Professor Vonu Thakuriah

  • Ch2M Chair (Urban Studies)
  • Affiliated Professor of the School of Engineering (School of Engineering)

telephone: +44-141-330-4079
email: Piyushimita.Thakuriah@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

Vonu is the Ch2M Chair of Transport and Professor of Urban Studies and Affiliated Professor of the School of Engineering in the University of Glasgow. She is the founding Director and Principal Investigator of the Urban Big Data Centre funded by Research Council UK's Economic and Social Research Council that includes a national data service to inspire innovations for sustainable and socially just cities. The UBDC is a 7-university interdisciplinary consortium led by University of Glasgow, with the universities of Edinburgh, Cambridge, Sheffield, Reading, Bristol and Illinois-Chicago as partners, and with MOUs or other forms of collaboration with selected Australian, US and Chinese institutions. Vonu is currently a European Commission Marie Curie Fellow.

Vonu's research interests lie in smart, socially-just and sustainable transport and theories and methods explaining transport policies and services and traveller behaviour. She is more broadly interested in Urban Informatics or the analytics of emerging sources of Big Data to understand complex urban problems.  

Research interests

Research Interests

In the area of smart and sustainable transport, Vonu's work lies in the connections among transportation, society and technology with the view that mobility in cities of the future will require planners to jointly consider social, infrastructural and technological challenges. She has focussed on "smart" public transportation, bicycle and pedestrian active transportation, as well as in connected/collaborative/shared transportation systems. Her research has considered the needs of a wide spectrum of travellers including low-wage workers, seniors, persons with disabilities and young adults and her work links social equity and human capital considerations to the labour market, safety, well-being and other outcomes experienced by travellers. She is interested in the potential of Information and Communications Technology to improve livability, learning and engagement in cities and on the effective use of Big Data for urban planning, policy and business innovations. Aside from journal articles, books and edited work in this area include Transportation and Information: Trends in Technology and Policy  (Springer 2013), Proceedings of 4th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Computational Transportation Science (ACM Press 2011) and Special Issue on Methodological Issues in Accessibility Measures with Possible Policy Implications (Journal of Transportation and Statistics).

Her work in the area of Urban Informatics span analytics of emerging sources of Big Data for knowledge discovery regarding cities and data-intensive policy analysis. She is interested in the technological, methodological, epistemological and political economy challenges related to working with Big Data. Recent work in this area include the forthcoming edited volume Seeing Cities with Big Data: Research, Methods and Applications in Urban Informatics (Springer, expected 2016) and Proceedings of the ACM First International Workshop on Understanding the City with Urban Informatics (ACM Press, 2015). Examples of ongoing projects in this area include the Integrated Multimedia City Data (iMCD) project which looks at multi-modal data collections (e.g., a social survey, travel and activity diaries, GPS, lifelogging data and data from administrative sources and private businesses and a wide variety of social and infrastructure-based sensors) for sensing and knowledge discovery in cities. The Spatial Urban Data System (SUDS) programme aspires to serve small-area data on a wide variety of economic, social, built environment and physical factors in UK urban areas.

Prior to her current position at the University of Glasgow, she was a professor in the University of Illinois at Chicago and a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute of Statistical Sciences, both in the US. Vonu has published over 165 journal papers, conference proceedings and technical reports. She has been Principal Investigator of grants of approximately about $24 million and has been involved in research grants of over $62 million in total (as PI, Co-I or Investigator) in the US and the UK. She served as the Principal Investigator of a series of research grants to study mobility and accessibility outcomes experienced by low-wage workers, persons with disabilities and seniors. This work was funded by the US Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration and the Community Transportation Association of America together with the US Department of Labor. Her work on ICT and transportation has been supported by the US National Science Foundation, Federal Highway Administration, Navteq LLC, Glasgow City Council and other public and private organizations. Her research work on Big Data and Urban Informatics has been supported by Research Council of UK’s Economic and Social Research Council, US National Science Foundation and the European Commission.

Vonu was previously the PI of an NSF grant on Big Data and Urban Informatics and Co-PI of an NSF IGERT on Computational Transportation Science. She is currently a Co-I of the ESRC-funded Administrative Data Research Centre based in University of Edinburgh. Vonu has consulted on or otherwise collaborated on transportation projects in Malaysia, China, India, Australia, Colombia and the Dominican Republic.

She is a founding co-chair of the joint subcommittee on Computational Transportation and Society of the Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Sciences, which is focusing on the computational, design, analytics, social and legal aspects of Big Data for mobility and accessibility. She served as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA Journal) from 2010 to 2013. She is a co-chair of the Urban Data Interest group of the Research Data Alliance.

More information about Vonu’s current research, publications (organized by topic), CV and other topics of interest may be found in http://vonuthakuriah.com.

Selected Recent (forthcoming and last 2 years) Publications

Thakuriah, P., N. Tilahun and M. Zellner (forthcoming 2016). Seeing Cities through Big Data: Research, Methods and Applications in Urban Informatics. Edited volume consisting of selected refereed papers presented in workshop sponsored by National Science Foundation on Big Data and Urban Informatics, Springer, New York.

Moshfeghi, Y., Ounis, I., Macdonald, C., Jose, J., Triantafillou, P., Livingston, M., and Thakuriah, P. (2015) Proceedings of the ACM First International Workshop on Understanding the City with Urban Informatics. Refereed papers presented in UCUI'15 held in CIKM'15 24th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management Melbourne, VIC, Australia — October 19 - 23, 2015. ACM Press, New York. ACM ISBN 9781450337861.

Thakuriah, P., N. Tilahun and M. Zellner (forthcoming 2016). Big Data and Urban Informatics: Innovations and Challenges to Urban Planning and Knowledge Discovery. In Seeing Cities through Big Data: Research, Methods and Applications in Urban Informatics, to be published by Springer, New York. Early version in Proc. of NSF-sponsored Workshop on Big Data and Urban Informatics, pp. 4-32.

