Current students

Abhishek Arunas Basu

Abhishek is a first year student in the Master of Science in Transportation (MST) program. He worked for a year as a consultant (data analytics) before joining MIT. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Madras. His interests lie in the application of machine learning to public transit data sets and obtaining metrics that could help provide better service. His current research involves transit user segmentation by utilizing disaggregate data sources, and achieving personalization in information provision systems geared towards transit users.

Mihir Ravindra Bhosale

Mihir is a first year MST student who hails from Mumbai in India. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and as part of his project work there, he was involved in studying the mode shift characteristics and last-mile behaviour of commuters of the new metro line in Mumbai. Outside of his academic focus, Mihir is also interested in linguistics, literature, lettering and illustration, politics, LGBTQ issues, and collecting coins.

Yuxin Leo Chen

Leo is a first year Masters of Science in Transportation student. He received a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto. During his time at UofT, he pursued various transportation related internships in construction, government, and consulting. His current research, conducted in conjunction with Transport for London, focuses on how autonomous vehicles will change the way urban populations travel and shape cities. 

Adam Rosenfield

Adam is a graduate student in the Master of Science in Transportation & Master of City Planning dual-degree program at MIT.  Born and raised in Toronto, Adam holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto.  He gained an interest in transportation planning and policy through his work as a consultant at engineering and planning firm IBI Group, and more recently as a planner with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.  His current research with the Transit Lab focuses on how employer commuter benefit programs can leverage the fundamentals of behavioral economics to encourage more sustainable travel behavior.  Outside of school, he enjoys cycling with the MIT Cycling Club and performing with the Harvard Dudley Orchestra.  Visit Adam’s LinkedIn page for more details

Andy Stuntz

Andy is a third-year student in the MST-MCP (Master of Science in Transportation/Master of City Planning) dual degree program.  Andy grew up in Belmont, MA and received his bachelor’s degree from MIT in economics in 2013.  He worked for two years as an environmental policy researcher at an economic consulting firm in Boston.  Andy has lived in Belmont, East Cambridge, Egleston Square (Boston), and Teele Square (Somerville), and he has traveled to school or work by foot, bike, bus, subway, and car.  His research in partnership with the MBTA in Boston and the CTA in Chicago focuses on the use of automated transit data to improve fare policy decision making.  His academic and professional interests include transit finance and management, urban economics, economic development planning, and transportation equity.

Jian Wen

Jian is a first-year MST (Master of Science in Transportation) student. He also holds a M.Eng. degree in Data Science from Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, France and a B.S. degree from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Jian’s main area of interest is data-driven behavioral simulation and transport network flow modeling. His current research focuses on how autonomous vehicle (AV) systems could be designed and dispatched efficiently to accommodate first/last-mile passengers. Outside of school, Jian enjoys traveling, cycling and playing basketball.

Gabriel Tzvi Wolofksy

Gabriel is a first year student in the Master of Science in Transportation program at MIT. He holds a Bachelors of Applied Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto. Gabriel became interested in pursuing public transit research while working for IBI Group as a junior transportation planner. His research interests include using automatically collected fare card data to understand individual and system wide travel behavior, and using mobile technology as a tool to promote sustainable travel behavior. Outside of school Gabriel enjoys running along the Charles, and exploring the city by bike.

Zhan Zhao

Zhan Zhao is a PhD candidate of the Interdepartmental Doctoral Program in Transportation at MIT.  He holds a Master of Applied Science degree from University of British Columbia and Bachelor of Engineering degree from Tongji University.  His research interests include urban mobility analytics, travel behavior modeling, public transportation systems and data mining.  His current research focuses on how to use data analytics and statistical models to extract knowledge from disaggregate-level data (such as transit smartcard data) for understanding user behavior, discovering user preferences and predicting human mobility.  He previously worked as research intern at IBM, Transport for London and Translink.  Outside of school, he enjoys traveling, watching movies and playing basketball.