Member Spotlights: Zhaoyu Kou
I am a PhD student in the School of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University, specializing in the field of Operations Research. My current research interest focuses on the optimization of sustainable multi-modal urban transportation systems and the understanding of urban travel patterns. I received a Master of Science degree in Earth and Environmental Engineering from Columbia University in 2016 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) in 2014.
Position: Ph.D. student
Institution: Purdue University
Zhaoyu’s main research interest areas:
- Travel pattern analysis
- Transportation system modeling
- Sustainability analysis of new mobility options
- Big data in transportation sector
Zhaoyu’s favorite cities and why:
Ann Arbor, MI: a small but all-inclusive city with beautiful urban landscape; Chengdu, China: great food and slow-living lifestyle.