Thakuriah, P., L. Dirks, and Y. Keita Mallon (forthcoming 2016). Emerging Urban Digital Infomediaries and Civic Hacking in Emerging Urban Data Initiatives. In Seeing Cities through Big Data: Research, Methods and Applications in Urban Informatics, Springer, New York. Early version in Proc. of NSF-sponsored Workshop on Big Data and Urban Informatics, pp. 398-413.

Lido, C., Osborne, M., Livingston, M., Thakuriah, P., and Sila-Nowicka, K. (forthcoming 2016). Older learning engagement in the modern city. In International Journal of Lifelong Education.

Hong, J., and P. Thakuriah (2015) Relationship between motorized travel and time spent online for non-work purposes: an examination of location impact. In International Journal of Sustainable Transportation. Accepted author version posted online: 17 Aug 2015.

Cottrill, C. D., and P. Thakuriah (2015) Location privacy preferences: a survey-based analysis of consumer awareness, trade-off and decision-making. In Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 56, pp. 132-148.

Cottrill, C. and P. Thakuriah (2014). Privacy in Context: An Evaluation of Policy-based Approaches to Location Privacy Protection. In International Journal of Law and Information Technology, Vol. 22 (2), pp. 178-207.

Selected (last 2 years) Keynotes, Colloquium and Invited Talks

U.S. National Academy of Sciences Mapping Science Committee, Washington D.C. Grand Challenges in Smart Cities. April 14, 2016. Keynote Speaker.

Leibnitz Center for Informatics, Saarland, Germany, Schloss Dagstuhl Seminar on Computational Challenges in Cooperative Intelligent Urban Transport, Feb 28-March 4, 2016. Keynote speaker and invited attendee.

U.S. Comptroller General Forum on 21st Century Data Analytics, jointly organized by U.S. GAO and the National Academies Board on Mathematical Sciences and Their Applications. Future Promises and Benefits of Big Data Economy. Jan 27-28, 2016. Washington DC, Invited attendee and speaker.

12th PASCAL Observatory Conference Connecting Cities and Universities at Strategic Frontiers, Catania, Sicily. The Future of Cities: Big Data and the Urban Economy. Opening Keynote Address, Oct 7, 2015

Joint Statistical Meetings, Seattle. Unstructured Social Media Data for Transportation Applications: Benefits and Challenges. Invited presentation in JSM Transportation Special Interest Group’s Session on New Tools for Transportation Statistics, Seattle, Aug. 8-13, 2015.

University of Leeds. Emerging Data Sources and Urban Informatics. Keynote Speaker, Opening Event, Leeds Institute of Data Analytics. July 10, 2015.

Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. Smart Transportation Planning and Operations. Colloquium Speaker, Department of Civil Engineering. April 27, 2015.

Association of American Geographers.  Frontiers of Research on Urban Informatics. Chair of panel organized by AAG 2015 Symposium on CyberGIS for Fostering New Frontiers of Geographic Research and Education, Chicago, IL, April 2015.

Edinburgh Science Festival. Urban Informatics. Chair of panel and speaker, Edinburgh, April 16, 2015.

University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. Big Data for Urban Informatics: Examples from the Glasgow Urban Big Data Centre. Colloquium Speaker, University College Dublin, School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy, March 26, 2015.

European Commission Joint Program Initiative Urban Governing Board. Urban Big Data and Smart Cities. Plenary presentation to the full governing board of the EC JPI Urban, London, UK, on March 9, 2015.

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting, San Jose. Transport Informatics. Invited panelist and speaker in US Government Accountability Office and UK Parliament Office for Science and Technology joint special session on Social Implications of Big Data in AAAS Annual Meeting, San Jose, Feb. 13, 2015.

High Performance Computing and Big Data Conference (UKHPC), London. Urban Big Data: Addressing the Social, Economic and Environmental Challenges Facing Cities. Plenary Speaker, Annual HPC and Big Data Conference, London, Feb 3, 2015.

Ohio State University, Columbus. Data-driven Modeling for Transportation: Prospects and Challenges. Colloquium Speaker, Ohio State University’s Department of Geography, Columbus, Jan. 16, 2015.

Imperial College, London. Urban Informatics and ICT Entrepreneurship for Data-Driven Public Transport Planning and Operations. Imperial College Centre for Transport Studies (CTS) Seminar Series, London, Nov. 19, 2014.

Holyrood, Parliament of the Government of Scotland. The Science of Running Smart Cities. Keynote speaker, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, Nov 12, 2014.

National Science Foundation-sponsored Workshop on Big Data and Urban Informatics, University of Illinois at Chicago. Big Data and Urban Informatics. Opening Plenary Presentation. August 11, 2014.

Royal Academy of Engineering, London. Urban Informatics: Social and Behavioral Modeling of Transportation. Invited Presentation in IBM Big Data Analytics Workshop, March 12, 2014.

Transportation Research Board Annual Conference, Washington, DC. Urban Digital Infomediaries in an Era of Big Data and Open Data Initiatives. Opening presentation in Workshop on Big Data and Open Data, January 12, 2014.

