seattle, WA.
  • Joel Parks, Ph.D. in Structural Engineering: KPFF Consulting Engineers
  • Zhao Zhang, Ph.D., Transportation Engineering: postdoctoral research associate, McMaster University
  • Qinzheng Wang, Ph.D., Transportation Engineering: postdoctoral research associate, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.
  • Zhiyan Yi, Ph.D., Transportation Engineering: Machine Learning Applied Science at Amazon.

Utah State University

  • Prasanna Humagain, Ph.D., spring 2022. Now a post-doctoral researcher at North Dakota State University.
  • Hossein Nasr Esfahani, Ph.D., summer 2022, postdoc at USU.
  • Suman Roy, Ph.D., summer 2022, unknown next position
  • Nathan Raine, M.S., spring 2022, Michael Baker Consulting Engineers, SLC, UT.
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