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.

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. 

Malivai Luce

Originally from Paris, France, Malivai is a second-year student in the MST (Master of Science in Transportation) program. Before coming to MIT, he graduated from Ecole Polytechnique (Paris, France) with a Master of Science in applied mathematics and mechanics. He is interested in using network mathematical modeling and data mining to improve and help planning transportation systems within cities. At the Transit Lab, Malivai's research in partnership with London Buses focuses on analyzing potential strategies to mitigate planned road works, and in particular on predicting incurred delays and understanding the changes in user's behavior. 

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

David Sindel

David is a second-year MST (Master of Science in Transportation) student originally from Ledyard, Connecticut. He graduated from Boston University in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. At BU he created the launch system for the first space-capable university-built rocket. His research involves scheduling and resource allocation on the MBTA Green Line. Outside, MIT, he researches and photographs the history of rail transport in New England for Wikipedia.

Anson Stewart

Originally from Southern California, Anson completed the MIT MST/MCP (Master of Science in Transporation/Master of City Planning) dual-degree program and is now a PhD candidate. His research, conducted with the ALC-BRT Center of Excellence, focuses on bus rapid transit corridors, urban design, accessibility indicators, and public participation. After graduating from Swarthmore College with degrees in urban studies and engineering, he spent a year in Latin America and Africa investigating the evolution of BRT systems. Anson has experience with community-based organizations, transit agencies, and urban design workshops in Boston, Los Angeles, and Santiago de Chile, Bogotá, and Beijing. He enjoys long bus rides along the East Coast, or wherever else he can arrange some transit tourism.

Andy Stuntz

Andy is a second-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. He is interested in transportation policy and economic development, and he enjoys exploring cities and juggling in Lobby 10.

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.

Cecilia Viggiano

Hailing from Northern California, Cecilia Viggiano is pursuing a PhD in Transportation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Analysis from Pomona College. For her MIT master's research, completed in June 2013, she analyzed passengers’ route choices in London’s multi-route bus corridors. Cecilia is part of the steering committee of the Graduate Women at MIT (GWAMIT) Mentoring Program and is co-captain of MIT's club water polo team.

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.