Grants

Research Groups in Glasgow

Current or Recently Completed Grants

  • Social Transport with Urban Big Data. European Commission. Approved, contract pending. Principal Investigator. 2014-2018.
  • Urban Big Data Centre. Funded by UK Economic and Social Research Council. Principal Investigator and Director. 2014-2019.
  • Active Travel and the Role of Information Technology: A Survey-Based Study in Glasgow. Funded by Glasgow Future City Demonstrator/UK Technology Strategy Board. Principal Investigator. 2013-2014.
  • Scottish Administrative Data Research Centre. Funded by UK Economic and Social Research Council. Co-PI. 2013-2018.
  • Impacts of Land Use Patterns and Public Transit Availability on the Economic and Environmental Sustainability of Electric Vehicles. Funded by US National Science Foundation Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability program. Supervisor of Dr. Elizabeth Traut, NSF-SEES fellow.
  • Exploring Traffic Safety Risks to Child Pedestrians in Glasgow, 2013. Funded by University of Glasgow, Urban Studies.
  • Big Data and Urban Informatics: e-Infrastructure for Social Science Research on Sustainable Urban Systems. Principal Investigator until December 2012. Funded by National Science Foundation, 2012-2014.
  • Urban Informatics, Big Data and Community Engagement: A Study of Enabling Organizations. Principal Investigator. Funded by Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement, 2012-2013. 
  • Next Generation Intermodal Passenger Transportation System. Principal Investigator until December 2012. Funded by Illinois Department of Transportation. 2011-2013.
  • Analysis of Bicycle Crashes in Chicago Metropolitan Area. Principal Investigator. Funded by Active Transportation Alliance. 2011-2012.
  • Post-Implementation Evaluation of Emissions Benefits Of CMAQ Projects: Phase 2. Principal Investigator. Funded by Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. 2010-2011.
  • Transportation Alternatives for Persons with Disabilities. Principal Investigator. U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. 2010-2011.
  • Analysis of Employment Transportation Services for the JobLinks Program. Principal Investigator. U.S. Department of Labor through the Community Transportation Association of America. 2009-2011.
  • Land-Use and Economic Impacts of Freight Transportation. Co-PI. National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research - University of Wisconsin. 2008-2010.
  • Integrative Graduate Program in Computational Transportation Science. Co-PI. National Science Foundation. 2005-2011.
  • Evaluation of Transportation for Disadvantaged Populations. Principal Investigator. U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration. 2009-2011.
  • Locational Privacy: Legal and Policy Options. Principal Investigator. U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. 2008-2011.
  • Post-Implementation Evaluation of Emissions Benefits of CMAQ Program. Principal Investigator. Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.
  • Design of Special Events, Weather and Construction Delay Component of a Dynamic Traveler Information System. Principal Investigator. NAVTEQ, LLC. 2007-2008.

Supervision

PhD Supervision

Aktas, Orhan, PhD Candidate in Transportation Informatics, Urban Studies, University of Glasgow (co-supervised with Dr McArthur), 2015-Current.

Carillo, Graciela, PhD Candidate in Transportation Planning, Urban Studies, University of Glasgow (co-supervised with Dr Hong), 2015-Current.

Venkatasubramanian, Ashwini, PhD Candidate in Engineering, University of Glasgow, 2014-Current. Co-supervisors; K. Ampountolas and L. Evers. Potential topic: Transport Network Analytics - Evaluating Traffic Equilibrium with Heterogeneous Urban Big Data.

Paule, Jorge David, PhD Candidate in Computing Science, University of Glasgow, 2014-Current. Co-supervisor: J. Jose). Unstructured Data for Transportation Planning and Applications (tentative area).

Wu, Guoqiang (Chris), PhD Candidate in Transportation Planning, Urban Studies, University of Glasgow 2013-Current. A Methodological Framework to Assess Interactions among Travel Behaviour, ICT Use and Energy Consumption.

Keita-Mallon, Yaye (University of Illinois at Chicago, expected graduation August 2011-Current. Co-Advisor: N. Tilahun). Mobility in the Context of Time, Space, and Economic Outcomes: Perspectives of Female Travelers.

Postdoctoral Supervision

Katarzyna Sila-Nowikca, 2014-Current. Pre-doctoral Research Associate in Urban Modeling and Simulation, Urban Big Data Centre  

Sun, Yeran, 2016-Current. Postdoctoral Research Associate in Urban Methods, Urban Big Data Centre.

Traut, Elizabeth, 2013-2015. US National Science Foundation: Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability Fellow. Co-supervisor Prof. Chris Hendrickson, Carnegie Mellon University.

Transport and Urban Informatics Group

Jinhyun Hong, Lecturer in Transportation Planning, Urban Studies

Konstantinos Ampountolous, Lecturer in Transportation Engineering, Civil and Infrastructure Engineering  

David Philip McArthur, Lecturer in Transport Studies, Urban Studies

Jing Yao, Lecturer in Urban Big Data, Quantitative Methods and GIScience, Urban Studies

Katarzyna Sila-Nowikca, 2014-Current. Pre-doctoral Research Associate in Urban Modeling and Simulation, Urban Big Data Centre

Sun, Yeran, 2016-Current. Postdoctoral Research Associate in Urban Methods, Urban Big Data Centre – Since March 2016

