Tra Vu ,
Ph.D., PE

  • Adjunct Professor

Tra Vu

Tra Vu, Ph.D., P.E. is a Technical Director of Simulation Modeling and Visualization with Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. in New York.  Her specialty is in simulation modeling, with focus in advanced Intelligent Transportation Systems.  She is extremely familiar with most major modeling software including Aimsun, Vissim, and Synchro, using them regularly in her work on major simulation design projects for NYCDOT, NJDOT and the Port Authority. She enjoys being an educator and continues her academic career as an adjunct professor at her alma mater.

Polytechnic University 2007
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering

Polytechnic Institute of NYU 2009
Master of Science, Transportation Planning and Engineering

Polytechnic University 2007
Master of Science, Financial Engineering

Polytechnic Institute of NYU 2011
Doctor of Philosophy, Transportation Planning and Engineering

OmniLabs, Inc. 
Chief Operating Officer
From: 2018-Present

Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.
Technical Director
Leads team of engineers in the design of NYC revolutionary Transit signal priority system.
From: January 2011 to 2018

Journal Articles


 Vu, T., Athanailos, E., Yedlin, M. “Tripping the Light Fantastic (Literally).” Thinking Highways. Oct. 2012. Vol 7 No 3: 64-66.

 Vu, T., Roess, R., Ulerio, J. “Analysis of Freeway Weaving Sections NCHRP 03-75”. Transportation Research Board. Washington, DC: Annual Meeting, Jan. 2007.



Other Publications



 Vu, Tra. Variable Rate Structure for Efficient, Equitable, and Stable Mileage-based User Fee. New York, NY: ProQuest/UMI, 2011.