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Andrew McFadden

Position: 
Graduate Researcher
Andrew McFadden is a graduate student researcher at ULTRANS finishing up his Master of Science degree in Transportation Technology and Policy at the Institute of Transportation Studies.

Andrew is a graduate student researcher at ULTRANS working on a Caltrans funded project to estimate smart growth vehicle trip rates. He previously worked on a UCTC funded project exploring the effects of the Sustainable Communities Strategies on Statewide travel using the CSTDM.

Farzad Alemi

Position: 
Staff Researcher
Farzad Alemi is pursuing a PhD degree in Transportation Technology and Policy at the Institute of Transportation Studies. He is a graduate student researcher at ULTRANS working on various Transportation and Land use projects, including CSTDM, SFpark, ABMs, and PECAS.

Michael Zhang

Position: 
Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Professor Zhang teaches in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He has worked extensively with the Institute of Transportation Studies, including a project on Integrated Construction Zone Traffic Management.

Professor Zhang teaches in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He has worked extensively with the Institute of Transportation Studies, including a project on Integrated Construction Zone Traffic Management. For this project, Professor Zhang has developed a computer model that helps Caltrans analyze construction zone problems and design strategies for easing congestion.

Stephen Wheeler

Position: 
Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Design
Professor Wheeler teaches in the Department of Environmental design. His courses are related to community and regional planning, urban design, and sustainable development.

Stephen Wheeler joined the LDA faculty in January 2007 and teaches courses related to community and regional planning, urban design, and sustainable development. His research interests include the theory and practice of sustainable development, the evolution of built landscapes, metropolitan regional planning, and planning strategies to address climate change.

Yunshi Wang

Position: 
Director, China Center for Energy and Transportation
Yunshi Wang is the director of the China Center for Energy and Transportation (C-CET).

Yunshi Wang directs the China Center for Energy and Transportation (C-CET) at ITS-Davis. As an energy economist, he has worked with the World Bank and the Japanese Government. He has been conducting research on the Chinese economy with Dean Emeritus and Professor Lester Thurow at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Daniel Sperling

Position: 
Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Policy; Director, Institute of Transportation Studies;
Dr. Sperling is a professor in the departments of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science and Policy, and founding Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis (ITS-Davis). He is also Acting Director of the UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center.

Dr. Sperling is recognized as a leading international expert on transportation technology assessment, energy and environmental aspects of transportation, and transportation policy.

Prior to obtaining his Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley (with minors in Economics and Energy & Resources), Professor Sperling worked two years as an environmental planner for the US Environmental Protection Agency and two years as an urban planner in the Peace Corps in Honduras. He has an undergraduate degree in engineering and urban planning from Cornell University.

James (Jim) Quinn

Position: 
Director, Information Center for the Environment; Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Policy
Professor Quinn teaches in the Department of Environmental Science of Policy. He is also the director of the Information Center for the Environment, and is affiliated with the Center for Watershed Sciences, the National Biological Information Infrastructure, PRBO Conservation Science, UCDavis Geography Graduate Group (GGG), and the UCDavis Graduate Group in Ecology.

Jonathan London

Position: 
Director, Center for Regional Change; Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Community Development
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Jonathan K. London is the Director of the Center for Regional Change and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human and Community Development.
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