Additional information

Selected Recent Professional Service

  • General Chair, US National Science Foundation-sponsored workshop on Big Data and Urban Informatics, Aug 11-12, 2014.
  • Co-chair, Workshop on Big Data and Open Data for Transportation Services and Public Engagement. Workshop held in Transportation Research Board Annual Meetings, Jan. 2014, Washington, DC.
  • Member, Evaluation Strategy Board, Glasgow Future City Demonstrator Project funded by UK Technology Strategy Board.
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA Journal).
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Transportation and Statistics
  • Co-Chair, Joint Subcommittee on Computational Transportation and Society, Transportation Research Board.
  • General Chair, Workshop on Big Data and Urban Informatics. Sponsored by National Science Foundation, March 28-29, 2013. Held in Chicago, IL
  • Co-chair, Workshop on Mobility Informatics: Innovations in Mining Structured and Unstructured Information for Mobility Decision-Making. Workshop held in Transportation Research Board Annual Meetings, Jan. 2013, Washington, DC.
  • Member, Technical Advisory Committee, International Conference on Connected Vehicles & Expo Program Committee, Beijing, China, Co-sponsored by Transportation Research Board, IEEE, IFAC and ACM.
  • Member, Expert Panel, Government of India on Sustainable Urban Transport Project' launched by the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India with the help of Global Environment Facility (GEF), UNDP and the World Bank
  • Member, Program Committee, 5th International Workshop on Computational Transportation Science (IWCTS) in the ACM SIGSPATIAL 19th International Conference on Advances in GIS, Nov 6, 2012.
  • General Chair, 4th International Workshop on Computational Transportation Science (IWCTS) in the ACM SIGSPATIAL 19th International Conference on Advances in GIS, 2011.
  • Member, Program Committee, University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) - GIScience for Changing Human Environment, 2011. [Website here]
  • Treasurer, Faculty Women's Interest Group, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, 2010-Current.
  • Associate Member, MODAP (Mobility, Data Mining and Privacy) funded by EU, FET OPEN, 2009-2012.
  • Member, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) World Congress Program Committee, 2005-Current.
  • Member, Accessible Transportation and Mobility Committee, Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Sciences, ABE60
  • Member, Committee on Urban Transportation Data and Information Systems, Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Sciences, ABJ30. 

Presentations since 2010

  • Urban Informatics: Social and Behavioral Modeling of Transport. Invited Presentation in IBM Big Data Analytics Workshop, Royal Academy of Engineering, London, March 12, 2014.
  • Urban Digital Infomediaries in an Era of Big Data and Open Data Initiatives. Opening presentation in Workshop on Big Data and Open Data, Transportation Research Board Annual Conference, Washington, DC, January 12, 2104.
  • Does Better Data Help Solve Problems? Invited presentation in New Limits of Growth Series, King’s College, London, October 4, 2013.
  • Analysis of Household Transportation Spending During US Economic Recession. Presented in 2014 TRB Annual Conference (with Yaye Keita-Mallon).
  • Transit Use and the Work Commute: An empirical analysis of the role of urban densities, last mile problems, and personal constraints on mode choice. Presented in 2014 TRB Annual Conference (with Nebiyou Tilahun, Moyin Li and Yaye Keita-Mallon).
  • An Analysis of Emerging Urban Digital Infomediaries in an Era of Big Data and Open Data Initiatives. Presented in 2013 AESOP-ASCP Joint Congress (with L. Dirks, and Y. Keita Mallon.).
  • An Analysis of Household Car-Ownership and Transportation Expenditures during the US Economic Recession. Presented in 2013 AESOP-ASCP Joint Congress (with Y. Keita-Mallon). 
  • Big Data and Urban Informatics: e-Infrastructure for Urban Social Science Research. Opening presentation in NSF-sponsored workshop, March 28-29, 2013, Chicago, IL.
  • Big Data Informatics: Innovations in Mining Structured and Unstructured Information for Mobility Decision-Making. Opening presentation in Workshop on Big Data Informatics in 2013 Transportation Research Board Annual Conference, Washington DC.
  • Factors Determining Transit Access by Car-Owners: Implications for Intermodal Passenger Transportation Planning. Paper presented in 2013 Transportation Research Board Annual Conference (with N. Tilahun and Y. Keita-Mallon).
  • Transportation in a Connected and Ubiquitous Sensing Environment: Challenges and Opportunities. Invited presentation in Social Issues in Computing for Transportation workshop, National Institute of Informatics, Shonan Village Center, Kanagawa, Japan on Dec 20, 2012.
  • Sensors and Analytics: Location Technologies and Privacy Implications. Illinois Institute of Technology-Chicago Kent College of Law. Invited speaker and panel discussant in Under Watchful Eyes: The Technologies that Track on Oct. 5 2012.
  • Smart and Sustainable Transportation Systems. Invited colloquium, March 2012, University of Glasgow, UK.
  • Mobility for Persons with Disabilities: Examining Service and Planning Innovations of the U.S. New Freedom Program. Paper presented in TRANSED 2012, 13th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons held in New Delhi, India from September 17 - 21, 2012. (With Siim Soot).
  • Perceived and Functional Independence in Travel: Assessing the Role of Neighborhood Factors and Community-Based Mobility Services for Persons with Disabilities. Presented in 2012 Transportation Research Board Annual Conference (with W. Vassilakis).
  • An Assessment of Temporal and Spatial Effects of Bus Arrival Time Information and Implications for Spatially Targeted Locaton-Based Services. Presented in 2012 Transportation Research Board Annual Conference (with L. Tang and W. Vassilakis).
  • Geospatial Interoperability and Real-Time Transportation Systems. NSF CyberGIS Workshop on Geospatial Interoperability, Semantics, and Representation. Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge, TN on Sept. 29, 2011.
  • Spatio-Temporal Effects of Real-Time Bus Arrival Time Information. Presentation in ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2011.
  • 4th International Workshop on Computational Transportation Science (IWCTS). General Chair. In the ACM SIGSPATIAL 19th International Conference on Advances in GIS, 2011.
  • Analysis of Cost-Effectiveness of Employment Transportation Services. Presented in 88th Transportation Research Board Annual Conference, Jan. 2011.
  • Will the Psychological Effects of Real-time Transit Information Systems Lead to Ridership Gain? Presented in 88th Transportation Research Board Annual Conference, Jan. 2011. (With L. Tang)
  • Integrated and Continuing Transportation Services for Seniors: Case Studies of New Freedom Program. Presented in 88th Transportation Research Board Annual Conference, Jan. 2011. (With S. Soot. C. Cottrill, N. Tilahun, E. Blaise and W. Vassilakis).
  • Protecting Locational Privacy. Policy Evaluation. Presented in 88th Transportation Research Board Annual Conference, Jan. 2011. (With C. Cottrill).
  • Incorporating Weather Information into Real-Time Speed Estimates: Comparison of Alternative Models. Presented in 88th Transportation Research Board Annual Conference, Jan. 2011. (With N. Tilahun).
  • Workshop on Pervasive Data in Transportation. Panel Co-chair, Transportation Research Board Annual Conference, Washington, DC. on January 23, 2011.
  • Using Real-Time Weather Information in Traveler Information Systems and Location-Based Services. Presented in 18th International Conference on Advanced in GIS, ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS, San Jose, CA, November 2010. (With N. Tilahun)
  • Sketch Planning Methodology for Determining Interventions in Bicycle and Pedestrian Crashes: An Ecological Approach. Presented in 879h Transportation Research Board Annual Conference, Jan. 2010. (With Cottrill, C., N. Thomas and S. Vaughn)
  • Car-Ownership Among Young Adults: Generational and Period-Specific Perspectives. Presented in 879h Transportation Research Board Annual Conference, Jan. 2010. (With L. Tang and S. Menchu)
  • Mobility for Persons with Disabilities: Examining the Case of New Freedom Service Users. Presented in ACSP Annual Conference, Minneapolis, October, 2010. (With N. Tilahun, S. Soot, W. Vassilakis).
  • Evaluating Pedestrian Risk in Areas with High Low-Income or Minority Populations. Presented in ACSP Annual Conference, Minneapolis, October, 2010. (With Cottrill, C.)
  • Cooperative Data Sharing: Issues and Challenges. Research and Innovative Technology Administration, US Department of Transportation, Washington, DC. Workshop on the IntelliDriveSM Program on April 28, 2010.
  • Humans, Society and the Economy in the Context of Computational Transportation Science. Leibniz Center for Informatics, Dagstuhl, Germany. Workshop on Computational Transportation Science on March 25, 2010.
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems Research Needs. Panel on Technology and Innovations held by U.S. House of Representatives Chair Jim Oberstar and Congressman Daniel Lipinski, Chicago. Presentation on March 5, 2010. 

