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University of Utah Student Earns ITE Scholarship

Posted: Apr 25, 2023

Yirong Zhou, a civil and environmental engineering Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, was recently awarded a scholarship from the Utah Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. Winners of the $500 scholarships are selected based on outstanding scholarship, work experience, and activity within their student section of ITE.

Zhou's research focuses on data-driven transportation engineering, including operation research, optimization, machine learning, geo-spatial analysis, spatio-temporal analysis simulation, and related areas. He is working under the mentorship of Dr. Xiaoyue "Cathy" Liu. He has been involved in several projects including MPC-608, The Impact of Mobility as a Service Mode on Transit Access, and MPC-697, A Microscopic Approach for Electric Vehicle Demand Estimation.

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