NYU Shanghai, in partnership with the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and NYU Department of Civil and Urban Engineering, invites applications from exceptional students for PhD study and research in Transportation Planning and Engineering.
Participating students are enrolled in the NYU Tandon Transportation Planning and Engineering PhD program, complete their coursework at the NYU Department of Civil and Urban Engineering, and then transition to full-time residence at NYU Shanghai where they undertake their doctoral research under the supervision of NYU Shanghai faculty.
Highlights of the Program
- NYU PhD degree upon graduation
- Graduate coursework at the NYU Department of Civil and Urban Engineering in New York
- Research opportunities with and close mentorship by NYU Shanghai faculty
- Access to the vast intellectual resources of NYU Tandon School of Engineering and NYU Department of Civil and Urban Engineering
- Cutting-edge research environment at NYU Shanghai, including the Center for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, a thriving community of PhD students, post-doctoral fellows, and research associates, activities such as a regular program of seminars and visiting academics, and links with other universities within and outside China
- Financial aid through the NYU Shanghai Doctoral Fellowship, including tuition, fees, and an annual stipend equal to stipends received by all NYU Transportation Planning and Engineering PhD students
- Additional benefits exclusive to the NYU Shanghai program, including international health insurance and travel funds
Transportation Network Modeling and Optimization, Transportation Economics, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Emerging Vehicle Technologies
Recent Publications by NYU Shanghai Faculty
- Chen, Z.*, Spana, S., and Yin, Y., 2019. An Advanced Parking Navigation System for Downtown Parking. Networks and Spatial Economics, 1-16.
- Chen, Z., Yin, Y., and Song, Z., 2018. A Cost-Competitiveness of Charging Infrastructure for Electric Bus Operations. Transportation Research Part C, 93, 351-366.
- Chen, Z., Liu, W., and Yin, Y., 2017. Deployment of Stationary and Dynamic Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles along Traffic Corridors. Transportation Research Part C, 77, 185-206.
- Chen, Z., He, F., Yin, Y., and Du, Y., 2017. Optimal Design of Autonomous Vehicle Zones in Transportation Networks. Transportation Research Part B, 99, 44-61.
- Chen, Z., He, F., and Yin, Y., 2016. Optimal Deployment of Charging Lanes for Electric Vehicles in Transportation Networks. Transportation Research Part B, 91, 344-365.
- Chen, Z., He, F., Zhang, L., and Yin, Y., 2016. Optimal Deployment of Autonomous Vehicle Lanes with Endogenous Market Penetration. Transportation Research Part C, 72, 143-156.
- Chen, Z., Xu, Z., Zangui, M., and Yin, Y., 2016. Analysis of Advanced Management of Curbside Parking. Transportation Research Record, 2567, 57-66. (Ryuichi Kitamura Best Paper Award & Stella Dafermos Best Paper Award)Chem. Phys., 19, 7410-7419 (2017)
Selected Faculty Features
"NYU Shanghai Launches New Transportation Planning PhD", Feb 2019 (Zhibin Chen)
Structure of Program
Participating students complete the PhD degree requirements set by the NYU Department of Civil and Urban Engineering and in accordance with the academic policies of NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Each student develops an individualized course plan in consultation with the Director of Graduate Study at the NYU Department of Civil and Urban Engineering and the student’s NYU Shanghai faculty advisor. Most students will complete their PhD in 4-5 years. A typical sequence follows:
Begin program with funded research rotation, up to 3 months preceding first Fall semester, to familiarize with NYU Shanghai and faculty as well as lay a foundation for future doctoral study.
(Fall and Spring)
in New York
Complete PhD coursework at NYU Department of Civil and Urban Engineering alongside other NYU PhD students.
Return to Shanghai for second funded research rotation to solidify relationships with NYU Shanghai faculty and make further progress in research.
Under supervision of NYU Shanghai faculty advisor, pursue dissertation research and continue coursework. Depending on each student’s individualized course of study, return visits to New York may also occur. Complete all required examinations and progress evaluations, both oral and written, leading up to submission and defense of doctoral thesis.
To learn more about the NYU Transportation Planning and Engineering PhD program degree requirements, please visit this page.
Application Process and Dates
Applications are to be submitted through the NYU Tandon Application portal, within which students should select the Transportation Planning and Engineering PhD as their program of interest. Applicants will be evaluated by a joint admissions committee of New York and Shanghai faculty. Application requirements are set by the NYU Department of Civil and Urban Engineering and are the same as those for all NYU PhD applicants, no matter their campus preference; however, candidates should elaborate in their application and personal statements about their specific interests in the NYU Shanghai program and faculty.
The application deadline has passed and the NYU Tandon Application portal is closed (December 15, 2018). If you are interested in applying in the future, applications will reopen in Fall 2019 for 2020 admission. Applications are only accepted for Fall admission.
Interested students are welcome to contact Vivien Du, program coordinator of the NYU Shanghai Transportation Planning and Engineering PhD, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any inquiries or to request more information.