Publications

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Number of items: 40.

2017

Thakuriah, P., Tilahun, N. and Zellner, M., (Eds.) (2017) Seeing Cities Through Big Data: Research Methods and Applications in Urban Informatics. Series: Springer geography. Springer: New York. ISBN 9783319409009

Lido, C., Osborne, M., Livingston, M., Sila-Nowicka, K., and Thakuriah, P. (2017) 'Big Data' techniques to improve learning access and citizen engagement for adults in urban environments. In: Scott, L., Watson, C. and Wu, A.T. (eds.) Quality of Life in Adult Learning. Series: Adult learning in professional, organizational, and community settings. Information Age Publishing, Inc.: Charlotte, NC. (In Press)

2016

Thakuriah, P., Dirks, L., and Keita, Y. (2016) Emerging urban digital infomediaries and civic hacking in an era of big data and open data initiatives. In: Thakuriah, P., Tilahun, N. and Zellner, M. (eds.) Seeing Cities Through Big Data: Research Methods and Applications in Urban Informatics. Series: Springer geography. Springer, NY, pp. 189-207. ISBN 9783319409009 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-40902-3_11)

Sila-Nowicka, K., and Thakuriah, P. (2016) The trade-off between privacy and geographic data resolution. a case of GPS trajectories combined with the social survey results. In: XXIII ISPRS Congress, Prague, Czech Republic, 12-19 Jul 2016, pp. 535-542. (doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B2-535-2016)

Tilahun, N., Thakuriah, P., Li, M., and Keita, Y. (2016) Transit use and the work commute: analyzing the role of last mile issues. Journal of Transport Geography, 54, pp. 359-368. (doi:10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2016.06.021)

Hong, J., and Thakuriah, P. (V.) (2016) Relationship between motorized travel and time spent online for non-work purposes: an examination of location impact. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 10(7), pp. 617-626. (doi:10.1080/15568318.2015.1079752)

Lido, C., Osborne, M., Livingston, M., Thakuriah, P., and Sila-Nowicka, K. (2016) Older learning engagement in the modern city. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 35(5), pp. 490-508. (doi:10.1080/02601370.2016.1224037)

Thakuriah, P., Sila-Nowicka, K., and Gonzalez Paule, J. (2016) Sensing spatiotemporal patterns in urban areas: analytics and visualizations using the integrated multimedia city data platform. Built Environment, 42(3), pp. 415-429. (doi:10.2148/benv.42.3.415)

Thakuriah, P., Tilahun, N., and Zellner, M. (2016) Big data and urban Informatics: innovations and challenges to urban planning and knowledge discovery. In: Thakuriah, P., Tilahun, N. and Zellner, M. (eds.) Seeing Cities Through Big Data: Research Methods and Applications in Urban Informatics. Springer: New York, pp. 11-45. ISBN 9783319409009 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-40902-3_2)

2015

Moshfeghi, Y., Ounis, I., Macdonald, C., Jose, J., Triantafillou, P., Livingston, M., and Thakuriah, P. (2015) UCUI'15 : Proceedings of the ACM First International Workshop on Understanding the City with Urban Informatics. ACM. ISBN 9781450337861

Cottrill, C. D., and Thakuriah, P. (2015) Location privacy preferences: a survey-based analysis of consumer awareness, trade-off and decision-making. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 56, pp. 132-148. (doi:10.1016/j.trc.2015.04.005)

Moshfeghi, Y., Ounis, I., Macdonald, C., Jose, J. M., Triantafillou, P., Livingston, M., and Thakuriah, P. (2015) UCUI'15: The 1st International Workshop on Understanding the City with Urban Informatics. In: 24th ACM International on Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM '15), Melbourne, Australia, 19-12 Oct 2015, pp. 1955-1956. ISBN 9781450337946 (doi:10.1145/2806416.2806878)

