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FREE IPMI Webinar: Cutting-edge Transportation Research on Parking, Congestion, and the Curb

April 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

Live Online Webcast:  Free for IPMI Members


Join IPMI as we host two innovative transportation research institutions that are digging deep into industry trends and how mobility professionals can create positive effects through planning, policy, and operations.

New York University/C2SMART and Cornell University/CTECH will share the goals, programming, and lessons learned from leading researchers in the field—with immediate takeaways to consider in your on-the-ground operations and planning.  From the acute effects of congestion on individual health and far-reaching impacts of past transportation infrastructure planning, to the direct and quantifiable effects of double parking and traffic on movement in our cities, you’ll learn and collaborate with universities on the cutting edge.


  • Understand the linkage between parking, transportation, and mobility impacts on traffic, congestion, and human health.
  • Discuss mobility in the greater urban context, including the immediate and longer term impacts of freight, TNCs, and more.
  • Connect your day-to-day operations and programs to leading academic research and explore how you can create positive outcomes through benchmarking and analytics.


Dr. Gao, Director of Cornell Systems Engineering Program, is a Professor with the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University. Gao is an international leading expert in urban infrastructure and transportation innovation for healthy living in sustainable communities. His research focuses on modeling and development of systems solutions for sustainable and intelligent infrastructure systems, low carbon and low emission transportation systems, and human-centered design for environment and public health. He is an elected member in the graduate fields of 1) Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2) Air Quality in Earth and Atmospheric Science, 3) Cornell Institute of Public Affairs (CIPA), and 4) Systems Engineering at Cornell University. As the funding director, Gao spearheads trans-disciplinary systems research at the Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health (CTECH). Gao leads CTECH with a vision for systems innovations in research, teaching, and workforce development through diversity that support sustainable mobility of people and goods while preserving the environment and improving community health. The Cornell University Post-Processing Software (CU-PPS) for air quality and congestion management developed by Gao’s group is the nation’s first and only web-based software integrating activity-based travel demand models with EPA MOVES model. It is the official software in use for New York City to ensure that transportation plans and programs will not cause any new violations of federal air quality standards, hence protecting a population of 12.4 million in NYC metro area. In 2014-2018, he served as the Editor-in-Chief of Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment. Before joining Cornell, Gao was a QUANT in the mathematical and econometrical modeling division at the Rohatyn Group, LLG, a Wall Street hedge fund specializing in emerging markets including the BRIC countries.


Jingqin Gao is a research associate at C2SMART Tier 1 University Transportation Center funded by the US Department of Transportation. She recently completed her Ph.D. in Transportation Planning and Engineering at New York University (NYU) and previously received her bachelor’s degree in Science and Technology of Optical Information from Tongji University and master’s degree in Transportation Planning and Engineering from NYU. Her research interests lie in data-driven and machine learning solutions for parking management, simulation modeling, emerging technologies including connected and autonomous vehicles applications, and transportation economics. Before joining NYU, Jingqin worked in the Modeling and Data Analysis unit at the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT), which supports the agency’s internal planning, technical review processes, and coordinated with external agencies on regional projects. She is the former president of NYU’s joint Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS) Student Chapter during 2018-2019 and has been awarded the 2019 WTS Beverley Swaim Staley National Leadership Legacy Award by the WTS Greater New York Chapter for her outstanding achievements in women in transportation initiative.

Moderated by:  Bridgette Brady, CAPP, Cornell Unversity


April 16, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
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Connected Cities with Smart Transportation Center (C2SMART)
Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Heatlth (CTECH)