Our Mission:

The Mission of the Center for Multi Modal Mobility is to conduct research related to the statutory research priority area “Improving the Mobility of People and Goods.”

Within this framework, the UTC focuses on three Strategic Goals identified by USDOT in its FY 2022-2026 Strategic Plan, namely:

  • Economic Strength and Global Competitiveness
  • Equity
  • Climate and Sustainability

The CMMM Team:

Cinzia Cirillo


Cinzia Cirillo

Associate Chair for Graduate Programs
Interim Director, Maryland Transportation Institute
Civil and Environmental Engineering
3250 Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building

Dr. Karen Philbrick

Associate Director

Karen Philbrick

Executive Director
Mineta Transportation Institute
San Jose State University

Dr. Mansoureh Jeihani

Associate Director

Mansoureh Jeihani

Transportation & Urban Infrastructure Studies
Morgan State University

Dr. Pan Lu

Associate Director

Pan Lu

Associate Professor
Transportation and Supply Chain
North Dakota State University

Allen Derks

Associate Director

Allen Derks

White Earth Tribal and Community College

University of Maryland
Ali Haghani
A data-driven framework for traffic incident duration prediction

Cinzia Cirillo
Agent Based Simulation Suite for Public Transit Planning and Design

Gang Len Chang
Integrating Progression Band and Delay Optimization for Arterials with Unbalanced Directional Traffic

Paul Schonfeld
Optimized Development of Multi-modal Transportation Networks

Xianfeng Yang
Ecological Driving System for Connected Automated Vehicles: A New Model Predictive Control Framework

Morgan State University
Mehdi Shokouhian
Promoting Commute Equity in Maryland: A Machine Learning-Based Model Development Proposal

Celeste Chavis
High Spatiotemporal Passenger-Centric Transit Performance Measures using Archived GTFSReal Time Data

Young-Jae Lee
Competitiveness, User Preference, and Willingness-to-Pay for Peer-to-Peer Ridesharing Service

San Jose State University
Ahoura Zandiatashbar
Research and Development: A Bike Equity iMap for the San Francisco Bay Area

Susan Shaheen, Adam Cohen
Early Understanding of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM): Public Perceptions of Opportunities and Obstacles

North Dakota State University
Pan Lu
Mobility and Safety Analysis of Mixed Traffic with Connected and Autonomous Vehicles in Rural and Small Urban Area under Severe Weather Conditions

Pan Lu/Ying Huang
Analysis on Traffic Safety and Mobility for Tribal Communities under Severe Weather Conditions

University of Maryland
Paul Schonfeld (UMD), Ilya Ryzhov (UMD), Young-Jae Lee (MSU)
Planning and Operation of Flexible-route Transportation Services for Persons and Freight

Cinzia Cirillo (UMD), Anna Alberini (UMD), Pan Lu (NDSU)
Evaluating Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Mobile Device Location Data (MDLD)


Morgan State University
Di Yang (MSU), Mansoureh Jehiani (MSU), Terry Yang (UMD), Kofi Nyarco (MSU)
Exploring the joint relationship between mobility and safety by mining connected vehicle data: A case study in Maryland

CMMM in the News:

7 ways the pandemic changed the Washington commute

New habits are making more commutes miserable

UMD Tapped to Lead Tier 1 University Transportation Center

Spring 2024 Seminars

Date Title/Location Speaker

March 25, 2024
1:00 pm

Serving All People, All Abilities
CEE Conference Room

Shari Schaftlein 
Federal Highway Administration

April 4, 2024
12:00 pm

Transformative Traffic Management Harnessed by Proactive Route Guidance
KEB 1105: Pepco Seminar Room

Dr. Brian Park
University of Virginia

April 25, 2024
10:00 am

Harnessing Household Travel Survey with SmartCard Data to Generate Spatiotemporally Heterogeneous Activity Plans for Transit Users

Dr. Prateek Bansal
National University of Singapore


Date Title/Location Speaker

October 27, 2023
11:00 am

Incentive Design for Promoting Ridesharing

Dr. Neda Masoud
University of Michigan

December 5, 2023
12:00 pm

Measuring Mobility in the 21st Century: What Can We Learn From Mobile Device Location Data?

Guangchen Zhao
University of Maryland