2014

Thakuriah, P., and Mallon-Keita, Y. (2014) An analysis of household transportation spending during the 2007-2009 US economic recession. In: Transportation Research Board 93rd Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., USA, 12-16 Jan 2014,

Cottrill, C. D., and Thakuriah, P. 'V.' (2014) Privacy in context: an evaluation of policy-based approaches to location privacy protection. International Journal of Law and Information Technology, 22(2), pp. 178-207. (doi:10.1093/ijlit/eat014)

2013

Thakuriah, P., and Tilahun, N. (2013) Incorporating weather information into real-time speed estimates: comparison of alternative models. Journal of Transportation Engineering, 139(4), pp. 379-389. (doi:10.1061/(ASCE)TE.1943-5436.0000506)

Thakuriah, P., Persky, J., Soot, S., and Sriraj, P. (2013) Costs and benefits of employment transportation for low-wage workers: An assessment of job access public transportation services. Evaluation and Program Planning, 37, pp. 31-42. (doi:10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2012.11.004)

Tilahun, N., Thakuriah, P., and Mallon, Y. (2013) Factors Determining Transit Access by Car Owners: Implications for Intermodal Passenger Transportation Planning. In: Transportation Research Board Annual Conference, Washington DC, USA, 13-17 Jan 2013,

Thakuriah, P., and Geers, G. (2013) Transportation and Information: Trends in Technology and Policy. Series: Springer briefs in computer science. Springer: New York, NYC, USA. ISBN 9781461471288

2012

Tang, L., and Thakuriah, P. (2012) Ridership effects of real-time bus information system: a case study in the city of Chicago. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 22, pp. 146-161. (doi:10.1016/j.trc.2012.01.001)

Thakuriah, P., Metaxatos, P., Lin, J., and Jensen, E. (2012) An examination of factors affecting propensities to use bicycle and pedestrian facilities in suburban locations. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and the Environment, 17(4), pp. 341-348. (doi:10.1016/j.trd.2012.01.006)

Thakuriah, P., Tang, L., and Vassilakis, W. (2012) Assessment of temporal and spatial effects of bus arrival time information and implications for spatially targeted location-based services. In: Transportation Research Board Annual Conference 2012, Washington, DC, USA, Jan 2012,

Thakuriah, P., and Vassilakis, W. (2012) Perceived and functional independence in travel: assessing the role of neighborhood factors and community-based mobility services for persons with disabilities. In: Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC, USA, Jan 2012,

2011

Thakuriah, P., Lin, J., Blasie, E.T., Vassilakis, W., and Gan, L. (2011) Post-implementation evaluation of the CMAQ program in Northeastern Illinois. Phase 2 final report. Technical Report. Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, Chicago, IL.

Thakuriah, P. (G. C.) (2011) Proceedings of 4th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Computational Transportation Science. ACM Press: New York, NYC, USA. ISBN 9781450310345 (doi:10.1145/2189403.2189405)

Thakuriah, P. (2011) Variations in employment transportation outcomes: role of site level factors. Papers in Regional Science, 90(4), pp. 755-772. (doi:10.1111/j.1435-5957.2011.00371.x)

Thakuriah, P., Tang, L., and Vassilakis, W. (2011) Spatio-temporal effects of bus arrival time information. In: Proceedings of the 4th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Computational Transportation Science, Chicago, IL, USA, 1-4 Nov 2011, pp. 6-11.

Thakuriah, P., Tilahun, N., Soot, S., Vassilakis, W., Cottrill, C., and Blaise, E.T. (2011) Case studies of job access and reverse commute program: 2009-2010. Technical Report. United States Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Chicago, IL.

Thakuriah, P., Soot, S., Tilahun, N., Blaise, E.T., Cottrill, C., and Vassilakis, W. (2011) Case studies of the new freedom program. Technical Report. United States Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Chicago, IL.

Kawamura, K., Thakuriah, P., Sriraj, P.S., Dirks, L., Rashidi, L., Sherburn, S., and Miodonski, D. (2011) Understanding freight-built environment interrelationships. Technical Report. National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE), Chicago, IL.

Thakuriah, P., Soot, S., Tilahun, N., Vassilakis, W., and Cottrill, C. (2011) Analysis of Employment Transportation Services for the JobLinks Program. Technical Report. Community Transportation Association of America, Chicago, IL.

Cottrill, C., and Thakuriah, P. (2011) Protecting location privacy: policy evaluation. Transportation Research Record, 2215, pp. 67-74. (doi:10.3141/2215-07)

Thakuriah, P. (2011) Analysis of cost-effectiveness of employment transportation services. Transportation Research Record, 2217, pp. 55-62. (doi:10.3141/2217-07)

Thakuriah, P., Soot, S., Cottrill, C., Tilahun, N., Blaise, T., and Vassilakis, W. (2011) Integrated and continuing transportation services for seniors: case studies of new freedom program. Transportation Research Record, 2265, pp. 161-169.

2010

Thakuriah, P., Lin, J., Metaxatos, P., and Jensen, E. (2010) Post-implementation evaluation of the CMAQ program in Northeastern Illinois: phase I final report. Technical Report. Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, Chicago, IL.

