Dr. Joseph Chow is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil & Urban Engineering and Center for Urban ITS at NYU, and heads BUILT@NYU: the Behavioral Urban Informatics, Logistics, and Transport Laboratory. His research expertise lies in transportation systems, with emphasis on multimodal networks, behavioral urban logistics, smart cities, and transport economics. He is an NSF CAREER award recipient; he serves as the elected Vice Chair of the Urban Transportation SIG at INFORMS Transportation Science & Logistics Society, and is an appointed member of the Editorial Boards for Transportation Research Part B and the Committee on Transportation Network Modeling (ADB30) at the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies. Prior to NYU, Dr. Chow was the Canada Research Chair in Transportation Systems Engineering at Ryerson University, where he secured more than $1M in grant funding. From 2010 to 2012, he was a Lecturer at University of Southern California and a Postdoctoral Scholar at UC Irvine, where he led the development of a $1.4M statewide freight forecast model for Caltrans. He has a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from UC Irvine (‘10), and an M.Eng. (‘01) and B.S. (‘00) in Civil Engineering from Cornell University with a minor in Applied Math. Dr. Chow is a former Eisenhower and Eno Fellow and a licensed PE in NY.
1) Ma, T.Y., Chow, J.Y.J., Xu, J., 2017. Causal structure learning for travel mode choice using structural restrictions and model averaging algorithm. Transportmetrica A 13(4), 299-325.
2) Chow, J.Y.J., 2016. Dynamic UAV-based traffic monitoring as a stochastic arc-inventory routing policy, International Journal of Transportation Science and Technology, special issue on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, doi: 10.1016/j.ijtst.2016.11.002.
3) Amer, A., Chow, J.Y.J., 2016. A downtown on-street parking model with urban truck delivery behavior. Transportation Research Part A, special issue on “Freight behavior research”, doi: 10.1016/j.tra.2016.08.013.
4) Sayarshad, H.R., Chow, J.Y.J., 2016. Survey and empirical evaluation of nonhomogeneous arrival process models with taxi data. Journal of Advanced Transportation 50(7), 1275-1294.
5) Djavadian, S., Chow, J.Y.J., 2016. Agent-based day-to-day adjustment process to evaluate dynamic flexible transport service policies. Transportmetrica B, in press, doi: 10.1080/21680566.2016.1190674.
1) Chow, J.Y.J., Jayakrishnan, R., Mahmassani, H.S., 2013. Is transport modeling education too multidisciplinary? A manifesto on the search for its evolving identity. Travel Behaviour Research: Current Foundations, Future Prospect, eds. E.J. Miller and M.J. Roorda, Lulu Publishing.
Doctor of Philosophy, Civil Engineering
Master of Engineering, Civil Engineering
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering
Department of Civil & Urban Engineering
From: September 2015 to present
Canada Research Chair and Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
From: June 2012 to August 2015
Institute of Transportation Studies
From: April 2010 to May 2012
Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Sol Price School of Public Policy
From: May 2010 to May 2012
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Associated Faculty, NYU Center for Urban Science & Progress
Vice Chair, INFORMS TSL Society, Urban Transportation SIG
Member, Editorial Advisory Board for Transportation Research Part B from Elsevier
Co-Chair, TRB Subcommittee on Freight Modeling
Member, TRB Committee on Transportation Network Modeling
Member, World Conference on Transport Research, Freight Transport Modelling SIG
Connected Cities for Smart Mobility towards Accessible and Resilient Transportation (C2SMART) (co-PI)
National Science Foundation, 2017 - 2022
NSF, 2016 - 2019
Engage (EGP 477367-14), Industry partner: Metrolinx
NSERC, OCE, 2015
Engage (EGP 477034-14), VIP (#22905), Industry partner: Transnomis
Canada Research Chairs Program, 2013 - 2016
Tier 2 CRC endowment
NSERC, 2013 - 2016
Discovery Grant (RGPIN/435172-2013), Early Career Researcher