Shunhua Bai is a Ph.D. student in the Community and Regional Planning (CRP) program at the University of Texas at Austin with a concentration in transportation planning and modeling. He is now a graduate research assistant in the Urban Information Laboratory (UIL) and Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions (CM2) Center to visualize and analyze transportation-related data using Geographic Information Science (GIS) and data mining techniques. Besides, his research interest also includes topics in smart cities, such as intelligent transportation and shared economy.
Prior to attending UT Austin, Mr. Bai acquired his Bachelor's degree in Geographic Information Science (GIS) at the School of Geography, Beijing Normal University in China and his Master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities in the US. In his professional experience at the Humphrey School, he concentrated on promoting public transit service via spatial and statistical modeling and analysis. His graduation report identified critical policy and planning issues regarding the relationship between local transportation network companies(Uber, Lyft, etc.) and transit services, based on which he and his colleagues provided recommendations for local transit agencies in the Twin Cities area.
- Doctoral Student in Community and Regional Planning program (current), School of Architecture, the University of Texas at Austin, USA.
- Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Humphrey School of Public Affairs (2018), the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, USA.
- Bachelor of Science in Geography Information Science (2016), School of Geography, Beijing Normal University, China.
- Transportation planning and modeling
- Sustainable transportation
- Smart cities
- Shared mobility
- Geographic Information Science (GIS)
- Big data analytics