Cottrill, C., and Thakuriah, P. (2010) Evaluating pedestrian crashes in areas with high low-income or minority populations. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 42(6), pp. 1718-1728. (doi:10.1016/j.aap.2010.04.012)

Thakuriah, P. (2010) Evaluation of alternative data imputation strategies: a case study of motor carrier safety. Transportation Letters: The International Journal of Transportation Research, 2(3), pp. 199-216. (doi:10.3328/TL.2010.02.03.199-216)

Thakuriah, P., Cottrill, C., Thomas, N., and Vaughn, S. (2010) A sketch planning methodology for determining interventions for bicycle and pedestrian crashes: an ecological approach. In: Transportation Research Board Annual Conference, Washington, DC, USA, Jan 2010,

Thakuriah, P., Menchu, S., and Tang, L. (2010) Car ownership among young adults: generational and period-specific perspective. Transportation Research Record, 2156, pp. 1-8. (doi:10.3141/2156-01)

2009

Cottrill, C., and Thakuriah, P. (2009) Privacy and gender: reviewing women's attitudes towards privacy in the context of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Location Based Services (LBS). In: 4th International Congress on Women's Issues in Transportation, Irvine, CA, USA, 27-30 Oct 2009, pp. 117-126.

Thakuriah, P., Tang, L., and Menchu, S. (2009) Young women's transportation and labor market experiences. In: Women's Issues in Transportation, Irvine, CA, USA, 27-30 Oct 2009, pp. 276-287.

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Articles

Tilahun, N., Thakuriah, P., Li, M., and Keita, Y. (2016) Transit use and the work commute: analyzing the role of last mile issues. Journal of Transport Geography, 54, pp. 359-368. (doi:10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2016.06.021)

Hong, J., and Thakuriah, P. (V.) (2016) Relationship between motorized travel and time spent online for non-work purposes: an examination of location impact. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 10(7), pp. 617-626. (doi:10.1080/15568318.2015.1079752)

Lido, C., Osborne, M., Livingston, M., Thakuriah, P., and Sila-Nowicka, K. (2016) Older learning engagement in the modern city. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 35(5), pp. 490-508. (doi:10.1080/02601370.2016.1224037)

Thakuriah, P., Sila-Nowicka, K., and Gonzalez Paule, J. (2016) Sensing spatiotemporal patterns in urban areas: analytics and visualizations using the integrated multimedia city data platform. Built Environment, 42(3), pp. 415-429. (doi:10.2148/benv.42.3.415)

Cottrill, C. D., and Thakuriah, P. (2015) Location privacy preferences: a survey-based analysis of consumer awareness, trade-off and decision-making. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 56, pp. 132-148. (doi:10.1016/j.trc.2015.04.005)

Cottrill, C. D., and Thakuriah, P. 'V.' (2014) Privacy in context: an evaluation of policy-based approaches to location privacy protection. International Journal of Law and Information Technology, 22(2), pp. 178-207. (doi:10.1093/ijlit/eat014)

Thakuriah, P., and Tilahun, N. (2013) Incorporating weather information into real-time speed estimates: comparison of alternative models. Journal of Transportation Engineering, 139(4), pp. 379-389. (doi:10.1061/(ASCE)TE.1943-5436.0000506)

Thakuriah, P., Persky, J., Soot, S., and Sriraj, P. (2013) Costs and benefits of employment transportation for low-wage workers: An assessment of job access public transportation services. Evaluation and Program Planning, 37, pp. 31-42. (doi:10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2012.11.004)

Tang, L., and Thakuriah, P. (2012) Ridership effects of real-time bus information system: a case study in the city of Chicago. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 22, pp. 146-161. (doi:10.1016/j.trc.2012.01.001)

Thakuriah, P., Metaxatos, P., Lin, J., and Jensen, E. (2012) An examination of factors affecting propensities to use bicycle and pedestrian facilities in suburban locations. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and the Environment, 17(4), pp. 341-348. (doi:10.1016/j.trd.2012.01.006)

Thakuriah, P. (2011) Variations in employment transportation outcomes: role of site level factors. Papers in Regional Science, 90(4), pp. 755-772. (doi:10.1111/j.1435-5957.2011.00371.x)

Cottrill, C., and Thakuriah, P. (2011) Protecting location privacy: policy evaluation. Transportation Research Record, 2215, pp. 67-74. (doi:10.3141/2215-07)

Thakuriah, P. (2011) Analysis of cost-effectiveness of employment transportation services. Transportation Research Record, 2217, pp. 55-62. (doi:10.3141/2217-07)

Thakuriah, P., Soot, S., Cottrill, C., Tilahun, N., Blaise, T., and Vassilakis, W. (2011) Integrated and continuing transportation services for seniors: case studies of new freedom program. Transportation Research Record, 2265, pp. 161-169.

Cottrill, C., and Thakuriah, P. (2010) Evaluating pedestrian crashes in areas with high low-income or minority populations. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 42(6), pp. 1718-1728. (doi:10.1016/j.aap.2010.04.012)

Thakuriah, P. (2010) Evaluation of alternative data imputation strategies: a case study of motor carrier safety. Transportation Letters: The International Journal of Transportation Research, 2(3), pp. 199-216. (doi:10.3328/TL.2010.02.03.199-216)

Thakuriah, P., Menchu, S., and Tang, L. (2010) Car ownership among young adults: generational and period-specific perspective. Transportation Research Record, 2156, pp. 1-8. (doi:10.3141/2156-01)

Books

Moshfeghi, Y., Ounis, I., Macdonald, C., Jose, J., Triantafillou, P., Livingston, M., and Thakuriah, P. (2015) UCUI'15 : Proceedings of the ACM First International Workshop on Understanding the City with Urban Informatics. ACM. ISBN 9781450337861

Thakuriah, P., and Geers, G. (2013) Transportation and Information: Trends in Technology and Policy. Series: Springer briefs in computer science. Springer: New York, NYC, USA. ISBN 9781461471288

Thakuriah, P. (G. C.) (2011) Proceedings of 4th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Computational Transportation Science. ACM Press: New York, NYC, USA. ISBN 9781450310345 (doi:10.1145/2189403.2189405)

Book Sections

Lido, C., Osborne, M., Livingston, M., Sila-Nowicka, K., and Thakuriah, P. (2017) 'Big Data' techniques to improve learning access and citizen engagement for adults in urban environments. In: Scott, L., Watson, C. and Wu, A.T. (eds.) Quality of Life in Adult Learning. Series: Adult learning in professional, organizational, and community settings. Information Age Publishing, Inc.: Charlotte, NC. (In Press)

Thakuriah, P., Dirks, L., and Keita, Y. (2016) Emerging urban digital infomediaries and civic hacking in an era of big data and open data initiatives. In: Thakuriah, P., Tilahun, N. and Zellner, M. (eds.) Seeing Cities Through Big Data: Research Methods and Applications in Urban Informatics. Series: Springer geography. Springer, NY, pp. 189-207. ISBN 9783319409009 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-40902-3_11)

Thakuriah, P., Tilahun, N., and Zellner, M. (2016) Big data and urban Informatics: innovations and challenges to urban planning and knowledge discovery. In: Thakuriah, P., Tilahun, N. and Zellner, M. (eds.) Seeing Cities Through Big Data: Research Methods and Applications in Urban Informatics. Springer: New York, pp. 11-45. ISBN 9783319409009 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-40902-3_2)

Edited Books

Thakuriah, P., Tilahun, N. and Zellner, M., (Eds.) (2017) Seeing Cities Through Big Data: Research Methods and Applications in Urban Informatics. Series: Springer geography. Springer: New York. ISBN 9783319409009

Research Reports or Papers

Thakuriah, P., Lin, J., Blasie, E.T., Vassilakis, W., and Gan, L. (2011) Post-implementation evaluation of the CMAQ program in Northeastern Illinois. Phase 2 final report. Technical Report. Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, Chicago, IL.

Thakuriah, P., Tilahun, N., Soot, S., Vassilakis, W., Cottrill, C., and Blaise, E.T. (2011) Case studies of job access and reverse commute program: 2009-2010. Technical Report. United States Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Chicago, IL.

Thakuriah, P., Soot, S., Tilahun, N., Blaise, E.T., Cottrill, C., and Vassilakis, W. (2011) Case studies of the new freedom program. Technical Report. United States Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Chicago, IL.

Kawamura, K., Thakuriah, P., Sriraj, P.S., Dirks, L., Rashidi, L., Sherburn, S., and Miodonski, D. (2011) Understanding freight-built environment interrelationships. Technical Report. National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE), Chicago, IL.

Thakuriah, P., Soot, S., Tilahun, N., Vassilakis, W., and Cottrill, C. (2011) Analysis of Employment Transportation Services for the JobLinks Program. Technical Report. Community Transportation Association of America, Chicago, IL.

Thakuriah, P., Lin, J., Metaxatos, P., and Jensen, E. (2010) Post-implementation evaluation of the CMAQ program in Northeastern Illinois: phase I final report. Technical Report. Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, Chicago, IL.

Conference Proceedings

Sila-Nowicka, K., and Thakuriah, P. (2016) The trade-off between privacy and geographic data resolution. a case of GPS trajectories combined with the social survey results. In: XXIII ISPRS Congress, Prague, Czech Republic, 12-19 Jul 2016, pp. 535-542. (doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B2-535-2016)

Moshfeghi, Y., Ounis, I., Macdonald, C., Jose, J. M., Triantafillou, P., Livingston, M., and Thakuriah, P. (2015) UCUI'15: The 1st International Workshop on Understanding the City with Urban Informatics. In: 24th ACM International on Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM '15), Melbourne, Australia, 19-12 Oct 2015, pp. 1955-1956. ISBN 9781450337946 (doi:10.1145/2806416.2806878)

Thakuriah, P., and Mallon-Keita, Y. (2014) An analysis of household transportation spending during the 2007-2009 US economic recession. In: Transportation Research Board 93rd Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., USA, 12-16 Jan 2014,

Tilahun, N., Thakuriah, P., and Mallon, Y. (2013) Factors Determining Transit Access by Car Owners: Implications for Intermodal Passenger Transportation Planning. In: Transportation Research Board Annual Conference, Washington DC, USA, 13-17 Jan 2013,

Thakuriah, P., Tang, L., and Vassilakis, W. (2012) Assessment of temporal and spatial effects of bus arrival time information and implications for spatially targeted location-based services. In: Transportation Research Board Annual Conference 2012, Washington, DC, USA, Jan 2012,

Thakuriah, P., and Vassilakis, W. (2012) Perceived and functional independence in travel: assessing the role of neighborhood factors and community-based mobility services for persons with disabilities. In: Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC, USA, Jan 2012,

Thakuriah, P., Tang, L., and Vassilakis, W. (2011) Spatio-temporal effects of bus arrival time information. In: Proceedings of the 4th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Computational Transportation Science, Chicago, IL, USA, 1-4 Nov 2011, pp. 6-11.

Thakuriah, P., Cottrill, C., Thomas, N., and Vaughn, S. (2010) A sketch planning methodology for determining interventions for bicycle and pedestrian crashes: an ecological approach. In: Transportation Research Board Annual Conference, Washington, DC, USA, Jan 2010,

Cottrill, C., and Thakuriah, P. (2009) Privacy and gender: reviewing women's attitudes towards privacy in the context of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Location Based Services (LBS). In: 4th International Congress on Women's Issues in Transportation, Irvine, CA, USA, 27-30 Oct 2009, pp. 117-126.

Thakuriah, P., Tang, L., and Menchu, S. (2009) Young women's transportation and labor market experiences. In: Women's Issues in Transportation, Irvine, CA, USA, 27-30 Oct 2009, pp. 276-287.

This list was generated on Tue Mar 28 09:56:15 2017 BST.